By Chen Hon-Fai
Catholicism has had a massive position in Macau because the earliest days of Portuguese colonization within the 16th century. This booklet, in line with vast unique study together with in-depth interviews, examines intimately the standard lifetime of Catholics in Macau at the present. It outlines the large societal pressures which Macau is at the moment present process – sovereignty handover and its results, the expansion of casinos and tourism and the transformation of a serene and a little bit vague colony right into a vibrantly constructing urban. It indicates how, even if the formal buildings of Catholicism now not percentage in rule by means of the colonial strength, and even though formal non secular observance is declining, however the non-public piety and moral spiritual outlook of person Catholics remain powerful, and feature a big, and doubtless expanding, impression on public lifestyles during the software of private non secular ethics to problems with human rights and social justice and within the fields of schooling and social services.
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