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The first Priests in Vietnam

admin / February 5, 2016

Great Figures of the Missionary Work Joaquim Magalhães de Castro Contemporary of Macau and Malacca, Hoi An, a riverside town south of Danang, on the Vietnamese coast, was known as Faifo. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, it was one of the most important international ports in Southeast Asia.

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A different kind of blast

admin / February 5, 2016

The International Eucharistic Congress wraps up in Cebu (Vatican Radio) The 51st International Eucharistic Congress has ended in Cebu, Philippines. As Vatican Radio’s Seàn-Patrick Lovett reports from Cebu, the week long event that saw the participation of faithful and clergy from across the globe concluded in style with a personal video-message from Pope Francis himself who also announced that the…

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Pope Francis to name three Chinese bishops?

admin / February 5, 2016

Possible Breakthrough in Vatican-China Relations A report by Paolo Salom of the Italian daily Corriere della Sera on January 30 said that the Vatican is set to announce that Pope Francis will appoint bishops (“probably three” the report adds) in the People’s Republic of China.

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Divo Barsotti And The Presence

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Aurelio Porfiri Tuscany is a region of Italy, famous in the Anglo-Saxon world for its beautiful landscapes and cities. We just have to think about Florence or Siena. But Tuscany is also a land of deep Catholic faith, a faith that has generated countless men and women that will be a model for future generations of Catholics.

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To begin again

admin / February 5, 2016

Bishop’s Lenten Message for 2016 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, “The season of Lent during this Jubilee Year should also be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy.” (Misericordiae Vultus, 17)

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Trusting His Voice

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C Is 6: 1-2a, 3-8; 1 Cor 15: 1-11; Gospel: Luke 5:1-11 Claretian Publications Simon Peter acknowledges his sinfulness and inadequacies and yet the Lord entrusts the ministry of leadership to him! Peter said, “Leave me, Lord, for I am a sinful man” (v. 8). It’s the way the Bible tells of the encounter with…

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On whether God exists

admin / February 5, 2016

A bit of sharing Dr Michael Chan, DMD This is a very philosophical topic, to talk about whether God exists. If God did not exist, religion would only be a show. Catechism class would only be a social gathering. Let us examine the topic from different angles.

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Does mercy replace justice?

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A Pilgrim’s Notes Fausto Gomez OP The Extraordinary Holy Year Christians are celebrating focuses on mercy, on the virtue of mercy, which is a moral virtue and an effect of the virtue of charity. What happens to the virtue of justice? Does mercy replace justice? 

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Diocese of Macau can prosper and flourish

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Monsignor Ante Jozic, Representative of the Holy See study mission in Hong Kong Pedro Daniel Oliveira Convinced that the Diocese of Macau will prosper and flourish in many ways, Monsignor Ante Jozic claims the appointment of Bishop Stephen Lee to succeed Bishop José Lai was a wise decision, partially because of his affinity with Portugal. Speaking to O CLARM, the…

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