Daily Reflections

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The Power of Love

By Fr. Venatius Oforka / May 6, 2021 /

Christianity is the most beautiful religion that has ever existed on earth. Only this religion has the ability to liberate our world from the stranglehold of evil. Only its principles and basic message can truly set both humanity and nature free from the pangs of wickedness that overshadows them. For…

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Basilica of Saint Peter

Early Controversy in the Church

By Fr. Mike Moore / May 5, 2021 /

In today’s first reading we hear about the first great controversy in the Church. It dealt with the relationship of the Jewish law to the Christian faith. It sounds odd to us today, but Jesus lived as a Jew, all the apostles lived as Jews, and Jesus even said that…

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Saint Paul's Basilica Outside the Walls

Get Back Up

By Paul Verderber / May 4, 2021 /

In the first reading today, Saint Paul gets stoned by the local population, and is thrown out of town like rubbish.  They believe he is dead.  God was not done with Paul yet, as he still had lots of evangelizing to do, and more suffering to endure.  He gets up,…

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Like Father, Like Son

By G K Zachary / May 3, 2021 /

Growing up, like most other teenagers, I’ve indulged in my share of rebellion. What kept me from devolving into outright malicious delinquency was the firm hand of my father, combined with a filial fear of swift retribution, a self-imposed limit to not disappoint him any more. On reflection from years…

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Fruit of the Vine

Why Abide in Jesus?

By Fr. Christian Amah / May 2, 2021 /

The Lord Jesus Christ beckons on us today to remain in Him. The reason why He is asking us to remain in Him is to be able to bear fruits. If we do not remain in Him, we will not bear fruits, and just as unfruitful branches of a tree…

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Look Up and See Beyond the Stumbling Blocks

Using Stumbling Blocks as Stepping Stones

By Fr. Maurice Emelu / May 1, 2021 /

In today’s reflection, I inspire us to use stumbling blocks as stepping stones. Have you observed how trickles of water flow from rocks in a creek? The water follows different paths but merges into a spring, a lake, a river, or an ocean. For the most part, the water flows…

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Proclaiming the Word of God

Set Apart to Proclaim the Word of God!

By Fr. Justino Cornejo / April 30, 2021 /

There was a priest in my home parish, who during the whole Easter time greeted the parishioners at the end of Mass by saying: “Christ is risen!” The proper answer to this greeting, he explained once, was: “He is truly risen!” Once, a friend of mine, during a meeting of…

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Heavenly home

At Home with Jesus

By John and Kathy Schultz / April 30, 2021 /

It is a rite of passage familiar to many parents—preparing a room for the new baby. When we were expecting our first child, I remember the excitement and joy we felt picking out colors and furniture for the baby’s room. Later, when we had more babies than bedrooms, we might…

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The Yoke of Jesus, the cross

Taking Your Yoke

By Deborah van Kroonenburg / April 29, 2021 /

At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; … “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give…

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Remain calm in difficulties and disappointments

Faithful Despite Disappointments and Difficulties

By Fr. John Opara / April 27, 2021 /

As people of faith, how do we handle disappointments and difficulties regarding our career paths or pet projects? Do we feel devastated, and lose hope? Do we pick quarrels with God for the failures and for not intervening to save the situation? Many times, many of us are negatively affected…

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