Month: September 2017

Today, the twenty-sixth Sunday of the year (A), we celebrate the solemnity of Our Lady Queen and Patroness of Nigeria, and it is not a coincident that we also celebrate the anniversary of our national independence today. The Church in …

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Our first reading this morning reminds us of the gospel passage we read a week ago, about how some hired servants saw injustice in the generosity of the landowner and complained. In our first reading this morning, the people of …

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One can confidently call Pope Francis, an apostle of mercy, for he has been on the side of mercy and simplicity of life. He declared extraordinary jubilee year of mercy (8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016) that gave so …

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OUR HOPE IN DESPAIR: TOWARDS NATIONAL   RESTORATION A Communiqué issued at the End of Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Centre, Jalingo, Taraba State, 7-15 September 2017. 1. PREAMBLE: We, …

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Our Lord Jesus Christ came into the world as man, not to condemn the Old Testament but to fulfil it. He came to explain the law and the prophets, to lead us beyond mere words, beyond the letters of the …

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The 14th day of the Month of September is a day set aside by the Catholic Church to celebrate the power, the exaltation and the victory of the cross. Celebrating an achievement is an exciting thing to do, and that …

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The Augustinians are easily recognised in the midst of many because of the habit, so also are other religious groups. A religious habit is a distinctive set of garments worn by members of a religious order, it is a form …

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Christianity in our generation is gradually losing its focus, it is gradually becoming mere entertainment, politics, physical manifestation of power, signs and wonders. The object of focus is gradually shifting from eternal life in Christ to a beautiful life here …

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In my homily a week ago, I did mentioned about how the devil put a thought in Peter, and how Jesus rebuked the satanic thought immediately. That incident happened when Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples that …

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