Summer 2014 Vol. 34 - No. 173 Marriage and Family Pastoral Work in China
The theme for this issue of Tripod is Marriage and the Family. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis’ call to hold an extraordinary synod on this topic this coming Fall prompted us to choose this theme. We solicited articles on this theme from priests and laity in mainland .......
Two New Pope-Saints’ Concern for China
Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II were proclaimed Saints on April 27, 2014. Pope Francis officiated the ceremony held in St. Peter's Square in Rome. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was also present. Some media, including some in Hong Kong, called this a ......
Marriage and Family in Mainland China Today
Hyacinth, Translated by Ingrid Chan
In March 2014, I was invited to have a sharing session with a group of Catholics on “Marriage and Family in Mainland China Today”. Later, the Holy Spirit Study Centre asked me to write up the contents of my sharing, to be published in their periodical Tripod. .......
Pastoral Challenges to Married Couples
Wang Lei, Translated by Eleanor Foo
Marriage and family are two of the most important areas of pastoral care in the Catholic Church. The theological tradition of the Church has always upheld certain unique and well-founded principles of marital ethics. This set of principles are an important part of .......
Challenges and Blessings to Catholic Marriages and Families in Rural China
Peter, translated by Cynthia Pon
The U.S. Catholic China Bureau held its 25th National Conference at the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University Chicago, located in downtown Chicago, in October of 2013. The keynote talks, panels, and other events of the conference proceeded under the banner .......
Hong Kong Family Movement through Changing Church Views on Marriage
Agnes Lee, translated by Eleanor Foo
If we look through the biblical texts concerning marriage, we may discover some points which seem to contradict each other. The Book of Genesis presents a very positive image of marriage. God created human beings, male and female in His divine image, and .......
Catholic Marriage in Taiwan
Alan Doyle, MM
Because Catholics in Taiwan comprise only 1% of the total population of the island, it is very difficult for a Catholic to find a Catholic marriage partner. However, the cause of evangelization as well as the faith of individual Catholics requires that the Taiwan.......
An Essay on Depopulation
Michael J. Sloboda, MM
In 1798, Thomas Malthus published the first edition of An Essay on the Principle of Population. He began with two postulates. It seemed safe for him to say: 1. Food is necessary for survival, and 2. The passion between the sexes will continue. .......
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