September 2012

Canossians honour four jubilarians
(Saturday, 29 September 2012 )

Hong Kong (SE): On September 5, the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Canossian Family celebrated with joy and gratitude the jubilee years of four of its members.

Sister Teresa Kwan marked her 25th anniversary, Sister Maria Teresa Kwok, Sister Theresa Chien and Sister Mary Ho observed their 50th year in religious life, Sister Maria Pizzagalli commemorated her 60th anniversary and Sister Costanza Della Morte marked...

Hand in hand let us create a bright future
(Saturday, 29 September 2012 )

Appeal from Cardinal Tong for Caritas-Hong Kong’s annual fund-raising drive


Hand in hand let us create a bright future


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

“Living the truth in love, we should grow in every way into him
who is the head, Christ, from whom the whole body,...

Education Day 2012
(Saturday, 29 September 2012 )

Hong Kong (SE): On September 23, about 250 representatives from 12 schools and higher education institutes within the parish of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, joined the 11.00am Mass, concelebrated by vicar general, Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming and parish priest, Father Philip Chan Tak-hung, to mark Education Day.  

September 23 was the 10th anniversary of the death of John Baptist Cardinal Wu...

The moral of national education
(Saturday, 29 September 2012 )


HONG KONG (SE): Despite the September 8 announcement by the chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, that the compulsory introduction deadline of 2015 for the controversial Moral and National Education Curriculum has been scrapped, government aided schools run by school sponsoring bodies have already received a $530,000 grant to finance the introduction of the subject.

Although the compulsory date for the...

The faithful and sacrificial love
of the Good Shepherd | Education Day • 23 September 2012
(Saturday, 22 September 2012 )

Jesus the Good Shepherd


Jesus is not just a shepherd. He is the Good Shepherd and the Good Shepherd is ready to lay down his life for his sheep.

A good shepherd is recognised for the unique type of fidelity and sacrificial love given to his flock. 

This is in direct contrast with the hired hand...

Church in Pakistan calls for action over blasphemous movie
(Saturday, 22 September 2012 )

FAISALABAD (AsiaNews): On September 15, the Catholic Church formally expressed its sympathy with the Muslim people in the country as protests erupted in several cities in Pakistan against what has been termed the blasphemous movie, Innocence of Muslims.

The Diocesan Commission for Interreligious Dialogue in Faisalabad called a press conference at the curia, which was attended by more than 50 prominent figures in the...

China repeats denial of torture claim
(Saturday, 22 September 2012 )

SEOUL (Agencies): China has again denied a claim by a Seoul-based Korean human rights advocate, Kim Young-hwan, that he was tortured during detention in China early this year, The Korea Times reported the Department of Foreign Affairs in Seoul as saying on September 6.

Beijing reiterated its stance during an annual meeting of consular officials from the two nations held in the Chinese capital on September 5, a...

We all need a Good Shepherd
(Saturday, 22 September 2012 )

The Catholic Church in Hong Kong marks the fourth Sunday of September each year as Education Day to reaffirm the importance the Church attaches to education and invite all parents, teachers, lay leaders and members of the laity to be shepherds to young people.

This year’s theme, The faithful and sacrificial love of the Good Shepherd, calls on imagery from the gospel parable of Jesus as the good shepherd, who...

Pope arrives in Lebanon as a pilgrim of peace
(Saturday, 22 September 2012 )

HONG KONG (SE): Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Beirut as a self-described pilgrim of peace in strife-torn Lebanon on September 14, calling for reconciliation among peoples of different backgrounds, as anger over the anti-Islam movie, Innocence of Muslims, spilled over into violence across the Middle East.

In his reply to Michael Sleiman, the president of Lebanon, at a welcoming ceremony at Rafiq Hariri Airport, he...