Mission In China & Hong Kong

For the months of July and August 2017 the Mission Office was blessed to have two guests on the Mission Matters LIVE! radio show who are familiar with mission efforts in China and Hong Kong.  You can find recordings of the radio shows here.

– In July Megan interviewed Mrs. Mary Sluka, member of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Catholic China Bureau, catechist and local parishioner of Ascension Parish in Oak Park.

– In August Megan interviewed Fr. John Cuff, MM, a Maryknoll priest ministering in the Hong Kong/China region for most of his 40+ year career.  You can find a general reflection written by Fr. Cuff from 2014 here.

In an effort to share more information about the Catholic Church in China, please find below additional photos and links that reveal more about the Joy of the Gospel in China and Hong Kong…

Mary and Jesus

Mary and Jesus

Mary in Forbidden City Emperor's Palace Grounds

Mary Sluka in Forbidden City Emperor’s Palace Grounds

Marian shrine

Marian Shrine

Hong Kong Cathedral

Hong Kong Cathedral

Fr. Peter Barry MM in Hong Kong

Fr. Peter Barry MM in Hong Kong

church in tianjin

Church in Tianjin

Cathedral Cross with the True Vine

Cathedral Cross with the True Vine

Cardinal Tong in Hong Kong

Cardinal Tong in Hong Kong

A new Spirituality Center in Xianxian diocese

A new Spirituality Center in Xianxian diocese

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Maryknoll Seminary and Church in Hong Kong

Maryknoll Seminary and Church in Hong Kong

matteo ricci tomb

Matteo Ricci, SJ Tomb


us cath china bureauLinks:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Hong Kong (Fr. John Cuff, MM Pastor)

Reflection from Fr. John Zhang for Mission Office website

U.S Catholic China Bureau website

“Catholicism in 21st Century China” from Civiltà Cattolica

“The Future of Sino-Vatican Dialogue from an Ecumenical Point of View” from USCMA Mission Update newsletter Spring 2017 (pages 3-7)

“Rule of Law and other ‘Western’ notions are worrying Beijing. Here’s why.” from America Magazine (January 23, 2017 issue)

“Cardinal Tong: The Vatican and China could be close to a milestone agreement” from America Magazine (February 9, 2017)

“Serving the new Chinese immigrants in Chinatown” from Chicago Catholic (June 11, 2017 issue)

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