October 14, 2013

Vol.209 / No.10

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

GREAT WALL: Income Disparity persists between rural and urban sectors in China
John FrankensteinOctober 02, 2013

Catholic Press Association award winner for Best In-Depth Writing: "Wonderfully in-depth piece over a very real but inaccessible topic: China."

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.October 02, 2013

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

Letters
Our readersOctober 02, 2013

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

Editorials
The EditorsOctober 02, 2013

Are we allowing mass violence to become “the new normal”?

Faith in Focus

In the 15 years since he first asked for our prayers, David has faced three execution dates.

The author reviews vocabulary with students in Kinmen, Taiwan
Faith in Focus
David PetersOctober 02, 2013

What does it mean to evangelize in the 21st century? A Christian teacher in Taiwan reflects.