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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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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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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 (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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Music of the heart – Swallowtail butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly was named after the butterfly tail shape. The song uses the behaviour of this butterfly as a theme, but also brought about the theme of environmental protection. Will you be assimilated into this world for the sake of reality?
Publish date: 2016 - 11 - 26


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Pope Francis: The solution to crisis caused by migration is solidarity, not closure

(CNA/EWTN News) When we perform the corporal works of mercy – specifically welcoming the stranger in the form migrants and refugees – we are welcoming Christ in them, and helping to restore their full dignity as humans, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2016 - 10 - 27


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From Justice to Mercy

We all yearn to live in a just society. However, justice cannot be achieved without charity. In our busy lives, do we pay attention to those who need help? Fountain of Grace takes a look at how Catholics live out mercy through various initiatives.
Publish date: 2016 - 7 - 23


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Pope Francis: How many times do we, when we find ourselves before the marginalized, feel bothered?

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that we must listen to the cries of the poor and needy, resisting the temptation to close our hearts because we are “bothered” by their constant pleas for help.
Publish date: 2016 - 6 - 16


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Pope Francis: Pray that the Lord would remove the desire of usury from all hearts

(CNA/EWTN News) For Pope Francis, mercy isn’t just spiritual, but is something that ought to be expressed in concrete acts of service and in sharing one’s goods with the poor, which was a key tradition during Jubilee years throughout Scripture.
Publish date: 2016 - 2 - 11


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Pope Francis: Be mediators of mercy with the works of mercy

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis renewed his appeal for faithful to put the works of mercy into practice during the jubilee, urging them to open their hearts to others, and to show God’s tenderness to those who suffer.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 28


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Pope Francis: Seek God in the most needy, the sick, the hungry, the imprisoned

(CNA/EWTN News) Speaking at a Rome homeless shelter, Pope Francis has said the humility of Jesus Christ’s birth shows that mankind can find God in poverty. The Pope was at the shelter to open a special Holy Door for the homeless during the Year of Mercy. “This is the door of the Lord,” the Pope said December 18 as he opened the Holy Door. “Open the gates of justice. For your great mercy will enter into your house, O Lord.”
Publish date: 2015 - 12 - 23


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Pope Francis: Infant Jesus – the salvation given by God to each one of us

(CNA/EWTN News) In his Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” blessing Pope Francis prayed for all affected by war and conflict, asking that the salvation of the infant Jesus be given above all to children who suffer. “The Child Jesus. My thoughts turn to all those children today who are killed and ill-treated, be they infants killed […]
Publish date: 2014 - 12 - 25


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Putting Social Justice into Practice: A dialogue with Mrs. Anson Chan

Mrs. Anson Chan, former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, was in public office for over 39 years. After her retirement in 2001, she has been active in social affairs, advocating the needs of the underprivileged. Where does she draw her strength? Fountain of Grace takes a closer look at Mrs. Anson Chan from a religious perspective.
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 10


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Andrew Cheng (2): Love and Justice

Andrew Cheng shares with us his relationship with his wife and two daughters, and the role that his faith plays in his political life.
Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 7


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A Chalice of Life and Love

Chalice is a Catholic child sponsorship organization. With no television or radio advertising, they rely only on a few Deacons as volunteers who go from parish to parish to appeal to parishioners, sharing Christ with all in need.
Publish date: 2013 - 7 - 14


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An Interview with Alan Leong

Alan Leong, a Hong Kong Legislative Councillor, transformed from a lawyer into a politician. God has played a significant role from his establishing the Hong Kong Civic Party to becoming one of the candidates for the Hong Kong Chief Executive position. Alan shares with us how faith influenced him in his political career.
Publish date: 2011 - 12 - 3


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Charity Series: Building a Healthy Planet

How can we change the world with our limited power? If you are willing, LOVE, can change everything.In "Charity Series: Building a Healthy Planet", Magdalene, Derek & Kasper will share how they follow the footstep and teachings of Jesus, take the first step to volunteer in developing countries (Mexico, Philippines, China, and Ghana) and experience how environmental pollution and medical equipment shortages influence the lives of those local people. We will also take a look at how Jesus and the Church teach us to cherish and protect the Earths resources and respect human rights.
Publish date: 2009 - 6 - 14


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Charity Series: Rich or Poor ?

How can we change the world with our limited power? If you are willing, LOVE, can change everything.In "Charity Series: Rich or Poor?", two young people, Vicky and Elaine will share how they follow the spirit of Mother Teresa, take the first step to volunteer in India, Ecuador and Peru, and experience how globalization and poverty affect the lives of those local people. As well, we will take a look at how Jesus and the Church teach us to deal with the disparity of wealth.
Publish date: 2009 - 6 - 7


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Social Justice – Pass it on!

Petrus learned about social justice on an educational trip to Mexico. His heart was set on fire after the trip, leading him to start many social justice initiatives in his parish, which in turn inspired many around him to become social justice advocates.
Publish date: 2009 - 2 - 1