Month: December 2016

My heart is filled with joy and thanksgiving as we begin a new year; it is not by might that we are counted among the living but by the grace of God. Beginning the year with the solemnity of Mary …

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On February 2nd to February 6th 2015, the Augustinian Federation of Africa converged with one mind and one heart at Cotonou. It was a great gathering indeed as we spoke to ourselves about our chosen way of life. Rev. Fr. …

Rediscovering the Augustinian identity Read More »

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! Today the Church once again experiences the wonder of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and the shepherds of Bethlehem, as they contemplate the newborn Child laid in a manger: Jesus, the Saviour. On …

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In my homily a week ago I emphasized the prophesies of Isaiah, how he prophesized that a maiden is with a child and will soon give birth. The pregnant maiden was a sign of hope to King Ahaz and the …

Homily for Christmas day Read More »

I recently walked into the Augustinian monastery library in Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria. I did not intend to read anything but just to admire the old library I frequently consulted during my initial formation days in the Seminary. As I …

The Church on trial Read More »

Today is the last Sunday of advent, Christmas is here already as the prophet Isaiah said that the maiden is with a child and will soon give birth to a son. He spoke this prophesy when king Ahaz and the …

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As  evil as abortion is, it is encouraged and even legalized by some countries. May be the name “abortion” sounds so familiar to their ears and light to their minds to the extent that they no longer see it as murder. …

The Catholic Church and euthanasia Read More »

In our first reading this morning we hear the prophet Isaiah prophesized about the coming of the Messiah, he calls on the wilderness and the dry lands to exult, he calls on the wasteland to rejoice and bloom because our …

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The Catholic Church in her social teachings has taught so many things that touches almost every aspects of human life: politics, morals, health care, medicine and others. Though she has no official teachings about fashion, I have however seen many …

Fashion: ladies in trousers! Read More »

We are already in the second week of advent, and St. Paul reminds us in the second reading this morning that Everything that was written long ago in the scriptures was meant to teach us something about hope from the …

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