By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service KONSTANCIN-JEZIORNA, Poland (CNS) — Prominent Chinese Catholics have warned that a campaign to remove crosses from church buildings could signal wider restrictions on religious freedom, but cautioned Christians not to overreact. “Whatever those in power do, their first question now is how they can
By N.J. Viehland Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines — The recent announcement of this year’s working plans of the Chinese State Administration for Religious Affairs has driven a young priest from northern China to call church leaders to work for dialogue and reconciliation among Catholics in his country.
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph Most young girls growing up in Cincinnati in the 1920s didn’t dream of become missionaries to China, yet from an early age, Maryknoll Sister Paulita Hoffman knew exactly what she wanted to do, and what God’s will for her was. The spunky nun,
By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph KETTERING – It took some patience and an interpreter but Megan Apple explained her school’s Autism program to a team of Catholic Chinese educators seated around the lunch table in the teacher’s lounge at St. Albert the Great elementary school. The Kettering school was
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the face of difficulty, it’s natural to hope just to get by, but being Christian means patiently enduring trials and overcoming oppression with love, Pope Francis said at a Mass that included special prayers for China. During the Mass
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 By Carmen M. Hubbard ST. ANDREW DEANERY — A 10-day visit at St. Columban School by a group of Chinese students proved to be a cultural exchange of both differences and similarities. Fifteen students along with their teachers from Liuzhou, China, visited the parish school in