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Missa In Honorem Matthaei Ricci by Aurelio Porfiri: An Introduction

admin / May 7, 2015

Father Cesare Giraudo SJ Professor Emeritus – Pontifical Oriental Institute (Rome) For that pioneer of evangelization Matteo Ricci († 1610), to inculturate Christian faith meant to root it in the religious culture of every people who are open to the Gospel. Now, the religious culture of a people is represented first of all by its cult, received from its ancestors…

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Spreading the Faith through scholarly research

admin / May 7, 2015

80th Anniversary of the Monumenta Serica Journal By Leo R. Maliksi (劉力樹) Taipei Correspondent (駐台代表) On April 30, Thursday, the Monumenta Serica Sinological Research Center organized the Forum for the 80th Anniversary of Monumenta Serica (華裔學志) at the Zhou Zhang Building (倬章樓) of Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei.

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Duarte de Sande, SJ – The Multicultural Agent (Part 4)

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Great figures of the missionary work Joaquim Magalhães de Castro The Jesuit priests serving in the East, around 1579, satisfied with the huge success of the Christian mission in the Japanese archipelago, decided to organize the sending to Catholic Europe of an embassy consisting of four Nipponese young noblemen. The ambassadors had familiar ties with the ruling clans of Kyushu…

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Three corollaries

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Order in the Universe Rev José Mario O Mandía In the last two weeks, we have spoken about the orderliness we find in the universe, an orderliness that points us in two directions: one “upstream”, and another “downstream”. The upstream direction leads us to an Intelligent Source, and the downstream one tells us about ourselves and our relationship with the…

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“As I have loved you”

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May 10, 2015 – 6th Sunday of Easter Shiu Lan Fountain of Love and Life In this Sunday’s Gospel Reading, Jesus taught his disciples “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)

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The love that comes first

admin / May 7, 2015

May 10, 2015 – 6th Sunday of Easter Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48 1 John 4:7-10 John 15:9-17 Fr Fernando Torres, CMF Claretian Publications Today’s gospel goes straight to the heart of the Christian life. It speaks to us about the commandment, the only commandment: that we love one another. Could love be truly a commandment, a law, an order? Can anyone order…

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