YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

HOMILY THEME: Stop Trying to Be Like Others: Be Content as You Pray

BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu

HOMILY: Read 1 Samuel 8:4-22, Psalm 89 and Mark 2:1-12

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Founder of Protestant movement returns to Catholic Church

The founder of a prominent non-denominational movement in India has returned to the Catholic faith of his baptism, after more than a decade as a Pentecostal pastor and travelling preacher. Sajith Joseph, 36, was confirmed December 21, 2019 at St Mary’s Cathedral in Punalur in the southern Indian state of Kerala. His family and nearly 50 other members of his movement were received into, or came back to, the Catholic Church the same day. Joseph is the leader of Grace Community Global, which he founded in Kerala in 2011. The…

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Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 13 Christians, Wound Three in Central Nigeria

Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 13 Christians in Plateau state, Nigeria on Wednesday (Jan. 8), the same day four students were kidnapped from a Catholic seminary in Kaduna state. About 20 herdsmen attacked the predominantly Christian village of Kulben, in Plateau state’s Mangu County, at about 8 p.m., area residents told Morning Star News. The 13 dead were all members of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), as were three people wounded in the assault, they said. “They were shooting with guns in all directions, forcing the villagers to…

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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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