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The Making of Holy Family

admin / December 22, 2020

27 December 2020 – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas: Holy Family – BLK 2:22-40 Fr. Jijo Kandamkulathy CMFClaretian Publications, Macau Mary and Joseph were two humble parents bringing their little firstborn to present to God fulfilling the Jewish law. This little family has already weathered out many storms in their lives. There was a divorce attempt even before the…

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MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS

admin / December 22, 2020

Aurelio Porfiri I think that a few will understand how different Christmas is this year, as do people living in countries strongly affected by the pandemic, like Italy. Our government has imposed measures that basically will limit a lot the possibilities of movement and gathering, especially on the days of festivities, because of course, it is more dangerous from the…

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Five lessons we learnt from 2020

admin / December 22, 2020

Aurelio Porfiri I am sure that if someone were to ask you what memories from 2020 you would like to carry forward, I guess there will be nothing positive,  especially if you lived in places which were strongly affected by the pandemic. Writing from Italy, you will know that my perspective is strongly influenced by the situation that we are…

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God the Judge … to Save

admin / November 21, 2020

22 November 2020 – 34th Sunday in O.T. – Christ the King – Year AMatthew 25:31-46 Fernando Armellini SCJClaretian Publications, Macau The gospel passage, today, is a judgment scene, a literary genre used both in the Bible (cf. Dan 7) and in the rabbinic literature. The aim of this literary genre is not to inform about what will happen at…

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