Day: January 26, 2018

SILENCE, ADORATION, PRAYER – A Lesson from Children

Aldo Maria Valli Today my wife told me a beautiful experience with her children of the second year of catechism. There are 13 boys, 9 years old. The topic addressed is “The call.” First in the Old Testament, then in…

BITE-SIZE PHILOSOPHY (49) – What factors can limit freedom?

Rev José Mario O Mandía Freedom is “rooted in reason and will” (CCC 1731). In man (unlike in angels), these two powers do not act alone — they are affected by other factors. Let us talk about these factors. Ignorance…

DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEART! – 28 January 2018 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 7:32-35, Mark 1:21-28 May Tam www.FLL.cc Perhaps it would not be too wrong to say that one of the things that undergoes depletion over the ages is the submission to “authority.” Challenge to the origin of…

DIASPORA – The Macanese community in Hong Kong

Joaquim Magalhães de Castro The Portuguese community of Hong Kong was of extreme importance for the economic and cultural life of the former British colony. Over the decades their best offspring have been leaving for far distances and the community…

THE BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP

Fausto Gomez OP Who does not love the lyrics and the song by Paul Simon Bridge over Troubled Water as sung marvelously by him and Art Garfunkel? The title comes from a Baptist Church hymn.  I love these lines: Oh…

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (9) – Everything Goes Wrong (Judges 1-8, 13-21), but there’s a glimmer of hope (Ruth 1-4)

Joni Cheng Judges marked the period of religious, social and political chaos where “there was no king in Israel; every man did what was the right in his own eyes” (Jud 17:6 & 21:25), whereas Ruth served as an oasis…

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APOLOGIA (11) – Why Did God not make the world more perfect?

Anastasios Objection 1: It is evident that in the world there is so much suffering and injustice that the same world cannot be the creation of a perfect God. Objection 2: If He is really God, why He did not…

MARIAN APPARITIONS (52) – Madrid, Spain

For a long time part of Madrid was nothing but a field of matreeds (tules) particularly in the district of Atocha. Here is a shrine to Our Lady of Atocha, a Spanish contraction for “Theotokos”, meaning “Mother of God,” or…