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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Catholic Church's scandals no mere 'footnotes'

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Catholic scandals no mere 'footnotes' Many people know Paul Kennedy as the author of the bestselling The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers . Now, ... nothing to say about the pope. Perhaps Benedict is old news. What Kennedy does try to say is something more timeless: what it means to follow Christ. But he also takes on the anti-Catholic critics ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Church developers remain unbowed by government rules

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... departments. It's all part of the government's outsourcing of social welfare services to religious bodies. The Methodists have a nice little church at the junction of Kennedy Road ... to completing a giant headquarters on Kennedy Road, despite neighbours' objections. There is still a small window of opportunity for the public to demand that its voice be heard. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MINORITY RIGHTS

    Hong Kong Catholics have same-sex marriage fears after court ruling on transsexual

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Johnny Tam

    ... Kevin Lai Yuk-ching, executive secretary of the Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family, the article said: "The laws of ethics and nature emphasise that [one's] gender ... consideration to the nature of gender and the impact to families." Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, the openly gay lawmaker of People Power, described the church's approach to minority rights ...

  4. Relaxation for all the family

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Samantha Coomber In these stressful times, a relaxing vacation and spa treatment are even more essential-and Bali offers the perfect combination. The island offers volcanic peaks, terraced rice paddies, surf-lashed beaches and dramatic sunsets. Hindu trad ...

  5. Child abuse cases on the rise

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Desperate calls for help from children who have witnessed domestic violence or become its victim are increasing, according to an organisation that helps battered women. Harmony House's youth hotline has received a l ...

  6. A time of faith, family and friendship

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Atallah's husband, Mohamed, and their two young sons break their fast with a few dates before praying together as a family. 'I love Ramadan because I get to share this time with my friends and family that I might not see during the rest of the year,' Atallah says. Dates are followed by a spread of home-made Egyptian food. There are finger-sized vine leaves filled with rice ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Priests' plagiarism sees exodus from Anglican church

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Some 17 families have left the Anglican diocese after St John's Cathedral confirms claim that priests are still using online sermons dishonestly Plagiarism sees church exodus St John's Cathedral appears to be fighting a losing battle against plagiarising priests- a practise that has already led 17 families of believers to leave the Anglican ...

  8. Chinese Muslims' family rejection

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Hera Diani

    ... Hera Diani Denny Sanusi says sacred hands guided him to convert to Islam more than 25 years ago. The 48-year-old Chinese-Indonesian was previously a Buddhist, following his family ... to do. However, his family was less than enthusiastic. 'I was afraid that my parents wouldn't approve, so I kept it to myself for three years. But they eventually found out and were ...

  9. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Taoist priest spreads ancient wisdom

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... to become a Taoist priest. What got you interested in Taoism, and why did you want to be a priest? I was born into a family of fung shui masters in Jiangxi province, which is considered ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Expansionist Anglicans channel HK spirit

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... apace to build a giant headquarters in Kennedy Road, Wan Chai, despite neighbours' objections. The other churches are in a similar land-grabbing mode, but that's for another column.   ...




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