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Chief executive-designate visits Cardinal Tong

 

The coadjutor of the diocese, Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, and vicar general, Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming, gathered to extend their congratulations to Lam, who is a parishioner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Wan Chai.

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A long and rocky road

HONG KONG (SE): While billed as a Walk for fun, unity and wellness, those who responded to the invitation from the Filipino Migrant Cancer Support Society (FILMCASS) at times wondered why they came as they staggered and stumbled over the rocky steep paths of the Wilson Trail out of Repulse Bay.

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Returning to God does bring joy

HONG KONG (SE): Around 600 people attended a Lenten Recollection organised by the Chaplaincy for Filipino Migrants Hong Kong under the theme of Returning to the Lord at Holy Family parish in Choi Hung on April 4.

Father Lino Nicasio was jetted in from Manila to be the mainstay of the day. He reminded those present that God made humankind out of dust and to dust they shall return, which is why ashes are placed on the forehead in the sign of the cross on Ash Wednesday.

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Thomas Aquinas and the roots of Catholic social teaching

HONG KONG (SE): Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun urged people to uphold the core values of Hong Kong and talk the truth based on Church traditions during an open talk marking the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of students and all universities.

The function was organised by the Caritas Institute of Higher Education and the chaplaincy of the Caritas Bianchi College of Careers on March 7.

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Cardinal reminds new chief executive freedom is the guts of the issue

HONG KONG (SE): In his congratulatory letter to Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on being selected as the next chief executive of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon reminded her that basic freedoms are at the guts of the issue of governance.

The bishop of Hong Kong also showed his delight at seeing all three candidates express their ongoing commitment to the city’s wellbeing.

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Breastfeeding is not a shameful thing

HONG KONG (SE): In August 2016, a taxi driver wrote on his Facebook page that a woman had asked him to drive around for about 30 minutes and drop her off at the same spot where he had picked her up.

The woman told the driver that she had to go somewhere to breastfeed her child as there was no space in her office to do so. 

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Pro-Life Walk for societal care

HONG KONG (SE): The Birthright Society held a Pro-Life Walk at The Peak on March 26 to demonstrate the need to care for deprived sectors of the community and raise funds for the various services and educational programmes it carries out.

Peter Au Yeung, the chairperson of the Birthright Society, presided at the opening ceremony, together with Joseph Lee, the chairperson of Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council.

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Who’s who gather for Donald Tsang

HONG KONG (SE): Around 200 people gathered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the evening of March 29 to pray for the intentions of the former chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, and those of his family.

Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming said at a Mass offered for the occasion that he had visited Tsang at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre after he had been found guilty and told him that in all things God has his purpose.

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Devotional liturgies enrich the spirit of the Church

HONG KONG (SE): The enriching role that devotional non-sacramental liturgies, which can also be led by lay people, can play in Church life was highlighted during a talk organised by the Diocesan Liturgical Commission on spirituality during Lent and Easter at the Catholic Diocese Centre on March 9.

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Missionary with a difference says goodbye

HONG KONG (SE): Every long innings comes to an end and Columban Father John MacGrath ended his time in Hong Kong when ill health forced him to make a quick retreat back to his homeland on March 14.

For the softly spoken Irishman, Hong Kong was the end of a long missionary career, not the beginning.

Ordained in 1956, he was sent to Rome to study philosophy, graduating with honours and a doctorate, which sent him down the path of a teaching career.

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