YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 7TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 7TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Bear the Image of the Man of Heaven and the Lord will reward you. BY: Rev. Fr. Callistus Emenyonu, cmf   HOMILY:  READINGS: 1 Sam. 26: 2,7-9,11-13, 22-23, Ps. 102, 1 Cor. 15: 45-49, Luke 6: 27-38 God’s ways are completely different from men and yet he asked us to take after him and be perfect like he is. The basis for this demand on us that is seemingly hard and difficult is first that he did not…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 6TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 6TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: DECIDING FOR GOD BY: Rev Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: Gen 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 10/Ps 29/Mk 8:14-21 In an environment polluted by sin, Noah remain exceptional and got saved. His uprightness and sacrifice saved him and ensured life for future humanity. Human life wouldn’t end because he chose to be different, he embraced the will of God. Jesus counselled His disciples against the corruption of the Pharisees. The Lord expected His followers to be different. Like Noah, Jesus wanted…

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Man who says he’s ‘female’ enters women’s bathroom, sexually assaults 10-year-old girl

Decades after feminism swept the West, transgender rights have now formally replaced women’s rights as the emerging ideology of gender fluidity wipes out any formal conception of what a “woman” is to begin with. Women and girls who feel unsafe when biological males enter spaces once reserved for females only are being essentially told that they are transphobic and that they should shut up. The University of West England even launched a poster campaign recently urging students to disregard those who look like they may be in the wrong bathroom. When journalist…

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Nigeria: Catholic diocese Port Harcourt gets new auxiliary bishop

Appointment of auxiliary bishop of Port Harcourt, Nigeria The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, the Rev. Patrick Eluke, of the clergy of Port Harcourt, currently pastor of the Saint Francis of Assisi parish in Rumuokwuta, assigning him the titular see of Fotice. Rev. Patrick Eluke The Rev. Patrick Eluke was born on 25 March 1967 in Ekpeye, Ahoada, Rivers State, in the diocese of Port Harcourt. After primary school, he entered the Sacred Heart local minor seminary and continued with courses in philosophy in…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to Simon, ‘Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.’” (Luke 5:4) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Luke 5:1-11 That invitation of Jesus to Simon, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch,” (Luke 5:4) seems reasonable enough as we reflect on it several centuries after the fact. After all, the fishermen had found few fish in the shallows; why not move out into deeper water and try again?…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 4TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 4TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

HOMILY THEME: TAKE NOTHING FOR THE JOURNEY

BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon

HOMILY: (Mk. 6:7-13)

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (9)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE GIFT OF LOVE – WHAT IS LOVE? WHAT LOVE IS NOT. BY: Msgr N. I. Ndiokwere   HOMILY: (1) LOVE IS NUMBER ONE. LOVE DOES NOT LIE. (2) LOVE COVERS ALL EVIL. (3) LOVE IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF HATE. (4) LOVE DOES NOT SHARE BOARDERS WITH GRUDGES, JEALOUSY & REVENGE. (5) LOVE FORGETS OFFENSES EASILY. (6) LOVE DOES NOT OPPRESS AND INTIMIDATE THOSE UNDER US. (7) LOVE DOES NOT REMEMBER THE PAST UGLY ENCOUNTERS WITH ‘ENEMIES’. (8) LOVE “EMBARRASSES”…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: JESUS EXPERIENCES REJECTION BY: Fr. Damian Ikemefuna Ozokwere cssp   HOMILY: (Jer. 1:4-5,17-19, Ps.71, 1Cor.12:31:13 & Lk. 4:21-30) In the Gospel reading of last Sunday we heard Jesus’ inaugural mission address in the synagogue of Nazareth. Reading from the scroll of the Prophet Isaiah: that the Holy Spirit has anointed him as the Messiah to bring the Good News to the poor, new sight to the blind and freedom to the oppressed. When he had finished reading, he then began to…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: HOW WE TAKE THE WORD OF GOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk. 4:1-20) Wednesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time In todays’ Gospel Jesus tells the parable of the sower. This maybe the only parable which Jesus Himself explained. I need not repeat the symbolism. The message is also true. What we do with the Word of God will determine our benefits from it. If we take it for granted, doubt it, or weakly…

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