Month: February 2018

MEDIATOR DEI – Exclusive Interview With David W Fagerberg

Aurelio Porfiri Professor David W Fagerberg is a world renowned theology scholar from Notre Dame University in Indiana (USA). Professor Fagerberg’s interests are many, from Russian Orthodoxy to Chesterton, from CS Lewis to liturgical theology.

CHURCH FATHERS (13) – Athenagoras of Athens

Anastasios In the second century we have another important apologist of the Christian faith, not very well known like others, but still very relevant: Athenagoras of Athens. We don’t know much about his life, some sources suggest that he was…

BITE-SIZE PHILOSOPHY (52) – What about the heart?

Rev José Mario O Mandía We have talked of many things about man, but we have not spoken a word about the “heart.” The term is so bound up to human nature that a “heartless person” might hardly be considered…

CHANCERY NOTICE

Ash Wednesday, Lunar New Year and Lenten arrangements on fasting and abstinence 1. Ash Wednesday (14 February) – To mark the beginning of Lent, Mass of the Proper of Ash Wednesday, with the blessing and distribution of ashes, is to…

NEWS BRIEFS

Tej Francis EUROPE Undercover Chinese priest in Europe: There are still priests imprisoned in China (Rome Reports) This is Fr. Giovanni, and we can’t show his face because he’s Chinese. Nor can we reveal his real name or where he…

MURUGAN BEFORE THE YEAR OF THE DOG – Chinese In The Thaipusam Of Penang

Joaquim Magalhães de Castro In the Malaysian cities of Georgetown (Penang Island) and Kuala Lumpur the Lunar New Year is preceded by a religious event capable of attracting more people to the streets than the traditional Chinese solemnity. I am…

THE DESERT EXPERIENCE – First Sunday of Lent

Gen 9:8-15; 1 Pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15 Fernando Armellini SCJ Claretian Publications, Macau        Every year, on the first Sunday of Lent, the gospel is on the temptations of Jesus in the desert. In Mark’s brief narrative of…

BECOMING PART OF THE MACAU FAMILY – Chinese New Year Of Modern Times Keeps Traditional Values And Family Worship

Pedro Daniel Oliveira Chinese New Year is seen in Macau, not only as a cultural Chinese festivity, but also as a form of integration into society, whether it’s expatriates or Chinese from Mainland China living here. So says António Mil-Homens,…