Pope Francis mourns victims of attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

Pope Francis expressed sorrow for the victims of an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt in his Angelus address Sunday. Islamic militants ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christian pilgrims to a desert monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing seven and leaving 19 injured. “I pray for the victims, pilgrims killed just because they are Christians, and I ask Holy Mary to console their families and the whole community,” Pope Francis said Nov. 4. The Coptic Orthodox Church held funerals on Saturday for six of the victims, who were killed…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: THE PARABLE OF THE GREAT FEAST…”Go out to the highways and country lanes and force people to come in, to make sure my house is full”

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE PARABLE OF THE GREAT FEAST…”Go out to the highways and country lanes and force people to come in, to make sure my house is full” BY: Fr. Joan COSTA i Bou   HOMILY: Today, the Lord offers us an image of eternity represented by a banquet. The banquet denotes the place where the family and friends gather together to celebrate and enjoy the company, the conversation and the friendship, sitting around the same table. This image speaks…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: BE WILLING TO ACCEPT GOD'S INVITATION

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BE WILLING TO ACCEPT GOD’S INVITATION BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 14:15-24) Tuesday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel, Jesus reveals who will dine in the Kingdom of God. He told them a parable on a banquet where many were invited. Those who were invited were concerned of other things. They excused themselves to the banquet in the process. For them, their land, animals, and relationships are more important. They…

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Reading for Tuesday of the 31st Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (Philippians 2: 5-11) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 22: 26b-27, 28-30ab, 30e, 31-32) Gospel: (Luke 14: 15-24)   First Reading: (Philippians 2: 5-11) For let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man. He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross. For which cause…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: Do Nothing from Selfishness or Conceit.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Do Nothing from Selfishness or Conceit. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“In humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.” *Philippians 2:3-4*_ Do you sometimes ask yourself why the same amount of food, when shared with others, fills your stomach faster than when you eat alone? They say, “When you want to walk fast, then walk alone, but if you…

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