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CHURCH FATHERS (54) – Salvian

admin / May 3, 2019

– Anastasios In our short portraits of early Christian writers, quite often we have seen most of them were dealing with theories that attacked Christianity from the outside, what we call “heresies.” When I say outside I mean “outside its orthodox doctrine,” because indeed those that put forth these theories are very often part of the Church. One of the…

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FRANCE ANNOUNCES COMPETITION TO REVIVE NOTRE-DAME – Architects summoned to sacred task

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– Miguel Augusto (*) Notre-Dame will be reborn from the ashes. The prime minister of France has announced an international architectural competition to redesign and rebuild the damaged parts of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame after the devastating fire. Édouard Philippe said the competition would give the cathedral “a spire suited to the techniques and challenges of our time.”

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NEWS BRIEFS

admin / May 3, 2019

– Tej Francis COLOMBO, SRI LANKA SRI LANKA EASTER ATTACKS DRAW INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION, PRAYER FOR VICTIMS E05a photo1 (CNA) Religious and civil leaders have responded with condolences, prayer, and calls for justice after several explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed more than 200 people and injured hundreds more on Easter Sunday. Calling it “a very, very sad…

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MISSIO AD GENTES AND MATTHEW 28:18-20 – Prof. Arnold Monera delivers lecture on Maximum Illud

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– Fr Franz Gassner Many people turned up for the 2nd Maximum Illud Lecture on April 30th 2019 at the Gratia Hall of the St. Joseph Seminary. These lecture series mark the centenary of the important document Maximum Illud on the Church’s missionary activity by Pope Benedict XV, published in 1919. Prof. Arnold Monera, former Dean of FRS and now…

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MACAU’S NEWEST CHURCH WAS INAUGURATED ON THE 1ST OF MAY 1999 – Celebrating twenty years of God’s faithfulness in Iao Hon

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– Marco Carvalho The last Catholic temple to be built in Macao was inaugurated two decades ago. The 20th anniversary was celebrated on Wednesday exactly to the day with a Mass presided over by Bishop Stephen Lee, during which a dozen children received the Holy Communion for the first time and six others were administered Confirmation.

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REBELO DE SOUSA CONGRATULATES INSTITUTION FOR ITS 450TH ANNIVERSARY – Portuguese President visits the Holy House of Mercy

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– Marco Carvalho The Holy House of Mercy was honored this Wednesday with the visit of the Portuguese President. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa concluded in Macau a three-day state visit to the People’s Republic of China. His brief but intense visit to the Macao SAR began with a brief stopover in the premises of Macau’s oldest solidarity institution: the Holy…

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PRESIDENT MARCELO REBELO DE SOUZA’S BRIEF VISIT TO MACAO

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Prof. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Republic of Portugal, took the time to receive the Chancellor, Bishop Lee, and the senior management of the University of Saint Joseph, during his brief visit to Macao.  In his speech at the official reception that followed, the Portuguese President called attention to how China and Portugal met in Macau, well before…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MIKE AQUILINA – And the choir converted the world

admin / May 3, 2019

Zachary Houle from medium.com. – Aurelio Porfiri For everyone dealing with Patristics, the American scholar Mike Aquilina is certainly a familiar name. He is the author of countless books on early Christianity and Church Fathers. Recently he has published a book called How the Choir Converted the World. Through Hymns, With Hymns, And In Hymns (2016 Emmaus Road), a very…

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