Day: February 2, 2018

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

2017 in the Catholic Diocese of Macau

LEST YOU BE JUDGED

Aurelio Porfiri It is interesting to consider how distant we are from what we believe. Sometimes we may think ourselves to be good Catholics when as Catholics we ought to recognize that we are not good, only God is Good….

CHURCH FATHERS (12) – Saint Justin Martyr

Anastasios When we talk of Saint Justin, we are talking of one of the foremost apologists of the early Church. He was known for his ardent desire to defend the faith in the face of those that oppose it. Let…

WHY? WHY SUFFERING? WHY ME? – 4 FEBRUARY 2018 – 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39 May Tam www.FLL.cc When I was told that there is no theoretical answer to human sufferings and miseries, honestly I was not only disappointed but I started to doubt and query…

BITE-SIZE PHILOSOPHY (50) – What makes a man more free?

Rev José Mario O Mandía We have seen that certain factors can limit our interior freedom: a hyperactive imagination, ignorance, error, intense emotions like fear and anger, and a weak will. We have also seen, however, that freedom makes us…

MARIAN APPARITIONS (53)

Damascus, Syria The Saidnaya Convent is located in the mountains 20 miles north the city of Damascus in Syria. The convent was founded in the year 547. It rises above the town like a veritable fortress and is dedicated to…

NEWS BRIEFS

Tej Francis VATICAN CITY Pope condemns ‘fake news’ in annual message on Social Communications (Catholic culture) Pope Francis condemned “fake news” and called for a “journalism of peace” in his message for the World Day of Social Communications. The Pope…

CHINA-VATICAN DIALOGUE – Counting on the Church’s spiritual strength

On 22 January, John Baptist Lin of Asianews reported that the previous month “Mgr Peter Zhuang Jianjian of Shantou (Guangdong) was forced to go to Beijing where ‘a foreign prelate’ from the Vatican asked him to leave his see to…