Very Rev. Fr. John Kobina Louis is a priest of the Archdiocese of Accra, Ghana.

What God Has Joined Together

READINGS: Genesis 2:18-24/ Hebrews 2:9-11/ Mark 10:2-16 Theme: What God Has Joined Together . . . 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Beloved, the first and gospel readings are usually heard at weddings.  Though we are not at a wedding today, the message of the Lord may be for some of you a pre-marital counseling and…

The body of Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Basilica.

Death – The End?

  Readings: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 / James 3:16-4:3 / Mark 9:30-37 Theme: Death – The End? 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Normally no one would like to lose a dear one especially when the latter is in the prime of his/her life.  Similarly nobody would like to lose a beloved leader.  It was, therefore, no…

Migrant Mother, taken by Dorothea Lange in 1936

The Suffering of the Christian

Theme: The Suffering of the Christian Readings: Isaiah 50:5-9 / James 2:14-18 / Mark 8:27-35 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Christians, like all other human beings, suffer or experience challenges and problems in life. Some, for instance, lose their jobs or businesses; others have problems in their marriages. Furthermore, we sometimes get sick, and some…

Oscar Pistorius

Physically or Spiritually Challenged?

Readings: Isaiah 35:4-7/ James 2:1-5/ Mark 7:31-37 Theme: Physically or Spiritually Challenged? 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time The paralympic games in London will end today.  At the games, some of those [permit me to say] we ignorantly used to call ‘disabled’ are performing wonders.  Even, the term ‘physically challenged’ is still less appropriate to describe…

John the Baptist by Bartolomeo Veneto 16th century

The Birth of the Great Prophet

READINGS: Isaiah 49:1-6 /Ps. 139 / Acts 13:22-26 / Luke 1:57-66, 80. Theme: The Birth of the Great Prophet 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Today is the Solemn feast of the birth of St. John the Baptist, the forerunner of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. The birthday of a great personality is a great…