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…

The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated,

The Kingdom of Heaven

READINGS: Ezekiel 17:22-24/ 2 Cor. 5:6-10/ Mark 4:26-34 [Homily of Masses celebrated at All Saints Catholic Church, Tema, and St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Tema New Town] Theme: The Kingdom of Heaven 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Beloved, what will be your answer to the question: ‘Why are you in the church today?’ You may probably…

The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated,

Eternal Life Assurance

READINGS: Acts 1:15–17, 20–26 / 1 John 4:11–16/ John 17:11–19 Theme:  Eternal Life Assurance 7th Sunday of Easter INTRODUCTION: Beloved, Jesus did not leave us money as an inheritance, for it could be stolen or misused; he did not leave cars as our inheritance, for they could be involved in accidents; he did not leave…

Peter Baptizing the Centurion Cornelius, by Francesco Trevisani, 1709.

Led by the Holy Spirit!

READINGS: Acts 10:25–26, 34–35, 44–48 / 1 John 4:7–10/ John 15: 9–17 Theme: Led by the Holy Spirit! 6th Sunday of Easter INTRODUCTION: Today as we celebrate Mothers’ Day, let us congratulate our mothers and pray for God’s special blessings on them. Today is also the Sixth Sunday of Easter.  Coming Thursday [Ascension Day], we…