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Monthly Archives: September 2018


“NOT ONE OF US” MENTALITY: WHERE IS OUR INCLUSIVE CHRISTIANITY? Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D

  Once upon a time, a black man was entering a music concert that was strictly by invitation. The attendant at the entrance could not allow him to enter even when he showed his invitation as he needed to verify…

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BEYOND THE TESTS AND TRIALS OF THE MOMENT. HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface N. Anusiem Ph.D.

One of the most intriguing stories ever told about an extreme experience of tests and trials is about a rich and upright man who lost his ten children, servants, houses, livestock, and all his investments in one day. In addition…

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CHRIST WITHOUT THE CROSS IS A CARICATURE. HOMILY FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D..

Death by firing squad is a popular way of dispensing capital punishment to criminals in some countries in the world. In Indonesia, the penalty for a drug crime is by firing squad. According to the Emirate law capital punishment is…

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“BE OPEN”: GOING THE EPHPHATHA WAY! HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Year B) Rev. Fr. Boniface N. Anusiem Ph.D.

  Once upon a time, I was at the entrance of a Church exchanging greetings with people after the mass when an older woman walks up to me looking apologetic. While holding my hand in the manner of salutation, she…

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FROM OBSERVANCE TO PRACTICE: EXPLORING THE BENEFITS OF OBEDIENCE TO THE COMMANDMENTS Homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Rev. Fr. Boniface N. Anusiem Ph.D

Once upon a time, I boarded an Uber from an airport to a conference. I was surprised to see that the driver was not on her seat belt. I felt very uneasy because I could not think of driving without…

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