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THE GOOD IN THE FRIDAY: HOMILY FOR THE GOOD FRIDAY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

Originally posted on Fr Bonnie's Reflections:
I found this story very interesting. One day St. Peter was standing at a balcony and from a distance, he saw Judas Iscariot coming with a wooden box. When Judas came closer Peter…

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THE HOLY FEET, THE HOLY TABLE AND THE HOLY PRIESTHOOD: A HOLY THURSDAY REFLECTION. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

Originally posted on Fr Bonnie's Reflections:
Whilst having a discussion with some people, someone in the group mentioned that a certain event would commence on “Holy Monday” and end on “Holy Wednesday”. The other people in the group looked…

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ARE YOU A BARREN TREE? PRODUCING THE LENTEN FRUITS HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is a story about a boy who loves to play with his friend next door under a tree at the back of their house. One day his dad informs him that he would cut down the tree because for…

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VALENTINE AND YOU : DO NOT CELEBRATE A “VALUELESS” VALENTINE. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD.

Originally posted on Fr Bonnie's Reflections:
February 14th remains a notably remarkable date in the world conventionally known as Valentine’s day, St. Valentine’s day or more colloquially Val’s day. On this day most people seek after who would be…

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“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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THE POWER OF CHOICE! Homily for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a man was waiting to board a flight with his son when the little boy saw another child with a bar of chocolate and wanted his father to buy one for him. They had few minutes…

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