Last year, on the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, the first major step towards post-WWII long-lasting peace, Pope Francis said it had led to “the long period of stability and peace (in Europe) from which we benefit today”.
Month: March 2022
Heroes of the Catholic Faith in the East: João de Brito returns to Europe – 9
Apparently, the reason that led the Provincial Manuel Rodrigues to call João de Brito was the simple desire to provide some rest for the missionary. But later, Rodrigues decided to send him to Europe as a proxy.
ON THE PAUCITY OF READERSHIP
People do not possess a love of reading as in the past. Let us examine the driving factors behind this negative phenomenon and how the Catholic world, in particular, is affected.
WHO IS STILL TALKING OF THE NOVISSIMA?
Many people in recent decades have observed the absence in preaching and catechesis of the theme concerning the Quattuor Novissima, or Four Last Things, namely Death, Judgment, Hell and Heaven.
Consecration of Russia and Ukraine, and the Fatima Message
Pope Francis’ consecration of Ukraine and Russia may yet usher in a much-needed era of peace promised by the Blessed Virgin at Fatima.
Caritas launches campaign to help Ukrainian refugees
Earlier this month, Caritas Macau launched a fundraising campaign with the aim of supporting populations that were forcibly displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. The donations should strengthen Caritas’ response capacity in Ukraine and in neighboring countries. More than three million Ukrainian refugees have fled their home country.
Fátima parish to launch support service for children with educational needs
The idea is not exactly new but should gain institutional recognition in the near future.
New book tells the story of Saint Joseph’s Diocesan School
Saint Joseph’s Diocesan School celebrated its 91st anniversary last week, unveiling a new book that tells us how the educational institution evolved ever since it was founded. Authored by three of the directors of the Diocesan School, the book was launched last Friday at Fatima Centenary Auditorium on the campus that Saint Joseph’s Diocesan School (6th School) shares with the University of Saint Joseph on Ilha Verde.
Before the mystery of the Incarnate Word
The Universal Church celebrates today, the 25th of March, as the solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. The Diocese of Macau together with PEAM (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Movement) has organised for this day, in the Se Cathedral, 24 hours of Eucharistic Adoration.
An embrace can change the world
During this week of Lent, let us gladly receive the Father’s embrace for each one of us, perhaps through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, rejoicing in the fact that we were dead and have come to life; we were lost and we have been found.