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The Destiny of Humanity: On the Meaning of Marriage

February 7, 2015

The Humanum Series (1/6) The ancient, organic, and timeless design of man and woman has been revered across all cultures throughout human history. There is a singular wisdom and beauty of this complementarity that “fits” with the universe. The family, founded on marriage, is our first school in what it means to be human, how to love, to seek communion…

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Sunday Gospel Toon – February 08th 2015

February 5, 2015

Gospel MK 1:29-39 On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them.

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Praying the Francis way

February 5, 2015

A peek into the Pope’s heart Rev. José Mario O. Mandía “Let me tell you something very personal …” Pope Francis has, on more than one occasion, departed from his prepared text, opened his heart to his audience, and revealed something of his soul. Through these spontaneous off-the-cuff remarks, we are afforded a peek into the heart of the Pope.…

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Why? Why suffering? Why me?

February 5, 2015

Putting suffering to good use February 8, 2015 Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39 May Tam Fountain of Love and Life When I was told that there is no theoretical answer to human sufferings and miseries, honestly I was not only disappointed but I started to doubt and query my faith in God. When I read about…

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Jesus heals the whole person

February 5, 2015

February 8, 2015 — Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Job 7:1-4,6-7; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39 Fr Fernando Torres, CMF Claretian Publications Sometimes we ask for miracles as if God were some kind of machine, or magician. We do not always obtain the healings we ask for, or the favors we want. At least, we don’t get them as…

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‘The Red Lacquered Gate. The Early History of the Columban Fathers in China’ by William E. Barrett

February 5, 2015

Book Review Fr Conor Donnelly Nairobi, Kenya The history of the Catholic Church in China in the early 20th century and the lead up to the Communist take over have not been much written about yet. Barrett narrates a moving tale about how a young diocesan priest, Edward Galvin, from Cork in Ireland, founded and lead a society of diocesan…

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United in Calling 

February 5, 2015

Teresa Lo The first time I met Chiara was the year of 2000, the time when I joined the World Youth Day. She was a mere acquaintance. For the past thirteen years, we have not seen each other just because we took different jobs, participated in different parish and lingered with different circles of friends.

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Close to 500 prospective students attend open day

February 5, 2015

University of St Joseph The University of Saint Joseph held its annual Open Day at the Saint Joseph Seminary Campus (next to the Sir Robert Ho Tung Library) last Saturday, hosting nearly 500 prospective students who had the opportunity to taste life at the university.