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MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS FOR LENT 2021 – “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mt 20:18)

admin / February 26, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters, (Vatican VA) In our Lenten journey towards Easter, let us remember the One who “humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8). During this season of conversion, let us renew our faith, draw from the “living water” of hope, and receive with open hearts the love of God, who makes…

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CHIARETTO YAN (甄健湘), PROFESSOR OF ASIAN PHILOSOPHY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT JOSEPH – “We should not despise these cultural practices outright”

admin / February 26, 2021

Marco Carvalho The Lunar New Year is, for Chinese communities all over the world, a celebration of the family, and Catholics are no exception. The Church does not rebel against the offer of the “red pocket” and does not interdict going to the temples, as long as the faithful do not succumb to the deception of superstition. What can and…

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El Shaddai Macau chapter celebrates 27th anniversary

admin / February 26, 2021

Leonard Dollentas For the last 27 years the El Shaddai Catholic prayer group has played an important role in the lives of the thousands of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in Macau. El Shaddai members often describe the encounter with the movement as a new beginning for them, a wake-up call from all the mistakes and hardships they went through before in…

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Pastoral Center hosts pro-life seminar

admin / February 26, 2021

Ross Belle Santos-Balatbat The Pastoral Care for Migrants held a pro-life seminar last February 13th from 9 am to 5 pm. The speaker was Sister Pamela Marie, of the Religious of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (RGS), who is an active pro-life promoter. 

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BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (112) – Why employ art and music in the liturgy?

admin / January 15, 2021

Rev José Mario O Mandíajmom.honlam.org  The work of evangelization nowadays can become difficult when we start off from discussions about the truth and the good, thanks to the “dictatorship of relativism” (Joseph Ratzinger, 18 April 2005), where everyone decides what is true or good for himself. This should not lead us to apostolic despair, however, as there is an even…

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A MISSIONARY HEART –

admin / January 15, 2021

Sr Juliana Devoy After Sr Juliana’s demise, O Clarim received this touching piece which she wrote on her 60th anniversary and which we are now sharing with our readers. -Editor I have celebrated 60 years as a Good Shepherd Sister.  My heart is so full of gratitude for this wonderful gift of my vocation that, like the psalmist, I want to…

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FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD – “Let us also be bathed in light”

admin / January 15, 2021

Miguel Augusto Last Sunday, January 10, the Portuguese-speaking community gathered for the Mass of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  Fr Daniel Ribeiro SCJ, celebrated the Holy Sacrifice. In his homily, he stressed that in order to understand the Lord’s baptism, an understanding of the whole of Sacred Scripture is necessary. This, the priest reminds us, speaks of…

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Mass for outgoing Philippine Consul General

admin / January 15, 2021

Leonard Dollentas Last Sunday, January 10, 2021, Filipinos in Macau bade farewell to the Honorable Lilybeth R. Deapera, consul general of the Philippines to Macau. The Filipino community of St Padre Pio offered a Mass for her as her stint in Macau has drawn to a close. The Mass was held at St Dominic Church and was celebrated by Fr Leonard…

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