Fears for new bishop after 'defection'

The new auxiliary bishop of Shanghai's Catholic diocese, Thaddeus Ma Daqin, has not been seen in public and is banned from carrying out his duties since announcing on Saturday that he was quitting the government-sanctioned Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association.

Tuesday, 10 July, 2012, 12:00am

Methodist Church has abused its zoning to run a commercial hotel

I refer to the letter by the Reverend Canon G. Howard Mellor, of Methodist International Church (MIC) Wan Chai ('Flourishing church is desperate for more space to continue its work', May 8) in reply to my letter ('Church does not practise what it preaches with development plans', May 2).

Mr Mellor is being selective in the points he addresses.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Flourishing church is desperate for more space to continue its work

Candy Tam's letter ('Church does not practise what it preaches with development plans', May 2) is inaccurate and makes unreasonable accusations. Let us be clear that the Methodist Church Hong Kong is not a holding company concerned with profit but a Christian community focused on people.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Church does not practise what it preaches with development plans

Your articles on the giant advert on the front wall of the Chinese Methodist Church in Wan Chai, 'This city is dying, but God is living', should have taken a more critical look at the church's own failings with regard to issues of civic responsibility and altruism.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Churches seek judicial review

Two churches in Wan Chai are pursuing judicial challenges against the Town Planning Board over a decision to restrict their building heights, saying it would hamper their ability to provide health and welfare services.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sweet taste of success

Our motto at Methodist College is: 'We are here to nurture: Modest, Caring and Knowledgeable Leaders of the New Era.'

In line with this ideal, students organised a series of activities and raised HK$13,003 for Operation Santa Claus (OSC). The annual charity campaign is co-founded by the South China Morning Post and RTHK.

13 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Methodist remains unbeaten

Methodist College beat Shek Lei Catholic Secondary School in the third round of the Nesta-SCMP Inter-School Debating Competition last Wednesday.

The motion was: Hong Kong secondary schools should be allowed to choose their medium of instruction.

Shek Li supported the motion.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am



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11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Ordination of bishops endorsed by Beijing and Vatican given go-ahead

The ordinations of three bishops endorsed by both Beijing and the Holy See have been agreed to, with Father Francis Lu Shouwang being ordained as bishop of Hubei's Yichang Diocese yesterday.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'Shaanxi bishop on 'study retreat'' on page A6 yesterday, about Bishop Wu Qinjing's house arrest, wrongly stated that he was able to administer church affairs in detention.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

A liberal look at public broadcasting

Liberal studies is a wide-ranging subject which can enhance students' language and critical thinking skills and understanding of current affairs.

About 500 students and teachers from different schools attended a large-scale liberal studies lesson in the form of a role play last week.

11 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Rome-approved bishop defies ban

Wu Qinjing holds Catholic ceremony at Zhouzhi Cathedral

The Rome-approved bishop of Zhouzhi, Wu Qinjing, in Shaanxi defied authorities and held a Catholic ceremony in his first appearance after his elevation was announced.

29 May 2006 - 12:00am

Buyback drains church coffers

The buyback of the confiscated land has drained the church's coffers, but it was a chance that could not be missed, says Xian diocese Coadjutor Bishop Dang Ming-yan .

He said the church could later have paid even more than 6.5 million yuan for the 1,800 square metre site if it had missed its chance.

15 May 2006 - 12:00am

Online church a heavenly hit

It's been a while since CitySeen has gone to church, so that's why we were pleased to hear about, an experimental online site sponsored by the Methodist Church of Britain.

28 May 2004 - 12:00am

Growing numbers feel at home in the church

Church attendance may be falling but a growing number of people are calling a church home, with about 75 church buildings being sold off each year in Britain.

Some are put to commercial use - the old Nottingham Central Methodist Mission is now a nightclub, and St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Bradford is an Indian restaurant - but many are converted into residential housing.

27 Oct 1999 - 12:00am