Day: January 19, 2018

TO TELL TALE OF GOD’S LOVE DOWN THE AGES (8)

Sr Judith Yuen, FMM God calls each one he loves from the time when he/she was in the womb of his/her mother. God has a plan for each one of us for our good. His love for the person is…

BITE-SIZE PHILOSOPHY (48) – What has freedom got to do with responsibility?

Rev José Mario O Mandía We have defined freedom as the ability to make conscious and intelligent choices. That is how we shape our lives. That is how we grow. Let us talk about the consequence of this conscious and…

HE INAUGURATED A NEW ERA – 21 JANUARY 2018 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (b)

Jon 3:1-5, 10; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20 Fernando Armellini SCJ Claretian Publications, Macau Jesus begins his ministry preaching the inauguration of the Kingdom of God. Mark adds an emergency nature to the call to belong to the Kingdom ‘immediately!’…

GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – The Siam of Domingos de Seixas (3)

Joaquim Magalhães de Castro To make the film, director Chatrichalerm Yukol, better known as Than Mui, spent five years doing documentary research. Surveys that took him to Burma, Laos, Portugal – “testimonials of Domingos de Seixas of the kingdom of…

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (8) – The Deuteronomic Covenant Renewed (Joshua)

Joni Cheng The Book of Joshua is an epilogue to the Pentateuch where he finally led Israel into the Promised Land after being in the wilderness for 40 years. Under the command of Joshua, Israel experienced a brief period of…

CHURCH FATHERS (11) – Didaché

Anastasios One of the most well known document of apostolic times is The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles or Didaché (“teaching”). According to some scholars, this short treatise was written in the first century, between 65 and 80.  It was…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN K BASKERVILLE – Sex in the media

Aurelio Porfiri In the last months, interest has peaked on the issue of sexual harassment, thanks to revelations coming from supposed and ascertained molestations by big names in the entertainment and media industries. Not a few people see the danger…

MARIAN APPARITIONS (51) – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic, where the evangelization of the New World began, is under the protection of the Virgin under two titles: Our Lady of Mercy, the principal patroness who was so proclaimed in 1616 during the Spanish colonial rule, and…