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Pope Francis: There is a need for passionate and creative evangelizers

(CNA) Like Saints Cyril and Methodius shared the Gospel with the Slavic people in the 9th century, today the world is still in need of Christian evangelization, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 8


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The Charism of Unity

This episode we will interview Giovanni Lo, a focolarino from the Focolare Movement, who is now serving in Australia. He will share with us what is the charism of unity, and can we live out unity in our lives.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 25


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The Call to Unity

This episode we will interview Giovanni Lo, a focolarino from the Focolare Movement, who is now serving in Australia. He will share with us his vocation story and how did he respond to God's call.
Publish date: 2018 - 7 - 6


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United in Christ: Fr. Peter Leung

On the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, representatives from the Catholic Church and different Christian denominations from Hong Kong organized a trip that seeks to deepen mutual understanding. Fr. Peter Leung, one of the participants, shared with us his experience from the trip, as well as the spirituality of unity from the Focolare movement.
Publish date: 2017 - 12 - 30


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The Focolare Movement and Ecumenism

We have interviewed Fr Peter Leung to talk about the Focolare movement, its spirituality, its beginning, and how it relates to the efforts of ecumenism of the Church. He will also talk about what is Mariapolis.
Publish date: 2017 - 10 - 28


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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


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That All Will Be One

With this prayer for unity, Jesus concludes His prayer; and then begins a discourse on the same subject: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another.” This does not express perfect likeness to God, but only likeness as far as it was humanly possible; as when He says, “Be you merciful, […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 5


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Pope Francis: Peace is Crafted Day to Day

(CNA/EWTN News) – During his general audience address on May 28, Pope Francis said his pilgrimage to the Holy Land fed the desire for Christian unity and he encouraged Catholics to pray that God may help “heal the wounds” that divide the faithful. “I give thanks to God. He led me to that blessed Land, […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 29


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Cut it off!

Because the Lord had taught us not to offend those who believe in Him, He then warns us how much we should beware of those who offend us, that is, who by their words or conduct strive to drag us into the damnation of sin; wherefore He says, “And if your hand offend you, cut […]
Publish date: 2014 - 2 - 27


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Come follow me!

常年期第三主日 依撒意亞先知描述的黑暗中的皓光,是猶太人期待已久的默西亞,也就是指耶穌基督,因為耶穌說:「我是世界的光,跟隨我的,決不在黑暗中行走,必有生命之光。」(若8:12) 未認識耶穌基督的人,猶如在黑暗中行走,因為他們面對生老病死卻不明白生命的真諦,也不知道天主已經給予世人救恩的喜訊。 基督徒通過聖洗的召喚,認識天主,愛慕天主,在天主的愛內生活,所以我們不但要以基督的愛為生活的榜樣,效法祂和其他聖人修德成聖,也要如保祿勸戒,不分黨派,以愛和包容的心分享天主賜給我們的團體生活,共同向普天下宣揚天主的正義與和平,把福音帶給未認識主的人。 天主的召叫是一個邀請,祂會以不同的形式去召叫我們活出基督徒的身份,重要的是人的回應。我們應放下一切的顧慮,全心全意跟隨主,效法耶穌,以言以行傳揚福音,做地上的鹽,世界的光。 這篇默想是以 Foundations in Faith – Catechist Catechumenate Manual 為根據,並獲得版權持有人 RCL Benziger, LLC 批准使用。 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time The prophet Isaiah prophesied about this “great light” in the Old Testament, which is the Messiah that the Jews were waiting for all along, and we now know that this light is […]
Publish date: 2014 - 1 - 26


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Pope Francis: Recognize with joy the gifts God has given other Christians

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on January 22, Pope Francis centered his reflections on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which began on Jan. 18 and will extend through Jan. 25. The theme of this year’s week of prayer is taken from the words of Saint Paul to the Corinthians when he asks […]
Publish date: 2014 - 1 - 22


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Christ and Christmas

Jesus is the centre of Christmas. But how well do we know Jesus? During Christmas season, a Roman Catholic church in Scarborough, Toronto, has come together with their neighbours, an Anglican church and a Presbyterian church, in a project to inspire us to reflect what Jesus really means to us.
Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 21


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Pope Francis: The Church is “one” for all

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on September 25, Pope Francis drew attention to the rich diversity within the universal Church, saying that such differences are in fact a sign of unity. “Dear Brothers and Sisters: in the Creed, we confess that the Church is ‘one.’ When we consider the rich diversity of languages, cultures […]
Publish date: 2013 - 9 - 25


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Martha and Mary

路加福音 10:38-42 主耶穌基督每個作為和每句說話都是引導我們邁向虔敬和美善的準則。祂降生成人,好讓我們盡可能學習他的言行。 祂以自己為榜樣教導門徒,在那些接待他們的人的家裡,不應該無所事事,要以天主神聖的教導填滿這些人的心靈。但是,容許那些侍候的人,樂意和認真地款待他們這些客人,原因有兩個:第一,他們將被門徒的教導熏陶;另外,他們將獲得仁愛的獎賞。 可是當瑪爾大受到接待主的俗務困擾時,她打斷了主的話,並埋怨她的妹妹瑪利亞,說:「主!我的妹妹丟下我一個人工作,你不介意嗎?」 瑪利亞正在汲取主耶穌話中的甘甜;瑪爾大則正為主準備晚宴。因此,主回答瑪爾大說:「瑪爾大,瑪爾大!你為了許多事,操心忙碌,其實需要的,唯有一件。」瑪利亞渴望專注於這需要的一件,因為經書有云:「親近天主對我是多麼的美好」(詠 73:28)。我們需要的正是聖父、聖子及聖神。 留意主耶穌並非阻止我們殷勤招待客人,而是不希望我為太多事情分心。祂本來沒有對瑪爾大說甚麼,但當她試圖拉開她妹妹時,主才趁機訓導她。出於需要而款待客人原是值得尊敬,但不要因此阻礙我們著眼更重要的事情,因聆聽天主聖言明顯更為重要。 讓我們像瑪利亞一樣,對主的智慧懷著渴望。因這是更重大、更完美的工作。我們不應讓任何俗務打擾我們渴求天主的聖言和知識,也不要指責或認為追求智慧的人在偷懶。想清楚,怎樣才算是真正的積極參與。 Luke 10:38-42 Now every work and word of our Savior is a rule of piety and virtue. For this is why He took on flesh, that we might imitate His conversation as much as we can. By His own example, Jesus teaches His disciples how they […]
Publish date: 2013 - 7 - 21