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

DIFFICULT TO LOVE?: (6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER CATECHESIS (B)

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, the CHRISTIAN LOVE is also called CHARITY. This Charity is one of the 3 Theological virtues; the other 2 being Faith and Hope. They are called Theological virtues because they are infused into the soul by God alone (cf. CCC, n. 1813). Hence, the Catechism defines Charity as “the

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‘DIGNITAS INFINITA’: The Latest Document of the Catholic Church on Transgenderism, Abortion, Surrogacy, Euthanasia, etc.

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, just early this month, precisely, April 2, 2024, the Vatican published a POWERFUL document which unambiguously affirms the position of the Catholic Church on the recent ideological trends of our world; namely: Transgenderism, Abortion, Surrogacy, Euthanasia, etc. I have decided to summarise the document so that all of us

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THE ETERNAL PRESENCE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, we surely do not need much logic to convince us that our Lord Jesus Christ is the *GOOD SHEPHERD.* This is because, the qualities of a good shepherd are quite glaring in his entire life and ministry. These exceptional qualities culminated in laying down his LIFE for his Sheep (cf.

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THE TWO TABLES OF THE EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, do you know that every Eucharistic Celebration (Holy Mass) is made up of *TWO inseparable Tables,* namely: The Table of the WORD and the Table of the EUCHARIST? While the former is composed of: the readings, the homily and the general intercession, the latter is composed of: the presentation

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WITH THE LENTEN SEASON OVER: What Next?

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, the above may likely be a question in the minds of some Catholics now. What are we really expected to be doing now that the Lenten Season of *FASTING, ABSTINENCE, PRAYER, etc.* is over? Are we now into ‘Jolly Jolly’ season? Beloved friends, the above is not what it

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‘PERPETUATION OF GOD’S MERCY’ (CATECHESIS FOR THE DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY)

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, with the concrete manifestation of *GOD’S MERCY* for the sinful humankind on the Cross, it still pleases our Lord Jesus Christ to *PERPETUATE* this his act of Mercy through the institution of the Sacrament of *CONFESSION* (cf. Jn 20:19-23). Thus, this Sacrament, in the truest sense of it, is

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‘DESTROYER OF THE EASTER JOY

‘ Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, the EASTER JOY is indeed deep and unfathomable (cf. 1 Pt 1:8). This JOY flows from within and is not determined by material possession or merriment. It is not something that anybody would ever want to live without. This explains why the Church undertakes 40 days long penitential

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WE WILL NOT END IN FUTILITY: (EASTER SUNDAY CATECHESIS (B)

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, sometimes, when faced with the many afflictions and ridicules of the world, we are tempted to think that we are actually wasting our time as Christians. Perhaps, we should do away with the many restraints that our Christian faith imposes on us. But I am here to tell you

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PLEASE, DO THIS FOR THE CRUCIFIED JESUS…

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, it is true that even if brothers die for brothers, still no martyr’s blood is shed for the forgiveness of the brothers’ sins – this is exactly what Christ did for us. The RANSOM he paid for our salvation is very costly; neither in silver nor in gold but

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WHAT TO DO ON GOOD FRIDAY

Rev. Fr. David Okolie Dearest friends, GOOD FRIDAY is a day of FASTING and ABSTINENCE (cf. Can. 1251). Therefore, as a faithful Catholic, you should do the following: 👉🏽 Fast from food (You can choose the timing). 👉🏽 Abstain from meat and other certain edibles/acts of pleasure (i.e you have to say NO to eating MEAT and engaging

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