Four seminarians abducted in Nigeria

Four seminarians, between the ages of 18 and 23, were abducted last week from their seminary in Kaduna, in northwestern Nigeria. Pius Kanwai, 19; Peter Umenukor, 23; Stephen Amos, 23; and Michael Nnadi, 18, were taken from Good Shepherd Seminary in Kaduna, around 10:30 pm on Jan. 8 by gunmen. Police are searching for the four young men. Nearly 270 seminarians live at Good Shepherd. “The security situation in Nigeria is appalling”, Thomas Heine-Geldern, executive president of ACN International, said on January 13. “Criminal gangs are further exploiting the chaotic…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: TOUCHING LIVES THROUGH MIRACLES BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk. 1:29-39) Wednesday Of the First Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel, Jesus healed the fever of Peter’s mother-in-law. Some may see this as “palakasan” but Jesus is far from committing one thereby endangering His mission and ministry. In fact, He also healed many who came to Him for healing. He would always take the opportunity of showing God’s power in order to touch a…

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