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“Defending the Faith Without Raising Your Voice”

September 21, 2021

The story goes back to March 2010, when Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain was announced for September 16-19 of that year. The atheist leaders responded with a ferocious campaign. Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens proposed that, on arrival, the Pope be put in jail and tried by the British courts. The press announced that the visit would cost £19 million, raising an outcry of scandal.

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Devotees observe Macau’s 23rd Peñafrancia Festival

September 21, 2021

Members of the Peñafrancia Devotees Association in Macau (PDAM) gathered every night from the 10th to 18th at Saint Augustine Church in Macau for the traditional novenas to the Divino Rostro (The Holy Face of Jesus) and to the Our Lady of Peñafrancia, carefully observing government restrictions on mass gatherings. At 11 AM on 19th September, around 300 parishioners attended the Thanksgiving Mass for the Peñafrancia Festival.

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Chancery Notice

September 21, 2021

Fr. Ho Ka Fai (SDB) will act as Parochial Administrator of S. Lourenço Parish during the vacation leave of Fr. RYU Jaehyoung (BMC).

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Caritas campaign aims to feed two hundred people

September 19, 2021

In a single weekend, Caritas collected enough groceries to feed close to one hundred people. Supported by the Lusophone Scouts Group of Macau (GELMac), the food donation campaign continues this Saturday and Sunday in two different Taipa Supermarkets.

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Ricci Institute discusses Corporate Social Responsibility in the Greater Bay Area

September 19, 2021

The future of Macau is increasingly interconnected with the development of the Greater Bay area, but the process of the SAR regional integration is not without risks. Questions such as business ethics in a thriving space – one that promises great opportunities – are seen by the Macau Ricci Institute as something to worry about. The Jesuit think tank is dedicating one of its upcoming events to the issue of disseminating better Corporate Social Responsibility practices in the Greater Bay Area region.

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“We aim to be a university in, of and for Macau, in, of and for China”

September 18, 2021

The University of Saint Joseph is celebrating its 25th anniversary and it was rewarded by the Central Government with a long awaited accolade. The higher education institution was authorized by the Chinese Education Ministry to recruit Mainland students, albeit on a trial basis. The University will be able to enroll students from the People’s Republic of China in postgraduate programs in Architecture, Business Administration, Information Systems and Science, Stephan Morgan announced earlier this week.

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Music and Sacred: some considerations

September 17, 2021

In recent decades, the use of the term “sacred music” to denote the music that is used for the liturgy has often been contested, preferring terms such as ritual, liturgical music and so on. Certainly, for some the term “sacred music” meant the monumentalization of certain repertoires as untouchable or intangible, not as models as they should be.