Faith & Life

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…

EUTHANASIA – The last “conquest” of a libertarian generation

– Maurizio Blondet The Dutch parliament legalized euthanasia in 2002. More precisely (and hypocritically) they decriminalized “the interruption of life on demand,” avoiding the words “euthanasia” and “assisted suicide.” The fact remains forbidden in theory, but the doctor can practice…

MARCH 19: SOLEMNITY OF SAINT JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF MARY MOST HOLY – Gloria sanctorum imitatio eorum

– Miguel Augusto (*) March is especially dedicated to honoring the spouse of Mary and foster father of Jesus. The man Jesus Christ – true God and true Man – himself called “father” is a saint venerated by the saints….

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…