Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong

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

Dominic Chan says ethics should be considered. Photo: Oliver Tsang

Reverend Dominic Chan Chi-ming, the vicar-general of the Catholic Diocese, said he was concerned about the possibility of de facto same-sex marriage. Chan's remarks came as the church's publication, Kung Kao Po, in its latest issue yesterday warned that the court's ruling may "clash with the established concept of marriage".

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Murderous minds a symptom of ailing mental health system, say social workers

The grisly killing of a security guard by a mentally ill man yesterday highlights Hong Kong's poor monitoring and treatment of psychiatric outpatients, social workers say.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Structural change will see school's students get ready for world of work

The much-maligned rigid local education system faces some revolutionary changes in September with the launch of the new senior secondary curriculum.

One feature will be the introduction of 'other learning experiences' that enable students to learn outside the classroom. These can include joining arts projects, doing community service and getting work experience.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

school news

Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School

There was creativity, team spirit and a keen sense of belonging at the school's Open Day on December 8 last year.

The visitors included more than 400 students and teachers from 13 primary schools in the area.

19 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

'Many have moved to other jobs. I feel very sad'

During her 19 years as a social worker, Lo Kit-lin says conditions have never been worse.

She was one of 17 staff from her youth centre who took part in the collective leave action yesterday, hoping that the display of people power would bring changes.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

How to apply to benefit from this year's campaign

We are now calling for proposals for beneficiary organisations for the 2007 campaign. To be considered, please send in the application form with the following information:

Background and objectives of the organisation.

Background of the patron(s) and key staff/committee members.

The specific project that OSC can help your organisation realise.

23 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Abode seekers offered tuition

The Catholic voluntary agency Caritas Hong Kong is providing adult educational services for mainlanders embroiled in right-of-abode lawsuits in the SAR.

15 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Problem of elderly abuse 'hidden'

The full extent of physical and mental abuse of the elderly is being hidden because awareness of the problem is low and people are reluctant to report it, a survey has found.

Although people regard abuse of the elderly, and physical abuse in particular, as intolerable, many would not report cases to the authorities, it found.

26 May 2001 - 12:00am

Neat kit to spread message

A campaign aimed at youngsters is pushing the message that keeping Hong Kong clean is the responsibility of every citizen.

And now children can absorb this important theme through a stimulating and entertaining package of publicity materials comprising compact discs, cassette tapes and comic books.

23 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Jockey Club provides for hands-on help to disabled

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has donated a sum of $3.95 million for a two-year project to improve physiotherapy service in childcare centres and homes for the disabled.

The donation was made in response to applications from six welfare non-governmental organisations to employ physiotherapy artisans in their centres and homes.

19 May 1997 - 12:00am

Arms profits 'to feed North'

The starving state of North Korea may be selling arms to buy food, a local aid worker said last night.

Kathi Zellweger, who returned from a visit to flood-struck areas last week, said she saw peasants collecting roots and grass to eat.

16 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Shortages hamper right kind of care

A LACK of funds and shortage of professional staff at mainland orphanages is making it difficult to provide care to marginal groups, an experienced Hong Kong-based charity chief said yesterday.

7 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Call for special concubine unit

A SCHEME that provides legal services and counselling should be set up to support women whose husbands keep concubines in China, social workers and academics say.

More resources should be given to help such wives, such as improved job opportunities by eliminating age discrimination, they said.

25 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Provident funds examined

THE Consumer Council will study the way provident funds are run, following complaints lodged by Caritas Hong Kong's staff association.

Council chief executive Pamela Chan Wong Shui said the study would look into whether certain conditions stipulated by fund managers were fair.

7 Jan 1995 - 12:00am