Created 130 years ago, the Brotherhood of Saint Anthony ushered in a new era by updating its statutes. The improved regulations bring up to date the set up of the fellowship, breathing a new life into the mission of organizing worship and devotion to Saint Anthony. The major change introduced by the amendment concerns the statutory rectification of a practice that became commonplace over the years, that of allowing sisters into the Brotherhood.
The French priest, who recently visited Macau, was invited by the University of Saint Joseph to address some of the main challenges that Catholicism faces nowadays and the way they might jeopardize the credibility of the Church.
A priest, an artist and a bioethics expert with a degree in medicine. Born in Hong Kong, Father Joseph Tham balances faith, science and art in a personal journey that challenged him, in more than one perspective, to study and understand the fundamental questions that frame human existence.
The Lusophone Scouts Group of Macau resumed its activities on October 8 in Taipa. The members of Macau’s Catholic Scouts movement joined the Eucharist at Our Lady of Carmel Church before engaging in group activities and fun games. The reopening of the Pioneers section is the major piece of news of the 2023/2024 Scouting Year.
Macau’s 26 Catholic schools and colleges are attracting more and more students, Mr. Stephan Chan Teng-fong tells O Clarim. The managing director of the Diocesan Catholic Education Commission claims there has been a sustained growth, over recent years, in the numbers of students enrolled in Catholic–oriented educational establishments. In an expansive interview, Mr. Chan – who is also an advisor at Colégio Diocesano de São José – talks about the values and mission of the local Catholic schools, as well as the challenges that they face.
Four dozen Catholic schoolteachers were commended on September 8 as part of the Association of Catholic Schools’ “Teachers Development Day”. Held in early September every year, the ceremony signals the beginning of the new school year and celebrates the educators’ commitment to the principles of Catholic education.
On September 20th, Saint Anthony’s parish celebrated the liturgical feast of Saint Andrew Kim. Macau and Saint Anthony’s parish, in particular, played a significant role in the formation of the saint as he received his theological education in the region. Saint Andrew Kim is an excellent example for Catholic youth who are expected in Seoul in August 2027 for the 38th World Youth Day, as the Asian continent once again comes under the spotlight of the Catholic world.
As seminarians Bosco Chan and Adriano were admitted to the candidacy for Holy Orders, they move one step forward toward the priesthood, acknowledging their
renouncement of the world and faithful following of Christ in serving His flock.
The visit of the seminarians and formators of the Holy Seminary of Hong Kong to the
St. Joseph Seminary of Macau can be seen as a vital part of priestly formation where
learning about other cultures and communities will broaden perspectives, enabling
them to live out their ministry in the best manner possible.
Fatima was the first stopover for the young Portuguese-speaking Catholics who will represent the Diocese of Macau at the World Youth Day. Early last week, three local juvenile pilgrims prayed the Holy Rosary before a crowd in the Chapel of the Apparitions, the heart of the Fatima Shrine.