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ORGAN TRANSPLANT AND DONATION (2) – Living donors and recipients

– FAUSTO GOMEZ OP In our second column for O Clarim, we reflect on living donors of organs, and on the recipients of donated organs. DONORS OF ORGAN: LIVING DONORS On the part of the living donor, the two principal…

HOLY BROTHERS – Sts Faustinus and Jovita

Faustinus and Jovita were brothers, nobly born and natives of Brescia. All the incidents in their reputed Acts are of doubtful authority, and we can only be sure of their names and martyrdom. According to the tradition of Brescia, they…

WHEN WE CARE TO SEEK HIS PRESENCE – Miracles still occur today

– Angela Chong When asked about the possibility of miracles today, I usually affirm my belief without doubt. In fact, I can claim to have experienced God’s providence more than once, which I presume to be miracles in my life….

BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (23) – Are the Bible and Sacred Tradition sufficient to know about our faith?

– Rev José Mario O Mandía We have identified two sources of knowledge about  God and the world – Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. These two sources, as we have seen, flow from one Apostolic Tradition. Furthermore, we have seen…

MOUNTAIN SYMBOLISM IN THE BIBLE – 17TH March 2019, 2ND Sunday Of Lent

Gn 15:5-12, 17-18; Phil 3:17-4:1; Lk 9:28-36 – Edmond Lo Born a resident of Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, I grew up admiring the Tai Mo Shan, which held our small rural town in its broad embrace like a giant. What…

LENT – FROM ASH WEDNESDAY TO HOLY THURSDAY – A way of prayer, penance and charity

– Miguel Augusto On Ash Wednesday last February 27, during the celebration of the Mass that marks the beginning of this liturgical period, the faithful received the imposition of the ashes. The meaning of this gesture is to remind us…

IN RESPONSE TO A READER – Questions about Lent

– Don Enrico Finotti The time of Lent is a penitential time and the Church, in her liturgy, expresses this character through eloquent and ancient signs, which immediately recall to the Christian people the mystery of this liturgical time: 1….

EXAMPLES FOR THE CHURCH AND WORLD – Female followers inspired generations

– Miguel Augusto (*) International Women’s Day was celebrated on 8 March. We joined in that homage last Friday and today we briefly exalt the indispensable mission of women in society, especially in the Church, in the light of holy…