Month: April 2018

AFTER LIFE SUPPORT WITHDRAWN Alfie Evans still alive and breathing

Deborah Castellano Lubov (Zenit) Despite Alfie being given Italian citizenship and two hospitals ready to welcome him and transport him with no cost, Alder Hey Hospital ‘unplugged’ the toddler last night [Monday, 23 April]. They said that Alfie would die…

55TH WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS AND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS — Bishop Lee: learn to remain in silence, contemplate, and listen

Jasmin Yiu The Catholic Diocese of Macau celebrated the 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations last Sunday, 22 April, 4th Sunday of Easter at 3 PM in the Cathedral led by Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang, to pray especially for…

A PILGRIM’S NOTES — Use and abuse of technology

Fausto Gomez OP We all use daily – more or less – the internet, the mobile phone, and the tablet. Some of us may have a platform, a blog or a web page. We read, consult, watch the news and…

Myanmar New Year Water Festival — Celebrating with a Family: Feeling at Home Away from Home

Ross Belle Balatbat The Myanmar Social Club of Macau (MSM) has organized for the third year their country’s traditional New Year with the theme “Myanmar New Year – Celebrating with a Family: Feeling at Home Away from Home.” They offered…

SOCIETY OF THE DIVINE WORD GENERAL SUPERIOR FR HEINZ KULUECKE — “The world is Chinese. Not only in China, also outside”

The Society of the Divine Word (SVD) Superior General Fr Heinz Kuluecke has been recently in Macau, where he paid a visit to Msgr Stephen Lee Bun-sang. O CLARIM took the opportunity to speak with him about the congregation’s mission…

The divine love that binds us to others – 29 APRIL 2018 – 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts: 9:26-31; 1 Jn: 3:18-24; Jn: 15:1-8 May Tam Jesus was very straightforward in affirming that He is the true vine without which we can do nothing and therefore we have to remain/abide in Him. The importance of the word…

The Blessed Sacrament? It’s coming with the drone

Aldo Maria Valli I do not know if you have seen the images of the Blessed Sacrament entering the church carried by a drone. They show a nice Brazilian church, São Geraldo Magela, archdiocese of Sorocaba, where the monstrance makes…

BITE-SIZE PHILOSOPHY (61) — Why can’t morality just depend on me?

Rev José Mario O Mandía jmom.honlam.org We have seen that when we suffer injustice or unfairness, we think about the evil we suffer and the good we are deprived of. We think about ethics and morality. When we don’t get…

APOLOGIA (17) — Is it really important if God exists or not?

Anastasios Objection 1: We are able to form our own opinions about things happening around us, so we don’t really need to postulate the existence of a divinity who can help us to solve our problems. Objection 2: Many people…

MARIAN APPARITIONS (63) — Barcelona, Spain

  The mountain named Montserrat rises 20 miles northwest of Barcelona, in the region of Catalonia, the church which contains the miracle-working statue of the Madonna and Child sits about halfway up the mountain. According to tradition, the miraculous image…