June 14, 2024
Reflections By Rev. Fr. David Okolie

MY SUCCESS TESTIMONY

Dearest friends, there is no doubt that I had already known the maternal care of the Blessed Virgin Mary right from my minor seminary days. However, it was in my Philosophy 2 that I came in contact with the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title: Our Mother of Perpetual Help. In that my Philosophy 2,

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PRAYING WITH MARY

Dearest friends, one of the rich traditions of the Church that is fast eluding our present generation of Christians is the consciousness of PRAYING WITH MARY whenever we gather to pray. Perhaps, the new generation PENTECOSTAL movements have tried to reduce the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Christian prayers to nothing and unfortunately,

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ABOUT SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS

So, tell me dear, if the Western Law really thinks that a man/woman can be sexually attracted to the same sex (Homosexuality: gay and lesbianism), why then does the same Law thinks that an adult cannot be sexually attracted to a child? If the same Law calls the former a sexual orientation, why then does

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12THE SUNDAY CATECHESIS: WHEN TRUTH IS PAINTED…

Dearest friends, it is increasingly becoming obvious that our world is morally sinking because a number of Christians (Pastors and Faithful) are not ready to bear WITNESS to the TRUTH. Thus, many are sacrificing truth on the altars of POSITION, FAME and RICHES. Well, the fact remains that whenever a Christian fails to bear witness to

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WITH THE LENTEN AND EASTER SEASONS OVER…

Dearest friends, it is possible that in the minds of some Catholics, this may be the question: What are we really expected to be doing now that the Lenten and Easter Seasons are over? Are we now into ‘Jolly’ Season’? Actually, our Christian Faith helps us to understand that there is no ‘holiday’ in our

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11TH SUNDAY CATECHESIS: THE LABOURERS ARE FEW?

Dearest friends, it is always easier to accept that the HARVEST is plentiful but what is quite difficult to understand is what makes the LABOURERS FEW. The HARVEST in the above stands for ‘the people of God who need to be taken care of spiritually and otherwise, such that the salvation promised by God may

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THE HEART OF MARY INVITES US…

Dearest friends, the Heart of Mary has been fittingly identified as IMMACULATE; which is a level of PURITY that cannot be equalled. This Immaculate Heart of Mary is so CLOSELY UNITED with the Sacred Heart of Jesus such that the two cannot possibly be separated from each other. Thus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary earnestly

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THE MODEL OF TRUE LOVE

Dearest friends, the solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus concretely draws our attention to the AMAZING LOVE of Jesus Christ for us all. It is a love that is so SINCERE, SACRIFICIAL and ALL-EMBRACING. Indeed, a MODEL of every true love. This love of Jesus is symbolized with the heart that is crowned

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THE HOLY MASS = THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM

Dearest friends, you and I are really privileged to always be among the invited guests at this Heavenly Feast – THE HOLY MASS. But do our attitudes and dispositions always show that we are sincerely grateful to God for allowing us to always be part of such a gathering and sharing the same table with

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DELIBERATE OMISSION OF SUNDAY MASS: A SIN?

Dearest friends, it is true that sometimes, a number of Catholics deliberately omit Holy Mass on SUNDAYS and even on other Holy Days HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION: How many are they?without knowing that it is a GRAVE SIN that requires repentance and sacramental CONFESSION. Now, for a sin to be GRAVE/MORTAL, there must be 3

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