much more stupid can the HK authorities become?! This really is
putting oil on the fire:
Police can provide assistance to schools if students promote Hong Kong independence
earthquake spotlights lax construction laws
Italian officialdom reflects the values of society, in
particular Italians’ generalised contempt for rules of any
kind, and the prevalence of lazy officials and apathetic, or
even corrupt, politicians.
village women in Kenya are this month being groomed for
trafficking drugs to HK.
have written these two stories to try to stop the people
responsible for the trafficking:
story of Sharon
story of Esther
put in P.I.M.E. magazine by kind visitor of two Sundays ago:
Con padre John nei bassifondi di Hong Kong - Mondo e Missione Missionario degli Oblati di Maria Immacolata, espulso dalla Cina continentale, padre Wotherspoon da un piccolo a
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Foreigners who love and serve the Lord
- these I will bring to my holy mountain, says the Lord.
I will make them joyful in my
house of prayer,
for my house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations.
Lord, please help all peoples
of the world
know that you are their loving Creator
recording of this reading
Please protect me, Lord, I take refuge in
You are the only source of all true happiness.
I bless you, Lord, who guide and lead me.
Even at night you direct my heart.
And so my heart rejoices, my soul is glad.
My body shall rest in safety now and always.
You will show me the path of life,
the fullness of joy in your presence,
at your right hand, happiness for ever.
Thank you, Lord, for the little
joys you give us each day .... and the big joy you've prepared for us in Heaven.
Wives, honor and respect your husbands. If some husbands
are not yet believers, they may find
themselves won over to the Lord, without a word spoken, by the goodness of
Wives, do not dress up for show: special hair
style, gold bracelets, expensive clothes - all outside stuff
What matters is what's inside: a sweet and
gentle disposition - that's what God likes
Husbands, be kind and thoughtful to your
wives, respecting them as equals
Jesus, help husbands and wives
imitate your love
Peter asked Jesus "How many times must I
7 times?" Jesus answered "Not 7, but 77 times.
For the kingdom of heaven is like a king who
cancelled the huge debt of one of his servants.
But that same servant refused to cancel the
tiny debt of one of his fellow servants.
So the king said to the servant:
'When you appealed to me, I had pity on you and cancelled your big
debt. But you refused to have pity on your fellow servant who asked
you for mercy. Therefore you must now go to prison until your big debt is
If you refuse to forgive other people,
you are making yourself ineligible for God's forgiveness."
Jesus, please help me to
forgive other people,
just as you forgive me .... many times each day
Joy of Love - Pope Francis'
letter - on
love in the family
affection and concern for the other person.
surmounts even the worst barriers.
we love someone, or when we feel loved by them, we can better
understand what they are trying to communicate.
the other person as a kind of “rival” is a sign of weakness
and needs to be overcome.
is very important to base one’s position on solid choices,
beliefs or values, and not on the need to win an argument or to
be proved right.
no conclusive proof exists that GM cereals may be harmful to
human beings, and in some regions their use has brought about
economic growth which has helped to resolve problems, there
remain a number of significant difficulties which should not be
many places, following the introduction of these crops,
productive land is concentrated in the hands of a few owners due
to “the progressive disappearance of small producers, who, as
a consequence of the loss of the exploited lands, are obliged to
withdraw from direct production”.
The most vulnerable of these become temporary labourers, and
many rural workers end up moving to poverty-stricken urban
expansion of these crops has the effect of destroying the
complex network of ecosystems, diminishing the diversity of
production and affecting regional economies, now and in the
various countries, we see an expansion of oligopolies for the
production of cereals and other products needed for their
cultivation. This dependency would be aggravated were the
production of infertile seeds to be considered; the effect would
be to force farmers to purchase them from larger producers.
In the first two
Christian millennia, countless peoples have received
the grace of faith, brought it to flower in their daily lives and handed it on
in the language of their own culture.
Whenever a community receives
the message of salvation, the Holy Spirit enriches its culture with the
transforming power of the Gospel.
The history of the Church shows that Christianity
does not have simply one cultural expression, but rather,
“remaining completely true to itself, with unswerving fidelity to the
proclamation of the Gospel and the tradition of the Church, it will also reflect
the different faces of the cultures and peoples in which it is received and
takes root”. Recording
In the diversity of peoples who experience the gift of
God, each in accordance with its own culture, the
Church expresses her genuine catholicity and shows forth the
“beauty of her varied face”.
In the Christian customs of an evangelized people, the Holy
Spirit adorns the Church, showing her new aspects of
revelation and giving her a new face.
inculturation, the Church “introduces peoples,
together with their cultures, into her own community”, for “every
culture offers positive values and forms which can enrich the way the Gospel is
preached, understood and lived”.
In this way, the Church takes
up the values of different cultures and becomes sponsa ornata
monilibus suis, “the bride bedecked with her jewels” (cf. Is
join me in praying for one part of the world each day of the
Europe & Russia Tues:
South Asia Wed:
S.E. Asia & Pacific
Central & North America
please bless the people of South
And praying for prisoners in one
part of China each day of the month:
On this 26th of
the month, Jesus please bless the prisoners of Xinjiang
praying for one of the
world's poorest countries each day of the month:
On this 26th
of the month, Jesus please bless the people of Togo
praying for one Islam-related
intention each day of the
on this Muslim day of prayer, please bless all Muslims!
from (mainly African) inmates in Hong Kong prisons - and other
drug trafficking items: 2016
(stopping Africans from being tricked into
bringing drugs to HK)
from Tanzanian inmates in Hong Kong prisons
Asylum Seekers' File
South Asians from being "people smuggled" to HK)