The story of Ignatius Cardinal Pin-Mei Kung is the story of a hero – a man who refused to renounce God and His church, through 30 years of solitary imprisonment; a man who inspired his countrymen to preserve the Roman Catholic faith under persecution in a communist country.

In recent years, the Chinese government has given much freedom to its citizens in business & education but not in religion. The catholic churches in China belong to the Catholic Patriotic Association, an independent church founded by an atheist government and not recognized by the Holy See. Millions of Roman Catholics and clergy who refuse to register with the Patriotic Church must worship secretly at significant personal risk.

Your donation will assist the underground church in providing advance training for clergy, nuns,  seminaries, and the diocese apostolic projects.   

We are a non profit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Codes. All donations are tax deductible in the United States to the fullest extent of the law. We welcome your inquiry by email to Cardinalkungfdn@cs.com or at 203-329-9712.

You may make a single donation or set up recurring donations by selecting the options below. You can contact us at anytime to cancel a scheduled recurring donation.



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Where it is needed most. This flexibility help us to meet the unexpected needs when its underground dioceses and facilities are constantly under attack by the government.
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Opening the cause of Cardinal Kung will be a strong affirmation to the sacrifice of the underground church whose suffering is now into the 70th years.
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Your generosity is critical to help the underground bishops to carry out the programs of the diocese. Even though the Chinese government on paper recognizes the Pope as the head of the Catholic Church in China under the Provisional Vatican-China Agreement, all underground bishops duly appointed by the Holy See are still not permitted to carry out their ministry. They must pledge their total support to promote an independent church, and to use religion to support the goals of the communist party. Since the agreement in October 2018, all underground bishops have either very limited freedom, or under house arrest or subject to frequent removal from their diocese. The Faithful frequently could not reach the bishops or the underground clergy. The faithful are banned from supporting their bishops financially.
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Even under the most difficult situation, the underground Church is blessed with many vocations. We support seminarians, priests & nuns in China as well as in overseas seminaries. Many are pursuing advanced degrees. Many graduates had already returned to serve the underground dioceses in China.
Your donation will significantly affect the future of the Roman Catholic Church in China.
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This "illegal" orphanage is supervises by an underground bishop. It has about 90 disabled orphans cared for by 30 dedicated nuns. Your donation is specially important during the COVID-19 period when food price has double. Donations will directly benefit these orphans. http://www.cardinalkungfoundation.org/press/110111.htm
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F. Support a Nun Program:

Sponsor the training and living expenses of 1 Novice, Postulant or a sister in China at $100 for a 6-mos. sponsor period. In appreciation of your support, that convent will remember in their daily community prayers your intention OR the intention of a named benefactor OR a deceased.

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If you intend to continue after this 6 month period, please choose Recurring Frequency: Twice yearly. You credit card will be charged again 6 month from today to continue your sponsorship.

You can email us at cardinalkungfdn@cs.com or call 203-329-9712 to cancel a recurring donation at anytime.

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G. Mass Request:

Each Mass will be offered by an underground clergy specifically for the intention you named below. It is a most precious gift for any occasions: birthday, illness, death or conversion. The stipends support the underground clergy and his pastoral activities.

Since the signing of the Vatican-China Provisional Agreement in October, 2018, renewed in October 22, 2020, the government has intensified its persecution on the underground church, destroyed most prayer rooms and carried out frequent arrests and indoctrination of the underground bishops and clergy. We CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT 30-day Gregorian Masses or the 9-day Novena Masses as we cannot guarantee that these Masses will not be interrupted by arrests and interrogations.  WE WILL BE PLEASED TO  ACCEPT SINGLE MASSES. 

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H. Devotional Items:

If you are a parish or an association and need to order larger quantity, please email cardinalkungfdn@cs.com with your phone number, we will call you with the information. 

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Meditation on the Passion of Christ should not be just for Lent. Cardinal Kung wrote this meditation after spending 30 years in prison and while he was under house arrest. The insightful and practical thoughts of this holy man inspire us to look deeper into our own lives. The pictures of the stations are courtesy of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, Stamford CT.
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