CNA: A Catholic bishop in Nigeria, who was kidnapped on Sunday, has been released unharmed, according to the Archdiocese of Owerri. Report here.
CNA: According to the Catholic outlet AsiaNews, headquartered in Rome, Bishop Andrea Han Jingtao, 99, a leader in the underground Catholic Church in China, died Dec. 30. Han Jingtao was the underground Bishop of Siping. In his early years growing … Continue reading
Spirit Daily: The bishops of Nigeria have urged prayer for the safety and release of a Nigerian Catholic bishop who was abducted Sunday in Owerri, the capital of Nigeria’s Imo State. Bishop Moses Chikwe “is said to have been kidnapped … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews, Michael Haynes: SDA (Secular Democrats of America) writes that now is the time to “advance constitutional secularism,” and that Biden should “counter” the “Christian nationalist movement” and the “religious right.” Calling for “constitutional secularism and the separation of church … Continue reading
Life Site News, Michael Haynes: Ireland’s foremost university, Trinity College Dublin, has banned the university’s Catholic society from organizing prayer meetings, saying they violate the society’s constitution. Report is here. And here. Irish police are threatening a Catholic priest with … Continue reading
National Catholic Register: Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah said Thursday that the West must wake up to the threat of Islamism after three people were killed at a French church by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The Guinean cardinal wrote on … Continue reading
Very informative article on current jihad in Italy. Church Militant, Jules Gomes: The illegal immigrant who murdered a pro-migrant Italian priest may have been associated with mosques or groups linked to radical Islam, Church Militant has learned. Father Roberto Malgesini … Continue reading
Church Militant, Jules Gomes: The Vatican’s second-in-command is defending the Holy See’s deal with China, a day before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to shame Pope Francis for wanting to renew the controversial concordat. Report is here.
LifeSite News, Martin Burger: A new interactive map is keeping track of attacks “on Catholic statues, parishes and persons in North America in 2020.” Launched by Complicit Clergy, an organization of laypeople attempting to hold Catholic clergy accountable for sexual perversion … Continue reading
First Things: Archbishop Cordileone delivered the following homily at St. Mary’s Cathedral Plaza in San Francisco on September 20, 2020. Whenever I hear today’s Gospel reading, I recall the years that I served as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe … Continue reading
And he’s not even Catholic. LifeSite News, Dorothy Cummings McLean: The United States Secretary of State has published an essay begging the Vatican to speak out against human rights abuses in China. Michael R. “Mike” Pompeo, the US Secretary of … Continue reading
CNA: The Chinese government continues to imprison Catholic clergy – including bishops – who refuse to support the Communist Party, according to a new report out of the province of Jiangxi. Report is here.
Acton Institute, Rev. Ben Johnson: Jimmy Lai, the Hong Kong-based entrepreneur and dissident, says he would gladly be arrested again, because advocating for human freedom is part of his character. And until China respects the freedom embedded in human nature, … Continue reading
The Catholic World Report, Father Peter Stravinskas: A new book by Christian Browne, The Pearl of Great Price: Pius VI & the Sack of Rome (Arouca Press), is a historical play that tells the true story of the invasion of Rome by Revolutionary … Continue reading
The Rosary Magazine, Rosaleen O’Neil: The Irish Dominicans hold an honorable place in the list of Ireland’s martyrs, even as they do in that of her apostles. God alone knows how many of them suffered for the faith. The names … Continue reading