News from the USCCA and the church in China

Fr. Agliardo to Participate in Notre Dame Series, "The Global Church"


On November 10, 2021, Father Michael Agliardo, Executive Director of the USCCA, will participate in a speaker series hosted by the University of Notre Dame, entitled "The Global Church." The specific talk he will be participating in is "The Church in Asia.”


“The Church in Asia” introduces Christianity in China from its entry in the 7th century to the present. From the very beginning, Christian evangelization has been a process of inculturation and of negotiation with other religious traditions, especially Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism. The on-going interweaving of Christian theology and Chinese cultural elements offers a special example of the diversity of the Church today. In this series we will explore the history of Christianity in China and introduce Chinese religions, especially Buddhism, in an open and accessible manner.


The first episode of "The Church in Asia" occurred on October 27, 2021, and featured Xueying Wang, Ph.D. Dr. Wang presented during a panel entitled, "Chinese International Students in American Universities I" at our latest conference.


On November 3, 2021, the second episode will occur and will feature Dr. Robert Gimello, who gave the lecture, "The Logos and the Dao: John C. H. Wu’s Catholic Witness to China's Spiritual Traditions" in 2019 at Santa Clara University, which was sponsored by the USCCA.


The program is free and open to the public. Register here >