THE HOLY EUCHARIST: THE MOST AUGUST SACRAMENT VOL.7 NO 5

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Canon 897 of 1983 code of Canon Law was not mincing words when it described the Eucharist as ‘the most August Sacrament… in which Christ the Lord himself is contained, offered and received and grows.” This August description of the Holy Eucharist is predicted on the fact that it is the pre-eminent sacrament of the Church, being the sacrament of the body and blood Jesus Christ who Himself institutes other sacraments. In other words, it is called the Sacrament of sacraments, because almost all other sacraments of the church are virtually administered in the contest of the Eucharistic celebration. By implication, it could be deduced that all the life of the church revolves around it. (more…)

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CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL ON MY MIND. VOL.7 NO. 4 (TODAY IS THE FEAST)

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There is this wrong impression we had about the name from Saul to Paul, an impression we inherited from the CRK that we did during our secondary school days. It was the impression that after his conversion, his name was also converted from Saul to Paul. But this is not true. (more…)

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The Baptism of Our Lord. A HOMILY DELIVERED AT THE ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC COMMUNITY UNN. VOL.7 NO.2

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We shall focus our reflection on the gospel reading ( Matthew 3 : 13-17 ). This very passage can be divided into two phases. Phase one ( vv.13-15 ) is about the interaction between John and Jesus shortly before the baptism. While phase two is about the event that took place after the baptism. (more…)

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Let’s Discuss Purgatory before November ends. Vol. 6, No. 16

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A man who was reconciled to God on his death bed after living a miserable life in alcohol and infidelity, said, “I have no doubt that God has forgiven me but I look forward to the atonement for my sins”. In his remarks, he made a distinction between peace and pain. He is at peace because his sins are forgiven and having known that he has not atoned for the sins, he anticipated the pain of purgatory. (more…)

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THE IMPLICATIONS OF PRIVATE CONFESSION THROUGH HISTORY .VOL. 6, NO. 14

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Private penance was first found in the penitential books of the eighth century, but the beginning of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the form of individual confession as we know it now, i.e. bringing together confession of sins and reconciliation with the Church, can be traced back to 11th century. (more…)

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