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Encounter with Spain in the Forbidden City

admin / November 21, 2020

Maria Kwak In the year 1611, the funeral of Matteo Ricci took place at Zhalan on All Saint’s Day. Ricci was the first European to enter the Forbidden City in 1601 upon the invitation of Emperor Wanli (r. 1572-1620). Just like a picturesque three-fold panel, the Jesuits witnessed the dedication and opening of the Zhalan compound being commemorated on the…

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AVAILABILITY TO HELP DECLINED WITH THE PANDEMIC, PAUL PUN SAYS – “Right now, the biggest challenge is to maintain the services we provide”

admin / November 21, 2020

Marco Carvalho Since the first patient with Covid-19 was detected in Macau in the dying days of January, Caritas spent more than 200,000 patacas lending a helping hand to support more than six hundred non-resident workers who had lost their jobs and had been immersed in a situation of great economic fragility ever since. The charity led by Paul Pun…

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SELECTED STUDENTS GRANTED SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY SINO-PERUVIAN BUSINESSMAN – USJ signs direct progression agreements with three Catholic schools

admin / November 21, 2020

Marco Carvalho The University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Saint Paul School and two of the units of St Joseph Diocesan College have recently signed direct progression agreements. The new mechanism provides some of the three secondary school graduates with the possibility to pursue their academic career at USJ. The selected students will be granted scholarships awarded by Lucas Lo, a…

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PASTORAL CARE FOR FILIPINO MIGRANTS’ COMMISSION ON SOCIAL ACTION – Center continues assisting displaced workers

admin / November 21, 2020

Danilo Perez Ngo The outreach program of the Commission on Social Action of the Pastoral Center for Filipino Migrants located at Francisco Antonio St. No. 48-58, Macau continues to distribute supplies of grocery items to migrant workers who have permanently lost their jobs and to some who are only working a few days in a month as a consequence of…

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FORMED BY RELIGIOUS ROOTS AND TRAGEDY – “Catholic social doctrine taught me that faith without works is dead”

admin / November 14, 2020

Robaird O’CearbhaillHong Kong Correspondent Joe Biden recovered from terrible family tragedies twice. Only days into being elected into the US Senate, his wife and daughter were killed and sons seriously injured. While in Washington setting up his office his family was involved in a car accident. Soon after  he wanted to abandon politics but decided to do it the hard…

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MONEY AND RELIGION

admin / November 14, 2020

Aurelio Porfiri In recent months, I published a book that I co-wrote with Professor Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, a banker and economist and former president of the IOR (Istituto per le Opere di Religione), what is commonly known as the “Vatican Bank.” The book, La cruna dell’ago (hopefully will soon be available in other languages) shows the relationship between ethics, economy…

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