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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
   Homilies/Reflections

 
Woe to the Shepherds who destroy the Sheep.*
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Shepherds are expected to protect the flock. They are expected to lead them in the right path. They are expected to show good examples to their follower

Matt. 12:7; "But if you had known what this means, β€˜I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Fri, 20 Jul 2018
What is Mercy? How do we know if we have been merciful enough? Mercy is easier preached and explained than practised. When it comes to practising mercy

Isaiah 7:9; "If you do not stand firm in faith, you shall not stand at all."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Tue, 17 Jul 2018
How can our faith remain steady when we allow circumstances in our lives to take our eyes off Jesus? Unless we focus on in him, we're weak and vulnerabl

EMBRACING THE PROPHETIC MISSION (Amos 7:12-15; Eph. 1:3-14; Mark 6:7-13).
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 15 Jul 2018
By our baptism, we have been called to share in the 3 munera of Christ (as king, prophet and priest). Today's liturgy remind us of this special call and

FACING REJECTION WITH COURAGE (Ez 2:2-5; II Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6).
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 08 Jul 2018
Albert Einstein, a German-born theoretical physicist, as a young boy could not speak until 4 and could not read until 9. He was rejected by his teachers

Matt. 9:16; "No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak, for the patch pulls away from the cloak, and a worse tear is made."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sat, 07 Jul 2018
In Jesus we have new way of life. A new way of approaching God compared to the days of old. In Jesus, we have a saviour sent from above to save us and h

Matt. 9:13; "For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Fri, 06 Jul 2018
Our rituals, fasting and sacrifices are absolutely useless when we are not merciful. When our hearts are not fully devoted to God, we ar

Matt. 9:13; "For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Fri, 06 Jul 2018
Our rituals, fasting and sacrifices are absolutely useless when we are not merciful. When our hearts are not fully devoted to God, we ar

Matt. 9:2; "Courage, my child, your sins are forgiven you."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Thu, 05 Jul 2018
Obstacles are part of life, but they remain surmountable. They might appear as a delay but not a stumbling block. In today's first reading, the prophet

10 Matt. 8:22; "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Mon, 02 Jul 2018
Following Jesus is adventurous. Every adventure must involve risk taking. There will be moments of fear and anxiety. But still you will get better with

11 LET US TOUCH JESUS' TASSEL WITH A FAITH IMBUED WITH ACTIONS. (Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24; 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15; Mk 5:21-43)
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 01 Jul 2018
These are hard and difficult times in our country. In June alone, several evils and deaths were recorded in our country Nigeria. Fulani herdsmen hasn't

12 Matt. 8:17; "He took our infirmities and bore our diseases."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sat, 30 Jun 2018
Today is the last day of the month of June. We thank God for keeping us safe till date. May his name be blessed both now and forever. Amen. When we lame

13 2 Tim. 4:7; "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Walking through Saints Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan, you cannot but notice the two huge statue of Peter and Paul centrally placed where

14 Matt. 7:24; "Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Thu, 28 Jun 2018
Doing the will of God can be the scariest, riskiest choice that we make. Or so it seems at the moment of decision, but Jesus assures us in today's Gospel reading that it is the only wa

15 Matt. 7:16; "You will know them by their fruits."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Wed, 27 Jun 2018
In our baptisms, we were reborn into Christ and his three-fold ministry of priest, prophet, and king. Let's consider what it means to be a prophet like Ch

16 One minute with Jesus
By REV. FR. ANTHONY EWHERIDO       Sun, 24 Jun 2018
“His name is John.”   Today, we celebrate the birthday of John th

17 JOHN: A MAN OF GREAT REPUTE (Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80)
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 24 Jun 2018
JOHN: A MAN OF GREAT REPUTE (Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80)

18 Matt. 6:21; "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Fri, 22 Jun 2018
A treasure is a valuable asset kept somewhere safe. Most times, as humans these assets are material stuffs like money, power, fame, houses, cars, etc. T

19 Matt. 6:7; "When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Thu, 21 Jun 2018
We cannot succeed as true followers of Christ unless we have a good prayer life -- a real prayer life, not a babbly one. In today's Gosp

20 Matt. 6:7; "When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Thu, 21 Jun 2018
We cannot succeed as true followers of Christ unless we have a good prayer life -- a real prayer life, not a babbly one. In today's Gosp

21 β€œIt is your face O Lord that I seek.”
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018: 10th Week in Ordinary Time   1 Kings 19

22 Matt. 5:29; "It is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Fri, 15 Jun 2018
In our Gospel reading today, Jesus challenges us to discover the parts of our lives that need to be cut off and tossed out. He points ou

23 Matt. 5:22; "But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Thu, 14 Jun 2018
For us Catholics, the sign of the cross we make daily, is not only an invitation to prayer but also a reminder of the two kinds of relationships that we must keep. F

24 You shall not kill.
By REV. FR. ANTHONY EWHERIDO       Thu, 14 Jun 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018: 10th Week in Ordinary Time   1 Kings

25 Acts 11:24; "Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and strong in faith. And many people were brought to the Lord."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Mon, 11 Jun 2018
Today we celebrate Saint Barnabas, a close collaborator of Saint Paul. Luke describes him as a good man and was nicknamed Son of Encouragement. Barnabas

26 WE ARE MEMBERS OF CHRIST' FAMILY. (Gen 3: 9-15; 2Cor 4:13-5:1; Mk 3: 20-35).
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 10 Jun 2018
At creation of humans in Genesis 1:26, God made a decision to create man in his own image and li

27 *Today is the Solemnity of MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS.* It is also World day of prayer for the sanctification of priests.
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Fri, 08 Jun 2018
Kindly pray this prayer and share with others as well.   *Pray

28 Psalm 25:4; "Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Thu, 07 Jun 2018
When we follow the way of the Lord, we walk in the right path. In the gospel today, the scribe asked to know the way of the Lord by seeking clarificatio

29 Psalm 25:2; "O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me."
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Mon, 04 Jun 2018
Psalm 25:2; "O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me." As we begin a new working week, may our trust in God never be p

30 *HOW FAITHFUL ARE YOU TO YOUR COVENANTAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?* (Ex 24:3-8, 39-40; Heb 9, 11-15; Mk 14:12-16. 22-26).
By REV. FR. PAUL ANIGBORO       Sun, 03 Jun 2018
Among Africans and in most cultures, *blood covenant are not taken with levity or for granted because of the fact that blood is involved.* Covenant gene

 
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