September 2012

Court makes landmark ruling on abortion
(Saturday, 1 September 2012 )

SEOUL (UCAN): A court in Seoul, South Korea, ruled on August 23 that medical personnel can be prosecuted for conducting abortions

An appeal filed by a midwife with the Constitutional Court seeking to overturn a clause in the Criminal Act stipulating that doctors, midwives or pharmacists performing abortions upon request can be punished by imprisonment or fined, was dismissed by the court.

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Shanghai seminaries closed in fallout over new bishop
(Saturday, 1 September 2012 )

SHANGHAI (SE): A brief note sent to the two seminaries in Shanghai diocese from Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian on August 21 simply states that the opening of the academic year in September will be delayed until further notice.

Shanghai diocese is home to two seminaries, the Sheshan Major Seminary on the outskirts of the city and the Tailaiqiao Minor Seminary.

UCA News reports...

Catholic education upholding core values
(Saturday, 1 September 2012 )

The beginning of September heralds a new academic year and the end of summer vacation, which this year saw intense public discussion on the first Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination, Liberal Studies and National and Moral Education.

The hot months of the year revealed that teachers, students, parents, educational and non-government organisations all have...