With the coming issue of The B.C. Catholic we start something we've wanted to do for a long time: introduce non-English content for the benefit of non-English-speaking Catholics in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
We're now carrying Pax Sinica (Chinese Peace), a new weekly column by Father Anthony Ho, assistant pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish in Vancouver. Father Ho will address matters spiritual, catechetical, and pastoral, writing in the traditional Chinese that most Hong Kong residents are familiar with.
Father Ho’s column will appear in a new expanded spiritual section entitled Focus on Faith. An English translation will appear alongside the Chinese.
The time is ripe, as the archdiocese embarks on a number of new evangelization initiatives, largely stemming from the archdiocesan synod that was itself a response to the immigration that has so enriched our diocese.
We have a new website, new offices of evangelization, social justice, and communications, and in coming issues you’ll read about an ambitious plan to have The B.C. Catholic making its way into most archdiocesan homes.
We’re long overdue in reaching out to our non-English-speaking Chinese Catholics. We hope that this effort to provide something in their first language is an opportunity for entire households to benefit from The B.C. Catholic for the first time.