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PURGING THE EVIL FROM WITHIN – 8th December 2019, 2nd Sunday Of Advent

admin / December 6, 2019

MATTHEW 3:1-12 – Fr. Fernando Armellini SCJ Claretian Publications, Macau Not everyone responded well to the invitation of John the Baptist. Not all were willing to work a radical change of heart. The Pharisees and Sadducees, while intrigued by the preaching of John, found it hard to get involved. They did not trust him but preferred to keep their certainties…

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ADVENT AND HOPE

admin / December 6, 2019

– FAUSTO GOMEZ OP For Christians, the liturgical season of Advent is a most significant one. Advent is the season of hope, and hope is the virtue of life. I focus my simple meditation first on Advent as hope; second, on hope as fidelity to the present; third, on the convenience of examining our hopes from time to time; and…

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TO TELL THE TALE OF GOD’S LOVE DOWN THE AGES

admin / December 6, 2019

– Sr. Judith Yuen, fmm After entering the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, my hands were off from all work and responsibilities, I left the noisy world to enter into quietness. Inside the convent, I had enough time for prayer, especially for adoration before the Blessed Sacrament exposed, enjoying the presence of God near me. Life in the community was full…

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VATICAN DIPLOMACY – What For?

admin / December 6, 2019

PHOTO: Ivan Leong – Carlos M Frota Some days ago, Pope Francis was received in Bangkok by the Thai King, Rama X, and afterwards in Tokyo by Naruhito, the new Japanese emperor. In the two countries, hundreds, sometimes thousands of people followed the visitor, even if Catholics are a tiny minority in both nations. But thousands of believers attended the Masses…

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GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (79)

admin / December 6, 2019

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro In his account, Estêvão Cacela claims to have devoted himself body and soul to learning the language of the region and probably Sanskrit, since he mentions having studied “the books of the lamas.” Although, just like the others, he justifies the difficulties “in ministering catechesis” with the lack of knowledge of the language, nonetheless he…

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ROME – Pope Francis Visits Caritas of Rome

admin / December 6, 2019

– Tej Francis tejfrancis@gmail.com (Zenit) Pope Francis on the afternoon of November 29, 2019, visited the Cittadella della Carità, the “Citadel of Charity”, a collection of charitable programs including the Dental Centre, the “Santa Giacinta” Home, the “Emporium of Solidarity”, and the Cafeteria, reported Vatican News.