Bitter Winter, Zheng Jie: Since the new Regulations on Religious Affairs came into force in 2018, the Catholic churches that are not part of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association and don’t have official registration certificates have been deemed illegal. The signing … Continue reading
Catholic Culture, Jeff Mirus: John Gerard was an English Jesuit priest who secretly served the Catholics in England during the period of persecution under Queen Elizabeth. Born in 1564 to a wealthy family, John was sent to the English College … Continue reading
UCANews: Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges in 2019, is seeking political asylum in France. The move comes only nine months after Bibi and her family were allowed to leave Pakistan and seek asylum in Canada.The … Continue reading
UCANews: Outspoken Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, the retired bishop of Hong Kong, has toughened his stand against a Vatican-China pact in an open letter accusing a Vatican senior cardinal of manipulating Pope Francis.He accused Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro … Continue reading
ChurcMilitant, Bradley Eli: A Catholic bishop jailed by China’s Communist officials for 13 years is being given a few weeks of freedom before being sent back to solitary confinement. Communist authorities are temporarily freeing Bp. Agostino Cui Tai, ordinary of the diocese of Xuanhua … Continue reading
California Catholic Daily: In his letter dated Sept. 27, 2019, the cardinal focused on a June 2019 church document, “Pastoral guidelines of the Holy See concerning the civil registration of clergy in China” which he said risks creating a schismatic … Continue reading
Morning Star News, Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 13 Christians in Plateau state, Nigeria on Wednesday (Jan. 8), the same day four students were kidnapped from a Catholic seminary in Kaduna state. Report is here.
CNA, Matt Hadro: A new US government report says that human rights abuse in China has worsened in the last year, and specifically highlighted the escalating persecution of Chinese Catholics in the wake of the Vatican-China agreement of 2018. Read … Continue reading
Bitter Winter, An Jin: To exert pressure on the clergy who refuse to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA), the United Front Work Department (UFWD) and Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau in Fuzhou, the capital of the southeastern province of Fujian, organized a conference in … Continue reading
Aleteia In 1937, the Soviet communist regime accused Ukrainian Catholic woman Janina Jandulska of directing a “subversive political organization.” The only organization that she was involved in, however, was a Living Rosary prayer group, which she had joined at the … Continue reading
AsiaNews, Bernardo Cervellera: For five days he has been under the supervision of public security personnel, under pressure. The Party wants to force him to attend a meeting of the “independent” clergy of Fujian. A member of Mindong: Pray for … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin: Although a good deal of negative and angry opinion abounds, a number of commentators are beginning to voice doubts about Cardinal Pell’s conviction. More here.
The following is a Catholic Action League of Massachusetts press release… Today, two officials of the administration of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh were convicted of conspiracy to commit extortion in the Boston Calling Music Festival case. A federal jury in the … Continue reading
CatholicPhilly.com, Catherine Sheehan: A woman who spent 20 years imprisoned in China for being a faithful Catholic has helped hundreds of Chinese migrants convert to the faith in Australia. Story is here.
National Catholic Register, Stephanie Mann: When Bastille Day comes around each summer on July 14, I just can’t bring myself to pop the cork on a bottle of Champagne-style California sparkling wine (the kind I can afford). The Fête Nationale … Continue reading