Autumn 2019 Vol. 39 - No. 194 Double Centenaries of May 4th and "Maximum Illud"
Two events took place in 1919 which had a lasting effect on China and on the Catholic Church in China, even up to the present day. This year marks the 100th anniversary of both events. One was the May 4th Movement, when 5,000 .........
Maximum Illud: an Apostolic Letter of Great Impact on Catholic Missionary Work in China
Louis Ha, translated by Anthony Lam
A hundred years ago, Pope Benedict XV, (1854-1922) promulgated the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud (meaning“the greatest mission”) on November 30, 1919. .........
Maximum Illud and the May Fourth Movement
Chen Fang-Chung, Translated by Anthony Lam
Pope Benedict XV promulgated Maximum Illud on November 30, 1919. There have been different Chinese translations. Now the most popular is the translation made by Ma Xiang Bo in 1920.
Maximum Illud and its Relevance in Contemporary Mission
Valentine U. Iheanacho
Pope Francis on Mission Sunday of 2017 announced an Extraordinary Missionary Month that would take place in the month of October 2019. The occasion is the centenary of the publication of the missionary encyclical by Pope Benedict XV on 30 Nov.......
Chen Duxiu's Views on Christianity during the May Fourth Period
Lam Suet Pik, translated by Ingrid Chan
Chen Duxiu (陳獨秀 1879-1942), advocate of the New Culture Movement, proposed new thinking that would prompt intellectuals to reflect on the traditional culture. He hoped to reconstruct Chinese culture, reform the spirit of the Chinese people .......
Fu Jen University and the Society of the Divine Word in China, 1945-1950
Cindy Yik-yi Chu
Furen University (Fu Jen; Catholic University of Peking) was among the youngest of the universities in China during the early 20th century. It was established in 1925 by the American Benedictines and Chinese intellectuals in Beiping (Peiping; later .......
Pastoral Guidelines of the Holy See Concerning the Civil Registration of Clergy in China
For some time requests have been received by the Holy See, from Bishops in Mainland China, for a concrete indication of the approach to be adopted in relation to the obligation of presenting an application for civil registration. In this regard, .......
Two Bishops Approved by the Vatican Consecrated since the Sino-Vatican Provisional Agreement
Holy Spirit Study Centre Staff
Father Anthony Yao Shun (姚順), aged 54, of Jining (集寧)Diocese (Inner Mongolia) was ordained at the Our Lady of Rosary Cathedral in the city of Jining on 26 August, 2019. .......
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