José Maria C.S. André Every year, on the 15th of August, the Church celebrates the great solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven.
Marco Carvalho Macau’s churches and other Catholic temples will remain closed for the second weekend in a row, but the Diocese of Macau hopes that the cautious normalcy in which the territory has been immersed over the past 18 months can be restored as soon as possible.
Corrado Gnerre I am a believer, but many times I have doubts about the existence of the spiritual soul. Today, then, theories are spreading that deny the spirituality and immortality of the soul, explaining everything in biological and geneticist terms.
Fr. Jijo Kandamkulathy CMFClaretian Publications Macau 15 August 2021 – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryLk 1:39-56 The gospel on the Solemnity of Assumption is the Magnificat of Mary. In this song of praise, Mary glorifies God for the marvelous things He has done to her and the whole of Israel.
Aurelio Porfiri I was lucky enough to be born and raised (and still live) in an area of Rome that is full of beautiful churches (and basilicas). I have always considered it to be a grace, as it has educated my eyes and my spirit to beauty according to what has always been the intention of the Church, that is,…
António dos Santos The Catholic Church celebrates the dogma of the Assumption of Our Lady on August 15th, this coming Sunday. St Germanus of Constantinople (733) puts on the lips of Jesus, who is preparing to take his Mother to Heaven, these words: “You must also be where I am, Mother inseparable of your Son.”
Robaird O’CearbhaillHong Kong correspondent Loving care for the less privileged is required, a moral duty, Pope Francis said on the 2018 World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Venezuelan refugee migration in the millions is the “largest mass displacement in the world,” behind Syria, the International Rescue Committee’s (ICR) recent report said. When clean water, health, electricity and vehicle fuel supply…
Joaquim Magalhães de Castro The execution method chosen for Father Diogo de Carvalho was, instead of the usual bonfire, ice water tanks, as it was the middle of winter.
Robaird O’CearbhaillHong Kong correspondent In Mexico, with the second largest population in Latin America at 122 million, a high number of Covid cases was expected. Recently, cases reached 2.9 million, fourth in the world, following higher totals in India, Brazil, and the highest, the US. Brazil, with a population of 210 million, has 20 million cases. The per capita rate…
(Catholic News Service) The head of the Philippine bishops’ conference has appealed to Catholics to give food to the poor so that they do not go hungry during a near-total lockdown Aug. 6-20.