September 2011

Farewell to two Canossian sisters
(Thursday, 29 September 2011 )

Hong Kong (SE): The Canossian Daughters of Charity recently bad farewell to two long serving companions.

Sister Maria Pirotta died peacefully in her sleep at the Villa Bakhita Canossian Convent, Caine Road, on August 30, at the ripe age of 98, while 78-year-old Sister Margaret Lee passed away at Canossa Hospital in the early morning of September 3.

Sister Pirotta was born in...

Canossian jubilarians
(Thursday, 29 September 2011 )

Hong Kong (SE): On September 10, the Canossian Sisters celebrated the jubilees of Sister Margaret Renoldi, who marked a remarkable 80 years as a religious, and Sister Magdalen Shiu, who celebrated her silver anniversary.

A thanksgiving Mass was concelebrated  by Father Thomas Leung SJ, Father Lawrence Lee Len and Father Philip Chan at the Canossian Missions Chapel in Caine Road. 

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Bishop Tong stresses importance of communion to visiting delegation of sisters from China
(Thursday, 29 September 2011 )

HONG KONG (SE): In an address to a delegation of religious sisters from mainland China visiting Hong Kong on September 8, Bishop John Tong Hon spoke of the importance of unity and communion in the universal Church, as well as the consolidation of religious life and a spirit of evangelisation.

In sharing his experience at the August celebrations of the World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, he cited excerpts from the...

Diocese celebrates 90 year landmark of foundation of the Legion of Mary
(Thursday, 29 September 2011 )

HONG KONG (SE): In marking the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Legion of Mary by Frank Duff in Dublin, Ireland, on 7 September 1921, Bishop John Tong Hon recalled the heroic love and dedication shown by a legionary he witnessed as a young man in Canton, China, during a Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on September 18.

Speaking to a cathedral packed with members of the legion in...

Are we Catholic or not?
(Thursday, 22 September 2011 )

Twenty-sixth Sunday of the Year

Ezekiel 18:25-28;
Philippians 2:1-11; 
Matthew 21:28-32

Recently, a young man challenged me; was I really a Catholic? Or was I just someone wearing a Catholic disguise, but not fully committed to the Catholic faith?

The challenge is...

Twenty-sixth Sunday of the Year
(Thursday, 22 September 2011 )

SEPTEMBER 25 – TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.
Mass of the Sunday, Gloria, Creed, preface of the Sunday (green). 
Readings:
Ezekiel 18:25-28;
Philippians 2:1-11; 
Matthew 21:28-32.

SEPTEMBER 26 – MONDAY: TWENTY-SIXTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME.
Mass...

Upholding the principles of Catholic education
(Thursday, 22 September 2011 )

 The theme for Education Day this year is Commitment and Companionship. As one of the core principles of Catholic education, it is calling on teachers to be good shepherds and encouraging each person working in the field of education to make Jesus their role model, to be prepared to commit to guiding and walking with young people on a life journey that is full of challenges.

The core principles governing Catholic education in Hong Kong include...

Theology in schools can put faith into public discussion
(Thursday, 22 September 2011 )

HONG KONG (SE): “How to present theology to young people in the modern world, is a big question facing Catholic education in Hong Kong,” Imelda Lam Pui-hing told the Sunday Examiner as she prepared to depart for the United States of America (US) for post-graduate studies in the philosophical perspective of religious studies.

With the ambition of becoming a teacher of religion to religion teachers, Lam...

Education is lived not done
(Thursday, 22 September 2011 )

HONG KONG (SE): The Catholic Education Office of the diocese of Hong Kong has chosen commitment and companionship as its theme in a pastoral letter released on July 15 and circulated around the diocese to mark Education Day, September 25.

Taking Jesus, the Good Shepherd, as a role model, the statement quotes from the Gospel of St. John (10:14), which says, “I am the good shepherd; I know mine and mine know me...

Bizarre revelation of abuse claims puts Australian Church in spotlight
(Thursday, 22 September 2011 )

 

ADELAIDE (SE): In rather bizarre circumstances, Monsignor Ian Dempsey from the archdiocese of Adelaide in South Australia was named by South Australian senator, Nick Xenophon, on September 13, under parliamentary privilege in Canberra, as being the mystery priest claimed by the primate of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion, Archbishop John Hepworth, to have sexually abused him some 46 years ago. 

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