YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (14) HOMILY THEME: TRUE BELIEVER OBEYS GOD'S COMMANDMENTS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: TRUE BELIEVER OBEYS GOD’S COMMANDMENTS BY: Fr Cyril Unachukwu CCE   HOMILY: TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B Attentiveness to the commandments of God is one of the primary things that distinguish every believer. This becomes very paramount when it comes to someone who is not just a believer, but rather someone who by special calling and vocation has received the responsibility of bringing others to believe by his or her words and actions and in assisting those…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (12) HOMILY THEME: THE LAW AND NEW COVENANT THEOLOGY 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE LAW AND NEW COVENANT THEOLOGY BY: REV FR ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI   HOMILY: DT 4:1-2, 6-8, JAS1:17-18,21-22,27,MK 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 INTRODUCTION In the old testament, there were three types of laws : the ceremonial laws that governed the liturgy, the civil law that regulated interpersonal relationship, and the moral law that was conveyed by the ten commandments. The first two were overtaken by the coming of Jesus Christ who has offered one single sacrifice that brought to a halt all the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (11) HOMILY THEME: LIVING ACCORDING TO GOD'S TRADITION

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LIVING ACCORDING TO GOD’S TRADITION BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike, C.M.   HOMILY: May I wish you all the very best in this new month of September. Tradition has been defined as the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way. A tradition is also a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. God’s tradition as…

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YEAR B : HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (10) HOMILY THEME: Law of God or Traditions of the Ancients

YEAR B : HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Law of God or Traditions of the Ancients BY: Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu Muodebelu C.S.Sp.   HOMILY: (Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8; James 1:17-18,21b-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23). There has been a strong tension between the authentic Christian Law of God and the traditional custom of every society, from the time of Jesus Christ.This struggle has not stopped up to this our present generation. This has even gave rise to the division of opinions among Christians. Some Christians rise to the defense of the custom…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (9) HOMILY THEME: THE LAW NOT YOUR LAW

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE LAW NOT YOUR LAW BY: Rev Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: (Deut 4:1-2, 6-8/Ps 15:2-5/Jam 1:17-18, 21-22, 27/Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23) God loves us and cares so much about our life and our situations. He does not restrict us or causes us pain. As a loving Father (parent), he denies us only what does not benefit us for good. He gives us direction, guidance and instructions purely for our good and our benefits. His laws, therefore, are the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) HOMILY THEME: Do not honour God with your lips but keep to his laws that you may live.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Do not honour God with your lips but keep to his laws that you may live. BY: Fr. Callistus Emenyonu   HOMILY: READINGS: Deut. 4: 1-2. 6-8, James 1: 17-18.21-22.27, Mk 7: 1-8. 15-15.21-23 For a society or any organized group of humans to live, there must be some agreed and stipulated way of doing things to bring order, uniformity, harmony, peace and progress. When this is absent or present without functioning there would be chaos and anarchy, peace and…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) HOMILY THEME: INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: INPUTS AND OUTPUTS BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Deut. 4:1-2.6-8 Second reading – James 1:17-18.21-22.27 Gospel – Mk 7:1-8.14-15.21-23 Growing up, I was in love with electronic gadgets. My joy was in spending time with some of these appliances like amplifiers, speakers, radios and so on. I took interest in connecting and disconnecting, plugging and unplugging; sometimes I would spoil them more. It was there that I learnt the terms and principles of inputs and…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: HOLINESS FROM WITHIN 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: HOLINESS FROM WITHIN BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk. 7:1-8, 14-15, 22-23) Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel, the Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus reminded the scribes, Pharisees, and the crowd which really defiles. The Jews had been led to believe that external cleanliness was of prime importance and would be enough to attain holiness. Thus, they added so many laws concerning external cleanliness. Jesus pointed out that those did not necessarily…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (4) HOMILY THEME: AUTHENTIC WORSHIP IN AND OUT. 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: AUTHENTIC WORSHIP IN AND OUT. BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 There is a story about a saint who, while still alive, was granted the privilege of seeing heaven. He was at the entrance, waiting for St. Peter. While waiting, he walked around, and was very surprised to see hundreds of thousands of human ears hanging all over the place. He managed to ask an angel about those ears. And the angel replied: “Those ears…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.’” (Mark 7:6)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.’” (Mark 7:6) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 In the gospel passage we hear today, we encounter Jesus revealing the hypocrisy of some of the Jewish leaders. Quoting the prophet Isaiah, “Jesus said, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.’” (Mark 7:6) What a stinging accusation against the Pharisees…

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