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Church pushes for moral and civic education not national and moral

 HONG KONG (SE): A consultation paper on the introduction of a course on National and Moral Education in all schools in Hong Kong, put out by the Education Bureau of the territory government on May 13 this year, has drawn criticism from the Catholic Education Board in a response lodged on the last day of the consultation period, August 31.
The Church response, drafted by a panel and compiled by the Catholic Education Office, points out that the current paper retreats from the position taken in a 2002 document on Fundamental Education Curriculum, which says that the school should not im

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Inflation hits low income families hardest

HONG KONG (UCAN): With Hong Kong experiencing its steepest inflation curve since 1995, both civil and Church groups are calling for measures to relieve the burden on poor families, especially with the crippling cost of food.

Government statistics released on August 22 show that overall consumer prices rose 7.9 per cent year on year in July.

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Finding faith in the service of the oppressed

HONG KONG (UCAN): Ho Hei-wah followed a long and winding road from his wealthy upbringing to being one of Hong Kong’s most dedicated social advocates and ultimately fund his way to the baptismal font last Easter.

Ho said, “It is not the end, but the beginning of a new life, in which I can not only work for people, but also spread the gospel among them and help more people to know God.”

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Give Them a Ray of Hope

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

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

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See you next time in Rio de Janeiro

HONG KONG (SE): “Go and make disciples of all nations,” Pope Benedict XVI announced as the theme of the next World Youth Day to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 18 to 23, one year ahead of schedule in 2013, in order not to clash with the World Cup Soccer to be staged in the same city one year later.

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