Summer 2016 Vol. 36 - No. 181 Year of Mercy and the Church in China
On April 22 and 23, 2016, a national conference on religion was held in Beijing. President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang, Politburo members Zhang Dejiang, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan, CPPCC Chairperson Yu Zhengsheng, and many other high officials attended........
Discovering the Face of Mercy: Prospects for the Church of Hong Kong during the Jubilee Year of Mercy
Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S. Catholic Theological Union
Time and again, Pope Francis has urged the Church to read“the signs of the times.”He has done so in addressing a diverse group of audiences: in his morning homilies at Domus Santa Marta, to meetings on the New Evangelization, and even to the International Theological
Jubilee Year of Mercy
In March 2015, Pope Francis proclaimed the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which was to begin on 8 December 2015 and will end on 20 November 2016. He is“convinced that the whole church can find in this jubilee the joy of rediscovering and making fruitful the mercy of God, ......
Mercy in the Spiritual Life
Sr. Zhang Jiaqin, translated by Eleanor Foo
On Divine Mercy Sunday last year, Pope Francis announced that this year would be the Jubilee of Mercy. As we are now in the Jubilee of Mercy, let us reflect upon the meaning of mercy from the perspectives of spiritual life and spiritual counselling.......
Doors of Mercy in the Church in China
After Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 8, 2015, the Church in China, like all Churches in the world, opened their Holy Doors to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy. When Christians pass through the Holy Doors of Mercy, they will recall the
Our time belongs to God: A reflection on China-Vatican relations
by Yu Heping, (translated by Annie Lam)
Editor's note: This article was sent to the Holy Spirit Study Centre in 2015, before Father Yu Heping died in November of the same year. Tripod now publishes it in commemoration of his death. .......
Book Review: Kilian Stumpf, Acta Pekinensia, Historical Records of the Maillard de Tournon Legation, Vol I, December 1705-August 1706, Editors Paul Rule and Claudia von Collani (Monumenta Historica S.I. Nova Series 9)
The launch of an important book in the history of the Catholic Church in China took place at a little publicized event in Macao on the evening of May 4, 2016. The event was the signing of a protocol between the University of St. Joseph and the Macau Ricci Institute. The signers .......
Remembering Bishop Zeng Jingmu and Bishop Zhang Huaixin
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