José Manuel Fidalgo
Inspiration of the Scripture
The inspiration of Sacred Scripture is a charism or gift of the Holy Spirit who acts on the writers of the Sacred Book. This inspiration is reflected in the veracity or truthfulness of Sacred Scripture. The mystery of inspiration is rooted therefore in the presence and action of the Divine Spirit, which fills the history of Judeo-Christian Revelation, and which is the basis of Biblical inspiration properly speaking.
Rev José Mario O Mandía
Why should one care about the conversio ad phantasmata (return to the image)? Good question.
Fausto Gomez OP
After the election of Pope Francis, many people throughout the world expected profound changes in the Church, in particular the divisive issue of birth control, including abortion. In a previous piece, the author considered the teaching of the Church on abortion today. In this second text, he presents the specific teaching of Pope Francis on abortion.
I Sam 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41
Claretian Publications, Macau
The method Jesus uses to cure is rather strange: the mud, saliva… Jesus adapts to the mentality of the people of his time who believed that saliva is a concentration of breath, of the spirit, of the strength of a person. In this gesture—sometimes accomplished by Jesus (Mk 7:33,8,23)—there is perhaps a reference to the creation of man told in the book of Genesis (2:7). The evangelist wants to insinuate the idea that by the breath, the Spirit of Jesus, the new and enlightened man is born.
Sr Judith Yuen, FMM
During my days with the Children of Mary, besides service to the church, there were also exciting activities and charitable work for the parishioners.
On the eve of Tuesday, March 25, 1986, the Holy Virgin Mary began her apparitions in the church of Saint Demiana the Martyr in Papadouplo, in the overcrowded Shoubra quarter of Cairo, Egypt. The church is a very small and poor Coptic Orthodox church and the surrounding “streets” are very narrow (about 4 meters wide).
Pope Francis asks churches worldwide to offer 24-hour confession
(Aleteia.org) Pope Francis is inviting parishes around the world to open their doors for 24 hours next Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, so that the faithful might encounter Jesus Christ anew in the sacrament of Penance and Eucharistic Adoration.
Earlier this March, Mr Lo Chi Kuong met Bishop Stephen Lee and presented a 1,000,000 check in support of Catholic tertiary education in Macau, especially for USJ’s new campus project. The presentation of the check was witnessed by Sr Teresina Ng Yu Kum, FMA.