Nigeria: Twin brothers ordained Catholic Priests in Imo State (PHOTOS)

On Saturday August 18, a significant event occurred as identical twins were ordained Catholic priests.  Rev. Frs Emmanuel and James Nwokeji, were ordained alongside 15 others by the Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Most Rev. Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma.  They are the second set of twins ordained for the Catholic Diocese of Orlu, Imo State after Rev. Fr. Dr. Marcel Okonkwo and Rev. Fr. Martin Okonkwo in 2007. Congratulations to them

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HOMILY FOR FOURTH SUNDAY ADVENT YEAR A 'GOD WITH US': A SIGN FOR US ALL

Isaiah 7:10-14 Ps. 24:1-2,3-4,5-6 Rom 1:1-7 ?Matt 1:18-24 Just one week away from the Christmas day, the attention shifts to the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. Instead of the testimony of John the Baptist, which heralded Jesus’s earthly ministry, attention is on the testimony of the Angel of God, which heralded the birth of Jesus. The Gospel reading today goes back to the first chapter of Matthew, where the announcement of the Angel about the birth of Jesus was made to Joseph. Quite unlike Luke, Matthew places Joseph at the…

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Reflection/Homily: Thirtieth (30th) Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Homily of the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C ?Sir. 35:12-14,16-18 ?Ps. 34:2-3,17-18,19,23 ?2Tim 4:6-8,16-18 ?Luke. 18:9-14 HOMILY: WHOEVER EXALTS HIMSELF WILL BE HUMBLED The problem of pride and self-righteousness is a common strain in World Religions. Adherents of many World Religions see themselves as special and righteous while seeing others as filt. The high level of religious intolerance and killings in some parts of the world is not unconnected with this feeling of superiority arising from relationship with God. God is the highest being and worshippers of God…

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