The sacrament of confession, also known as the sacrament of reconciliation or penance, is one of the seven sacraments in Catholicism where an individual confesses their sins to a validly ordained priest in private. The sacrament of reconciliation instituted by …

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Tithing is actually not an official teaching of the Catholic Church; it was never emphasized, especially in Nigeria. The Church never officially condemned tithing; it was probably not emphasized because of the structure and the traditional ways of doing things …

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In our first reading today, the prophet Jeremiah prophesied about the coming freedom and restoration of the people of Israel. They were led into captivity due to their disobedience to God; they turned their back against the God that brought …

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Christianity in our generation has been turned into something else; it is not an exaggeration to say that anti-Christian/Catholic tendencies have eaten deep into the Church, particularly the Nigerian Church. Our readings this morning addresses some of these anomalies; all …

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Augustinians are men and women who dedicated their lives to following Christ in the spirit of St. Augustine, calling nothing their own but posses everything in common like the early Christian community. The Augustinians are easily recognizable by their habit. …

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I have observed in some parishes, just as you may have, that at Mass, during the distribution of the Holy Communion where lay people are involved in the distribution, some communicants deliberately switch lines to avoid receiving the holy communion …

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Like other religious congregations, the Augustinians make three vows; the vows of poverty, obedience, and chastity (in celibacy). We manifest; we express our life of consecration to God through these religious vows. “We undertake the vows of chastity for the …

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The word ‘marriage’ may appear to be very familiar to all of us. Yes, the concept of marriage appears simple, but it is quite complex in reality. The truth is whether the concept of marriage is familiar or complex; it …

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An Augustinian friar is a Catholic who follows Christ Jesus in the Augustinian spirit and is affiliated to the Order of St. Augustine. Though he is a member of the Augustinian family worldwide, he must be of a particular circumscription. …

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Not so many Catholics may know that Pope Francis has revised the understanding of the traditional holy Thursday foot-washing. This revisal is not anti-Catholic or anti-Christian message, it is not against the message of Jesus Christ but rather a greater insight …

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Many none-Catholics are so interested in what the Catholic Church teaches about certain things; they want to know what the Church says. The effort put into trying to know the mind of the Church to best criticize and discredit her …

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The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is sometimes confused by some; it is the conception of Mary in the womb of her own mother, Saint Anne. Some people confuse it for the conception of Jesus Christ in the …

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The Catholic Church has so many titles for the most beautiful and wonderful woman God ever created, the Blessed Virgin Mary. I am so proud of these titles, even though we cannot give her enough. One of the titles is …

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Many things that have to do with the Blessed Virgin Mary are controversial to many of our none Catholic brothers and sisters; even some very few Catholics get confused some times. The Catholic Church is not guided by the spirit …

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Certain things about our way of worship in the Catholic Church appear so amazing, yet some none Catholics and even a few Catholics have no idea of how to explain or defend it if they are asked; the use of …

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