March 2016

How does prayer change a situation?
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

I  believe that prayer can change situations. I encountered so many trials and challenges. But through prayer I overcame the hardship and difficulties in life. Prayer can change situations in so many ways. When I feel that I am lost, sad and nothing, I just pray and ask for God’s guidance. Even if we have nothing to ask for ourselves we still continue to pray for others too. We pray for our loved ones and we pray for others whether we...

Concern for a dying world
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

El Niño, or drought, is extremely felt and experienced in The Philippines. It is a serious and alarming truth. There are many cities and provinces that have been severely hit by this dry spell or long period of time without having rain.

Agriculture has been destroyed and crops are lost. It was reported that even wild animals and snakes have come out of their habitats because it is too...

Your Album
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )


Father Paulo Ceruti blessing the palms at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish, Tai Po, on March 20.

Keeping the oceans full of life
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )


Extinction of species is currently taking place across the globe and conservationists are making a tremendous effort to bring them back from the brink.

Each year it is estimated that 100,000 species become extinct, which is 1,000 more than before...

Spotlight on crime against children
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

There is a time when the truth has to be revealed, when the secrecy of crimes can no longer be contained or denied, and when the guilty must be held to account. History shows that secrecy and cover up keeps that day of reckoning at bay, but one day the truth will come out.

That is the story of Spotlight, a film about the Spotlight team of investigative reporters at the Boston Globe...

Bishop highlights China and marriage in celebration of priesthood
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): It is at the Chrism Mass, which this year was celebrated on the morning of Holy Thursday, March 24, at Immaculate Conception Cathedral that the priestly identity of Christ in the local Church as a diocesan community made up of bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons and lay people, is explicitly acknowledged.

This is described in detail in the Apocalypse, which says, “Jesus loves us and has...

Forty Days for Life
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): A group of over 50 people gathered at Holy Cross parish in Sai Wan Ho to join a two-hour March for Life through the streets of Hong Kong on March 20 to the offices of the largest abortion provider in the city, which is situated outside the Southorn Playground in Wanchai, where a brief candlelight vigil was held.

The Hong Kong Family Planning Association is a founding member of the International Planned...

Open letter revolts against Xi’s leadership
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

HONG KONG (AsiaNews): To date, 20 people have been arrested for playing some part in the posting of an open letter addressed to the president of China, Xi Jinping, on the website of Wujie News on March 4, a publication that normally sings the same tune as the party leadership.

Although the letter only had a short life in the sun, it was signed by a group calling itself loyal members of the Communist Party of China...

Worldwide election forum in Hong Kong
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): Overseas Filipinos and their families from 14 countries took part in a worldwide consultation in Hong Kong on the upcoming presidential election on March 13.

The day featured a forum with Makabayan senatorial candidate, Neri Colmenares, and nominees from the Migrante Partylist.

The event opened with a Mass celebrated by Father Franco Mella. Then Colmenares, together...

Scuffle with Rainbow Action at parish meeting
(Saturday, 2 April 2016 )

HONG KONG (UCAN): A lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group disrupted a discussion afternoon on the anti-sexual orientation discrimination law at the parish church in North Point on March 13, asking the diocese for a formal discussion and dialogue with them.

The parish had organised an afternoon discussion on the Sex Orientation Discrimination Ordinance.

In January the...