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The Solemnity we celebrate today, Corpus Christi or the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ dates back to the 13th century, though it celebrates something much older. The word of God did not take flesh in the 13th century just …

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The widows and the orphans are no doubt special to God. He said he is the father to the fatherless and the defender of widows (Psalm 68:5). Also in Isaiah 1:17, he calls us to defend the fatherless and plead …

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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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In our first reading this morning we heard the prophet Isaiah foretelling that the expected messianic kingdom is not exclusive, it is not a kingdom meant for the Jews alone but for all nations. It does not matter where you …

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The Augustinians, like other religious congregations 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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Our world has become so secularized that most people no longer remember the four last things: Death, Judgment, Hell and Heaven. The quest for miracle has overshadowed these thing in many minds, yet they remain realities we cannot change, they …

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With smiles on my face I watched on the internet how two Nigerian Catholic priests danced like King David to the sound of the African traditional flute common among the Igbo people of Nigeria. I sometimes feel that the sound …

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The Cross is simply a mark, figure or object formed by two intersecting lines or pieces of wood, iron or other materials. It was on a Cross formed of wood that the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified; his crucifixion changed …

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I love the Catholic Church, not just because the Church is the mother Church but also because she lives up to the expectations of her name. The Church is so organized and does nothing without good and explainable reasons, even …

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So many Catholics in Nigeria vehemently objected to the reception of the Holy Communion in the hand. This objection was made manifest when the Catholic bishop conference of Nigeria encouraged the reception of Holy Communion in the hand in attempt …

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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┬ábut rather a greater insight …

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