Day: March 16, 2018

APOLOGIA (14) – Is there a good God and a bad God?

Anastasios Objection 1: It seems that the God of the Old Testament is not the same God of the New Testament. Indeed in the Old Testament God seems more vengeful and in the New Testament he seems more merciful, as…

BITE-SIZE PHILOSOPHY (55) – Is there more to work?

Rev José Mario O Mandía We need to work in order to earn a living. This is the most basic motive for work. But is there more to work than just survival? We know there is.

NO SHORTCUTS – 18TH March 1028 – 5th Sunday Of Lent (B)

Jer 31:31-34; Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33 Paul Yeung It is human nature to look for shortcuts, seeking for an easy path especially when we go through suffering.  Yet, we all know that suffering and death are part of life, something…

Great Figures of the Missionary Work – The Christian city of Bassein

Joaquim Magalhães de Castro Geographically situated 70 kilometers from the city of Bombay, Bassein is today a place invaded by the bush, but has been already one of the most important strongholds of India, even rivaling Goa. Before the Portuguese…

NOTES IN BIOETHICS – Surrogate Motherhood, Ethical Perspective

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP There are many bioethical issues related to the beginning of life, including among others, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), embryo research, frozen embryos, artificial insemination, cloning, gene therapy and enhancement – and surrogate motherhood. In this piece, we…

NOT ‘GLAMOUR’ – Catholicism is for fighting heroes

Maurizio Blondet A reader writes me: I am following you for some time and I want to thank you for your precious work. I remain a bit disappointed by you when you define yourself as “Traditionalist Catholic.” Traditionalist is fine,…

MARIAN APPARITIONS (57) – Madrid, Spain

In the year 1449, Cubas was only a village with a simple church dedicated to Saint Andrew. The population of Cubas, however, lived quite forgetful of their duties to God, and their sins were so many that it seemed even…

NEWS BRIEFS

Tej Francis VATICAN CITY Miracles attributed to Pope Paul VI, Romero clear way for sainthood (CNS)  Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonization of Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero. At a meeting March 6 with Cardinal Angelo…