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Monthly Archives: November 2016


THE GOSPEL OF SPIRITUAL VIGILANCE HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

Once upon a time a young man dozes off in a Church. He suddenly wakes up to hear the preacher say: “stand on your feet I will pray for you!” The young man jumps up only to discover that he…

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CELEBRATING THE KING WHO DELIVERED US FROM THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS! HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING Rev. Fr.Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

The 20th Century began with the geometric rise of secularism and inattention to divine power and authority. World leaders were exerting so much power, and influence around the world and people started to see them as unique and indispensable forces…

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THE REAL END OF EVERYTHING! HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

There is an interesting story by Ernest Hemingway with the title “The End of Something.” It tells the story of a very busy lumber town called Horton’s Bay. The town is always agog with activities from morning to evening as…

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DYING TO LIVE! HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

On May 31, 2009, an Air France flight 447 nose-dived into the Atlantic Ocean killing all the 228 people on board. The ill-fated Airbus A330 left Rio de Janeiro by 7:29 pm on its way to Paris but was hit…

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“WHY DO WE PRAY FOR THE DEAD?” HOMILY FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

During our minor seminary days, late coming to any activity was (and is still) a great offence. Once the prayer commences in the chapel, for instance, those outside are considered late and would receive adequate punishment. One day, I was…

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