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About Rev. Fr. David Okolie

Rev. Fr. David Okolie is a Priest of the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe, Imo State, Nigeria. He is a prolific writer, retreat preacher and social media evangelizer.

‘NOAH’S ARK AND THE CHURCH’ (CATECHESIS FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT- B)

By |2024-02-18T23:01:58+01:00February 18th, 2024|Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie|

Rev. Fr. David OkolieDearest friends, do you know that the same role that NOAH'S ARK played in helping to save some persons from being destroyed by the FLOOD (cf. Gen 6:13-22) is the same role that the CHURCH is still playing in helping to save persons from the destruction of the WORLD? I will tell

LOVE VS ASH, 2024

By |2024-02-14T23:57:29+01:00February 14th, 2024|Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie|

Rev. Fr. David OkolieDearest friends, this year, 2024, we experienced a RARE CONVERGENCE of Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday; a convergence of *LOVE and PENANCE.*Now, unlike the usual love lyrics, we experienced a dominance of PENANCE and ASHES everywhere today, February 14, 2024 and this has a very powerful message for all of us.Now, we

LENTEN SEASON REMINDER

By |2024-02-13T16:21:18+01:00February 13th, 2024|Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie|

Rev. Fr. David OkolieDearest friends, you must have known that this year's LENTEN SEASON would commence on Wednesday, February 14, 2024; which would be ASH WEDNESDAY.So, we hope to provide some posts that would really be of help to you and I within the season. Just try to stay tuned🙏🏼Meanwhile, we have decided to provide the

‘CHARITY WITHOUT HOOK’ (6TH SUNDAY CATECHESIS (B)

By |2024-02-11T17:38:59+01:00February 11th, 2024|Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie|

Rev. Fr. David OkolieDearest friends, you and I know that CHARITY is a Christian virtue that is most enduring. Thus, the Scriptures affirm: “But for now, these three last forever: faith, hope, and charity. And the greatest of these is CHARITY" (cf. 1 Cor 13:13).“CHARITY is a supernatural gift of God by which we love

‘PREACHING AT ALL TIMES’ (CATECHESIS FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY (B)

By |2024-02-04T22:36:30+01:00February 4th, 2024|Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie|

Rev. Fr. David OkolieDearest friends, In our world today, a number of Christians no longer see the need to keep PREACHING the Gospel Message. In fact, recently, a friend of mine confronted me and demanded to know why I should keep preaching. According to him, whatever I am trying to say are things people already know.

SAME-SEX: THE AFTERMATH OF ‘FIDUCIA SUPLICANS’

By |2024-02-04T22:30:18+01:00February 3rd, 2024|Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie|

Rev. Fr. David OkolieDearest friends, amidst the many reactions that have followed the publication of the document ‘FIDUCIA SUPLICANS' (i.e the document that recommends non-liturgical blessings for the Same-sex persons), I have seen certain reasons to say ‘Thanks'.Now, from the very day that this document was published (i.e December 18, 2023), I have followed with

‘WHEN THE PROPHET FOCUSES ON VANITIES…’ (4TH SUNDAY CATECHESIS (B)

By |2024-01-28T23:43:46+01:00January 28th, 2024|Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie|

Rev. Fr. David OkolieDearest friends, we cannot underestimate the importance and necessity of PROPHETS among the People of God. We have had Prophets from the time of Old, even till today and we cannot really stop having them since they are actually the MOUTHPIECE of GOD. But do not forget that apart from those specially chosen

SEMINARY EXAMINATION: ‘BUSINESS BEFORE PLEASURE’

By |2024-01-28T23:24:13+01:00January 28th, 2024|Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie|

Rev. Fr. David OkolieMy heart goes out to all the seminarians as they prepare to battle with a very demanding aspect of their formation towards the Catholic Priesthood; i.e, EXAMINATION.Dearest brothers, I really know that it is not easy at all within this time but I encourage you to work round the clock.Do not, in

ST. PAUL: FROM SACRIFICE TO EXCELLENCE

By |2024-01-25T23:49:14+01:00January 25th, 2024|Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie|

Rev. Fr. David OkolieDearest friends, pastors, ministers and evangelists,As we gradually draw to the close of this beautiful day in Christendom; that is: *‘The Feast of the CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL'*, let us take few minutes to ponder on these powerful lines of *St. John Chrysostom* on this great day:“... So he (St. Paul) sought

‘THE CONVERSION AFTER BAPTISM’ (CATECHESIS FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY (B)

By |2024-01-21T16:35:54+01:00January 21st, 2024|Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie|

Rev. Fr. David OkolieDearest friends, one of the dangerous PRESUMPTIONS of a number of Christians is that with Baptism, they have already secured a permanent position in heaven which nothing would ever take away from them. The above presumption can only lead to an unfortunate end.Now, with BAPTISM, we have actually secured an initial position/ticket

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