who we are

Founded in 1989 as the United States Catholic China Bureau through the collaborative efforts of Maryknoll, the Jesuits, other religious orders, and the US bishops, our organization was launched at a time when China's opening to the outside world set in motion a cavalcade of changes domestically as well as internationally. The USCCB (our initials at the time) worked to keep the American public, the American Catholic Church, and the American Catholic bishops informed of the needs and circumstances of the Church in China.

Today the USCCA continues its work of building fraternal ties between the Catholic communities and all people on both sides of the Pacific. Our activities include:
•    hosting study tours so that Americans can learn about China and the circumstances of the Church there first hand
•    sending speakers to parishes across America in connection with the mission cooperative plans of U.S. dioceses
•    hosting national conferences on issues facing the Church in China and in the modern world
•    publishing an informative newsletter on relevant developments
•    collaborating with social service and other Catholic organizations in China itself
•    serving as a network where people concerned with our mission can learn from and support one another's efforts 


We are committed to learning, dialogue, and building relations based on mutual respect.

Tom McGuire, Chair of the Board

Fr. Michael Agliardo, SJ, Executive Director

The US-China Catholic Association was founded in 1989 by concerned U.S. bishops, Maryknoll, the Jesuits, and representatives of other religious orders in order to promote mutual support and fraternal ties between the Church in China and the U.S. Church.

1646 Addison Street

Berkeley, CA 94703


(510) 900-2015 

The USCCA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Your donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law. The success of our work depends upon the generosity of people like you.

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