Chinese New Year, Tet, Valentine’s Day are all important celebrations in this region, and beyond. As I faced the celebration of Mass on Sunday, I was quite amazed to realize that all three came together at once
Last week, I kept hearing people talk negatively of their experiences of the pandemic. I know it is no picnic; I know there is a lot of suffering and death; I know about the UK, Germany and the USA where it is so bad at this present time
Matthew ends his story of the Epiphany with the powerful image of the Magi, taking seriously the warning they had received, deciding to return home by a different road.
I then ask the doubters of Christmas. How can wishing good for all humanity be silly? How can our wanting to experience some joy in life be silly?