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Sharing faith, culture and history

During this year’s Book Fair, the local diocese will host a display zone under the theme The 175th Anniversary of the Evangelisation of Hong Kong—170th Anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong.








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The power of mercy

No one would disagree that moral issues have become a great tension between the Church and the secular world. Controversial issues ranging from divorce to abortion, from anti-discrimination laws to same-sex marriage have left many Catholics perplexed and those who uphold the Church teaching wearied.








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One country two systems fades into the distance

Nineteen years have slipped by since the handover of Hong Kong to China, but the city today is a vastly different place from what it was in 1997.

Complex social issues have left people with mixed feelings towards the handover, even though they do identify themselves as Hong Kong-Chinese, which is a unique cultural identity.








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To work or not to work… a now question

Although not the first to moot the idea, on June 5 Switzerland became the first country in the world to hold a national referendum on the introduction of an Unconditional Basic Income. It would ensure every citizen, simply because they exist, a substantial, life-time income, sufficient to ensure that they could live a decent life.








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The holy trinity of sport

“Sport is a universal language that brings peoples closer and can contribute to facilitating encounter and overcoming conflicts. I therefore encourage sport to be experienced as a school of virtue in the complete growth of individuals and communities,” Pope Francis said on April 6, the United Nations International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.








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Lest we forget

“Least we forget!” is a phrase invoked to honour the heroism of men and women from every nation on earth who have perished while bearing arms in the name of their homeland and to fix a record of their deeds firmly in the collective memory.

It is used at funerals of deceased soldiers and at national memorials, but without the question, “Lest we forget what?” it can be as much a washing of reason from the collective memory as a way of informing it.








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Lest we forget

“Least we forget!” is a phrase invoked to honour the heroism of men and women from every nation on earth who have perished while bearing arms in the name of their homeland and to fix a record of their deeds firmly in the collective memory.

It is used at funerals of deceased soldiers and at national memorials, but without the question, “Lest we forget what?” it can be as much a washing of reason from the collective memory as a way of informing it.








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To be in communion and have freedom

Every year on May 24 the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians. It was also declared “a day of prayer for the Church in China” by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in his 2007 letter to China’s Catholics. 








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Truth and bridges

This day (May 8) marks the 50th World Communications Day, which is being marked under the theme Communication and Marcy: A Fruitful Encounter.








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Standard working hours

According to UBS’s Prices and Earnings Study Report, Hong Kong has the longest working hours out of 71 cities worldwide, with the average employee working up to 2,606 hours per year.