Disciples' University, Taiwan Print
Written by Sherry   
Monday, 22 February 2010 21:39
Via Cath News Asia:

Taiwan’s Tai Chung diocese has inaugurated a “Disciples University,” creating a new channel for the evangelization formation and charitable services on the Internet.

These initiatives represent the fulfillment of several main points mentioned by a diocesan Congress on Evangelization and Pastoral Ministry, Fides reports.

Among the subjects to be pursued are the following: vocational and priestly formation, economic development, parochial events, social care, the pastoral care of new immigrants and foreign faithful, family and marriage, culture, and education.

Local Bishop Martin Su Yao Wen said that “the university seeks to take advantage of new technologies to the maximum, i.e. the web, to launch the faith formation, helping even non-Christians to find the treasure of faith on the web”.

According to Disciples University coordinator, Fr Joseph Huang, “the choice of the name of the University was motivated by a desire to encourage every believer to be a disciple of the Lord, to always ‘recharge’ our spiritual life so as to be able to assume the mission that Jesus has entrusted to us: the evangelization of all peoples.”