December 2011

Diocese honours father of modern music in Hong Kong
(Saturday, 3 December 2011 )

HONG KONG (SE): A gala recital was held in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the evening of November 19 as a tribute to Macau-born composer, Doming Lam, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

A self-taught composer, Lam studied in Canada at the Toronto Conservatory of Music in the early 1950s and later moved into film music and production in California, the United States of America, where he also looked...

New Mass translation kicks off
(Saturday, 3 December 2011 )

HONG KONG (SE): Most parts of the English-speaking Church began using the new translation of the Mass on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27.

While reports on what for many was a new experience say that except for half the congregation automatically defaulting to well known phrases, especially in short responses, and a lot of fumbling with books and printed sheets, things went smoothly enough.

Our liturgies need a more inter-cultural flavour pope tells Church in Africa
(Saturday, 3 December 2011 )

HONG KONG (SE) : “I would say that it is important not to lose sight of the universal aspect of inculturation,” Pope Benedict XVI said during a prepared press conference on the plane on his way from Rome to the African nation of Benin on November 18.

“Indeed I would prefer to speak more of inter-culturality than of inculturation; in other words, of the meeting of cultures in our shared truth of...