Beijing, Aug. 25, 2008 (CWNews.com) – China’s most prominent “underground” Catholic bishop was arrested on Sunday, August 24: the day that also saw the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Beijing. Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo of Zhengding was taken … Continue reading
“The next Republican that tells me I’m not religious, I’m going to shove my rosary beads down their throat.” Yes, the man actually said this, as quoted in 2005 by the Cincinnati Enquirer. More of the same here.
C-Fam reports: A recent report from the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) of the European Union (EU) has called for binding EU regulations that would equalize the legal status of married heterosexual couples with that of same-sex and opposite-sex couples across … Continue reading
Vatican, Aug. 19, 2008 (CWNews.com) – The Vatican has announced plans for the beatification of the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux. Louis Martin and Zelie Marie Guerin Martin will be beatified on October 19, with the ceremony taking place … Continue reading
Dr. Jackson may get his chance to reexamine the Shroud and prove its authenticity. The Church would have to cooperate. He is one among other experts who believe the 1988 testing was flawed. This very interesting two page L A … Continue reading
CWN Reports: Bangalore, Aug. 18, 2008 (CWNews.com) – A Carmelite priest has been murdered and disfigured– in a way that suggests torture– in India’s southern Andhra Pradesh state. Read more here.
We were recently forwarded this email from an American Dominican priest working in Ecuador. What it reports bodes ill for the Church in Ecuador:
From the USCCB newsletter: “Catholics understand that all previous covenants that God made with the Jewish people have been fulfilled in Jesus Christ through the new covenant established through his sacrificial death on the cross,” the talking points say. “The … Continue reading
Catholiconline news “There’s a very serious attempt on the part of Episcopal clergy in the Diocese of Forth Worth to petition Rome for some kind of recognition,” said the Rev. Courtland Moore, who is retired as rector of St. Alban’s … Continue reading
ULAANBAATAR (UCAN) — Lucia Otgongerel has neither hands nor legs, but after becoming a Catholic, her life changed from depression to joy. Otgongerel’s joy comes from teaching seven special children at Faith Center, a little school that St. Mary’s Parish in Ulaanbaatar … Continue reading
From National Catholic Register As the world looks forward to the Olympic Games in Beijing, little is known about the human cost of staging the event. That’s why Father Bernardo Cervellera, the director of Asia News and a veteran expert … Continue reading
Clip from LifeSite News: In one of the recent incidents of intimidation, Medina received a shoebox in the mail containing a dead rat and the message “death to prolifers” and also had a long letter containing death threats nailed to … Continue reading
BEIJING (UCAN) — “Underground” Church clergy who work near Beijing have faced restrictions on their work in the run-up to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Near the capital, quite a number of bishops and priests not affiliated with the government-sanctioned “open” Church … Continue reading
Four of the five aren’t even Catholic. Warsaw, Aug 6, 2008 / 09:07 pm (CNA).- Five U.S. soldiers embarked on a 10-day, 180 mile-long march to Poland’s Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa with hundreds of camouflaged soldiers from various … Continue reading
Andrew Cusack has a wonderful posting about Alexander Solzhenitsyn on his site. Comprised mostly of excerpts from the famous Harvard address which drove the nail in the coffin of the Russian dissident’s short-lived American popularity, the piece is timely and … Continue reading