January 2016

Kindness in the Jubilee of Mercy
(Saturday, 30 January 2016 )

May the merciful love of Jesus give us a chance to share with others, so that we may be able to help all people in need.

During a Mass on the Third Sunday of Advent celebrated by Father Luigi Bonalumi, the gospel reading (Luke 3:10-18) told us about the invitation from John the Baptist to change our way of life, in order to experience God’s forgiveness and to obtain peace to prepare for the...

My shepherd and I
(Saturday, 30 January 2016 )

I turned a deaf ear

when you called me back in a storm.

I hid myself but you looked for me

and left the rest of...

What are the ways to improve your attention span?
(Saturday, 30 January 2016 )

I reduce my wasted time at work. Often, I find myself wasting time in surfing some favourite websites or something interesting to read. My best way to eliminate all distractions is to leave my phone in voice mail mode and check important...

Who elects the president?
(Saturday, 30 January 2016 )

The New Year of the Monkey will be filled with the challenges of the election.

And what are elections in a democratic country but the selection of the leaders who are to be appointed by the citizens to take command of a nation’s affairs.


We have one dream but a clash of values
(Saturday, 30 January 2016 )

An anti- death penalty advocate, street children, petty criminals and drug dealers have been liquidated in Davao City, but still students, vendors, taxi drivers, professional people and low class workers alike get on with their lives.

This is Davao City. Whether it is peaceful, liveable...

New bishop wants to promote Chinese values
(Saturday, 30 January 2016 )

MACAU (SE): Formerly an auxiliary in Hong Kong, Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang was installed as the 30th or 31st or 32nd bishop of Macau, depending how you count them, on January 23, at a Mass that had already been arranged to mark the 440th anniversary of the foundation of the diocese.

The outgoing Bishop José Lai Hung-seng, who is stepping down for health reasons, greeted the new bishop at the entrance of the...

It is war at the congress
(Saturday, 30 January 2016 )

CEBU (SE): It is time to declare war on poverty and cruelty, the papal envoy to the International Eucharistic Congress being held in Cebu, The Philippines, Charles Maung Cardinal Bo, told an enthusiastic gathering at the opening Mass on January 24.

In a call for what he termed a Third World War, the archbishop of Yangon in the Union of Myanmar described the widespread malnutrition and starvation in the world as mass...

Death Notice
(Saturday, 30 January 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): With deep sorrow the Precious Blood Sisters announce the death of Sister Lucy Lee Yuet-heung, who passed away peacefully at Caritas Hospital on 30 December 2015 at the age 81, after 53 years of religious life.

A funeral Mass was offered at 9:30am on January 9 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Shek Kip Mei, Shamshuipo, followed by burial at St. Raphael’s Catholic Cemetery in Cheung Sha Wan....

Fanling children’s village opens multifunction centre
(Saturday, 30 January 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): The Precious Blood Children’s Village held an open day on December 26 in which its newly-established multifunction centre and newly-renovated Precious Blood Retreat House were blessed.

John Cardinal Tong Hon urged people at the blessing ceremony to follow the example of the Sisters of the Precious Blood in caring about the needs of children, who mostly come from deprived or dysfunctional...

Nine Holy Doors open in Taiyuan
(Saturday, 30 January 2016 )

TAIYUAN (AsiaNews): “Catholics in the Diocese of Taiyuan hope to undergo conversion during the Jubilee of Mercy, starting with caring for their parents and grandparents, then their neighbours and the needy, guided by the light of holy martyrs of our diocese,” local Bishop Meng Ningyou in Shanxi province said in December at the beginning of the Jubilee of Mercy.

In speaking of the scores of martyrs the...