This Easter season, O Clarim presents a three-part series by Fr Fausto Gomez OP. In his third piece, Fr Gomez emphasizes on the transformative power of Christ’s resurrection. The article also explores the essence of Christian joy, rooted in God’s love and transcending even in the face of suffering. Drawing from biblical passages and theological insights, it underscores the inseparable connection between joy and faith, encouraging believers to embrace a joyful outlook amidst life’s challenges.


This Easter season, O Clarim presents a three-part series by Fr Fausto Gomez OP. In his second piece, Fr Gomez reflects on the significance of Christ’s resurrection and its impact on believers. The article emphasizes the unique nature of Jesus’ resurrection and encourages us to consider the role of witnesses in affirming our belief. Furthermore, it calls on us to live as a witness of Christ’s resurrection in the world, demonstrating love and compassion amidst contemporary challenges.


O Clarim brings to you a three-part series this Easter season by Fr Fausto Gomez OP.
In the first article, Fr Gomez discusses the significance of Jesus’ resurrection for the Christian faith and the assurance it provides for the believers’ own resurrection. It explores the transformation in the apostles’ lives after witnessing the resurrection and emphasizes the importance of being credible witnesses to Christ’s saving power.


To strengthen our faith in Jesus’ Resurrection, we have most credible witnesses: the apostles. How the Resurrection experience impacted them! The book titled ‘The Lord’ by philosopher and theologian Fr. Romano Guardini discusses two key differences between Jesus before and after the Resurrection: Jesus no longer comes and goes, but ‘appears’ and ‘vanishes’ without barriers of time and space, and the evangelists emphasize that Jesus after the Resurrection is the same Jesus of Nazareth with visible wounds, not a mere spirit.

At Easter vigil, 197 catechumens enter full communion with Catholic Church

Almost two hundred catechumens received the Sacraments of Christian initiation during the Easter Vigil ceremonies that took place all over Macau, Father João Lau told O Clarim. In his parish – the Saint Lazarus Parish – two dozen adults entered full communion with the Catholic Church, after they received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion.

Did Christ rise or was He raised?: Jesus’ experience of the Resurrection as a gift of love

In this reflection, Fr Paolo Consonni considers the Resurrection as a birth into new life passing through the pangs of death. While affirming that Jesus rose from the dead by virtue of His divine power, he highlights the human experience of Jesus on the Cross and how His cry for the Father’s love and mercy was answered through the Resurrection.