ANNO B: OMELIA PER LA DODICESIMA DOMENICA IN ORDINARIO. SOLENNITÀ DELLA NATIVITÀ DI SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA

ANNO B: OMELIA PER LA DODICESIMA DOMENICA IN ORDINARIO. SOLENNITÀ DELLA NATIVITÀ DI SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA TEMA OMELIA: “Il bambino crebbe e divenne forte nello spirito, ed era nel deserto fino al giorno in cui apparve pubblicamente in Israele”. (Luca 1:80) DA: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   OMELIA: Luca 1: 57-66, 80 Il suo ingresso nelle loro vite fu sorprendente dopo lunghi anni trascorsi nelle terre selvagge che si ergevano su cavallette e miele selvatico, vestiti di pelo di cammello e cinti di una cintura di pelle. Quando finalmente Giovanni…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME. SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST (1) HOMILY THEME: “The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.” (Luke 1:80)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME. SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST HOMILY THEME: “The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.” (Luke 1:80) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Luke 1:57-66, 80 His entrance into their lives was startling after long years in the wilderness subsisting on locusts and wild honey, clothed in camel’s hair and girded with a leather belt. When finally John the Baptist came into public…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 11TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: HAVING AN ENCOUNTER WITH GOD

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: HAVING AN ENCOUNTER WITH GOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 6:7-15) Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time. In the day’s Gospel Jesus give a teaching on prayer. It is really not about the number of words or length of time spent but the heart and mind put into it. It entails communicating with the Father. It consists in listening and speaking. In other words, it is having an encounter with God. Jesus…

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Reading for Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Memorial: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Sirach 48: 1-14) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 97: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7) Gospel: (Matthew 6: 7-15)   First Reading: (Sirach 48: 1-14) And Elias the prophet stood up, as a fire, and his word burnt like a torch. He brought a famine upon them, and they that provoked him in their envy, were reduced to a small number, for they could not endure the commandments of the Lord. By the word of the Lord he shut up the heaven, and he brought down fire from heaven thrice. Thus was Elias magnified in…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 11TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: PURE RELIGION IS SPIRIT AND TRUTH.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: PURE RELIGION IS SPIRIT AND TRUTH. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “Beware of practising your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.” Matthew 6:1. In his conversation with the woman at the well, Jesus said: “the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these…

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In Western Europe, Christians who don’t go to church outnumber those who do

Most Western Europeans identify as Christian, but say they do not, or seldom, attend church services – outnumbering those Christians who do attend church, a survey from the Pew Research Center has reported. Released May 29, results found in 12 of the 15 surveyed Western European countries, non-practicing Christians (defined as those who self-identify as Christian but report attending church services less than once per month) made up the largest religious group, beating out both religious “nones” and churchgoing Christians. The telephone survey was conducted in mid-2017 with more than…

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Former pro football player prepares to take final vows as a nun

Every single vocation story is different, but Sr. Rita Clare (Anne) Yoches is probably one of the more unusual. Sr. Rita Clare, who this month will profess final vows with the Franciscan Sisters T.O.R. of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, was a four-time national champion professional football player prior to entering the convent. Yes, that’s American football. (She was a fullback.) Nowadays, the only football Yoches is playing is the annual two-hand touch game she organizes with the 38 T.O.R. sisters she lives with in Toronto, Ohio. Although she was raised Catholic…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: YOUR FATHER WHO SEES IN SECRET WILL REWARD YOU

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: YOUR FATHER WHO SEES IN SECRET WILL REWARD YOU BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 6:1-6, 16-18) Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time In the day’s Gospel Jesus teaches about praying, fasting and giving alms. This is read by the Church during Ash Wednesday to usher the Season of Lent, a season to look at oneself and how one can advance his relationship with God. Jesus cautions us to take care not to…

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Pope at Mass: Let us think of one enemy, and pray for them

Pope Francis at Mass on Tuesday morning said the mystery of Christian life is loving our enemies and praying for our persecutors. He drew inspiration from the day’s Gospel (Mt 5:43-48), in which Jesus invites his followers to a higher standard of human relations, so as to be “perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” The Holy Father said forgiveness, prayer, and love for those who seek to destroy us is the path Jesus has laid out for us. Forgive to be forgiven The challenge of Christian life, he…

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Reading for Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (2 Kings 2: 1, 6-14) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 31: 20, 21, 24) Gospel: (Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18)   First Reading: (2 Kings 2: 1, 6-14) And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elias into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elias and Eliseus were going from Galgal. And Elias said to him: Stay here, because the Lord hath sent me as far as the Jordan. And he said: As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee; and they two went on together,…

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