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Stop the creeping tryanny

HONG KONG (SE): Dressed in black with only red handkerchiefs as a prop, four barefooted women danced the drama of the killing fields of The Philippines at a candlelight vigil held in Chater Road, Central, to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.
 

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Emotional needs of the terminally-ill

HONG KONG (SE): The fifth Bioethics Conference is scheduled to be held at the Caritas Institute of Higher Education in Tseung Kwan O from December 9 to 10 with a focus on the care of the terminally-ill.
 
The conference is being organised by the Bioethics Resources Centre of the Holy Spirit Seminary College of Theology and Philosophy in cooperation with some other organisations.

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Excitement at beginning nostalgia at ending

HONG KONG (SE): The education of a child begins not with acquiring knowledge, but with the challenge of learning how to learn and, as the principle of St. Paul’s Convent School in Causeway Bay, Sister Margaret Wong, pointed out at speech day on November 23, it is a challenge that never goes away.
 

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Looking for throwaway labour

As the government in Hong Kong mulls the dilemma of caring for its aging population, bureaucrats are once again looking off shore to find labour to fill the gaps and talking the need for a further 600,000 of what it puts the demeaning tag—domestic helpers.
 








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Education through intercultural exchange

HONG KONG (SE): On November 15, the Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School in Pokfulam hosted 30 teachers and students from the Chua Chu Kang Secondary School in Singapore for a day of enriching understanding of life on an educational campus with a mixed nationality student body.
 

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An Advent message from our bishop: A season of expectant hope

May Your Joy be Complete in the Joy of Christ! (cf John 15:11)
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 
 
Advent is a season for appreciation, for looking forward, for sharing with one another. How much we appreciate the great gift the Heavenly Father has given to us in the power of the Holy Spirit—His life in the form of His only begotten son!
 

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Bishop proclaims Year of Youth

HONG KONG (SE): In declaring a Year of Youth to begin on December 3 this year and run until November 25 next year in his Message for Advent, Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung is inviting the young people of the diocese “to walk the talk in solidarity with one another through prayer and action, and together help build a better world for the greater glory of God.”
 
His decision comes as a result of his many meetings and consultations with young people since he was installed as the bishop of Hong Kong on August 5 this year.

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Proud history of valiant women

HONG KONG (SE): The Catholic Women’s League celebrated its 80th anniversary on November 17 with a Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and reception in the Caritas Community Hall.
 
Just the second spiritual adviser to the League for the past 26 years, Father John Russell SJ said that there is much to be proud of in the 80-year history and spoke of “the valiant women who responded so generously to the needs of their impoverished fellow citizens, who were then facing an unpredictable future.”
 








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Cathedral visit a smash hit

HONG KONG (SE): The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Siu Ming Secondary Catholic School in Kwai Chung brought a group of its secondary three students on a visit to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception as part of marking its 45th anniversary of foundation on October 6.
 

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On the train but off the rails

HONG KONG (UCAN): The Legislative Council (LegCo) has been told by the chief executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, that the leasing of space at the Hong Kong terminus of the Express Rail Link connecting the city with Guangzhou on the other side of the mainland border may have gone ahead whether it passed a non-binding bill or not.
 
However, critics from the pro-democracy seats in the LegCo say that this may see Hong Kong on the train but off the rails, as the arrangement could be used to usurp law in the city.
 

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