YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."(John 6:51)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”(John 6:51) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Having shared with me the story of her medical history, Helen stands as a continual reminder both of the sacrifice of Jesus and the life-giving mission to which we are all called as his faithful followers. Some…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: FORGIVE WITHOUT LIMIT 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: FORGIVE WITHOUT LIMIT BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 18:21-9:1) Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus tells His apostles not only to forgive seven times but seventy Seven times. It means we must forgive without limit. This is radical because revenge, getting even, and retaliation are the orders of the day during Jesus’ time. If forgiveness is given, once or twice is enough. Thus, the seven suggested by Peter…

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Reading for Thursday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Saint Stephen of Hungary. Liturgical Colour: green/white

First Reading: (Ezekiel 12: 1-12) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 78: 56-57, 58-59, 61-62) Gospel: (Matthew 18: 21 – 19: 1)   First Reading: (Ezekiel 12: 1-12) And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a provoking house: who have eyes to see, and see not: and ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a provoking house. Thou, therefore, O son of man, prepare thee all necessaries for removing, and remove by day in their sight: and thou shalt remove out of…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF ASSUMPTION OF MARY (4)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF ASSUMPTION OF MARY HOMILY THEME: THE WOMAN & THE DRAGON (Assumption of Mary into Heaven) BY: Fr. Gerald Musa   HOMILY: The Catholic World celebrates the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary annually on 15th August. The word assumption comes from the Latin word assumere, which means to take to (one) self, and the Webster Dictionary cites an example of the use of the word in the case of assuming a new position. Therefore the assumption could be interpreted as an…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (3) HOMILY THEME: THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY: A FULFILMENT OF JOHN 6:51.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY HOMILY THEME: THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY: A FULFILMENT OF JOHN 6:51. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.” (Luke 1:46-48) Today we are celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To bring it down to the layman’s understanding, we are celebrating the fact…

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GENTLE REMINDER: FEAST OF ASSUMPTION

August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into heaven. It is one of the Holy Days of Obligation in the Catholic Church. Holy Day of Obligation means that it is a day that should be given the reverence worthy of a Sunday. Holy days of Obligation are days on which the faithful are expected to attend Mass, and engage in rest from work and recreation, according to the Third Commandment. Can. 1246. §1. Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed…

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Australian archbishop to live under house arrest

An Australian judge approved home detention for Archbishop Philip Wilson, the retired Archbishop of Adelaide who was found guilty of failing to report child sexual abuse allegations in the 1970s. The archbishop’s lawyer said that the prelate will appeal his conviction but would begin serving his sentence immediately. He was sentenced on July 3 to one year’s detention, but with the possibility of parole after six months. The Newcastle Magistrates Court ruled that he could serve the sentence at a relative’s house; Australian media reported that it would be the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (2) HOMILY THEME: LOWLINESS AND GRACE: MARY ASSUMED INTO HEAVEN

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY HOMILY THEME: LOWLINESS AND GRACE: MARY ASSUMED INTO HEAVEN BY: Friar Magnilay Tayo   HOMILY: Feast of the Assumption reminds us of the many graces God has bestowed on the Blessed Virgin, especially that she was raised up to heaven to be united with her Son. To think about it, to praise God and the graces he has bestowed on Mary, isn’t Mariolatry to begin with, or something to just gaze on worthlessly. The graces God bestowed on Mary…

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Reading for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Holyday of Obligation). Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Revelation 11: 19a; 12: 1-6a, 10ab) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 45: 10, 11, 12, 16) Second Reading: (1 Corinthians 15: 20-27) Gospel: (Luke 1: 39-56)   First Reading: (Revelation 11: 19a; 12: 1-6a, 10ab) And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple, and there were lightnings, and voices, and an earthquake, and great hail. And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (1)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY HOMILY THEME: ASSUMPTION BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 1:39-58) Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven In today’s Gospel we have the account of the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. This significant meeting is not only between two pregnant women but also the meeting of the precursor, St. John the Baptist, and the Savior, Jesus Christ. It culminated in Mary’s Magnificat, her statement of praise and faith in…

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