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【Spiritual Talk】 Fr. Ho talks about the worship of God

Superstition is a sin against the worship of God. Because our spiritual marriage to Him is exclusive, it is wrong to worship false gods and attribute God's power to created things. In the Old Testament, the Israelites were like an unfaithful woman, and worshipped foreign gods through the influence of neighbouring nations. Sacrilege is another sin against the worship of God, whereby one does not respect holy things. We must ensure that our sins are free of mortal sin before we receive the Eucharist, or else go to Confession first. We also ought not to trade in holy things, unless their price is set on other factors, such as their historical or material value. Catholics do not worship Mary, the saints, or the angels, but ask for their intercession before God on our behalf - this can be seen in the Mass liturgy, when sacrifice is offered to God alone. God gives us worldly blessings through other people, like our parents and teachers; He gives us spiritual blessings through our heavenly siblings so that we might experience membership in the heavenly family. To worship the saints and angels is a grave sin. And to pray before a holy statue or card is to pray to the person depicted, not to the statue or card itself. We ought to worship God through public liturgy and private prayer.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 19


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Mary’s Way of the Cross

Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 7


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Pope Francis: When we receive Holy Communion, we must let ourselves be transformed into Jesus

(CNA/EWTN News) At Wednesday's general audience, Pope Francis said our participation in the Holy Eucharist at Mass is not a merely spiritual communion, but a sacramental one, uniting us to Christ and his Church.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 22


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Pope Francis: The Eucharistic Prayer teaches us to make our whole lives an “act of thanksgiving”

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis issued a harsh critique of the trend to ask parishioners for a financial contribution in order to have Mass said for a loved one, saying that to make a personal offering is fine, but the liturgy should never have a price tag.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 8


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Pope Francis: In the bread and wine we present him with the offering of our lives

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that having Mass centered around the altar is meant to remind faithful that the cross is the first Christian altar on which Christ offered the sacrifice of his life.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 1


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Pope Francis: We listen to the Gospel and we must give a response in our lives

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis touched on a topic close to home for both parish priests and people in the pews, offering his recipe for what makes a good homily, saying they should be short and well-prepared.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 7


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TOUCH: Where Youth Meets Christ

TOUCH is a Catholic youth community founded in Hong Kong. It organizes a number of prayer gatherings and events every year, including an annual international youth festival called JOYFUL FEAST. A number of TOUCH members and JOYFUL FEAST participants shared with us their experience in the community and how they actively follow God's guidance to bring more people to Him.
Publish date: 2016 - 10 - 15


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A Life of Sacred Music

Jerry Chu, a Catholic musician, has been composing sacred music for over 30 years. He has written over 400 responsorial psalms and gospel acclamation songs for use in Sunday mass. Fountain of Grace has invited him to share with us his journey in writing sacred music.
Publish date: 2016 - 8 - 27


朝拜聖體 (4) – 教會的心 Eucharistic Adoration (4) - Heart of the Church

 
Eucharistic Adoration (4) – Heart of the Church

On this week’s “Love and Life”, we invited Dr. Anthony Chan to share with us his insights into Eucharistic Adoration. In this episode, he explains why we need to make the most of our time in Eucharistic Adoration. Within the Eucharist, Jesus is a real person in flesh and blood. We need to value our time with Him to better improve our relationship with Him. We can also learn from the Saint on how to converse with Jesus more deeply through Adoration. Eucharistic Adoration is deeply connected to the life of the Church, as the 'heart' of the Church is shaped through a love of Him. To learn more about Eucharistic Adoration, please visit http://catholicworld.info/eucharist/.
Publish date: 2015 - 7 - 18


 
Eucharistic Adoration 3 – Dialogue with the Lord

On this week’s “Love and Life”, we invited Dr. Anthony Chan to share with us his insights into Eucharistic Adoration. In this episode, he explains the different ways we can have Eucharistic Adoration and what to keep in mind during this time. He also discusses various methods of prayer such as spiritual reading, using our imagination and praying the Rosary.
Publish date: 2015 - 7 - 4


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Eucharistic Adoration (2) – Accompanying Jesus

On this week’s “Love and Life”, we invited Dr. Anthony Chan to share with us his insights into Eucharistic Adoration. In this episode, he explains the relationship between adoration and receiving the Eucharist in Mass. Through Eucharistic Adoration, he realizes that spending time with Jesus is like spending time with friends. There is a need for dialogue and communication on a deeper, heart-to-heart level. In the Eucharist, he has found what is most important in his life.
Publish date: 2015 - 6 - 20


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Devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

On this week’s “Love and Life”, we will explain the origins of the Devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and its significance to the Church. Through His selfless love, Jesus Christ sacrificed His life for us, redeeming the world. We must do penance for His pain and suffering, in veneration of His Most Sacred Heart.
Publish date: 2015 - 6 - 13


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Eucharistic Adoration 1 – The Lord’s presence

On this week’s “Love and Life”, we invited Dr. Anthony Chan to share with us his faith journey and insight into Eucharistic Adoration. Eucharistic adoration allows us to connect with Christ in an intimate way through prayer, developing our relationship with Him. He can help us to see things differently and interact with others in a gracious way. As long as we offer up all to God, we will receive peace in our hearts.
Publish date: 2015 - 6 - 6


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Our Mother in Heaven

On this week’s “Love and Life”, we will discuss the meaning of the Month of Mary, its origins and a story on Marian devotion. Mary a role model for us as Christians, and her intercessory prayers directly reach the ears of God.
Publish date: 2015 - 5 - 2


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The Joy of Holy Mass

Fr. Yan's talk "The Joy of the Holy Mass" held in Toronto in August, 2014.
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 14


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A Techie’s Testimony: In Love with the Eucharist

Anthony Chan was committed to serving the Church, yet he failed to remain peaceful; by learning from the popes and saints, he was able to establish a deeper relationship with Jesus through Eucharistic Adoration, and gained the courage and persistence to witness for Christ all the time.
Publish date: 2013 - 7 - 28


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From Passover to Resurrection

Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection are the core of the Christian faith. Each year when Easter approaches, Catholics will participate in several days of liturgical celebrations, from the Lord's Last Supper to the Easter Vigil. This episode explains the purpose and meaning behind these liturgies and how we can prepare ourselves for Easter in remembrance of our Lord's passion, death and resurrection.
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 19


訪問江志釗神父有關於治癒祈禱 Interview with Fr Denis Kong on prayers of healing

 
Interview with Fr. Denis Kong on prayers of healing

Publish date: 2012 - 10 - 27


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Passion Play / Way of the Cross

The Passion of Christ is no longer just a 2D Bible story! A parish pastor acted as a producer and led his parishioners to re-enact the Passion in a stage play. The play strengthened the faith of the actors and the audiences alike, it also enhanced their understanding of the meaning of resurrection.

Way of the Cross is a unique way of praying that has a long history. When the Catholics pray the Way of the Cross, they are actually retracing the path that Jesus took that day, and reliving the events that happened along the way.
Publish date: 2012 - 4 - 1


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Walking with God / An Encounter with God

After Matthew was diagnosed with cancer, with the power that came with his faith and prayers, joy and peace transpired as he shared his journey with others.

Rosary is a prayer that has a long history. It leads people to meditate on Jesus' life. On the other hand, Lectio Divina emphasizes on listening to God's words and communicating with God through the Bible.
Publish date: 2012 - 3 - 25