AsiaNews: Village authorities in Dingan, Guangxi, plan to celebrate the expulsion of Catholic foreigners from their area by opening a museum to celebrate Zhang Mingfeng, a magistrate from the Qing era who sentenced a missionary saint to death. The celebration includes … Continue reading
First Things: Fr. Douglas Bazi is a Chaldean Catholic priest in his native Iraq, where he served as pastor of a parish in Baghdad during the American-led invasion. He suffered several acts of violence during the unrest that followed, including … Continue reading
AsiaNews: Vatican officials advise “not to make too much of what is written” in a blog posted on June 12, where Msgr. Thaddeus Ma Daqin proclaims his support for the Patriotic Association (PA) and asks forgiveness for the mistakes he made … Continue reading
National Catholic Register: In this interview with the Register, Juliana Taimoorazy, founder and president of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council and a fellow at the Philos Project, speaks about her work as a Catholic and Assyrian descendent of genocide survivors … Continue reading
Fr. Z blog: The College Fix: Believing in two genders is a ‘hate crime’ under police investigation at Catholic college ‘You can have your opinion’ as long as it doesn’t ‘deny my existence’ It’s uncommon at Jesuit universities these days for … Continue reading
Crisis Magazine, William Kilpatrick: What’s the biggest news story of our time? What has been the biggest story for the last decade and one-half? Answer: the resurgence of Islam, and, in particular, the rapid spread of Islamic jihad. But, with … Continue reading
Vatican Insider: Francis welcomed Fr. Ernest Simoni – the Albanian priest who spent 28 years behind bars – by kissing his hands. A moved Pope had embraced the man on 21 September 2014 in Tirana, after listening to the account of … Continue reading
CNA: Pope Francis has spoken frequently during his papacy on modern-day martyrs. On April 7, the Pope called martyrs “the lifeblood of the Church.” “It is the witness of our martyrs of today – so many! – chased out of their … Continue reading
UCANews: “We will protect the sanctity of Holy Prophet at every cost and will not sit idle if Asia Bibi Masih is freed,” Pakistan Sunni Tehreek said in a statement read out at all rally sites. “The whole nation will take … Continue reading
AsiaNews: Father Yang Jianwei, parish pastor of Anzhuang, Baoding diocese (Hebei), was found missing at a driving test venue since noon of April 15. His whereabouts and reason for missing are not known. More here.
Catholic Culture: Accusing the local bishop of complicity with historic oppression, militants from the indigenous Mapuche people burned down a church in Cañete, Chile, on April 12. More here with links.
www.chiesa, Sandro Magister: Every time Islam is in the middle, Francis is extremely cautious. But on Pakistan his reticence is at its highest. Here is the story of the Christian mother on which he is silent. She has been in prison … Continue reading
Breitbart News: The Communist Party’s campaign to eradicate the iconic Christian symbol from China’s landscape continued in full force this past week, with authorities demolishing a dozen church crosses and beating protesters bloody. More here.
Catholic Culture: “God can never be outdone in generosity as long as we remain with him and his poor,” they continued. “When the bombardments are heavy, we hide under the stairs, all five always united. We live together, we die together … Continue reading
mrc News Busters: The Reuters report also reported that “Pope Francis condemned the attack and the ‘indifference’ of the world’s reaction to it….[The Pope] called the nuns ‘today’s martyrs’ because they were both victims of their killers and of global … Continue reading