‘We hope to continue to bring people to God, the source of all beauty’

Vox Antiqua, the acclaimed Hong Kong-based choir, returns to Macau on May 1 to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph with a special choral programme at two of the city’s most beautiful churches. Led by Andrew Leung, Vox Antiqua will perform William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices, Gregorian chants, traditional hymns, and works by composers from around the world.

HK’s Bishop Emeritus joins seminary colleagues to celebrate Solemnity of St Joseph in Macau

Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, Cardinal John Hon Tong, presided over a Solemn Eucharist at Saint Joseph’s Church in Macau, as part of the 23rd anniversary celebration of the Saint Joseph’s Seminary Alumni Association. The ceremony was con-celebrated by three other priests, and the Church of Saint Joseph was filled with former students of the seminary from Macau and abroad.

Doing Business With A Conscience: Inaugural Deignan Award Honours Macau and Hong Kong Companies for Responsible Entrepreneurship

On March 25, the first-ever Deignan Award for Responsible Entrepreneurship was presented in Hong Kong, recognizing three companies from Macau and three from Hong Kong. Among the Macau-based awardees was C&C, a law firm that received the Deignan Silver Award for its commitment to environmental, social, and responsible management practices. The Deignan Award was established by the Macau Ricci Institute and the WooFoo Foundation to acknowledge small and medium-sized enterprises that have gone above and beyond in adopting responsible business practices guided by values such as sustainability and social justice.

Ratzinger, the brilliant theologian who shaped the future of the faith

Shy, reserved, but truly erudite. Joseph Ratzinger – the first German pope in almost 500 years – goes down in history as a highly regarded theologian and one of the most influential pontiffs of the last few centuries, say priests and faithful whom O Clarim spoke to. Long before he was elected to the Chair of Peter, Cardinal Ratzinger paid a brief visit to Macau in March 1993. The then head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith urged the bishops of Asia to regard the mission of the Asian Church more in terms of “inter-culturality” instead of “inculturation”.

Bishop Stephen Lee asks Catholics to pray for Hong Kong

The Bishop of Macau, Stephen Lee Bun-sang, convened a special prayer novena for the citizens of neighbouring Hong Kong and urged the local Catholics to pray for the end to the Covid-19 outbreak which is devastating the former British colony. Starting this Friday and until March 19th, a prayer released earlier by Pope Francis will be recited in all the local parishes, alongside the Prayer to Saint Roch which has been intoned in Macau churches since the early days of the pandemic.