Woman accused of tossing acid at priest during confession

Roman Catholic officials in Nicaragua said that a woman had gravely injured a priest by throwing sulfuric acid on him as he took her confession in the capital’s cathedral. 59-year-old Rev. Mario Guevara was in “delicate” condition following the attack, which caused burns on various parts of his body. The woman’s motive and identity were not known. Police took her into custody. The attack came at a time of high tensions between the church and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. Ortega has accused the church’s bishops of involvement in what he…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT (1) HOMILY THEME: JESUS HEALED TWO BLIND MEN …..” Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do what you want?’. They answered, ‘Yes, sir”

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: JESUS HEALED TWO BLIND MEN …..” Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do what you want?’. They answered, ‘Yes, sir” BY: Fr. Josep Mª MASSANA i Mola   HOMILY: Today the first Friday of Advent, the Gospel presents three characters: Jesus, and the two blind men who approach him, full of faith and with hopeful hearts. They have heard about him, about his tenderness towards the sick and about his power. These features…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (4)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: PREPARE TO HEAR THE GLORIOUS CALL BY: Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, How many times in your life have you ever desired to be called? Maybe you waited upon a favorable response after a hopeful job interview? Perhaps you have auditioned for a play or school musical or tried out for an athletic team, and you waited on pins and needles for that affirming call from a director or coach, “You’re in!” What excitement…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (3) HOMILY THEME: BETHLEHEM LEADS CALVARY!

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: BETHLEHEM LEADS CALVARY! BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Lk 3:1-6 One of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Jerusalem is the Wailing Wall. This wall is the only standing remnant of the magnificent Temple of Jerusalem that was totally destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 A.D. The pilgrim Jews make it a point to go there to pray. It is called Wailing Wall because they would cry and wail, and even bump their foreheads on the wall.…

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Reading for Friday of the 1st Week of Advent Year C. Memorial: Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Isaiah 29: 17-24) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 27: 1, 4, 13-14) Gospel: (Matthew 9: 27-31)   First Reading: (Isaiah 29: 17-24) Is it not yet a very little while, and Libanus shall be turned into charmel, and charmel shall be esteemed as a forest? And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and out of darkness and obscurity the eyes of the blind shall see. And the meek shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor men shall rejoice in the Holy One of…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT (3)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: Even when Everyone else fails, God Never Fails. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusts in thee. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.” *Isaiah 26:3-4.*_ This quote from the prophet Isaiah in today’s first reading is what I would like to call the perfect cure for worry. Just face it, the only way we can find…

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