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Cardinal Zen speaks on what has been lost to education and to Hong Kong

 Dear friends in the media

 

The process of the judicial review on the Education (Amendment) Ordinance 2004 (Amended Ordinance) has reached its end.

The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong has expressed disappointment at the judgment of the Court of Final Appeal, but at the same time has reaffirmed its decision to carry on its educational endeavour (within the constraints of that Ordinance).

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Catholic Vegetarian Association launched on World Food Day

HONG KONG (SE): “Catholic charities are at the forefront of feeding the poor and the hungry,” said Brother David Steindl-Rast at the inauguration of the Hong Kong Vegetarian Association at the Diocese Centre on World Food Day, October 16.

 “They have an acute awareness of the need for food, but while they have a high awareness about the need for charity, it is not matched by their awareness of the needs of the ecology,” the Austrian-born brother continued.

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Tsang’s housing policy criticised by labour commission

HONG KONG (UCAN): The Diocesan Commission on Labour Affairs does not believe that the housing policy announced by the chief executive of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, on October 12 will do anything towards stemming the growing accommodation crisis in the territory.

The commission’s Law Pui-san said on October 13 that although Hong Kong does not have party politics, it does not have a chief executive with any vision either. 

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Diocese gears up for the 
second Year of the Laity

HONG KONG (SE): After a year devoted to the formation of a spirituality for lay involvement in both Church and society, Bishop John Tong Hon announced on September 3 (Sunday Examiner, September 18) that the Year of the Laity, which was launched at the Hong Kong Stadium on October 17 last year, would be extended for a further 12 months into 2012.

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I must leave a record for history says cardinal

HONG KONG (SE): “I must leave a record for history of our unchanged belief that the Education (Amendment) Ordinance 2004 has seriously damaged our right in the running of schools and is against the law and the Basic Law,” Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun told the media at a press conference on October 19 prior to beginning a three-day period of prayer and fasting.

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Cardinal Zen fasts over what is lost 
to education and Hong Kong

 

HONG KONG (SE): “To show my grief, I will, for three days and three nights abstain from food, except water and holy communion,” Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun said at the conclusion of a press conference attended by around 50 members of the media at the Salesian headquarters in Chai Wan on October 19.

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Local iconographer says beauty can save the world

HONG KONG (SE): “An icon is always a copy,” Hong Kong-born artist, Lino Wang Wing-kuen, told the Sunday Examiner. “But the copy must be creative, as every icon has a meaning. But I always try to add some artistic touch of my own to what I do.”

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Diocese bitterly disappointed with court decision on the running of schools

 

HONG KONG (SE): The diocese of Hong Kong expressed its disappointment at a ruling made in the Court of Final Appeal on October 13, which upheld the position of the government on the constitutionality of the Education (Amendment) Ordinance 2004, which the diocese sought to get overturned.

However, the diocese will obey the law and the statement adds, “… continue to abide by her commitment to serve the students with love and in accordance with Catholic beliefs and principles.”

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Cardinal speaks on experience in China of the gift of and need for Divine Mercy

Give praise to the Lord for
He is good, His mercy is forever.
O Lord, Our God

How great is your name in all the earth. Your magnificence rises above the heavens. What is man that you take care of him? You have crowned him with glory and honour.

In this valley of tears we are all exiles, children of Eve; but some people, some nations, seem to have a bigger portion of suffering and tribulation than others.

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Hong Kong to implement new English translation of Missal next year

 

Kong Kong (UCAN): The Hong Kong diocese decided to put off the implementation of the new English translation of the Roman Missal for a year (Sunday Examiner, Chancery Notice, October 2). It will come into effect in most English-speaking areas on November 27, the first Sunday of Advent.

Diocesan chancellor, Father Lawrence Lee Len, said that the diocese wants to make sufficient time for a more thorough catechesis before formally introducing it on the same day next year.

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