YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Disappointment on the Last Day.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Disappointment on the Last Day. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.” *Luke 13:24*_ Have you ever been to an interview only to discover that the main person conducting the team of interviewers is someone you know right from childhood, someone who even lives right next to your house only for the person to treat you like…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: SALVATION AND REJECTION….”‘ Do your best to enter by the narrow door” BY: Fr. Lluís RAVENTÓS i Artés   HOMILY: Today, on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus stops for a moment and someone takes advantage of it to ask him: «Lord, is it true that few people will be saved?» (Lk 13:23). It seems that, by listening to Jesus' words, the man has become exceedingly worried. It goes without saying that his doctrine is marvelous and appealing; but…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: SALVATION; FREE BUT NOT A ROSE GARDEN

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: SALVATION; FREE BUT NOT A ROSE GARDEN BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 13:22-30) Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus told someone who was interested in salvation that it will not be easy. He described it as entering a narrow gate. The way through the narrow gate is full of challenges and attempts to deflect us from going through it. Jesus did not promise a rose garden in this…

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Pope Francis prays for victims of synagogue shooting

Pope Francis has paid tribute to the victims of the synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh and spoke of his closeness to the Jewish community there in an address at the Vatican on Sunday morning. In his Angelus address, he said: “May the Most High welcome the dead in His peace, comfort their families and support the wounded.” The Pope also condemned the religiously motivated attack and asked that the Lord “extinguish the outbreaks of hatred that develops in our societies”. Eleven people died when shooting suspect Robert Bowers opened fire at…

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Reading for Wednesday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (Ephesians 6: 1-9) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 145: 10-11, 12-13ab, 13cd-14) Gospel: (Luke 13: 22-30)   First Reading: (Ephesians 6: 1-9) Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is just. Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with a promise: That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest be long lived upon earth. And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord. Servants, be obedient to them that are your lords…

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Number of Americans who say they are witches is on the rise

The number of Americans who claim to be witches has increased dramatically over the past 30 years. An estimated 1 to 1.5 million people say they practice Wicca or paganism, a rise from an estimated 8,000 Wiccans in 1990, and 340,000 in 2008. In 2014, a Pew Research Center survey found about 0.4 percent of Americans identify themselves Pagan or Wiccan, a significant increase over prior years. If accurate, the Pew data would suggest that there are more self-identified “witches” in the United States than members of some mainline Protestant…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: The Power of Love and Respect.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: The Power of Love and Respect. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” *Ephesians 5:24-25.*_ In St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians today, we get to see two vital ingredients in marriage; Love and Respect. St. Paul encourages wives in particular to respect their husbands…

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