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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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Where did Jesus Really Abide?

admin / January 15, 2021

Jijo Kandamkulathy CMFClaretian Publications, Macau 17 January 2021 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time-BJn 1:35-42 The gospel passage narrates the encounter of the first set of disciples with Jesus at the beginning his public ministry. Jesus was introduced to Andrew and his companion by John the Baptist. After staying with him for a day, the image of Jesus the teacher…

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SANTA CECILIA – The gift of music

admin / January 15, 2021

We have already seen several basilicas in Rome called Trastevere, famous for its restaurants and for its characteristic buildings. There is another one that we should not miss, and it is the Basilica of Saint Cecilia, it is very dear to musicians because Saint Cecilia, together with Saint Gregory the Great are considered their heavenly patroness.

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SOCCER AS A METAPHOR OF FAITH

admin / January 15, 2021

Aurelio Porfiri Giuseppe Meazza was born in Milan on August 23, 1910.  He was considered by some to be the greatest Italian soccer player of all time. Inter Milan’s player and best scorer of all time with this team, he became  the world champion twice with the Italian national team, in 1934 and 1938. He died in 1979 and the…

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A ROMAN PRIEST

admin / January 15, 2021

Aurelio Porfiri On the morning of Saturday, January 9, Don Ennio Innocenti, a Roman priest, as he liked to call himself, passed away. He was born in 1932, in Pistoia and lived through the pains of war, culminating in the killing of his father in 1944. The young Ennio began to show signs of a vocation to the priesthood, encouraged…

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Good news from home?

admin / January 15, 2021

Carlos M. Frota Unity! Unity! Disunion is a scandal !  It’s a sin! I heard the appeal from within, inscribed in my personal history as a Christian and as a Catholic. And my thoughts lead me towards old times during my adolescence, when I first became aware of the contingencies of history that provoked irreparable (so far!) wounds of misunderstanding…

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BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (111) – Can we just pray anywhere? Why do we need churches?

admin / January 8, 2021

Rev José Mario O Mandíajmom.honlam.org  Why do we need special places for praying? Can we not just prayer anywhere?  Yes, one not only can but must pray wherever he finds himself. The CCCC (no 244) explains: “The worship ‘in spirit and truth’ (John 4:24) of the New Covenant is not tied exclusively to any place because Christ is the true…

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