Pride, lust, and avarice are ravaging the world and destroying souls. The only way to overcome sin is to strike at the root of pride. We need to conquer our fallen nature and allow God to guide us in recognizing our sins and gaining mastery over them, emerging as His true children.
It is not what we profess in words, but rather what we profess through our actions that matters to God. The undesirables of society have a stronger awareness of their unworthiness. This is why they will make it to heaven more easily than those who believe they have done God’s will by speaking the right words.
The Hail Mary while claiming Jesus’ mother as our own, honors her and her Son, proclaiming her the Mother of God and concretizing our total consecration to her.
Amidst the rampant violence that devastates the country of Mexico, the Catholic Church is trying its utmost to spread the message of peace through education and prayer while extending love and comfort to those who have been victimized and their families.
O Clarim brings to you a six-part series themed ‘Where is Christ today’ by Fr Fausto Gomez OP. In the concluding piece of this series, Fr Gomez points out that Jesus Christ can be found in the Church, the sacraments, Sacred Scriptures and those in need. He is also present through us, as we witness for Him with authentic love and holding firmly to His guiding hand as we navigate our way to heaven.
On September 20th, Saint Anthony’s parish celebrated the liturgical feast of Saint Andrew Kim. Macau and Saint Anthony’s parish, in particular, played a significant role in the formation of the saint as he received his theological education in the region. Saint Andrew Kim is an excellent example for Catholic youth who are expected in Seoul in August 2027 for the 38th World Youth Day, as the Asian continent once again comes under the spotlight of the Catholic world.
Jesus helps us understand through the parable that when we profess our faith, we must be open to God working in us and through us. It is because of this that the length of time spent or type of work we have done for God’s glory matters little. Even deathbed contrition can garner souls a place in heaven.
This Sunday’s Gospel reveals God’s immense mercy, even to those that decide to change at the very last minute. There is hope for all until death. This is what those who have always been with God must understand and refrain from being judgemental toward converted brethren and bitter about God’s decisions of favor.
The Lord’s Prayer urges us to forgive as we expect to be forgiven. We understand that only refuge in the Holy Spirit will protect us from giving in to temptation, and we learn to trust God that He will, through Christ, release us from the stronghold of Satan, once and for all, at the end of time.
Exhibited in countries such as the United States of America, Canada and Malaysia, the Art for God exhibition will make its Macau debut this coming Friday, September 22nd. Organized by the Macau Catholic Culture Association and co-organized by the Regina Apostolorum Foundation from neighboring Hong Kong, the exhibition will display over 50 calligraphy, brush painting and seal carving artworks created by Father Joseph Tham Kit-chee.