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admin / January 10, 2020

– Tej Francis Email: tejfrancis@gmail.com WASHINGTON AMID YEAR’S VIOLENCE, CATHOLIC LEADERS DECRY SHOOTINGS, URGE POLICY CHANGES (CNA) Amid the multiple mass shootings that took place in the U.S. during 2019, Catholic leaders spoke out against them, urged legislators to make changes to put a stop to these actions and asked Catholics to pray and work toward possible solutions.

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OPINION – Hope, the biggest challenge

admin / January 10, 2020

– Carlos M Frota Hope is the last thing to die…isn’t it? But hope…what a challenge! Every new year begins with big hopes, good dreams, high expectations,  in our personal as well as  our community lives. But nowadays  also, more and more, with  big concerns. ********** “Hope” is a big challenge and it was again  at the heart of Pope…

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CHANCERY NOTICE

admin / January 10, 2020

CN/1/001/2020 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY & SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD 1. Catholics and other faithful celebrate the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from 18 to 25 January. The theme for this year is “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness” (Acts of the Apostles 27). The Prayer Meeting for Christian Unity 2020 will be held 19:30,…

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WELCOMING 2020 – Another year of grace from God

admin / January 10, 2020

– Fr Leonard E. Dollentas Before the onset of the year 2000, I was in the senior year of my formation to the ordained ministry and preparing for ordination. At the time, many people were concerned about the arrival of “Y2K.” Would the transition in dates in computers cause havoc on its data and systems? Would there be some unexpected change…

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PORTUGUESE CARITAS VISIT END TODAY – We would like to mobilize the Portuguese community living in Macau

admin / January 10, 2020

– Marco Carvalho The head of Portuguese Caritas and its local counterpart want to invite Macau’s undergraduates studying in Portugal to teach Mandarin to Portuguese students.  The project is one of the aspects of the memorandum of understanding recently signed by the two branches of Caritas Internationalis. The institution led by Paul Pun will also help to fight unemployment and…

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GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (82)

admin / January 3, 2020

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro Father António de Andrade will resume the very same route on June 17, 1625, this time accompanied by the confrere Gonçalo de Souza. The destination would be reached on 18 August, and Souza returned to India shortly after. On September 10, António de Andrade writes a letter reporting this second trip to Tibet. The year…

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WHAT IS THE RELIGION THAT IS MORE INTO SPORTS? CHRISTIANITY!

admin / January 3, 2020

– Corrado Gnerre [本段使用斜體] Your column talks about the Christian roots of the West. I am practically a sportsman and also a Catholic. Sports actually originated in the West. Well, I would like to know from you what relationship there is between Christianity and sports? And to what extent does Christianity enhance sports activity? Dear reader, I am very pleased…

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