Month: November 2018

ASK THE LITURGIST (18) – Where to put the ciborium

– Enrico Finotti Where to deposit the ciborium without a table? It is not infrequent that sacristy and extraordinary ministers of the Communion complain about the lack of functionality of some tabernacles without a minimum of support to carry out…

BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (10) – What credentials does Jesus show?

– Rev José Mario O Mandía Jesus claims to be God. How does he prove it? What credentials does he show? We can point out two: miracles and prophecies. MIRACLES Jesus not only showed great wisdom. He backed his words…

A NEW YEAR CELEBRATION THAT GOES UNNOTICED – 2nd December 2018, 1st Sunday of Advent

Jer 33:14-16; 1 Thes 3:12- 4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 – Edmond Lo www.FLL.cc The last liturgical year ended in the crowning of our Lord Jesus Christ as King of the Universe, which is very much in line with the ending…

GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (30)

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro The continuous succession of curves and countercurves, which allows us to reach meters in height also give right to short stops to buy bananas from a family of road vendors and, a few miles further…

CHURCH FATHERS (34) – Saint Ambrose

CAPTION: St Ambrose Polyptych, Bartolomeo Vivarini, Gallerie dell’Accademia – Anastasios When we talk of Church Fathers, we talk of people coming from every walk of life. One of the great Latin Church Fathers is Saint Ambrose (337-397). Lots of people know…

IT’S NOT YET CHRISTMAS – What to do during Advent

– Fr Leonard E Dollentas It was the Sunday after Christmas at St Mary’s Church.  Father John was in his usual morning routine of looking around the church. When he went inside the church, he glanced towards the altar and…

SAINT PAUL VI (3) – Encyclical Letter Populorum Progressio

– FAUSTO GOMEZ OP The role of the Social Doctrine of the Church is to shed the light of the Gospel with the help of reason on the relevant social problems of the times. The huge chasm between rich and…

MUSIC AS AN EVANGELIZING SOURCE, PLACE OF WORSHIP AND PRAYER – Hymns of praise

PHOTO CAPTION: In Macau, the Social Communication Centre of the Diocese (Centro Diocesano dos Meios de Comunicação Social) held its first Catholic Cantonese Sacred Song Composition Contest this year. The awarding ceremony was held last Saturday 24 November. There were 18…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IAN JOHNSON ON THE RETURN OF RELIGION AFTER MAO – The souls of China

– Aurelio Porfiri The topic of China and religion has been very much in the news in recent months, also thanks to the developments in relations between the same China and the Holy See. There are many voices commenting on…

MARIAN APPARITIONS (92) – Steinfeld, Germany

“Little Herman from his earliest years, manifested a most tender devotion to the Mother of God, and almost as soon as he could speak, he begged his mother to teach him how to honor her. His parents were very poor,…