Fr Leonard Dollentas Its Christmas time and we might probably be asking ourselves how can we possibly be expected to be rejoicing in the midst of the COVID-19 global crisis? How can we rejoice when so much has been taken…
“Christmas crèche never ceases to arouse amazement and wonder”
Miguel Augusto (*) This year, the Vatican’s nativity scene received criticism for its postmodern artistic aspect, which, according to Elizabeth Lev, an art specialist, is not just a “poorly thought-out choice” that generates “division and damage” but would reflect the…
MISSIONARIES FROM MACAU TO THE WORLD – Saint Lazarus Island (28)
Joaquim Magalhães de Castro The time has come for us to mention the name of António Galvão, captain of Ternate and “Apostle of the Moluccas,” given his fervor in the evangelization of the geographical space of what is now Indonesia…
COLOMBIAN BISHOP DECRIES DESECRATION OF CATHOLIC CHURCH
(VATICAN NEWS) On the night of 12th December, a group of unidentified vandals entered the Church of Our Lady of Valvanera, in the city of Pitalito, in the southeastern part of Colombia.
Christmas to be annually recognised as a public holiday in Iraq
(Vatican News) Christmas in officially recognised as an official, annual holiday in Iraq, just months before Pope Francis is due to visit the country on his Apostolic Journey.
Vatican permits priests to say up to four Masses on Christmas Day
(CNA) The Vatican’s liturgy congregation will permit priests to say up to four Masses on Christmas Day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on Jan. 1, and Epiphany to accommodate more worshipers amid the pandemic.
Funeral Mass for 640 unborn children is held in Poland
(CNA) A Catholic bishop presided Saturday at a funeral Mass for 640 unborn children in Poland.
Father Guilherme Schmid, SDB (1910-2000) and Music in Twentieth-Century Macau (2)
Jen-yen ChenGraduate Institute of MusicologyNational Taiwan University As already indicated by the foregoing discussion, Father Guilherme Schmid’s twenty-six years in Macau included activity as a conductor and a composer. His initial appointment in Macau was as an instructor in St.…
Sr. Mary Juliana (Suzanne) Devoy, RGS
Sister Mary Juliana (Suzanne) Devoy was born on February 7th 1937, the second of seven siblings. She had a desire to become a Sister in her later years of high school and, after graduation, entered the missionary novitiate of…
BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (105) – Is there a future for our bodies?
Rev José Mario O Mandíajmom.honlam.org Once a person dies, his body starts to rot and decay (cf CCC 997). From the philosophical point of view, the soul (the substantial form of the body) gives life and unity to the body.…