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Celibacy

Brace for the next wave of Japanese youth culture

Hong Kong youths love to take after Japanese subculture. What is scarier is that they often take after their pathologies, too.

Saturday, 20 June, 2009, 12:00am

Government alarmed as more people take the single route

Guangdong's family planning commission has expressed alarm at the number of people - particularly men - staying single and plans to conduct a study into the phenomenon.

'We are concerned about the figures. We don't know the cause of the rising rate of singlehood, so we want to do some research,' a commission official said.

10 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Paedophilia a sickness not confined to rogue clergy

I agree with Moira Shaw 'A Catholic bares her pain at sex scandal'(Sunday Morning Post, May 5) who sees the clergy recently uncovered in the child abuse scandals in the United States as sick men. That means they have no control or power in this matter. Therefore treatment is called for as opposed to punishment. Abusers exist anywhere, just as much or little as in the Catholic Church.

2 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Q&A

Will Kingdom is a journalist and failed rock musician. He lives in the English countryside with a wife and donkey.

Describe Mean Spirit (Bantam Press $135).

Thriller about attempting to survive death without those awkward religious constraints, and how winning the UK's National lottery can be fatal.

What are you reading now?

30 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Celibacy a sacred duty of the Catholic priest

I refer to your article 'Confessions from within the Vatican' (South China Morning Post, July 22). It creates such a caricature of the Catholic Church, I cannot believe anyone would take it seriously.

The church teaches there should be no sex outside marriage.

30 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Narrow view of cleric celibacy

I was deeply saddened by your decision to publish an article such as Eurydice Kamvisseli's piece, entitled 'Confessions from within the Vatican' (South China Morning Post, July 22).

This concerned the Catholic church's position on married clergy.

26 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Breaking the mould

ALAN Parker has always been a director willing to try something different. Some film-makers, such as Batman's Tim Burton, build their careers by developing a recognisable visual style.

Others, such as Martin Scorsese, address recurring themes from different angles.

4 Sep 1995 - 12:00am