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ASK THE LITURGIST (9) – The Communion rail

admin / June 29, 2018

Enrico Finotti In many of our churches the communion rail no longer exists and the presbytery lends itself to the access of all, who do not always respect the altar, making it hold the most varied things: sheet music in concerts, cleaning garments, projectors in recitals, etc. Every observation on this subject bothers and attracts the irony of some priests…

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MASS OFFERED IN HONOUR OF ST JOSEMARIA

admin / June 29, 2018

Macau Bishop Stephen Lee officiated a concelebrated Mass in honor of St Josemaría at the Macau Cathedral on Tuesday, 26 June at 6:45 PM. Around 300 people attended the Mass. Concelebrants included Fr Peter Stilwell; Fr Leonard Dollentas; Fr Daniel Ribeiro, SCJ; Fr Luís Manuel Fernandes Sequeira, SJ; Fr Vincentius Lam, SJ; Fr Peter Zhang, CDD; and Fr Francis Cheung,…

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RESTORING DIGNITY AND LIFE TO ISRAEL – 1 July 2018 – 13TH Sunday In Ordinary Time (B)

admin / June 29, 2018

Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24; 2 Cor 8:7; 9:13-15; Mk 5:21-43 Fr Fernando Armellini SCJ Claretian Publications, Macau The passage proposes two miracles: one, the healing of a sick woman and the other, raising the daughter of Jairus. These miracle stories carry hidden signs. The unnamed woman is impure for twelve years. The evangelist highlight the number twelve. Remember, the age of…

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BACHELOR OF PHILOSOPHY

admin / June 29, 2018

The Bachelor of Philosophy introduces you to the lasting questions of the great philosophical traditions of East and West and the human experience in general. Studying philosophy with its genuine search for truth examines life, dispels ignorance, promotes deeper mutual understanding, and builds lasting bridges between people, cultures and traditions. Studying the rich intellectual and wisdom traditions of mankind helps…

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GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (10)

admin / June 29, 2018

Joaquim Magalhães de Castro In Dhaka, Estêvão Cacela and João Cabral lived a historical event of tragic proportions and it was due to the proverbial disagreement among the Portuguese, who so often left perplexed the peoples with whom they came in contact. As a result of an accounting between an old Portuguese soldier – “a very old Portuguese who grew…

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CHURCH FATHERS (22) – Saint Cyprian

admin / June 29, 2018

Anastasios We have seen previously, that the first centuries of Christian era were not times of peace and love. Indeed there were many fights, controversies, disputes to defend the Catholic faith. Often all these fights, controversies and disputes were done by converts to Catholicism, meaning people who certainly knew very well also the other side. This was the case of…

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MATTER MATTERS

admin / June 29, 2018

Teresa Lo My colleague had been contemplating how he could bring out team spirit in a team building activity he was invited to lead.  A week before it took place, he gave me a preview of his design and its related purpose, hoping we all could fit into it seamlessly.  “All is fine,“ I said.  “Our colleagues are high in…

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