As soon as João da Gama arrived in Acapulco (March 1590) his ship and the entire crew were seized, thus complying with royal legislation. The assets of the Portuguese captain, “valued at 140,000 pesos,” were also taken from him and his court case went to the Casa de la Contratación in Seville, where he was to be tried.
Giovannino Guareschi was not only a great Catholic writer and humorist, but what is even more significant is that he is a great Catholic philosopher. Certainly his was not a philosophy in the common sense of the term: he never formulated a systematic thought; but it was still a very specific thought. It was the thought of “common sense,” that is, an authentically Catholic thought.
Today you have finished your mission here in Macau. Your footprints will forever be ingrained in our history and our hearts. May your services and sharing with us in Christ our Savior enrich your lives and those of the other Maryknoll Sisters all over the world! We thank God for having had you with us for the last 39 years! God bless you all! A big hug to you all!
Reminiscences of Seville seven years ago, in the Royal Monastery of St. Clement.
On 13 September 2021, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) issued a Statement regarding Mainland Student Recruitment.
The world’s fastest man, three times 100m Olympic gold medalist, and much more, was once invited to a 2013 Vatican conference on religious liberty.
On September 8, 2021, Bishop Francis Cui Qingqi was ordained as the new bishop of Hankou, Wuhan, Hubei, China. The 57-year-old bishop is the sixth bishop to be consecrated in China according to the terms of the provisional agreement which the Holy See signed with the Chinese government in September 2018. This means that Bishop Cui’s appointment is with the approval of both the state and the Church.
The remains of three martyrs executed 200 years ago for being Catholic were discovered a few months back in South Korea. The investigations into who they were revealed their names this month, AFP reported. Before their bodies were found, the three were among 125 Korean martyrs beatified by Pope Francis when he visited the country in 2014.
The church of Sé Cathedral of Macau has a relic of the Holy Cross on a side altar. It is located on the right side of the church when entering before meeting the image of Our Lady and the little shepherds, Jacinta Marto and Francisco Marto.
When we offend someone who loves us, we feel sorry and we try to compensate for the offense. That is what penance is.