Day: March 23, 2018

ASK THE LITURGIST (2) - The Sound of the bells on Easter Vigil

Enrico Finotti Easter is approaching and its rites are planned. Since the Easter Vigil takes place late, the sound of the ‘Gloria’ bells, for some collaborators, becomes problematic. But it seems that in many other cases the bells are a…

BITE-SIZE PHILOSOPHY (056) - Does the truth still matter?

Rev José Mario O Mandía Does truth still matter? Is it still important? One author laments that we have entered the “post-truth era.” “At one time we had [1] truth and [2] lies. Now we have [1] truth, [2] lies,…

NEW BIBLICAL MOVIE ON THEATERS TODAY IN THE US - Paul, Apostle of Christ

Miguel Augusto (*) The apostles Paul and Peter are considered the pillars on which the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church is based. The film about the Apostle Paul, who is now making his debut in the United States, entitled Paul, Apostle…

All Categories Faith & Life Gospel Toon

IN WHICH OF THE CROWDS DO WE SEE OURSELVES?

Isaiah 50:4-7, Philippines 2:6-11, Mark 14:1-15:47 May Tam As this Sunday marks the beginning of the Holy Week, let us reflect on the different crowds that our Lord met during  these last days of His earthly life. The first crowd…

GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – The Golden Goa

Joaquim Magalhães de Castro Built in the reign of king Dom Sebastião, the cathedral of Goa impresses with its size. It forces us to pull our head back in amazement at its classical façade of the 36 meters and its…

All Categories Faith & Life

ON THE WASHING OF THE FEET – Decree In Missa In Cena Domini

Congregation For Divine Worship And The Discipline Of The Sacraments The restoration of Holy Week, with the decree Maxima Redemptionis nostrae mysteria (30 November 1955), granted the faculty for the washing of feet of twelve men during the Mass of…

CHURCH FATHERS (15) – Saint Apollinaris Claudius

Anastasios When we investigate the first centuries of Christian history, we are often faced with the problem of lack of information. This is not strange, if you think about it, because a very long time separates us from those times…

CREATING AWARENESS IS KEY-FACTOR – Pro-Life Movement Advocate Joni Cheng On Human Trafficking In Macau

Pedro Daniel Oliveira Pro-life movement advocate in Macau Joni Cheng believes that human trafficking is a problem in the territory, despite official figures released annually by the Judiciary Police going in a different direction. Raising awareness among people is the…

MARIAN APPARITIONS (58) – Crema, Italy

In the late 15th century a young woman named Caterina Uberti lived with her brother in the city of Crema. When she arrived at marriageable age, her brother induced her to wed one Bartolomeo Petrobelli; it was an unfortunate arrangement…

NEWS BRIEFS

Tej Francis INDIA Catholic mission hospital, nuns attacked in central India (UCAN news) Suspected Hindu activists demolished the wall of a Catholic mission hospital and manhandled staff including nuns in the latest incident in Madhya Pradesh state, considered a hotbed…