Day: March 4, 2018


Aurelio Porfiri There is no doubt that there is something wrong with education in the way we use this term today. First of all, “education” is used as synonym of “schooling” but, as a matter of fact, they are not…

NE NOS INDUCAS IN TENTATIONEM – Yes, God allows temptation.

Aldo Maria Valli “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Recent statements by Pope Francis (“It is not a good translation. The French have also changed the text with a translation that says, ‘Do not let…

BITE-SIZE PHILOSOPHY (53) – Why am I me?

Rev José Mario O Mandía “Why am I me?” I remember asking myself this question as a child. Little did I know that it was a philosophical question, a question about individuality.

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WHEN GOD’S HOUSE BECAME A DEN OF ROBBERS – 4 March 2018, 3rd Sunday of Lent

Ex 20:1-17, 1 Cor 1:22-25, Jn 2:13-25 Edmond Lo This Sunday’s gospel reading could be mind-boggling to many Catholic faithful but is thought-provoking to those who love the Bible.

APOLOGIA (13) – Can miracles by God be explained scientifically?

Anastasios Objection 1: Recently, with the advancement of science, we have discovered that certain events that were considered miracles are indeed possible also in the framework of a scientific explanation. This removes God as cause of their happening.


Chalons, France On the night of the Feast of the Annunciation, March 24 in the year 1400, some shepherds tending their flocks were attracted by a bright light coming from the Chapel of Saint John the Baptist near Chalons, France….


Tej Francis ROME Francis canonizing not only Paul VI’s life, but also his legacy (Crux)  Now that Pope Francis has said out loud what many have long suspected, which is that Blessed Pope Paul VI will be declared a saint…

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (12) – The Davidic Covenant: The Davidic Psalm Tradition I (Psalms 1–72)

Joni Cheng Psalms 1 to 72 comprises Book I and II of the Psalms. Book I includes mostly the lament Psalms by David, while Book II includes additional themes of psalms such as thanksgiving and praises, contributed by David as…

GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Missionaries in Borneo island (1)

Joaquim Magalhães de Castro With the loss of Malacca in 1641, one year after the restoration of Portugal’s independence (during 60 years the country was under Spanish rule, in a peculiar political system known as “dual monarchy”), communication with the…


On 12th February 2018, a high-level delegation of Macao Polytechnic Institute