Ask, Seek, and Receive Answers

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It’s easy to get lost in the noise and confusion of life and not find answers to what we seek. We seek answers to our deepest questions but often come up empty-handed. Noise and doubts becloud our minds. Yet, as people of faith, we believe God has given us all we need to find these…

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Christ Perfects Cultures

Christ-centered adoration

Do you ever stop to reflect on the blessings we receive as a result of Christ’s saving grace bringing together people from various cultures worldwide? It’s truly an incredible thing. And the best part is, the invitation isn’t for us to change Christ. It’s for Christ to rejuvenate us and lead us to perfection. In…

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Why Divine Leading is the Best

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As we navigate through life, we face many decisions on a daily basis. One of the most important choices is whether we’ll follow divine leading or human leading every step of the way. Are we to allow the Lord to make a dwelling in our hearts, inspiring us “to will and to act” in His…

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Jesus Christ the King and Judge

Biblical depiction of judgment in the prophecy of Jonah 3:1-10 and Luke 11:29-31 provides us with a powerful idea worth spreading. It is the project of today’s reflection. The message is about God, who is concerned that the sinful people of Nineveh would perish and sends a prophet to warn them (Jonah 3:1-10). It is…

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Persevere even if not Affirmed

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Today’s reflection concerns a Christian response when expected affirmation isn’t forthcoming. I draw from the Blessed Lord’s rejection by his relatives in Nazareth and highlight perseverance (Hebrew 12:4-7, 11-14). Finally, we learn that even when we don’t receive the affirmation we think we deserve, the Lord uses everything to train us. Consequently, we receive the…

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New Year Message: Thank You

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Merry Christmas, a grace-filled New Year, and a blessed celebration of Mary the Mother of God! As we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the holy Mother of God, I wish you God’s special grace flowing from this feast. In a previous article of December 28, I wrote on what the Solemnity of Mary the Mother…

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On the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

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Merry Christmas, a grace-filled New Year, and a blessed celebration of Mary the Mother of God! On the eighth day of Christmas, the Catholic Church celebrates the solemnity of Mary, the holy Mother of God. Hence, this article is on the role of the Blessed Mary as an excellent model for living our God-given mission.…

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Christmas Day Message: A Call to Be Messengers of Peace

The Lord Restores His People By Fr. Sylvanus Amaobi

Merry Christmas! It’s my delight to highlight one of the values precious to our community—being messengers of peace.  “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom God is pleased!” (Luke 2:14). With these words, the angels sang praises for the birth of Jesus. Our hearts are full of joy…

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We’re in Communion with the Saints

November 1 is a special day when the Church celebrates All Saints, what used to be known as All Hallows Day. But, you might ask, do you mean Halloween? Not really, although they have the same root word, from Old English Hallow, which means the saints or the holy.  For those in America, I suppose many…

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Reclaiming Authentic Fatherhood

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When many see objective values as relative relics, fatherhood is a target of ridicule. But if fatherhood loses its taste, it impacts every fabric of society. Today’s reflection draws from the life of Saint Thérèse (Theresa) of Lisieux. It refocuses attention on the role of strong and loving fathers in shaping the life of the…

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