In May 2007, Pope Benedict XVI released a Letter to Chinese Catholics, in which he asked that May 24 each year be celebrated as a World Day of Prayer for the Church in China. He chose May 24 because it is the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians, who is venerated at the Shrine of Sheshan (佘山) in Shanghai.
The local Church, in response to His Holiness’ exhortation, will be holding a Mass on Friday 23 May at 7.45 pm at St. Bernadette’s Church to pray for this intention.
Annabelle Liang, Theodora D’cruz and Danson Cheong fish out the reality of unfairly paid and poorly treated fishermen, and the port chaplains, including Fr Romeo Yu-Chang, who help to improve their lives.
Fr Romeo Yu-Chang’s vocation often takes him onboard a Star Cruise.
The port chaplain at the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) goes on monthly trips with SuperStar Virgo to Malaysia and Thailand, celebrating Mass and leading sharing sessions with the crew.
Talking about Asia, we cannot miss out China, this great nation with a long history and rich culture. Yet, like many other nations, China has its periods of history that experienced social and spiritual crises, and she has endured deep pains and sustained great suffering.
China is open to the divine
In China, many people have seen the experimentation of an ideal equalitarian social system fail and transmute into a capitalist society, with many ills of the latter system now manifested, which were once criticised by the sociologist Karl Marx.
One of the most loved Bible stories that continues to fascinate children and adults is the story of Noah.
If you are going to watch this NC16 movie with little understanding or background to the movie, you might think that what is depicted is what is recounted in the Bible.
The movie, however, is not faithful to the scriptural source material and this has sparked the consternation of many religious leaders (especially in America) so much so that the studio included a disclaimer at the start of the film.