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Why Does the World Need RCA? An Interview with Dr. Ying, RCA’s New 8th Grade Teacher

Tell us a little about your background. 
I was born and raised as an atheist in Wenzhou, China, a commercial coastal city. I received my bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I just recently completed my doctoral program at the University of Virginia in September.

I converted to Christianity as a Protestant at the beginning of my junior year in college. During my two-year spiritual journey as a Protestant, I came into more and more contact with Catholicism, which made me gradually realize that maybe my true home is in Rome. I was baptized and confirmed as a Catholic on my birthday (June 15, 2013).

Why do you think a school like this is important right now?
Given everything that is going on in the world, we need more saints and we are all called to become one. This is why we need a school like RCA all the more urgently to help us see the truth in an age of moral confusion, experience peace in a time of conflicts, and encounter love in an era of hatred. RCA can help us renew the world with our Catholic faith.

What has been your favorite part of our school so far?
My favorite part has been the great Christ-centered harmony within the entire RCA community. Everything that is being said and done in this community is so intimately linked with Jesus and His Church that I can experience the magnitude and concreteness of God’s love every day. To me, nothing is more fulfilling than the joy of experiencing God’s love on a daily basis.

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