October 2017

Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
(Saturday, 28 October 2017 )

Mass of the Sunday, Gloria, Creed, Preface of the Sunday (green).  
Readings: Exodus 22:20-26; 1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10; Matthew 22:34-40.
Mass of the day (green). 
Readings: Romans 8:12-17 Luke 13:10-17.

Pagmamahal sa Diyos at Kapwa ay pagtupad sa batas!
(Saturday, 28 October 2017 )

At isa sa kanila, isang dalubhasa sa Kautusan ang nagtanong kay Hesus upang subukin ito, “Guro, alin po ang pinakamahalagang utos sa Kautusan?” Sumagot si Hesus, “Ibigin mo ang Panginoon mong Diyos nang buong puso, nang buong kaluluwa, at nang buong pag-iisip.
Ito ang pinakamahalagang utos. Ito naman ang pangalawa: Ibigin mo ang iyong kapwa gaya ng iyong sarili. Sa dalawang utos na ito nakasalalay ang buong kautusan ni Moises at ang turo...

Whoever loves meets God
(Saturday, 28 October 2017 )

Hillel, a famous rabbi who lived a few years before Christ, once said, “What you do not like, don’t do to your neighbour! This is the whole Law; the rest is commentary.”
Philo, a Jewish contemporary of Jesus from Alexandria, summed up the Law as love of God and neighbour. So what is the novelty in the teaching of Jesus?
In the Great Commandment there are two parts. The first is the love of God, that must involve three...

No good news for religion at Party Congress
(Saturday, 28 October 2017 )

HONG KONG (SE): During his three-and-a-half hour presentation at the beginning of the Nineteenth Congress of the Communist Party of China, the general secretary of the party and president of China, Xi Jinping, embedded the process of Sinicisation of religion into what is anticipated to become a dogma of belief under the banner of the Thoughts of Xi Jinping.
Speaking on October 18 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, his epic address on the theme of Secure a decisive...

St. Vincent de Paul rolls up its sleeves
(Saturday, 28 October 2017 )

HONG KONG (SE): The St. Vincent de Paul Central Council of Hong Kong marked the feast day of its patron on September 27 with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung and Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception followed by the society’s annual general meeting and dinner in the Caritas Community Hall.
The main topic under discussion at the gathering was the society’s outreach to refugee people in the city and the...

A pillar of strength mourned
(Saturday, 28 October 2017 )

MARYKNOLL (SE): Missionary, educator, peace and social justice advocate, Sister Mary-Lou Teufel, passed away on September 29 at the age of 94 after 63 years in the Maryknoll Society.
Born in United States of American (US) city of Cincinnati, Ohio, on 19 December 1922 to Mary (Gosink) Teufel and Anthony Teufel, Sister Teufel had two brothers; Richard and John; as well as three sisters; Rita, Clare and Catherine, all of whom predeceased her.
A graduate of...

Cheung Chau hosts annual Marian procession
(Saturday, 28 October 2017 )
A day when life comes first
(Saturday, 28 October 2017 )

HONG KONG (SE): Cancer is a terrible disease and apart from the agonies of medical treatment or the frustration of not being able to find the financial resources to pay for it, it places a difficult emotional burden not only on the person suffering from the disease, but also their family, friends and associates.
But for a migrant worker who is away from family and alone in a foreign city, it can leave them with the lost feeling of a refugee who has no soil on which to...

The bishop who was simply disappeared
(Saturday, 28 October 2017 )

HONG KONG (AsiaNews): A Mass was offered on the evening of October 11 at St. Andrew’s parish in Tseung Kwan O for the intentions of Bishop James Su Zhimin, who disappeared from his diocese of Baoding in China some 20 years ago and little to nothing has been heard of his situation since.
Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung invited the gathering at the Mass organised by the Justice and Peace Commission to pray for the Chinese bishop that he may one day regain his freedom...

One bishop’s dreams
(Saturday, 28 October 2017 )

HONG KONG (SE): While Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung sees many challenges for the Church both in China and Hong Kong, as well as internationally, he told the French publication La Croix in an interview published on October 18 that his primary focus is on his own diocese.
The 71-year-old bishop believes that the local Church’s major priorities are local and as the bishop of Hong Kong he sees many immediate challenges that what he terms a fractured society...