July 2012

Battle for hearts and minds of the people
(Saturday, 7 July 2012 )

 

HONG KONG (SE): “It is 15 years since the soil of Hong Kong returned to China, but the hearts of the people did not return with it,” Father Stephen Chan Moon-hung told around 900 people gathered around the kiosk for a prayer service in Victoria Park prior to the July 1 rally.

However, the spiritual director of the Justice and Peace Commission added that in those 15 years since the handover of Hong...

Bishops’ ordination postponed but illicit bishop ordains priests
(Saturday, 7 July 2012 )

 

HONG KONG (SE): Whether it be through prayer and fasting or political maneuvering, the people of Harbin in China were successful in their bid to avert the scheduled June 29 illicit ordination of Father Joseph Yue Fusheng as their bishop.

However, whether their initial success is permanent or temporary has yet to be seen, as a second ordination set for the same day of Father Thaddeus Ma Daqin...