Ethical relativism is the doctrine which teaches that there are no absolute truths in ethics. Proponents of this doctrine say that what is morally right or wrong varies from person to person or from society to society.
Separated from the rest of creation, we, as humans, would cease to exist. Our spiritual and existential protection and revival can be confirmed only through us acknowledging that our bond with the environment must mirror the bond of the three Persons in one God.
We are chosen not for our worthiness, fallen creatures that we are. But because we are that blank slate, upon which the divine hand may write and impress on us his divinity in the form of his ineffable love.
Born in Brazil, Rafael Gemelli Vigolo graduated in mechanical engineering before he decided to follow God’s call. A former missionary in Peru and in the far reaches of the Brazilian Amazon, the Comboni priest arrived in Macau two and a half years ago, shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Special Administrative Region to isolate itself from the rest of the world. Currently the Vicar of Saint Francis Xavier parish in Mong Ha, Father Vigolo found in Macau a way of living and celebrating the Catholic faith, which is very different from what he was used to in Latin America. The Brazilian missionary found himself surrounded with a vibrant community but also with very specific issues. One of the most challenging, he emphasizes, is the spiritual accompaniment of the younger generations after the end of their catechetical formation. Father Rafael Vigolo spoke with O Clarim….
The extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion of the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will receive official status for their spiritual service on June 18th by having certificates awarded to them by the Diocese of Macau, to mark the significance of the undertaking they have accepted.
The Macau Cardinal Newman Center of Cultural and Performing Arts will promote this coming July, for the second year in a row, the project “City and Trees, Scenery and People.” The initiative aims to cultivate the younger generation’s interest in nature and concern for environmental protection.
Ordinary Time in the Church’s liturgical calendar is anything but “ordinary”. It is, in fact, a time for steadfast and persevering spiritual advancement.
It would greatly benefit our spiritual lives and our final end if we were not to shy away from the reality of death. Facing our own imminent death is certain motivation toward preparedness to face God at our judgement.
The mystery of the Trinity is a profound one, immensely difficult to grasp by way of intelligence alone. In fact, one must cast aside human intellect to transcend the realm of pure human reasoning, to form an emotional bond with the Trinity and submerge oneself unequivocally in that sublime love of the Godhead.
While new members of the Diocesan Commission for Life focus on assignments, education about pro-life laws and understanding the fullness of human dignity take the forefront in Macau.