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  1. Pot calls kettle black in education row

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... miracles, the Second Coming, the Holy Trinity and the creation of the world in six days amount to brainwashing? Does being a Catholic mean unquestioning support for the Vatican? Perhaps Zen cares to give an unbiased account of the Vatican's continuing international crackdown on progressive priests and nuns, and its long history of covering up paedophile priests over decades on four ...

  2. Pope backs Catholics to run schools

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Lai Hung-seng during their duty visit to the Vatican. It was the Pope's first public comments on Catholic education in the two cities. 'Catholic schools offer an important contribution to the intellectual, spiritual and moral formation of the new generations,' the Pope was quoted by the Vatican Press Office as telling the visiting clerics. 'The Catholic schools ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 16, 2013

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... have had with Burma's ethnic minorities by her steadfast resistance to speak out against the atrocities. K. S. Lam, Hong Lok Yuen   Pope's legacy is no feather in Vatican's cap ... cardinals- the pope and the Vatican as an institution have become totally irrelevant for modern society. In most Western countries, churches are empty and many are closing down because of priest ...

  4. Harmless Halloween no time for mollycoddling

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Vatican does not approve of the hugely popular Harry Potter novels, deeming the series about a child wizard 'distorting to the Christian soul'. Periodically, there are news reports ...

  5. Zen favours democracy, just not for his church

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing and the Vatican. 'But whether we [in Hong Kong] will be able to help depends on whether or not they want it,' he added. The cardinal-designate was speaking yesterday against ...

  6. Democracy doesn't begin at home for bishop

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... on the birds and the bees... or abortion, or Islam... why shouldn't they be allowed to push for it? Why should they care what the Vatican thinks? ...

  7. Have your say

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that Cardinal Zen is a brave and outspoken person. He is entitled to express his opinions, but he should stay away from politics. I think the Vatican chose a Chinese cardinal to provoke the central ...

  8. Have your say

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... worried that The Da Vinci Code will instil misconceptions in those who have never heard of Jesus Christ. According to the film, the Vatican covered up the fact that Jesus Christ married and had ...

  9. Lesson in ways of Opus Dei

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... a bloodline, which has led the Vatican and other church bodies to condemn the book and advise believers against reading it or watching the movie. But contrary to what the students said, Dr Woo denied ... of Opus Dei 1975: Escriva dies in Rome 1981: Hong Kong chapter founded 1982: Vatican gives order status of 'personal prelature' 1992: beatification of Escriva 2002: Escriva canonised ...


    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Library of Congress in Washington. Its endowment of more than U$22 billion is second only to the Vatican's. It receives US$300 million a year in government research funding. There are close ...




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