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Homily for Corpus Christi C

22.06.2019 in Sermons

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 as the Holy Spirit did...

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Homily for thirty-second Sunday B

09.11.2018 in Sermons

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 for widows. They are special...

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Homily for the Twenty-second Sunday, year A

01.09.2017 in Sermons

In my homily a week ago, I did mention how the devil put a thought in Peter and how Jesus rebuked the satanic thought immediately. That incident happened when he began to make it clear to his disciples that he would suffer and die. Our gospel...

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Homily for the Twentieth Sunday, year A.

18.08.2017 in Sermons

In our first reading this morning, we heard the prophet Isaiah foretold that the expected Messianic kingdom is not exclusive; it is not a kingdom meant for the Jews alone but all nations. It does not matter where you come from; your color, race, or...

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The vow of celibacy

27.06.2016 in Augustinians

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 sake of the kingdom of...

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Judgment and the Laws of the Universe

20.06.2016 in Doctrines

Our world has become so secularized that most people no longer think about the four last things: Death, Judgment, Hell, and Heaven. The quest for a miracle has overshadowed these things in many minds, yet they remain realities we cannot change; they are facts of...

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Our culture and the Church’s doctrine

13.06.2016 in Doctrines

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 of this flute "intoxicate" the...

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The sign of the Cross

30.05.2016 in Doctrines

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 the meaning of the Cross. Catholics...

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Saints and relics in the Catholic Church

16.05.2016 in Doctrines

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 though some none Catholics attack...

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The Holy Communion

02.05.2016 in Doctrines

So many Catholics in Nigeria vehemently objected to the reception of the Holy Communion in hand. This objection was made manifest when the Catholic bishop conference of Nigeria encouraged the reception of Holy Communion in hand to help curtail the spread of the Ebola virus...

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Holy Thursday ritual of foot-washing

18.04.2016 in Doctrines

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 into the message of the...

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