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500th anniversary of Reformation (II)

The "Journey of Unity" was organized by the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Christian Council, with 24 participants representing the Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, the Lutheran Church, the Methodist Church, the Chinese Christian Church, Basel Mission and the Salvation Army. They visited Germany, Wittenberg, Augsburg, Trent, and Rome. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The purpose of this trip is to objectively reflect on the historical events, to understand each other, forgive each other, and build a mutual love and communion in the Lord, for the future service for the community. Let's pray for Christian unity!
Publish date: 2017 - 9 - 2


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500th anniversary of Reformation (I)

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Reformation. Lutherans and Catholics have long affirmed the ecumenical principle that 'what unites us is greater than what divides us.' For more than 50 years, we have contributed to the theological dialogues that have helped move us 'from conflict to communion.'
Publish date: 2017 - 8 - 26


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Pope Francis: Egypt is a sign of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Egypt, saying that given its rich biblical and cultural history, the country is a sign of hope, and has a special role to play in brokering peace in the Middle East.
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 4


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Pope Francis: Baptism establishes a sacramental bond of unity

(CNA/EWTN News) In his general audience during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis focused on the common baptism Christians share, saying the strength of this bond is stronger than existing divisions. “We are truly the Holy People of God, even if, due to our sins, we are not yet a people fully united,” the Pope said in his January 20 general audience, adding that “the mercy of God, which works in baptism, is stronger than our divisions.”
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 21


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Taizé – An Experience of Communion

Taizé is a form of prayer that includes short hymns, silence and reflection. It is also a religious community that had evolved from a place of refuge during World War II. Every year, thousands of young people descend upon this little town in southern France to pray and have retreat there, and Taizé prayer has become a popular form of prayer all over the world.
Publish date: 2015 - 1 - 24


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Fr. Edward Chau: Harmony in Diversity

Fr. Edward Chau has served as the chairperson of the Hong Kong Diocesan Commission for Interreligious Dialogue for nearly 20 years.
Publish date: 2015 - 1 - 17


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Fr. Edward Chau: The Intersection of Eastern and Western Cultures

Fr. Edward Chau, a specialist in Chinese philosophy and culture, has been promoting the inculturation of the Catholic faith. Some people think that the practice of venerating of one’s ancestors is against the Christian faith. What is his view on this topic? Fountain of Grace has invited him to share with us how he integrates his interest and knowledge in Chinese philosophy and culture into the Catholic faith.
Publish date: 2015 - 1 - 10


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Pope Francis: Jealousy leads to divisions and wars

(CNA/EWTN News) In his weekly address for the Wednesday general audience on October 22, Pope Francis offered advice on fighting those tendencies which “dismember” the Body of Christ, such as jealousy and feelings of superiority. “A jealous heart is a bitter heart, a heart that instead of blood seems to have vinegar, eh! It is […]
Publish date: 2014 - 10 - 23


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Pope Francis: Accentuate that which unites us – Jesus and the richness of his love

(CNA/EWTN News) Speaking to the crowds that filled Saint Peter’s Square during the weekly General Audience on October 8, Pope Francis repeated his consistent theme of warning against divisiveness among Christians. In his address, which coincided with day three of the bishops’ synod on the family, he said that these divisions “in addition to injuring […]
Publish date: 2014 - 10 - 9


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Pope Francis: God’s will is that we grow in our capacity to forgive and to love, and to resemble Jesus

(CNA/EWTN News) During his weekly general audience on August 27, Pope Francis spoke on the unity and holiness of the Church, stating that despite the fact we are sinners, we are called to live as a community centered on Christ. “In a Christian community division is one of the most serious sins, because it does […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 28


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Sister Maria Ko 2: Words of Wit and Wonder

Sr. Maria Ko has published a number of books with the word "wonderful" in their names. Fountain of Grace invited her to share with us how these books came about, as well as how she sees the role of women in the Catholic Church.
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 9


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Brother Lucas Ho 2: Life at Taizé

During World War II, a young man started providing shelter for Jews in Taizé, a village in Southern France. The group slowly evolved into a religious community. Today, the Taizé community consists of more than a hundred brothers. People from all over the world also visit Taizé to experience the simple and prayerful way of life. Fountain of Grace invited Br. Lucas Ho, who lives a religious life in Taizé, to share with us the life at Taizé.
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 26