‘Fátima seers’ relics in Macau will draw Catholic pilgrims from mainland China’

First, it was the Church of Our Lady of Fátima, then the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady. The Bishop of Macau, D. Stephen Lee Bun-sang, presided over the installation ceremony of a set of relics of Saint Jacinta and Saint Francisco Marto on October 13th. The sacred objects – fragments of the coffins in which the seers of Fátima were buried – were brought to Macau by Carlos Anok Cabral. A member of the Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fátima, Mr. Cabral visited Cova da Iria with the purpose of collecting a set of relics, returning to Macau with the same. A renowned Macanese chef, Carlos Cabral spoke with O Clarim about the way the process unfolded.

BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (195): Is it okay to commit venial sin?

Saint Augustine wrote: “While he is in the flesh, man cannot but have at least some light sins. But do not despise these sins which we call ‘light’: if you take them for light when you weigh them, tremble when you count them. A number of light objects makes a great mass; a number of drops fills a river; a number of grains makes a heap. What then is our hope? Above all, confession (In epist. Io. 1, 6).”

Lisbon calling: Catholic Diocese of Macau prepares to engage in World Youth Day 2023

Diocesan Youth Commission Deputy Director Tammy Chio is currently in Portugal to attend a preparatory meeting convened by the organizing committee of next year’s World Youth Day. Macau’s participation in the event, which takes place in Lisbon from 1st to 6th August 2023, seems to be well underway. A final decision, nonetheless, should be announced next summer. The last word remains with the Macau government and the anti-Covid policies still in place.

‘Gathering for Communion under the Bright Moon’: Mooncake Project raises MOP 145,155 for integrated education and SEN students

Our Lady of Carmel Church organized a charity Mooncake Project, promoting concern for integrated education and children in need. The design of the mooncake box has the word “communion” on it to indicate that SEN students are accepted and welcomed in the environment of inclusive education.