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RENEWING THE GIFT OF OUR DAILY CROSS

– Jasmin Yiu   Lent is always the best season to begin again in our interior life. This year, my Lenten conversion started from the procession of Bom Jesus, with an inspiring homily given by Fr Cyril Law. He mentioned…

BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (23) – How dependable is the Magisterium?

– Rev José Mario O Mandía The Catechism of the Catholic Church (no 890) teaches that the task of the Magisterium is “to preserve God’s people from deviations and defections and to guarantee them the objective possibility of professing the…

CHURCH FATHERS (48) – Saint Asterius of Amasea

– Anastasios   I bet that not many are aware of the existence of a certain Asterius, once Bishop of Amasea (modern Turkey). Not only because he lived many centuries ago (350-410) but also because, let us be honest, he…

REFORM OF THE WORLD REQUIRES PERSONAL CONVERSATION – 24TH March 2019, 3RD Sunday Of Lent (C)

Ex 3:1-8,13-15; 1 Cor 10:1-6,10-12; Luke 13:1-9   – Fr Fernando Armellini SCJ Claretian Publications, Macau   Some pilgrims had come from Galilee to offer sacrifices in the temple, probably on the occasion of Easter. They made some provocative gestures,…

SKINNED ALIVE FOR THE SAKE OF TRUTH – St Basil of Ancyra, Priest and Martyr

Basil was priest of Ancyra under the bishop Marcellus, and a man of a most holy life, and unblemished conversation, and had been trained up by saints in the practices of perfect piety. He preached the word of God with…

FOSTER FATHER – Thirty Days’ Prayer to Saint Joseph

– Maria Kwak   Two weeks ago, University of Saint Joseph celebrated a votive mass with Cardinal Filoni, for the inauguration of the USJ Ilha Verde Campus. At the beginning of his speech, he commented on why the school would…

THOMAS AQUINAS – The truth of things

– Aurelio Porfiri   I happened to read recently an article in Il Timone celebrating Mario Palmaro, a noted Catholic thinker who died a few years ago of a serious illness. A sentence he wrote struck me: “It is not…

GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (45)

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro   Let us return to the journey and its protagonists, who let us at the gates of the old capital. On arriving at Paro, on the 25th day of March, feast of the Annunciation, “the…