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Ecological spirituality is born out of action

HONG KONG (SE): A group set up to study the apostolic exhortation from Pope Francis, Praise Be: On care for our common home (Laudate Si), says that it believes it has had an effect on every day Catholics.

The group said that the pope’s message reveals more awareness of, care and concern for nature, the environment and the situation of the marginalised, and provides encouragement to Church organisations to continue promoting environmental awareness.

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A Christmas message from Cardinal Tong

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

Christmas is approaching. As we contemplate the beautiful scene of the Holy Family, immersed in peace and serenity, with the Infant Jesus in a manger, we cannot but recall the many events that, in sharp contrast, have taken place in Hong Kong, our home, over the past several years.

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Young workers cry out for Church support

HONG KONG (SE): A programme was organised by Christ Youth Action to look at how young working people use Catholic social teaching in continuing to underpin their faith in the face the challenges put before them in the workplace.

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Religious broadcasters recognised

HONG KONG (SE): At a seminar cum luncheon sponsored by the English Religious Broadcasting Advisory Committee of Radio Television Hong Kong Reverend Bud Carroll, from the Methodist Church, and Father Sean Coghlan SJ were both presented with a crystal microphone for their long decades of service.

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Rubbish for one a clean up for others

HONG KONG (SE): Signs reading someone’s rubbish can be another’s treasure abound outside street markets and bazaars, but a group of students from Hong Kong University has turned it into a life-saving exercise by recycling discarded soap to be used by the ultra-poor of The Philippines in the prevention of diseases resulting from bad hygiene in areas where soap is a luxury.

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Glaring evidence of marginalisation

HONG KONG (SE): At a time of year when our Church asks us to especially have our eyes and hearts open to the plight of those in society who are exploited, suppressed and used by the economic machine, the Mission for Migrant Workers has released a distressing report on the conditions suffered by one of the most vulnerable groups in Hong Kong society—migrant domestic workers.

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We are a people called to serve

HONG KONG (SE): As he gathered with the priests, deacons, people and religious of his diocese at the Chrism Mass on the morning of April 13, Holy Thursday, the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, invited the priests and deacons to renew the vows of their ordination.

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Wu Cheng-chung Cup Wushu Championship

HONG KONG (SE): The second Wu Cheng-chung Cup Wushu Championships hosted by Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School came to a successful conclusion on March 11.

The inter-school championship was organised to promote the value of sport and to help students develop their self-confidence and a sense of team spirit, as well as provide an opportunity for the wider community to gain a more in-depth understanding of the school.

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Waste Not and Turn Green

HONG KONG (SE): A low carbon producing lifestyle and an attitude of cherishing natural resources are the two keys to solving Hong Kong’s waste problem, while the government proposal to impose waste disposal charges appears to be only an economic incentive to reduce waste.

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Chief executive-designate visits Cardinal Tong

 

The coadjutor of the diocese, Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, and vicar general, Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming, gathered to extend their congratulations to Lam, who is a parishioner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Wan Chai.

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