100 Points of Light – 1946

In early 1946, the Columban Fathers, along with most of the world, were still recovering and rebuilding from the devastation of the Second World War. The war had taken the lives of a number of Columbans, and many others had …

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100 Points of Light – 1934

Richard Ranaghan was one of the earliest Columban Fathers. The native of County Down in Ulster joined the new Society in 1917 and was a member of the first group of Columbans to go to China in 1920. Father Ranaghan …

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100 Points of Light – 1932

China in the early 1930s could be a dangerous place, particularly for foreign missionaries. Natural disasters and diseases were terrible threats, along with roving bands of bandits and political fighters. In August, 1931 communist guerillas kidnapped Columban Father Hugh F. …

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China Update

As a development worker at St. Columbans, Nebraska, I have the privilege of contacting Columban benefactors and expressing gratitude for their partnership in the mission work of the Church and Columban missionaries. Sometimes these calls include conversations about current missionary …

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Day of Prayer for China

Pope Benedict XVI designated the 24th May each year as a special day of prayer with the Church in China urging the universal Church to join together with a special prayer at the weekend Masses in all our parishes. There …

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25th National Catholic China Conference

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Mark May 24th Day of Prayer for the Church in China

One of the legacies of Pope Benedict XIV is his plea to Catholics throughout the world to pray for the Chinese Church, especially on the memorial feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, May 24.  The following is a prayer …

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A Day the People’s Voice Prevailed at Least for 24 Hours

Hong Kong celebrated the 15th anniversary of its return from British to Chinese sovereignty with a weekend of pomp and protest on June 30 and July 1. As the president of the People’s Republic of China, Hu Jintao, was swearing …

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Financial Literacy is a Human Right

Hong Kong-born lawyer and long time Shanghai resident Audrey Leung says that working people migrate for the same reason she did, to better their lives and make a chance for a brighter future. She says that this is as true …

Categories: China, E-Newsletter, May |

New cardinal in Hong Kong

Bishop John Tong Hon became the first Hong Kong-born Cardinal at a consistory conducted in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican by Pope Benedict XVI on February 18, 2012. While he is the seventh Chinese Cardinal and the third to …

Categories: April, China |