November 2015

New stewards at Shek O Holistic Retreat Centre
(Saturday, 7 November 2015 )

The Holistic Retreat Centre at Shek O has been staffed by the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban for the past 12 years, but as the sisters begin to pack up to leave Hong Kong, they are preparing to hand over the seaside centre, which they have transformed with their magic touch of love and grace, to Carmelite priests from Indonesia.

Mamie Lau told the Sunday Examiner...

China’s new two-child policy too little too late
(Saturday, 7 November 2015 )

Beijing (Agencies): In an October 29 statement, Amnesty International warned that China’s about-face on its one-child policy was insufficient. 

William Nee, a China researcher for the human rights organisation, said, “Couples that have two children could still be subjected to coercive and intrusive forms of contraception and even forced abortions—which...

Taipei honours Jesuit artist at museum anniversary
(Saturday, 7 November 2015 )

TAIPEI (AsiaNews): A major exhibition marking the 90th anniversary of what is universally regarded as one of the greatest museums in the world, the Museum of the National Palace, which has displays in both Taipei and Beijing, opened an exhibition of the extraordinary work of Father Giuseppe Castiglione sj at the Taipei site on October 8.

Father Castiglione was born in Milan, Italy, and was a widely acclaimed artist...

Caritas Bazaar season opens at Victoria Park
(Saturday, 7 November 2015 )
Hong Kong (SE): Around 18,000 visitors packed into Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, as Caritas-Hong Kong kicked off its annual season of charity bazaars on November 1.
 
John Cardinal Tong Hon, the bishop of Hong Kong, and Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-chueng were joined at the ribbon-cutting ceremony by the chief secretary for administration in Hong Kong, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and deputy chief executive of ICBC (Asia), Leung Ming-hym. 
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Asia and the synod on family life
(Saturday, 7 November 2015 )

MANILA (UCAN): Most of the prominent reports on the 2015 Synod of Bishops on Family Life were prepared by western journalists and in Asia we have to rely on their writings.

The reports have generally been preoccupied with the most controversial issues. The debates among the bishops revolved around institutional approaches toward cohabitation, same-sex marriage and the divorced and the civilly remarried. 
 
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