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BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (177): How does ignorance affect the conscience?

May 20, 2022

The conscience is like the captain of a ship who needs maps and reference points to navigate safely. The conscience cannot invent its own rules of morality. It needs a stable reference point independent of any individual’s whim or caprice. It needs to know what is truly good and what is truly evil so that it can judge correctly.

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South Korean priest on mission to get St Lawrence’s youth back to church

May 18, 2022

This is the dilemma that one of Macau’s oldest parishes currently faces. In the parish of Saint Lawrence, involving the younger generations in the liturgical life of the local Catholic communion has proved to be a challenge. Born in South Korea and facing the conundrum, Father James Ryu Jae Hyoung wants to better understand what worries and motivates young people in the parish. Nevertheless, there is hope: twenty children will celebrate their First Communion on June 19th.

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Mary, Protectress of those in need

May 16, 2022

Mary, be her title Sancta Maria Succurre Miseris or Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help), is always our safest refuge after Christ. Her titles as a reference to the help of Christians serve to remind us how much more we must trust in Our Lady in both our temporal and spiritual needs.

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Pro-Life Program to Highlight the Value of Human Life

May 16, 2022

The Macau Cardinal Newman Center of Culture and Performing Arts’ prolife fortnight includes various programs to cultivate a culture of protecting the sanctity of life, among which are an art exhibition and three round-table discussions. The initiative – the second of its kind – is part of the Pro-life Programme, which will run until May 23rd.