Print Version    Email to Friend
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.

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
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.

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
Bring hope to those living in despair

HONG KONG (SE): “We need to help people. We have the ability granted by God to do so and we should use this to bring hope to those in despair,” Father Louis Ha Ke-loon urged at a prayer service for the housing problem in Hong Kong, held at New Asia College Memorial Garden, Sham Shui Po on March 22. The event was organised by the Justice and Peace Commission under theme, Remain hopeful in face of despair.
 

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
Diocesan priest embarks on new missionary journey to Cambodia

HONG KONG (SE): Hong Kong’s first diocesan missionary priest, Father Paul Kam Po-wai, is embarking on another three-year mission on April 23, this time to Cambodia. He previously worked in Tanzania, in Africa, from 2003 to 2006.
 
A commissioning ceremony was held on April 15 at a packed St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Tsing Yi. 
 

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
Duterte’s apology too late

HONG KONG (SE): The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, who was in Hong Kong for the second time in 10 months, apologised to the Chinese people on April 12 for the Manila bus hijack hostage tragedy in 2010 in which eight Hong Kong tourists were killed during the botched rescue attempt. 
 

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
Sharing the joy of the gospel through art

HONG KONG (SE): Sister Marie-Anastasia Carré, a nun from the Community of the Beatitudes, in association with the Hong Kong Diocesan Audio Visual Centre (DAVC) opened an exhibition of paintings, titled, Journey of the Heart: A pilgrimage from within, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Wanchai, on March 23. 
 

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
Laity Council set to mark diamond Jubilee

HONG KONG (SE): The Catholic Laity Council should focus on helping in the formation of young people and discerning their mission during the Year of Youth, Father Benedict Lam Cho-ming, vicar general of the Diocese of Hong Kong, told council members and parish representatives during its annual general meeting at Holy Cross Church, Shau Kei Wan, on March 8.
 

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
School showcases joy of learning

Hong Kong (SE): Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School in Pokfulam, welcomed parents and students from primary schools in Hong Kong’s Southern District to its Spring Open Day on Saturday March 10.
 
The event showcased various workshops organised by subjects and groups, including school-based projects based on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) education; a Nerf Hunt, a fun sport activity; handicrafts and cooking, to name a few. 
 

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
Share the gospel by living it bishop says

HONG KONG (SE): “Sharing the gospel does not mean merely sharing the knowledge of it, instead it invites the faithful to share their lives lived according to gospel values,” said Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, the bishop of Hong Kong, in his homily during the Chrism Mass on March 29. 
 
Over 1,000 people packed the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Caine Road for the celebration on Holy Thursday. 
 

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
Movie on domestic worker sheds light into their struggles

HONG KONG (SE): The Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong celebrated National Women’s Month with the screening of Martika, a movie highlighting the struggles of both overseas workers and their employers on March 25. 
 
The 60-minute feature film, directed by Wong Fei-pang, calls attention to Filipino domestic workers, whose presence may have been ignored but exposes that they matter to Hong Kong in more ways than is currently thought of.
 

More from this section