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Australia is a multi­cultural, multi­faith society and the Australian Catholic Church is a multi­ethnic organisation. The Chinese Catholic communities in Sydney began over five decades ago during the era of the White Australia Policy. They have grown in size and complexity with the rise in Chinese migration and the changing demography of the Australian Church. Asian Christianities now form a vibrant sector of global Christianity. Within China and in the Chinese Diaspora, Christianity is the fastest growing religion. Is there a spirituality of Australian Chinese Catholicism? We can catch a glimpse of it by seeing how the Chinese New Year is celebrated by Chinese Catholics in Sydney. Lex orandi, lex credeni: the liturgy is fundamental to the development of an authentically Australian, Chinese and Catholic spirituality.


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