YEAR A: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK OF ADVENT (1)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: JESUS AND AUTHORITY..….”What authority have you to act like this? Who gave you authority to do all this?” BY: Fr. Melcior QUEROL i Solà   HOMILY: Today, the Gospel looks at two aspects of Jesus’ personality: His shrewdness and His authority. Let’s take his shrewdness first: He knows the heart of man deeply, he knows the inner life of all those who approach him. And when the High Priests and the authorities are sent to maliciously ask him:…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (5)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: THE PERSON OF JOHN THE BAPTIST BY: Fr. Mike Olumba.   HOMILY: Tell John that I fulfilled all that Isaiah (in the first reading of today) said of me”. And he adds: “Blessed is he who is not scandalised on account of my life and my style. Blessed is he who is able to overcome the incomprehensible aspect of my life and work and thus able to keep faith in spite of all these. Blessed is the one who…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (2)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: HAPPY THE MAN WHO DOES NOT LOSE FAITH IN ME! BY: Fr. Ben Agbo   HOMILY: * Is 35 : 1 – 10, James 5 : 7 – 10, Matt 11 : 2 – 11. A. PREAMBLE Advent is a season of deep spirituality when we learn to wait patiently for the coming of the Messiah. At the 1st Sunday of Advent the readings warned us to stay awake and be spiritually vigilant. The 2nd Sunday warned us against the…

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Reading for Saturday of the 2nd Week of Advent Year A. Memorial: Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Sirach 48:1–4, 9–11) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalm 80:2ac and 3b, 15–16, 18–19) Gospel: (Matthew 17:9a, 10–13)   FIRST READING Sirach 48:1–4, 9–11 In those days, like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijah whose words were as a flaming furnace. Their staff of bread he shattered, in his zeal he reduced them to straits; By the Lord’s word he shut up the heavens and three times brought down fire. How awesome are you, Elijah, in your wondrous deeds! Whose glory is equal to yours? You were taken aloft in a whirlwind of…

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Ex-Legionary, Fox News personality asks to leave the priesthood

Father Jonathan Morris, a former member of the Legion of Christ who was at one time among the most prominent Catholic priests in America as a contributor to Fox News, has asked to be dismissed from the clerical state, indicating he wants to be free to “marry and have a family” though saying it’s not about an “existing relationship.” In a statement released Friday, Morris writes that the decision has filled him “with newfound joy,” though he says he knows some people won’t understand his decision to leave the priesthood.…

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