Winter 2019 Vol. 39 - No. 195 Formation in the Catholic Church in China
If people were out walking the streets of Hong Kong early on Sunday morning 24 November, 2019, an amazing picture would have struck their eyes. Thousands of people were silently lining up on the streets. The line snaked around the corner to a .........
Joseph Ha Chi-shing, Translated by Wong Yick Ching
As a diocesan seminary, the Holy Spirit Seminary has a very clear mission, which is to cultivate seminarians to be disciples who follow the Lord faithfully, so that in their priestly ministry in the future, they are configured to Jesus Christ as a leader .........
Midlife Identity, a New Challenge for Consecrated Religious in China
Victoria Lau, 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.
The Experience of Formation Work for Permanent Deacons and its Meaning for the Greater China Region
Dominic Chan Chi-ming, translated by Rosa Lo
The new evangelisation concept of the Second Vatican Council points out that the Church has to preach the Gospel to the world. If the Church broke away from the world and society, it would not be necessary to have permanent deacons, and .......
The Experience of Role Transition in the Lives of Former Diocesan Priests in Mainland China
“Transition”has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition of transition is from Schlossberg who defines a transition as “any event, or non-event that results in changed relationships, routines, assumptions, and role.”.......
Letter to Hong Kong, a radio broadcast on 12 October, 20191
John Cardinal Tong
The unrest in Hong Kong that started with the anti-extradition bill has lingered for months. Such conflicts have shown little sign of easing. Instead, tensions continue to mount. As part of the public, I am deeply saddened by the conditions in the city.......
Prospects for the“One-Generation Church”in Contemporary 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, .......
New Plan for Tripod
Thank you very much for your abiding support which enables us to keep on reforming and improving our publication. Tripod is about to celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2020. We believe that it is a suitable time for us to renew Tripod, in terms of its .......
In Memory of our real friend Fr. Roman Malek
Holy Spirit Study Centre
Fr. Roman Malek, was born in Bytow (Kashubia, Poland) on 3 October 1951. He entered the Society of the Divine Word (S.V.D.) in 1969. He moved to the S.V.D. Mission house at Sankt Augustin in 1976 to pursue a degree in Sinology, Japanology, .......
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