June 18, 2024
Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie

DIVINE PROVIDENCE AND HUMAN EFFORT (11TH SUNDAY CATECHESIS (B)

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, there is no doubt that a good number of us are conversant with this assertion of St. Augustine thus: “The God who created you without you cannot save you without you.” The above saying corroborates strongly a position in Catholic Theology that often poses serious challenge to our Separated

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THE AFFINITY FROM OBEDIENCE (10TH SUNDAY CATECHESIS (B)

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, today, Jesus Christ made it very clear to us what really forms and sustains an AFFINITY/BOND between him and any person. Thus, he affirms: “Whoever does what GOD WANTS is my brother, my sister and my mother” (cf. Mk 3:35). Dearest friends, the above transcends our human understanding of AFFINITY

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IF CATHOLICS DO NOT WORSHIP THE VIRGIN MARY AND THE SAINTS, WHAT THEN DO THEY DO?

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, it is no longer news that many, if not all, of our Separated Brethren (i.e the Non-Catholic Christians) believe that the Catholics Worship the Virgin Mary and the Saints. But, is that really true? Well, to prove to you that Catholics do not worship the Virgin Mary as these

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DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE UGANDAN MARTYRS?

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, just, try and Google something about these Christian Heroes of African descent (St. Charles Lwanga and his Companions). They chose to die instead of yielding to the IMPURE DESIRE of the King.  Worthy of note too is that the youngest of these martyrs is St. Kizito and was only 13

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ANALOGIES OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, what I have chosen to call ‘THE FEAST OF LOVE’. Yes, for Jesus Christ, who is God, to be feeding us (mere humans) with his Body and Blood is indeed, all about LOVE. Unfortunately, instead

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‘PARTICIPATIO ACTUOSA’: This is for Catholics

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, the Latin phrase: ‘PARTICIPATIO ACTUOSA’ which has its English equivalent as Active Participation, is one that anybody that has passed through the four walls of any Catholic Seminary is surely conversant with. I am also sure that a number of Lay faithful must have heard about it also from

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THE MODEL OF THE TRINITY

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, on this special day of the Solemnity of the MOST HOLY TRINITY, we wish to reflect on how we can emulate the model traced out for us by the TRINITY. Before then, it is important to note that the TRINITY is a Mystery. MYSTERY is a TRUTH revealed by

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THE LITURGY AFTER PENTECOST: An urgent reminder

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, with the Easter Season over and the Paschal Candle removed from the Sanctuary at the end of the Pentecost Liturgical Celebration, kindly take note of the following: 1) We have entered the ‘2nd Part of the Ordinary Time of the Year’ and the predominant liturgical colour is GREEN (Except

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DO NOT SADEN THE HOLY SPIRIT…

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, there is great JOY all over the world because of the fulfilment of the Promise that Jesus Christ made to us — ‘To send the Holy Spirit to us‘ (cf. Jn 14:16-18, 26). The coming of the Holy Spirit is so important to us because of the Spiritual Riches

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AN ALMOST FORGOTTEN PART OF THE FATIMA APPARITION’S STORY

Rev. Fr. David Okolie AMELIA remains a popular name that is equally associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary’s apparition to the three young shepherds of Fatima. She was a friend to the youngsters but had already died before our Lady’s apparition. Since these youngsters had the privilege of discussing a lot of extraterrestrial issues with

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