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Pope Francis: Serving hope, in a time like ours, means building bridges between civilizations

(CNA) Reflecting upon his recent apostolic journey to Morocco, Pope Francis said Wednesday that God desires a greater sense of fraternity among Catholics and Muslims as “brother children of Abraham.”
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 4


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Pope Francis: The bread that the Christian asks for in prayer is not “mine” but “our” bread

(CNA) The ‘daily bread’ asked of God in the ‘Our Father’ is for everyone, and Christians will be judged by how well they shared their gifts with those in need, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 27


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From Clay To Bronze

Tim Schmalz, a devout Catholic, seeks to convey the truth, goodness and beauty originated from God through his Christian sculptures. Fountain of Grace invited him to share his creative ideas at his studio.
Publish date: 2019 - 2 - 23


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Resolved to Follow Christ

Originally a Toronto-based physician, Jacqueline was drawn closer to God through Opus Dei. As a response to God's calling, Jacqueline set aside her medical profession and went to Rome in order to pursue a degree in theology.
Publish date: 2019 - 1 - 26


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Brother William Ng 1: A Voice for the Vulnerable

Br. William Ng, OFM grew up in a Protestant family. He came into contact with the Catholic faith through a chance encounter and eventually joined the Order of Friars Minor. He seeks to live out the values of St. Francis of Assisi, which focus on fraternity and the minority. Fountain of Grace invites him to share his vocation journey.
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 29


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Fr. Franco Mella: A Companion of the Marginalized

Fr. Franco Mella, an Italian priest, has been journeying with the most marginalized and vulnerable in Hong Kong. What sustains him in his relentless fight for the persecuted?
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 15


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Second World Day of the Poor (2)

Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 24


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Working Hard, Working Poor

What is working poverty? The Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs organized a 7-day poverty experiential program in which participants tried to live with a weekly expense in line with a minimum wage earner.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 17


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Second World Day of the Poor (1)

The theme chosen for this year’s World Day of the Poor is “This poor man cried and the Lord heard him”. It comes on the heels of the 1st World Day of the Poor which was established by Pope Francis at the conclusion of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy and fixed for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 17


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Joyful Servant of the Poor: Fr. Ho Lung

Fr. Richard Ho Lung is a Chinese priest from Jamaica. He is the first Chinese to have founded a religious order. More than three decades ago, together with two other priests who shared his vision, he started living among the poor, ministering to them. Fountain of Grace invited him to share how he founded the Missionaries of the Poor, as well as his spiritual journey of serving the poor.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 10


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Music of the Heart – If One Day

This episode of Music of the Heart will share a song that talks about the environment. The host will share about the impact of environmental pollution on us and how we should change our attitude towards life to love the world created by God.
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 13


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Pope Francis: To take a human life in order to solve a problem is like hiring a hitman

(CNA/EWTN News) In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that abortion “suppresses innocent and helpless life in its blossoming.”
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 11


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Companions of Migrant Children

As China continues to experience economic growth, many people from the rural villages move to cities to pursue better lives. These migrants often encounter many challenges and their children lack support. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how the Home of Dandelion, run by the Catholic Social Service Centre of the Xian Diocese, helps the migrant children and their parents.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 1


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The Marks of Mercy

Homeless people are marginalized, most people avoid coming close to them. Would we try to understand the reasons behind homelessness? By following university students on street patrol, interviewing Tim Schmalz, the artist who created Homeless Jesus, getting to know the work Covenant House does for homeless youth, as well as the Sleep Out experience of actor Dominic Lam and Christina, Fountain of Grace explores the issue of homelessness with different perspectives.
Publish date: 2018 - 1 - 13


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Mission Trip to Dominican Republic (4): A Roof over Their Heads

In many metropolitan cities, rising property prices has become a serious problem. Many people simply cannot afford to own a home. The poor in the Dominican Republic faces an even more pressing need for safe homes. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how the Samaritan Foundation helps provide homes for the poor in the Dominican Republic.
Publish date: 2017 - 1 - 7


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Mission Trip to Dominican Republic (3): Our Brothers’ Keepers

Someone has once said: "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members". In the Dominican Republic, the lives of the vulnerable groups are especially tough. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how some kindhearted heroes serve the weak selflessly.
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 31


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Mission Trip to Dominican Republic (2): A Close Look at Poverty

Most people who go for Caribbean vacations spend most of their time enjoying the sun and beaches. They might not be exposed to the living conditions of the locals. Missionaries of St. Joseph the Worker Parish had the opportunity to take a close look at the living conditions of the poor in the Dominican Republic. What kind of impact will this experience have on them?
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 24


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Mission Trip to Dominican Republic (1): Mission Vacation

St. Joseph the Worker Parish has organized mission trips to the Dominican Republic for several years. These trips have attracted many participants, among them are young people and families with young children. What benefits do these trips bring to the participants and the communities in the Dominican Republic? Fountain of Grace takes you to this mission trip in a 4-part series.
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 10


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A Long Journey towards Hope

Due to different reasons, some people are forced to leave their home countries and seek asylum from another country. Fountain of Grace takes a look at the lives of asylum seekers in Hong Kong, as well as how members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul help bring home to them.
Publish date: 2017 - 9 - 16


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Fr. Anthony Chang 2: Living Green

Our daily habits, such as drying our hands with paper towels or using disposable cutlery, have significant consequences on the environment. To help save our planet, we can begin by taking a closer look at our everyday habits. Fountain of Grace invited Fr. Anthony Chang to share with us some tips for green living.
Publish date: 2017 - 7 - 8


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Fr. Anthony Chang 1: Awakening the Green Consciousness

The ecological crisis has reached a critical stage. How should the human race rebuild its relationship with nature? Fountain of Grace invited Fr. Anthony Chang, who has been actively working to raise ecological awareness for more than two decades, to share with us the urgency of saving the environment.
Publish date: 2017 - 7 - 1


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Busting the Myths of Sex Education

Children in this age grew up in a sexualized environment. Proper education about sexuality is definitely necessary for them. However, many parents strongly opposed the revised sex education curriculum to be implemented in Ontario this September. Why does this curriculum draw such strong reactions from the parents? What kind of sex education do children really need?
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 27


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Pope Francis: When we get caught up in our selfishness, we ruin even the most beautiful things entrusted to us

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said creation has often suffered because of humanity’s sins and failings, stressing that we must take care of it because as Christians, we see signs of hope in Christ’s Resurrection in nature every day.
Publish date: 2017 - 2 - 22


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Pope Francis: The poor and the marginalized have taught us to hope and kept our hope alive

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis made an urgent appeal for prayer on behalf for all suffering due to slavery and exploitation, pointing specifically to the minority Rohingya population of Myanmar, who have undergone violent persecution for years.
Publish date: 2017 - 2 - 9