Local Catholic communities in China are following the Lenten path, redoubling their efforts in works of charity and empathy for others, always ready to respond to new needs and specific demands. Alongside traditional methods of offering alms, innovative initiatives have been also implemented to support those in need during the Lenten season.
Work is not a punishment for original sin, but a gift from God that allows us to collaborate with Him in His creative power. Through our work, we can fulfill our potential, honor God’s gifts, provide for ourselves and our families, and serve the human community.
The Pilgrim Relics of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus have arrived in the Philippines for their fifth visit, bringing with them a renewed sense of faith and inspiration. O Clarim’s photo feature captures the solemnity and reverence of this spiritual pilgrimage, as thousands of devotees offer prayers and seek the intercession of the beloved saint known as the ‘Little Flower.’
Vatican astronomers have announced exoplanet discoveries and plans to launch a space mission. Surprised? The Church’s history with astronomy ranges from its contributions to scientific discoveries to its infamous trial of Galileo. Today, the Church is actively investing in astronomical observatories and space research as part of its ongoing efforts to reconcile with its past and support scientific exploration.
In this article, Fausto Gomez OP reflects on his personal responsibility to God as a Christian. Faith in God helps people to be happy and to carry the cross of life. Love should be an essential part of our belief system, and we must love all people, even our enemies, with compassion. A world without God is a world without hope. The ultimate end of human life is a blessed life in God, and our responsibility on earth is to give glory to God through Jesus Christ.
Over three dozen artefacts dating from or relating to the Song Dynasty will be on display at the Macau Cardinal Newman Center of Culture and Performing Arts until late May. The result of a joint effort conducted in cooperation with the Macau Collector Association, the exhibition brings together paintings, historical documents and porcelain objects.
The University of Saint Joseph joined forces with the Catholic University of Portugal to create a second laboratory of applied neurosciences. The lab, which will be headquartered in Porto, aims to take advantage of the scientific assets and the critical capacity that exists in Portugal’s second-largest city.
Jesus’ own death and resurrection gives us the motivation not only to courageously accept death but also to meaningfully live our life as a gift of love, like Jesus, in the logic of the grain of wheat, that ‘unless falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit’.
Death is not the end, but a transition into another form of life. In the Christian perspective, this world is like a gestation period for the eternal life that awaits us. By allowing Lazarus to die and be resuscitated, Jesus teaches us that his mission is not to make this temporary life eternal, but to guide us towards the everlasting world of God.
In this touching letter, a mother shares her experience of coming to terms with her eldest son’s homosexuality and how it has affected their Catholic family. Seeking guidance, she reaches out to Father L, who offers words of understanding and pastoral recommendations. This heartwarming exchange serves as a reminder of the importance of love, acceptance, and empathy towards those who identify as homosexual.