Saint Mary Magdalene: Pure Love

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene is one of the most mischaracterized figures in biblical history. Among the false claims was that she was a public prostitute. The impression grew around the 6th century. Unfortunately, there is no clear biblical evidence to justify this claim. The Church has since rejected it also. Luke 8:2 and Mark 16:9 hinted that…

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Profound Beauty – Kateri

I propose Saint Kateri as an inspiration to those who feel insecure because of their physical appearance, and offer a perspective on beauty. I met a girl who feels disadvantaged because of how she looks. Feeling insecure and often moody, she believes her body and form are out of shape. As a result, she avoids…

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In the Manner of the Blessed Trinity of Love

Descriptive photo of the Blessed Trinity

Introduction An audience asks the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen to explain the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity. He warns them that no matter how erudite his explanation may be, the Trinity doctrine would still not be fully clear to them. After a two-hour rigorous theological and philosophical speech on the subject, a woman approaches…

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My Take on #EndSARS et al Protest

My Take on #EndSARS et al Protest

This special post is to state my take on the #EndSARS protest going on at the moment in my native country, Nigeria. It’s the right thing to do to keep to our civic duties. Paying taxes, casting votes, keeping to traffic rules, contributing in various ways to make our society a better place to live,…

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Saint Teresa of Avila: Hope for All

Daily Reflections with Father Maurice Emelu

Grace to you! Today in our Catholic tradition, we are celebrating the life of one of the four women the Church honors as Doctors of the Church. The other three are Saints Catherine of Siena, Therese of Lisieux (the youngest of all the Doctors of the Church), and Hildegard of Bingen. A Doctor of the Church is not…

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7 Signs of Hypocrisy and Ways to Redemption

Daily Reflections with Father Maurice Emelu

Grace to you! In Luke 11:37-54, the Blessed Lord Jesus Christ leveled series of charges against the religious leaders of his time. As I read the strong words, I see a running thread about those condemnations. The Lord was condemning their hypocrisy. Hence, in today’s reflection, I will shed light on what I call seven…

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​Look Beyond the Letters

Daily Reflections with Father Maurice Emelu

Grace to you! It could be a challenging task to clear the reading desk of many senior academics. You are not certain what is essential and what isn’t. Though the table is messy, the academic sees every little paper on that desk as necessary.  This scenario isn’t the case only with scholars; many of us…

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Miss Not the Opportunity: No Need to Look for Signs

Bar Beach lagos Nigeria

Grace to you! A beggar approached the car of a young woman in a traffic jam. Afraid and nervous, she shuddered at the sight of the scar-ridden hands of the beggar, beckoning for help and pointing to the burger inside her car. The traffic eased, and she drove away as fast as she could. However,…

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The Royal Super

Daily Reflections with Father Maurice Emelu

Grace to you! The message of God’s word from Isaiah’s prophecy, Saint Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, and the Gospel of Matthew fills my hearts with joy. I hear of the generous invitation to a more-than-red carpet treat to the Feast of the Lamb (Jesus Christ). Summarizing these readings, the first one (Is 25:6-10) is…

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