AsiaNews: Bishop Anthony Xu Jiwei, of the diocese of Taizhou (Zhejiang province), died yesterday due to illness at the age of 81. He was ordained bishop with a papal mandate in 2010 and was recognised by the Chinese government. Bishop Xu’s … Continue reading
Catholic Herald: A missing Mexican priest was found shot dead off the side of a highway in western Mexico days after he was kidnapped from his parish residence, state prosecutors said on Sunday. He was the third Catholic priest to … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: More than 5,000 people attended the funeral for Bishop Zhu Weifang of Wenzhou, China, while government officials continued to hold his coajdutor (sic) bishop, the AsiaNews service reports. More here.
Brother Francis told us that directly across from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is the mosque of Omar which posts a blasphemous challenge to the humility of God in the Incarnation. “God is Greater” the sign reads. Greater … Continue reading
Chinese authorities have arrested a Catholic bishop and removed him from the diocese where he serves, apparently in order to prevent his installation as new leader of the diocese, the AsiaNews service has confirmed. More here.
Rorate Caeli: There have also been recent cases (mainly reported in local newspapers but occasionally even in national newspapers) of Muslims going into churches, shouting, cursing and smashing sacred objects. However this alarm is not limited only to Italy. Read more … Continue reading
From an interview with Malta’s Archbishop Charles Scicluna: Society is becoming more liberal. Do you think the Church needs to adapt and move with the times? Absolutely. The Church always needs to adapt to circumstances. There is a core message, … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Stephanie Mann: Monsignor Charles Pope warned recently: It is time to prepare for persecutions that will get bolder by the month and year. The dark movements that marched in under the banners of tolerance never meant it. … Continue reading
Maike Hickson, 1Peter5: In the midst of so many discouraging and troubling pieces of news, it is always important to point out manifestations of virtue and of the good that still abides. One of the great defenders of Catholic Truth right … Continue reading
Affirmation today of the dogma that outside the Church there is no salvation (extra ecclesiam nulla salus) is usually immediately qualified with “but…” The qualification is meant as a sign by whoever affirms the teaching that he does not really … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews: The recent initiative of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to impose homosexual “marriage” on the country has led to the greatest confrontation between the government and the Catholic Church since the 1920s and 1930s, warned a spokesman for the Archdiocese … Continue reading
In an article in The Hill, Carl Anderson, the leader of America’s largest Catholic organization, the Knights of Columbus, has called upon Catholic elected officials who support legal abortion—despite their personal views—to resign from public office. Anderson urged them to embrace … Continue reading
Vatican Insider, Gianni Valenti: A “Chinese Bishops’ Conference in communion with the Pope” is “what we hope to see and that for which we have been praying for a long time”: the viewpoint of Joseph Wei Jingyi, the “clandestine” Catholic bishop … Continue reading