Day: January 18, 2019

CHURCH FATHERS (40) – Apollinaris of Laodicea

– Anastasios We talked before of Saint Apollinaris [bishop of Hierapolis], a Christian apologist of the second century. Now we talk of another Apollinaris, whom some call “the younger” (310-390). He was a fighter of the Arian doctrine and was…

BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (16) – Does the Bible tell us everything we need to know?

– Rev José Mario O Mandía We have seen previously that God revealed himself fully with the coming of Jesus Christ. We have also seen that Jesus Christ chose successors who could continue his work of transmitting revelation down to…

DO WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU – 21ST January 2019 – 2nd Sunday In Ordinary Time

Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-12 – Shiu Lan This Sunday’s Gospel reading tells us about Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine in Cana of Galilee. When we pray the Second Luminous Mystery of the Rosary, we…

ST MARGARET OF HUNGARY (1242-1271) – Only interested in a heavenly throne

Margaret, the daughter of King Bela IV of Hungary, was offered to God before her birth, in petition that the country would be delivered from the terrible scourge of the Tartars. The prayer having been answered, the king and queen…

ASK THE LITURGIST (22) – Billboards and posters in church

– Enrico Finotti I would like to understand the widespread habit of filling churches with billboards and posters. Is not it rather unseemly, at least in some very beautiful churches? The many posters that invade our churches are now a…

THE LESSER-KNOWN ANTHONY – Solitary struggles

– Aurelio Porfiri Many years ago, during one of my first stays in Macau, I was asked to direct a choir for the feast of Saint Anthony in June. I said that I was happy to be able to celebrate…

DOING THE FATHER’S WILL – Mary, Mother of God and God’s Servant

– FAUSTO GOMEZ OP Mary is the Mother of God – and our Mother. She is God’s servant and does God’s will. MARY, MOTHER OF GOD – Mary is the Mother of Jesus, the Son of God (cf. Lk 1:26-38)….

A READER’S RANDOM NOTES – Faith in daily life

– Maria Kwak First, a bit about myself. I am a native of Seoul, South Korea and now pursuing a master’s degree in History and Heritage Studies at University of Saint Joseph since September, 2018. My family had been Catholic…

GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (36)

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro Upon our arrival we were indeed intrigued with a small bonfire in the middle of the road that a middle-aged man at times revived with the help of a long stick. It is, as Sangay…

HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE – Vatican releases details on Protection of Minors Meeting

(Vatican News) The Director ad interim of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, on Wednesday provided journalists with further information regarding “The protection of minors in the Church” Meeting, to be held in the Vatican from 21 to 24 February 2019.