October 14, 2013
‘Let China love you.” This advice, given to me in 1974 by Linus Lombard, a Passionist priest, changed my life. As relevant today as it was then, this radical vision, suggested by the 20-year veteran (1934–54) of the Passionist mission to West Hunan, remains key to understanding Chi
Catholic Press Association award winner for Best In-Depth Writing: "Wonderfully in-depth piece over a very real but inaccessible topic: China."
The Society of Jesus and China have a long and complicated history, one that goes back to the very beginnings of the order. One of the co-founders of the Jesuits, the great St. Francis Xavier, died during his attempt to reach the Chinese mainland. Thirty years later, in 1582, Matteo Ricci, S.J., suc
Opening DoorsThe Francis factor, so to speak, is his focus on opening doors. How will anyone be open to Catholicism if they cannot get past knowledge of some of the prohibitions, without knowledge of the context, without invitation, without a love that compels them radiating from Christians?Kathryn
In the 15 years since he first asked for our prayers, David has faced three execution dates.