YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT (7)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT HOMILY THEME: GOD FIRST BY: Very Rev. Fr. John Louis   HOMILY: READINGS: Deuteronomy 26:4-10/ Romans 10:8-13/ Luke 4:1-13 1st Sunday of Lent On this very first Sunday of Lent, the Word of God reminds us that God is first and he must be first in our lives! In the first reading, Moses instructed the Israelites to place God first in their lives. Centuries later, Jesus demonstrated how to place his Father first in our lives (cf. gospel reading). FIRST READING:…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY (1) HOMILY THEME: OVERCOMING TEMPTATIONS WITH FASTING 

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY HOMILY THEME: OVERCOMING TEMPTATIONS WITH FASTING BY:Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 9:14-15) Friday After Ash Wednesday. (Day 3 of Lent) In the day’s Gospel Jesus responds to the question of fasting. No doubt, both He and the Pharisees believed in the necessity of fasting. Jesus aptly defended why His disciples were not fasting. Fasting is connected with patient waiting and preparation for the coming of the Messiah. The Messiah, Jesus, was already with them. Thus, no need to fast. There will be a…

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Reading for Monday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Saint Casimir. Liturgical Colour: green/white

First Reading: (Sirach 17: 20-24) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 32: 1-2, 5, 6, 7) Gospel: (Mark 10: 17-27)   First Reading: (Sirach 17: 20-24) Turn to the Lord, and forsake thy sins: Make thy prayer before the face of the Lord, and offend less. Return to the Lord, and turn away from thy injustice, and greatly hate abomination. And know the justices and judgments of God, and stand firm in the lot set before thee, and in prayer to the most high God. Go to the side of the holy age,…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 8TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 8TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LOOK INTO YOURSELVES ALWAYS BY: Fr. Cyril Unachukwu CCE   HOMILY: By sincerely and humbly looking into ourselves, we discover our defects and how long is the distance between us and God. By courageously confronting ourselves with the light of the Gospel, we successfully prune ourselves of our defects and become more illumined by the Light of Christ, and by so doing become sources of illumination for those around us and leading them to Christ as well by…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 8TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 8TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil.’” (Luke 6:45) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon   HOMILY: Luke 6:39-45 Dan, long-time physician friend, now retired, sent me inspiring words that, while specific to physicians (like him) and health care chaplains (like me), has much to say to all of us in our daily lives as Christians. The article Dan…

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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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