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Imitating Pope Francis


 Mon April 27

My Islam File    Muslim map of world

Africa  File

Photos/reports of my trip to Tanzania/Malawi Dec-Jan

  

A fascinating documentary about one of the greatest movies ever made:
The Real Chariots of Fire
  (and see the comments)

After winning a gold medal at the 1924 Paris Olympics, Eric Liddell went back to China where he had been born, to continue his father's work as a missionary ... bravely staying even after China was invaded by Japan ... eventually dying in a Japanese P.O.W. camp.

In 2008, just before the Beijing Olympics, Chinese authorities revealed that Liddell had refused an opportunity to leave the camp, and instead gave his place to a pregnant woman. Apparently the Japanese and British had agreed upon a prisoner exchange for him

My review of a great book:  Eric Liddell - Something Greater Than Gold


The Book  Blog
4 readings + recordings

Comments/reflections welcome here 

Hosea 1-3 

God said to Hosea "Marry a prostitute and have children by her, for my people have abandoned me and become unfaithful".

The Lord's people are like his wife, but they have abandoned him.

Hosea's wife was unfaithful to him and left him. But the Lord told Hosea to take her back.

This was to show how God welcomes people back, even though they have been unfaithful to him.

Lord, please help us to be faithful to you

My recording of this reading

Psalm 108

My heart is ready, O God. I will sing, sing your praise. Awake, lyre and harp. I will awake the dawn.

I will thank you, Lord, among the peoples, praise you among the nations, for your love reaches to the heavens, and your truth to the skies.

O Lord, come and deliver us today. Help us with your right hand.

Give us help in difficult situations.
With your help we shall be brave.

Lord, we need your help every day

Recording



 


1 Timothy 4.1-7

Don't be surprised if some people come up with strange ideas about how to live life. Satan and his friends are always trying to sow lies and deception in the Lord's field of truth

Have nothing to do with strange ideas like "marriage is forbidden" or "you are not allowed to eat certain foods"

Everything God made is good, and no food is to be rejected, provided grace is said for it. The word of God and prayer make food holy

Jesus, please help me remember to say a little prayer before I eat

Recording


 

John 5.17-30

Jesus said to the religious leaders "My Father goes on working, and so do I. Whoever refuses honor to the Son, refuses honor to the Father who sent him

The Father judges no one. He has entrusted all judgement to the Son

A time will come when the dead will leave their graves at the sound of the Son's voice. Those who did good, will rise again to life. Those who did evil, will face condemnation".

Jesus, some day you are going to be my judge. On that day may I hear you say "I was hungry, and you gave me food etc"  (Matthew 25. 31 - 46)

Recording


Darlene Starrs (Blogger from Canada)

Who is a Saint?
The saints do not put themselves in any privileged place or position, rather, they wait upon the Lord to raise them up and send them forth


Featured in above "The Real Chariots of Fire" - Trevor McDonald:
Sir Trevor McDonald: I am never, ever, doing another prison series

Migrant boat crisis - the story of the Greek hero on the beach

Forget the ‘war on smuggling’, we need to be helping refugees in need
An Oxford academic argues that the Indochinese response to the Vietnamese boat people could provide a framework for a solution to the crisis in the Mediterranean


Recommended by
 a reader in Australia

Newly discovered recording by Elvis Presley:
One Pair of Hands

Interactive Bible Quiz - Deuteronomy
Based on the actual words of the Bible. 
How many times can you get 3/3 ?!
   

Why is "permission" pronounced "permishion"?


Please join me in praying for one part of the world each day of the week:

Sun: Africa        Mon: Europe & Russia     Tues: South Asia      Wed: East Asia  
Thurs: S.E. Asia & Pacific    
   Frid: South America       Sat: Central & North America 
  

Jesus, today, Monday,  please bless the people of Europe & Russia

And praying for prisoners in one part of China each day of the month:

On this
27th of the month,  Jesus please bless the prisoners of
Tibet

And praying for one of the world's poorest countries each day of the month:
On this 27th of the month, Jesus please bless the people of
Uganda

And praying for one Islam-related intention each day of the week:
Jesus, please pacify ISIS 

This website's Tanzania File
(stopping Africans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)

- letters  from Tanzanian inmates  in Hong Kong prisons

This website's South America file 
(stopping South Americans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)
- letters  from South American inmates  in Hong Kong prisons

This website's HK Asylum Seekers' File
(stopping South Asians from being "people smuggled" to HK)


 


 

 Sun April 26 

My Islam File     Muslim map of world

Africa  File

Photos/reports of my trip to Tanzania/Malawi Dec-Jan

For Good Shepherd Sunday, please enjoy these short
EweTube videos:  01  02  03
And see "Smile", below!

Fr Harry Winter O.M.I. 
(U.S. blogger)

Witnessing to Muslims 
-  personal accounts of reaching out to Muslims ... encouraging us to learn more about Islam, and to lovingly encounter Muslims

My effort this past week to learn more was through video at right:

Over the past week, during breakfast, I watched this most interesting IQ debate:
Islam is a Religion of Peace



The Book  Blog
4 readings + recordings

Comments/reflections welcome here

c.f. Readings for "Easter 4"

Acts 4.1-12

While Peter was talking to the crowd, some religious leaders and soldiers came and arrested Peter and John

The next day the leaders held a meeting and asked the prisoners: "By what power and by whose name did you heal the crippled beggar?"

Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, replied "The cripple is able to stand up perfectly healthy because he was healed by Jesus the Nazarene, the one you crucified, whom God raised from the dead

Salvation comes no other way. Only by the name of Jesus can we be saved"

Jesus, your name means "God saves", you are indeed the Saviour of the world

My recording of this reading

Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. His love has no end.

Let the sons of Israel say: 
"His love has no end."

The Lord's right hand has triumphed. His right hand has raised me up. I shall not die, I shall live and recount all his deeds.

The stone which the builders rejected, has become the corner stone.

This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.

This day was made by the Lord.
We rejoice and are glad.

Recording

 

 

 

 

 

1 John 3.1-3

Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us by letting us be called God's children

And God's love has even more in store for us in the future: we shall be like him because we shall see him as he really is

This is why we must try to live good lives. We must try to be as good as Christ

Jesus, please help me be more like you

Recording

Daniel Daring:
We are God's children

St. Therese of the Child of Jesus left us this parable: Think of a little child that is learning to stand but does not yet know how to walk

     Chinese text     Previous reflections


John 10.11-14

Jesus said to the religious leaders:
"I am the Good Shepherd. 
The Good Shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep

A hired man, since he has no real concern for the sheep, abandons them and runs away if he sees a wolf coming

I am the Good Shepherd.
I know my own sheep, and my own sheep know me"

Jesus, Good Shepherd, please help me to be a good sheep, and a good shepherd

Recording


Kenya: Dirt for Cash; The Inspiring Story of REG
The aggressive and determined group embarked on garbage collection
within Riruta Satellite at a subsidized fee. Their target was to serve
the whole Riruta area but they had to start small. The targeted few
households gradually grew from 10 to 50 and counting.


 Oblates in Pakistan taking security measures because of terrorist attacks


Letter from an Ethiopian prison

What Gallipoli can teach us about the Iraq war

Why is the UK government so afraid to speak of Armenian genocide?
The real answer to our avoidance of the “g” word is less than 30 miles up the road from Tarsus: the massive Incirlik airbase, used by the US air force and the RAF.


China eyes Tanzania ATCL, $10bn port project
“All kinds of infrastructure in Tanzania are in poor condition,” Dr Youqing pointed out. “This has been one of the major hindrances to the country’s industrial development.”


10 years ago
 today

2005-04-26 Miss Marcia Yiang, born at dawn yesterday morning, Anzac Day,  feast of St Mark


For Good Shepherd Sunday:

Pastor in talk to Sunday School told the children about sheep, that they weren't smart and needed lots of guidance, and that a shepherd's job was to stay close to the sheep, protect them from wild animals and keep them from wandering off and doing dumb things that would get them hurt or killed.

He pointed to the little children in the room and said that they were the sheep and needed lots of guidance.

Then the minister put his hands out to the side, palms up in a dramatic gesture, and with raised eyebrows said to the children, "If you are the sheep then who is the shepherd?" He was pretty obviously indicating himself.

A silence of a few seconds followed. Then a young visitor said, " Jesus, Jesus is the shepherd."

The young priest, obviously caught by surprise, said to the boy, "Well, then, who am I?"

The little boy frowned thoughtfully and then said with a shrug, "I guess you must be a sheep dog."


Please join me in praying for one part of the world each day of the week:

Sun: Africa        Mon: Europe & Russia     Tues: South Asia      Wed: East Asia  
Thurs: S.E. Asia & Pacific    
   Frid: South America       Sat: Central & North America 
  

Jesus, today, Sunday,  please bless the people of Africa

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

And 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

And praying for one Islam-related intention each day of the week:
Jesus, please bless all Muslims in my own country 

This website's Tanzania File
(stopping Africans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)

- letters  from Tanzanian inmates  in Hong Kong prisons

This website's South America file 
(stopping South Americans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)
- letters  from South American inmates  in Hong Kong prisons

This website's HK Asylum Seekers' File
(stopping South Asians from being "people smuggled" to HK)




 

  Sat April 25
Feast of St Mark

In Australia & NZ: Anzac Day

100th Anniversary Gallipoli

My Islam File      Muslim map of world

Africa  File

Photos/reports of my trip to Tanzania/Malawi Dec-Jan

Italy terror cell prepared for Vatican attack, prosecutors claim   

- suspected terrorists were planning a bomb attack at the Vatican,  and a suicide bomber had arrived in Rome

 

 

This is a gripping story, espy for anyone living in HK/Macau!

How China's Macau crackdown threatens big US casino moguls 

Guardian Investigation  reveals how gambling giants made billions against backdrop of triads, vice and corruption in ‘Vegas of the east’

Macau is world's 4th-richest place

HK police officer's wife freed after 10-month jail ordeal on drug charges in Australia

Gang smuggling drugs to Australia set up officer's wife trying to pay off gambling debts

(If this case had been in HK, woman would serve c. 9 years ... no such thing as an excuse in hard-hearted HK)


The Book  Blog
4 readings + recordings

Comments/reflections welcome here 

 - for today's Feast of St. Mark

Mark 14.48-52

Jesus said to them "Am I a robber that you needed to capture me
with swords and clubs?  Day after day I was openly teaching in the Temple"

All the apostles then deserted him and ran away.
A young man who followed Jesus had nothing on but a linen cloth. They caught hold of him, but he left the cloth in their hands and ran away naked

My recording of this reading

Acts 15.36-40

Some time after this, Paul said to Barnabas "Let's revisit the towns where we preached the word of the Lord".

Barnabas suggested taking John Mark with them, but Paul opposed this, since John Mark had deserted them on the previous trip when the situation became dangerous

After a violent argument, Paul and Barnabas split up. Barnabas went with John Mark to Cyprus. Silas joined Paul for his next journey

Recording


Colossians 4.10

Aristarchus, who is here in prison with me, sends his greetings, and so does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas - if he comes to you , give him a warm welcome.

Recording

 

 

 

 

 


 

1 Peter 5.13

Your sister in Babylon sends you greetings; so does my son Mark

Recording

 

 

Not all scholars agree that "Mark" in the above 4 readings is the same person. 
See Wikipedia:
Mark the Evangelist


Tribute of Cardinal Orlando Quevedo O.M.I. to Cardinal Francis George O.M.I.

Exco acted 'unlawfully' in refusing HKTV a licence - High Court decision
- this is all about restricting/controlling/removing media criticism of Beijing

Belle Gibson's cancer lie is the tedious fulfilment of New Age thought

 Tanzania cardinal urges more investment in science subjects

China cracks down on funeral strippers

Families of deceased often hire striptease troupes to attract more mourners in rural villages


Please join me in praying for one part of the world each day of the week:

Sun: Africa        Mon: Europe & Russia     Tues: South Asia      Wed: East Asia  
Thurs: S.E. Asia & Pacific    
   Frid: South America       Sat: Central & North America 
  

Jesus, today, Saturday,  please bless the people of Central & North America

And praying for prisoners in one part of China each day of the month:

On this
25th of the month,  Jesus please bless the prisoners of
Ningxia

And praying for one of the world's poorest countries each day of the month:
On this 25th of the month, Jesus please bless the people of
Comoros

And praying for one Islam-related intention each day of the week:
Jesus, please pacify the Taliban

 

This website's Tanzania File
(stopping Africans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)

- letters  from Tanzanian inmates  in Hong Kong prisons

This website's South America file 
(stopping South Americans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)
- letters  from South American inmates  in Hong Kong prisons

This website's HK Asylum Seekers' File
(stopping South Asians from being "people smuggled" to HK)




 

Fri April 24 

My Islam File     Muslim map of world

Africa  File

Photos/reports of my trip to Tanzania/Malawi Dec-Jan

Pope Francis and the power of humility 

Now we come to understand Pope Francis’ emphasis on the poor.  He reaches out to the flotsam and jetsam of society because there he sees humility. There he sees humanity’s need for God.

Ex-inmate Sou Ming Kwan, who died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital on April 20 after a long battle with "Blood Cancer" (Leukemia). At the time of death, his whole family was present. So was I. 

This photo was provided by his family and is used with their permission. The family is most grateful for prayers by so many people around the world over the past two weeks. 

A-Kwan, on the other side of the veil, in Heaven, pray for us!


The Book  Blog
4 readings + recordings

Comments/reflections welcome here

Psalm 107 (a)  (Desert ..)

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His great love is without end.

Let them say this, those the Lord has helped, people from east and west, north and south.

Some people wandered in the desert, lost and unable to find their way to safety.

In their hunger and thirst they cried to the Lord for help. He rescued them and showed them the way to safety.

Let them thank the Lord for his love, for he fills the hungry with good things.

My recording of this reading

Psalm 107 (b)  (Prison ..)

Some people were prisoners in misery and chains, living in darkness and gloom.

In their distress they cried to the Lord for help. He rescued them and restored their freedom.

Let them thank the Lord for his goodness, for he shatters the iron bars of prisons.

Recording

 

All our problems, difficulties and trials can be summed up by the four images of this psalm: desert, prison, sickness, storm ...from all of which the Lord rescues us!

 

 

 

Psalm 107 (c) (Sickness ..)

Some people were sick on account of their sins, unable to eat,  and close to death.

They cried to the Lord in their need. He healed them and saved them from the grave.

Let them thank the Lord for his love, for the wonders he does for us.

Recording

 

 


 

 

 

Psalm 107 (d) (Storms ..)

Some people sailed to the sea in ships and were caught in terrifying storms.

They cried to the Lord in their need, and he calmed the sea and wind.

Let them thank the Lord for his love, for the wonders he does for us.

Whoever is wise should meditate on these things and reflect on the love of the Lord.

Thank you Lord, for your rescuing love

Recording

 

 


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The $18bn arms race helping to fuel Middle East conflict

How arms imports are destabilising the Middle East
- scroll down to see the role of US, China, Russia, France & UK
- the five permanent members of the Security Council are the biggest arms suppliers!


John Allen:
Kenyan bishop says ‘stop playing around’ on anti-Christian violence

He praised the pontiff as the lone global leader who’s spoken forcefully about the Garissa massacre, saying that otherwise Kenyan Christians have been appalled by a “deafening silence.”


Experts gather in HK to discuss climate change

Paris extremist’s misfire thwarts imminent Islamic terrorist attack on church last Sunday


If Europe becomes a fortress against migrants, it fails humanity

You can tell a lot about the west by the way it celebrates autocrats' deaths

36 US Peace Corps volunteers begin work in Tanzania

10 years ago today

2005-04-24,25 Family Planning Session at Marco Polo  & Ricci Centres - thank you HK Caritas staff +locals


Arachnophobe's nightmare as man hits wolf spider
 and hundreds of babies burst out of egg sac

Please join me in praying for one part of the world each day of the week:

Sun: Africa        Mon: Europe & Russia     Tues: South Asia      Wed: East Asia  
Thurs: S.E. Asia & Pacific    
   Frid: South America       Sat: Central & North America 
  

Jesus, today, Friday,  please bless the people of South America

And praying for prisoners in one part of China each day of the month:

On this
24th of the month,  Jesus please bless the prisoners of
Inner Mongolia

And praying for one of the world's poorest countries each day of the month:
On this 24th of the month, Jesus please bless the people of
Zambia

And praying for one Islam-related intention each day of the week:
Jesus, on this Muslim day of prayer, please bless all Muslims!

This website's Tanzania File
(stopping Africans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)

- letters  from Tanzanian inmates  in Hong Kong prisons

This website's South America file 
(stopping South Americans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)
- letters  from South American inmates  in Hong Kong prisons

This website's HK Asylum Seekers' File
(stopping South Asians from being "people smuggled" to HK)




 

 Wed April 22
Earth Day

My Islam File      Muslim map of world

Africa  File

Photos/reports of my trip to Tanzania/Malawi Dec-Jan

ISIS killings:
“The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a testimony which cries out to be heard by everyone who can still distinguish between good and evil. 
All the more this cry must be heard by those who have the destiny of peoples in their hands

- Pope Francis on April 21

Unearthing the underlying causes of drug abuse

Why do an estimated 1.3 million Australians use the drug ice? And why does Australia have one of the highest rates of drug abuse in the world, asks Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon 

                 

Yesterday I received a letter from a Tanzanian inmate in Macau Prison. He says the prison has 13 Tanzanians: 2 women and 11 men. And he's asked me to visit them ...which I will try to do in the near future
 DV

 


The Book  Blog
4 readings + recordings

Comments/reflections welcome here

Daniel 13

A beautiful woman named Susanna was condemned to death on a false charge of immorality.

God stirred Daniel's heart to help Susanna. Daniel confronted Susanna's two accusers, two elderly Jewish men.

Daniel had the two men separated.
He then asked them individually where the alleged crime took place.

One of them said "under a mastic tree." The other said "under an oak tree."

The people then realized the men were lying. The people praised God for giving such wisdom to Daniel.

Susanna was freed. The two men were executed, as required by the Law.

Lord, please help people who have been falsely accused of crimes

Psalm 105

Give thanks to the Lord, make known his deeds among all the peoples.

O sing to him, sing his praise.
Tell all his wonderful works.

Be proud of his holy name. Let hearts that seek the Lord rejoice.

Consider the Lord and his strength. Constantly seek his face.

Never forget how the Lord has helped us in the past, how he has protected Israel from its beginning till now.

Dear God, please help me understand how you have been loving and protecting me since the beginning of my life

Recording

 

 

 

 

 

 


1 Timothy 1.18 - 2.8

Timothy, my son, as I give you advice for practical issues, remember how the church elders prayed over you that you would be a good leader

My first bit of advice is that there should be prayers offered for everyone, especially for kings and others in authority, so that we can live our life of faith in peace and quiet

God wants everyone to be saved and reach full knowledge of the truth

There is only one God, and there is only one mediator between God and humanity, himself a man, Christ Jesus, who sacrificed himself as a ransom for everyone

In every place, I want believers to lift up their hands in reverent prayer

God our Father, through Jesus your Son, I ask a blessing on the leaders of our world, especially the leaders of my own country

Recording

 

 

 

John 4.46-53

Jesus went again to Cana in Galilee, where he had changed water into wine. In Cana there was a royal official whose son was dying in his home in the town of Capernaum

The official asked Jesus to go to his home and cure his son. "Sir", he said to Jesus, "come to my house before my child dies". Jesus replied "Go home. Your son will live"

The official believed Jesus and started his journey home. While on the journey,  he was met by his servants who told him the boy was alive and well.  "The fever left him yesterday, they said, "at 1pm"

The father realized that this was the exact time when Jesus had said "Your son will live". The official and all his household then believed in Jesus

Jesus, (..name..) is sick. Please heal him/her

Recording


Chris McDonnell (Wed UK blogger) 

A dry land without water
The need for rapid readjustment to changing circumstances is now a matter of real concern for only when we lose something we have so long taken for granted do we realize its value and our need


 

China’s US$46 billion Gift to Pakistan

More than a million Australians live in poverty: report

Garry Everett

A reasonable question?
If the physical universe is governed by forces, then it might seem reasonable to ask if the non-physical – the spiritual reality – is also governed by forces 



Please join me in praying for one part of the world each day of the week:

Sun: Africa        Mon: Europe & Russia     Tues: South Asia      Wed: East Asia  
Thurs: S.E. Asia & Pacific    
   Frid: South America       Sat: Central & North America 
  

Jesus, today, Wednesday,  please bless the people of East Asia

And praying for prisoners in one part of China each day of the month:

On this
22nd of the month,  Jesus please bless the prisoners of Zhejiang

And praying for one of the world's poorest countries each day of the month:
On this 22nd of the month, Jesus please bless the people of
Rwanda

And praying for one Islam-related intention each day of the week:
Jesus, please pacify Al-Shabaab 

This website's Tanzania File
(stopping Africans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)

- letters  from Tanzanian inmates  in Hong Kong prisons

This website's South America file 
(stopping South Americans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)
- letters  from South American inmates  in Hong Kong prisons

This website's HK Asylum Seekers' File
(stopping South Asians from being "people smuggled" to HK)




 

 Tue April 21

My Islam File        Muslim map of world

Africa  File

Photos/reports of my trip to Tanzania/Malawi Dec-Jan

Last night at 6.10pm HK time, 21 year old former inmate So Ming Gwan went home to Heaven, after a long battle with cancer. I had visited him almost every day over the past two weeks, sometimes twice daily. Yesterday I visited him in the morning, and then in the afternoon, after my time at Lai Chi Kok Detention Centre, I visited him again, and was with him with he passed away.
Many thanks to all who prayed for him. Our prayers have not been in vain. Somehow or other the Good Lord will use or has used our prayers. Jesus, may A-Gwan's prayers in Heaven help us on this side of the veil. Please give strength and courage to his family.


The Book  Blog
4 readings + recordings

Comments/reflections welcome here 

Daniel 8-12

Daniel received many visions from God, usually after a special time of prayer and fasting.

Daniel was given glimpses of the future, the rise and fall of nations.

He also was given to understand what happens after this life:

"The dead will rise from the grave,
some to everlasting life, some to everlasting shame.

Those who have instructed others in virtue, will shine like stars for all eternity."

Lord, please help everyone get to Heaven

Psalm 104 (a)

Bless the Lord, my soul!
Lord God, how great you are.

You make the clouds your chariot.
You walk on the wings of the wind.

You make springs gush forth in the valleys. They give drink to all the animals of the field.

You make grass grow for the cattle, and plants to provide food for people.

You give us wine to cheer our hearts, and oil to make our faces shine.

You made the moon to mark the months. The sun knows the time for its setting.

Recording


Psalm 104 (b)

How many are your works, O Lord. In wisdom you have made them all.

The earth is full of your riches,
and the sea is swarming with life.

All things, great and small, look to you for food. You open your hand, they have their fill.

You send forth your spirit, and life is created. You renew the face of the earth.

I will sing to the Lord all my life.
May my thoughts be pleasing to him.

Bless the Lord, my soul!

Recording

John 4.34-36

Jesus said to his disciples "My food is to do the will of the one who sent me, and to complete his work

Look around, look at the fields. They are ready for harvest"

Jesus, please encourage more people to be Gospel workers, harvesting souls for eternal life

Recording

 

 

Recommended: check these readings early morning, think about them during the day, check them again at night. This habit gives us extra energy, courage, motivation, peace and compassion for each day


 Heroism does not wear national badge


Isis video purports to show two massacres of Ethiopian Christians

In the face of Islamic State’s atrocities, global inaction is not an option

Afghanistan braces for violence as Islamic State makes presence felt


China president arrives in Pakistan to sign £30bn 'land corridor' agreement
Xi Jinping’s funding of electricity generation and transport expected to give China access to move goods through Pakistan to the Arabian sea


South Africa's xenophobic attacks:  are migrants really stealing jobs?


My weekly article in today's Ming Pao newspaper
with the topic: Understanding Islamic Terrorism
is on Ming Pao website - click "Australian in HK".
Free access to article with recording today from about noon to 8pm HK time. Text without recording


Everybody is wrong about technology except me

Please join me in praying for one part of the world each day of the week:

Sun: Africa        Mon: Europe & Russia     Tues: South Asia      Wed: East Asia  
Thurs: S.E. Asia & Pacific    
   Frid: South America       Sat: Central & North America 
  

Jesus, today, Tuesday,  please bless the people of South Asia

And praying for prisoners in one part of China each day of the month:

On this
21st of the month,  Jesus please bless the prisoners of
Yunnan

And praying for one of the world's poorest countries each day of the month:
On this 21st of the month, Jesus please bless the people of
Benin

And praying for one Islam-related intention each day of the week:
Jesus, please pacify Boko Haram 

This website's Tanzania File
(stopping Africans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)

- letters  from Tanzanian inmates  in Hong Kong prisons

This website's South America file 
(stopping South Americans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)
- letters  from South American inmates  in Hong Kong prisons

This website's HK Asylum Seekers' File
(stopping South Asians from being "people smuggled" to HK)




 


Pope Francis:
Thank you Holy Spirit

Inspiring photos:

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Why are women not being
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A Call to Action
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Imposter Priests
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My Islam File

Political leaders who live(d) a simple life style and care(d) for the poor

HK Democracy File - essential reading

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Misguided Missal
 

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Abortion Survivor’s Letter
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Tribalism lives on, 
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16 Documents of Vatican II


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Be careful of junk reading re Pope:
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Why I collect rubbish for Pope

Taking a stand

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"Reform of reform" agenda

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Abortion - a true story

The evil of compulsory celibacy

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"
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     Near Death Experiences

Globalisation of Indifference


 

 

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