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THE EPHPHATHA PROJECT: OVERCOMING THE CROWD LIMITATIONSHOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Our mobile phones give us an instant connection to our family, friends, and associates, especially voice calls. But when it comes to placing or receiving a call, one would need a noiseless ambient to hear and be heard. With this…

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THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF OBEDIENCE Reflection for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

If someone asked you to mention just one thing you think God needs from everything He created, both humans and other creatures, what would you say? The answer is obedience. Yes, even the winds and the seas obey God (Matt….

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HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES IN LIFE Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There are two important gifts God gave to human beings from creation: the gift of life and the freedom of choice. We go through life making choices between alternatives; even the failure to choose between options is itself a choice….

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THE AMAZING GRACE STORY OF GOD’S MOTHER! Reflection for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

According to the divine plan, every human being ought to have a mother; in fact, it is impossible to be human without the biological foreground of a mother. We also see this reality reflected in other living organisms around us….

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RECEIVING STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY OF LIFE REFLECTION FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Food, when your strength fails!

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ARE YOU SATISFIED? Reflection for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

During my minor seminary days, one of my classmates was so attached to food that we call him “cibus,” which is the Latin word for food; but that is one part of the story. The other side is that he…

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THE SECRETS OF DIVINE MULTIPLICATION Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a beggar comes to a certain monastery every week to beg for leftover food. Each time, the monk at the gate would joyfully welcome him and give him something to eat. Unknown to the beggar however,…

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THE “AMAZIAH” SYNDROME VS. THE “AMOS” MANDATE! Reflection for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

One thing that all politicians have in common is the intense desire for supporters. In fact, supporters keep them in the political game, which explains why most people who aspire to leadership positions spend resources lobbying for supporters and retaining…

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CONQUERING THE “NAZARETH” MENTALITY! HOMILY FOR THE 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Every town, community, or nation has good and not-so-good parts. There are the rich and poor areas, as well as the well-known and the highly insignificant places. If you can think about any small town you know that has no…

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OVERCOMING THE ISSUES ON THE OTHER SIDE! REFLECTION FOR THE 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Life seems to have two sides: this side and the other side. The majority of our external and internal body parts have two sides, including the hand, heart, leg, kidney, etc. There are two sides of a coin, and every…

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