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“HOMEWORK” FROM THE VIRUS

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YOU SHALL LIVE AGAIN HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Who understands what it feels like to be dead? The question may sound weird because the fact of dying is not what many people like to discuss; everyone wants to keep up with life no matter how hard it appears….

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THE LENTEN JOURNEY FROM BLINDNESS TO SIGHT HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

During the World Sight Day of October 12, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) made a presentation that indicated about 253 million people in the world as having visual impairments, out of which 36 million are confirmed blind. Blindness is…

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THE MOUNTAIN OF TRANSFIGURATION AND THE LENTEN CALL FOR CHANGE HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The Lenten period is typically a journey of faith. Last Sunday, our Lord Jesus Christ conquered the three-fold temptations of the devil in the desert, and today we see our Lord at the peak of the mountain where he had…

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WHEN THE TEMPTER COMES? HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, little Jimmy went to the refrigerator and cut a slice of cake against the instructions of his mom. When his mom asked him why he disobeyed, he replied and said, “mom it wasn’t me. I can…

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LOVE WITHOUT FORGIVENESS IS A WASTED LOVE! HOMILY FOR THE 7TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, there were two close friends, love, and forgiveness. They were so close and had a mutual understanding. One day they came across two other individuals, jealousy and ego, who wanted to become friends with them. Forgiveness…

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MAKE A CHOICE, BUT THE RIGHT ONE! HOMILY FOR THE 6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time in an ancient kingdom, there lived a semi-barbaric king who believed so much in the power of choice. For everything, he would ask his subjects to make a choice and any decision anyone made became his…

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THE GOSPEL OF SALT AND LIGHT HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

A world Without Salt and Light? Who can imagine a world without salt and light? Such a world would be tasteless, dark, and utterly weird. Salt and light are two essential valuables we need every day, either directly or indirectly….

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THE REAL FACTS ABOUT THE PRESENTATION? HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is a common knowledge that says, “first impression matters or counts.” To a considerable extent, this assertion holds because we are very sentient beings and by nature, we desire to know even the smallest details from visual, sound, and…

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LESSONS FROM THE EARLY MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Everything our Lord Jesus Christ ever did or said had a purpose underneath. So, we can say that with his ministry, nothing was said or done for no reason. Today, the Gospel Reading (Matt. 4:12-23) gives us the narrative about…

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