Easter blessings from UCAN
There is no more important week in the year for Christians than this Holy Week. We call it Holy because of the mystery we celebrate - God's gift of His son who loves us to his death on Calvary and beyond.
Because of that love, we wish each other Happy Easter even when we know there is a lot of tragedy about it - Good Friday. As Christians, we know that what we see happening with and in Jesus goes to the heart of what we know from our own experience of life.
At the Second Vatican Council, the Christian lives we all lead were described as being shares in the Paschal Mystery. We have our share in the death and resurrection of Jesus every day. Our lives are part of the Paschal Mystery.
At UCAN, we work to describe that mystery in the unfolding tragedies and astonishing blessings of the people we seek out and report, feature and comment on.
While at times deeply distressing work, this effort of ours gets its coherence in the same way the death of Jesus did - because of the astonishing grace of a God who never gives up on life and love.
Because of that, we can wish you Happy Easter.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
CathNews China seeks Catholic Person of 2010
Readers asked to give choice as website celebrates 1st anniversaryPosters feature potential winners of CathNews Chinaâ€™s Chinese Catholic Person of the Year
- ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong
- January 5, 2011
The Catholic Church in Greater China went through an eventful year in 2010, such as the souring of China-Vatican relations after an illicit ordination and a controversial Catholic congress, Taiwan archbishop and mainland officials agreeing on the formation of Chinese clergy, and the first Chinese clergyman to hold a senior post in a Holy See congregation.
Cathnews China editors picked 18 high-profile individuals and groups from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, who held significant influence or sparked controversy during the past year.
They include Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, Bishop Joseph Li Liangui of Cangzhou (Xianxian) , students and teachers of the Hebei seminary , and Archbishop-elect Savio Hon Tai-fai.
Readers can also nominate their own choices.
The voting period lasts for a week and closes on Jan. 7. Voting forms are available on facebook and blog . The winner is expected to be announced in mid-January.
The Chinese language service of ucanews.com started in 1989. In January 2010, it was renamed CathNews China with a new layout, richer content and faster news updates. It has recorded continuous growth in visitors despite being blocked twice in mainland China.
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