HOMILY FOR THE 30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A (5) HOMILY THEME: LOVE GOD IN YOUR NEIGHBOURS

HOMILY FOR THE 30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A (5) By: Fr. Johnbosco Obika 1st: Ex 22:21-27 2nd: 1 Thes 1:5-10 3rd: Matt 22:34-40 HOMILY THEME: LOVE GOD IN YOUR NEIGHBOURS HOMILY: Last Sunday the Pharisees and the Herodians formed an ally against Jesus and put a question about whether to pay tax or not to Caesar in order entrap him. Jesus turned this trap into an opportunity to teach them about one’s duty towards God and the state. Today, another question was put to Jesus by a lawyer…

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HOMILY FOR THE 30th SUNDAY IN THE ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A (4) HOMILY THEME: IT’S ABOUT LOVE

HOMILY FOR THE 30th SUNDAY IN THE ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A HOMILY THEME: IT’S ABOUT LOVE By: Fr. Gerald Musa HOMILY: A man was offered a $100 (hundred dollars), but he noticed that the hundred-dollar bill (note) was incomplete. It was half torn and he could not use it without the second half and stitching the two parts together. In the same way, love is made up of two essential parts – love of God and love of neighbour and each of these parts is necessary to make love more…

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HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMINITY OF OUR LADY QUEEN AND PATRONESS OF NIGERIA HOMILY: THE HOPE FOR PEACE

HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMINITY OF OUR LADY QUEEN AND PATRONESS OF NIGERIA THE HOPE FOR PEACE. The picture created by the Prophet Isaiah in the first reading of today, could be compared to the current scene in our country Nigeria, and quite adrem at this time when the country is marking her 57th Independence Anniversary. The prophet was writing about how injustice has become the order of the day among the chosen People of God. It was also at a time, when the poor in the society were marginalized, corruption…

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WHY YOU MUST APPRECIATE POPE BENEDICT XVI EVEN IN HIS OLD AGE

Every individual is different from another and is blessed with many qualities which might be lacking in others. Pope Benedict XVI is among those rare individuals blessed with rare qualities which continues to sharpen even in his old age. His life has remained a lesson and an inspiration to many. Personality This is a man who stands firm to whatever he believes. He is described by many as a conservative Catholic. His writings bore testimonies to this idea. And throughout his pontificate, he drew the Church back to the tradition…

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9DAYS NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

9DAYS NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT Moderator: Fr. Justin Nzekwe DAY 4: DAILY THEME: I will not leave you orphan BIBLE PASSAGE: John 14: 15-26 REFLECTION: Jesus never wanted to leave us without the Holy Spirit. It was his plan that the Holy Spirit should feel the heart of all who believe, in order to teach them, comfort them, interceded for them, and do other things for them which they are incapable of doing as ordinary human beings. We are the ones who expel the Holy Spirit in our lives…

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Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo appointed as the apostolic nuncio to Ireland

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo (60) to the role of apostolic nuncio to Ireland , the first African priest to ever hold the diplomatic role in Ireland. The news was welcomed by Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin, “I warmly welcome the appointment by his Holiness Pope Francis of Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo as Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, and I wish him many blessings in his new role”. The position of Apostolic Nuncio is the papacy’s diplomatic representative in Ireland. “Archbishop Okolo’s rich experience in the diplomatic service…

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HOMLIY FOR THE THIRD (3rd) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A HOMILY THEME: MEETING JESUS

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD (3rd) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A HOMILY THEME: MEETING JESUS By: Fr. Gerald Musa HOMILY: The word Kerygma is a Greek word derived from the verb Keriso that means to cry or proclaim, or to preach the Good News. After the resurrection of Jesus, his disciples explained the mystery of the death and resurrection. This was why Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed the meaning of the death, crucifixion, resurrection and exaltation of Jesus (See Acts of the Apostles 2:14, 22-23).…

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A new Nuncio to Nigeria has been appointed

His Excellency, Msgr. Antonio Guido Filipazzi as Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria His Holiness Pope Francis has today, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, Msgr. Antonio Guido Filipazzi. He was born in Melzo (Milan- Italy) on October 8, 1963. He was ordained a priest on October 10, 1987 and is a Doctor in Canon Law. He entered the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See in 1992 and has served in the Apostolic Nunciature in Sri Lanka, Austria, Germany, Indonesia and the Section for Relations with States of…

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HOMILY FOR THE 2nd (SECOND) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A (no.2) HOMILY THEME: DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

HOMILY FOR THE 2nd (SECOND) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A HOMILY THEME: DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY By: Fr. Gerald M. Musa WE MISBEHAVED HOMILY: Many years ago, when we were little children, we misbehaved. We were in a frenzy of excitement when our primary school head teacher announced that the Nigerian President Shehu Shagari was coming for a working visit to our town Malumfashi in Katsina State. In preparation for the coming of the president the trees on the major streets had the national colours of green and white. The town…

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HOMILY FOR THE SECOND (2nd) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A HOMILY THEME: PRE - PENTECOST MINISTRATION!

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND (2nd) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A By: Fr Benedict Agbo HOMILY THEME: PRE – PENTECOST MINISTRATION! * Act 2 : 42 – 47, 1 Pet 1 : 3 – 9, Jn 20 : 19 – 31. HOMILY: A. MINISTRATION FOR FELLOWSHIP 1. Don’t mind my use of this vague and nebulous terminology called by charismatics ‘ministration’. But I just chose to call what Jesus did for the apostles in today’s gospel, ‘a pre – pentecost ministration’ for fellowship. 2. We are told that the doors were…

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