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Missionaries From Macau to the World – Saint Lazarus Island (61)

September 17, 2021

As soon as João da Gama arrived in Acapulco (March 1590) his ship and the entire crew were seized, thus complying with royal legislation. The assets of the Portuguese captain, “valued at 140,000 pesos,” were also taken from him and his court case went to the Casa de la Contratación in Seville, where he was to be tried.

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Giovannino Guareschi, a real Catholic writer

September 16, 2021

Giovannino Guareschi was not only a great Catholic writer and humorist, but what is even more significant is that he is a great Catholic philosopher. Certainly his was not a philosophy in the common sense of the term: he never formulated a systematic thought; but it was still a very specific thought. It was the thought of “common sense,” that is, an authentically Catholic thought.

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My Salute to the Maryknoll Sisters

September 16, 2021

Today you have finished your mission here in Macau. Your footprints will forever be ingrained in our history and our hearts. May your services and sharing with us in Christ our Savior enrich your lives and those of the other Maryknoll Sisters all over the world! We thank God for having had you with us for the last 39 years! God bless you all! A big hug to you all!

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China’s Hankou Diocese has New Bishop

September 13, 2021

On September 8, 2021, Bishop Francis Cui Qingqi was ordained as the new bishop of Hankou, Wuhan, Hubei, China. The 57-year-old bishop is the sixth bishop to be consecrated in China according to the terms of the provisional agreement which the Holy See signed with the Chinese government in September 2018. This means that Bishop Cui’s appointment is with the approval of both the state and the Church.

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Beatified Korean martyrs’ remains found

September 13, 2021

The remains of three martyrs executed 200 years ago for being Catholic were discovered a few months back in South Korea. The investigations into who they were revealed their names this month, AFP reported. Before their bodies were found, the three were among 125 Korean martyrs beatified by Pope Francis when he visited the country in 2014.

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Relic of the Holy Cross is displayed in the Sé Cathedral

September 11, 2021

The church of Sé Cathedral of Macau has a relic of the Holy Cross on a side altar. It is located on the right side of the church when entering before meeting the image of Our Lady and the little shepherds, Jacinta Marto and Francisco Marto.