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A call to Housing Authority for minority group-sensitive services

 

HONG KONG (SE): The Hong Kong Pakistani Concern Group on Public Housing visited the Housing Authority on November 6 to highlight to the staff the problems that people from minority groups face in accessing public housing, simply because they cannot read the writing on the wall.

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Living mission in everyday life

 

HONG KONG (SE): The Columban Sisters hosted a gathering for the Association of Mission Friends of St. Columban at the Caritas Restaurant in Central on November 18 to celebrate the feast of the patron saint of their congregation on November 18.

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Pastoral letter for the Year of Faith from our bishop

 

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life (John 3:16).

 

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ

 

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Gearing up for the new English Mass translation

HONG KONG (SE): The diocese of Hong Kong will officially begin using the new translation of the English Mass on the first Sunday of Advent, December 2, about one year later than most parts of the English-speaking world.

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Diocese gears up for the Year of Faith

HONG KONG (SE): Making known our Catholic identity among people with whom we associate and work was placed high on the agenda for the Year of Faith by Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming at a briefing attended by around 200 people at the Diocese Centre by the Ad Hoc Committee for the Year of Faith on November 11.

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Halloween celebrated in a faith context

 

HONG KONG (SE): “We need to link social, secular celebrations in our society with the celebration of our faith,” Father Thomas Law Kwok-fai said at a Halloween party held in his parish of Mother of Good Counsel in San Po Kong on November 3.

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Diocese announces a new policy on paternity leave

 

HONG KONG (UCAN): A new policy on paternity leave for employees of Hong Kong diocese was announced in late October.

A five-day leave period will apply equally to all male diocesan employees at the time of the birth of their child.

There is nothing startling or revolutionary in this policy, as it is a standard industrial practice in the Hong Kong civil service and also government-aided schools.

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Call for more freedom ahead of congress

 

HONG KONG (UCAN) : The Justice and Peace Commission joined four other rights pressure groups on November 8, the opening day of the National People’s Congress in Beijing, in presenting a list of 18 proposals gathered from an Internet survey to the Chinese Government Liaison Office in Hong Kong.

Judicial independence, respect for Internet freedom and the real implementation of people’s constitutional rights are the top three agendas on the list.

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Hong Kong putting lay ministry
on the Chinese world map

 

HONG KONG (SE): At the closing Mass of a Conference on Sharing the Experience of Lay Ministry organised by Hong Kong diocese and involving people from the Chinese diaspora from all over the world, people undertook to prioritise the ministry of the laity in their lives, as well as being aware of issues affecting minority groups in society.

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Good things behind bars

 

HONG KONG (SE): Life behind prison bars is a mystery to many people, as they have never sat on either side of the grills that separate the free from the confined.

However, the thousands who have done time and the many more thousands from their families who visit or correspond with them know of a grim reality of darkness and soul searching that seldom sees the light of day.

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