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Hong Kong draws its first poverty line

HONG KONG (UCAN) : A task force on poverty announced on September 28 that it would follow standards set by the European Union in setting the first official poverty line to be drawn in Hong Kong in a bid to tackle the income gap which has been widening over past years.

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The creeping threat of Moral
and National Education

HONG KONG (SE): A warning went out that Hong Kong is still a long way from being out of the woods on the thorny issue of Moral and National Education at a seminar sponsored by the Justice and Peace Commission at Newman Catholic College in Yaumatei on September 23.

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Muslims show their hurt and frustration at prayer rally

HONG KONG (SE): Around 3,000 people from the Muslim community in Hong Kong gathered in Chater Garden on September 23 to express their hurt and frustration over the mocking of the prophet, Muhammad, by the movie produced in the United States of America (US), The Innocence of Muslims.

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Faithful to the end

HONG KONG (SE): On 9 October 1947, a young Father Michele Pagani, from the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME), boarded a ship in Italy bound for Hong Kong.

Born in Lurago Marinone, Como, on 20 August 1920, he was ordained a priest on 18 December 1943, after studies at the Little House of the Divine Providence, in Turin, which was founded by St. Luigi Orione (1872 to 1940), and taking out a baccalaureate in theology from the Angelicum University in Rome.

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Canossians honour four jubilarians

Hong Kong (SE): On September 5, the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Canossian Family celebrated with joy and gratitude the jubilee years of four of its members.

Sister Teresa Kwan marked her 25th anniversary, Sister Maria Teresa Kwok, Sister Theresa Chien and Sister Mary Ho observed their 50th year in religious life, Sister Maria Pizzagalli commemorated her 60th anniversary and Sister Costanza Della Morte marked 70 years since entering the religious life.

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Hand in hand let us create a bright future

Appeal from Cardinal Tong for Caritas-Hong Kong’s annual fund-raising drive

 

Hand in hand let us create a bright future

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

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Education Day 2012

Hong Kong (SE): On September 23, about 250 representatives from 12 schools and higher education institutes within the parish of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, joined the 11.00am Mass, concelebrated by vicar general, Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming and parish priest, Father Philip Chan Tak-hung, to mark Education Day.  

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The moral of national education

 

HONG KONG (SE): Despite the September 8 announcement by the chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, that the compulsory introduction deadline of 2015 for the controversial Moral and National Education Curriculum has been scrapped, government aided schools run by school sponsoring bodies have already received a $530,000 grant to finance the introduction of the subject.

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The faithful and sacrificial love
of the Good Shepherd | Education Day • 23 September 2012

Jesus the Good Shepherd

 

Jesus is not just a shepherd. He is the Good Shepherd and the Good Shepherd is ready to lay down his life for his sheep.

A good shepherd is recognised for the unique type of fidelity and sacrificial love given to his flock. 

This is in direct contrast with the hired hand that may well make a run for it if confronted with danger.

 

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