HISTORY OF SALVATION – Time of the Church (46)

Church Revival 

LITURGICAL MUSIC – Missa Sancti Ioseph – Agnus Dei

Aurelio Porfiri


José Morales
José Manuel Fidalgo

2.2 Liturgical language

Liturgical language is based directly on the liturgical and doxological language of the Bible. It represents a veritable treasury of Christian meanings. It has developed in the praying dimension of the Church, and is contained mainly in the Missal, the Liturgy of the Hours, and the Rituals of the Sacraments.

BITE-SIZE PHILOSOPHY (3) – Do you think I have a brain?

Rev José Mario O Mandía

Now that’s an odd question, don’t you think? In fact, I am going to ask a few odd questions today. All of these questions fall under one big question: “How did you get to know the things that you actually know?”

CHANCERY NOTICE – Guidelines for Catholics Intending Marriage

Diocese of Macau - Chancery Notice
No. 4 /2017

“So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” (Mt 19:6)

Marriage is a sacrament by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring.

FORGIVENESS THE ONLY PATH – 19 February 2017 – 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Saint John Paul II

The only path to peace is forgiveness. Forgiveness given and received enables a new kind of relationship among people, breaking the spiral of hatred and revenge and shattering the chains of evil which bind the hearts of those in conflict with one another.

GREAT FIGURES OF MISSIONARY WORK – Christian Pioneers in Burma (24)

Joaquim Magalhães de Castro

At the suggestion of my new friend Peter, I set off to Sammeikon, his native village, in an ox cart, in the company of his mother and his sister, an eighteen-year-old beauty.


It is more than 150 years since the birth of Bernadette Soubirous, the peasant girl whose visions led to the founding of the shrine at Lourdes in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. Nowadays four illuminated basilicas dominate the landscape, there are torchlight processions every day, and the shops are full of statuettes and relics. The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in southern France is the most visited pilgrimage site in the world — principally because of the apparent healing properties of the waters of the spring that appeared during the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to a poor, fourteen-year-old girl, Bernadette Soubirous.


Tej Francis


Pope Francis: Big corruption begins in small things

(Rome Reports) In his homily at Santa Marta, the pope reflected on the differences between the devil’s temptation to Adam and Eve, and the temptation to Jesus. He recalled that the devil always deceives, and to not fall into temptation, and to never talk to him.

BEING A JOURNALIST – Exclusive interview: Vittorio Macioce

Aurelio Porfiri

Vittorio Macioce is the senior journalist for Il Giornale, one of the most important Italian newspapers. We put to him some questions that may interest those working in Catholic media.