Month: December 2017

CHANCERY NOTICE

CN/22/427/2017 Chancery Notice 1st January 2018 WORLD DAY OF PEACE “MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES: MEN AND WOMEN IN SEARCH OF PEACE”   On January 1 the whole Church celebrates the 51st World Day of Peace. In his message for this day,…

2017 H.E. Bishop Stephen Lee Christmas Message — Straighten the path starting from youth and family

In these days of Advent, as one walks through the streets of Macau, aside from the colorful Christmas lights, we can also observe meticulously decorated Nativity scenes or Christmas cribs. Even if these have become just one more Christmas decoration,…

LECTIO DIVINA (3) — Contemplation and action

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP In our third and final piece on lectio divina, we focus on the fourth classical step of lectio divina, that is, contemplation. We shall add a fifth step!   CONTEMPLATION (CONTEMPLATIO)   The fourth moment of lectio…

BITE-SIZE PHILOSOPHY (45) — Have you ever seen animals “coming up with new ideas”?

Rev José Mario O Mandía jmom.honlam.org Nature is wonderful. Nature is fascinating. Just watch birds build nests, or ants making anthills, or bees constructing beehives. But have you ever wondered why birds don’t ever design new kinds of nests, why…

APOLOGIA (9) — Is God the subject of sacred science?

  Anastasios   Objection 1: When we speak of the sacred, we imply many things that are not related with God. Objection 2: We speak of sacred in many religious traditions, but lots of them don’t recognize “a god” but…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE (2) — Faith And Tradition

Aurelio Porfiri   Many have observed that the United States had a significant role in the past century that we are rediscovering once more today. This is true in the Catholic Church and in many other areas. What do you…

Be a gift for others

Sr Sam Come the month of December, everyone thinks about Christmas and celebration. Everyone is excited, waiting to buy new clothes, new cosmetics and gadgets. Food and branded sweet items get more attractive. It is noticeable that Christmas has become…

Jesus and children

Rino Cammilleri As it is well known, Marx was not affectionate with religion (“opium of the people”) and in Christianity, he saw at most the dialectical time of the passage from the ancient world to the medieval one. But of…

COMPASSION AND HOPE — Macau students lend a hand to depressed areas in the Philippines

  Honlam Education and Research Association is organizing work camps in the Philippines that give Macau students first-hand experiences on how difficult life in depressed areas can be. We listened to stories of compassion and hope. PEDRO DANIEL OLIVEIRA  …