AsiaNews: For 15 years the underground bishop of Baoding (Hebei), Msgr James Su Zhimin, has been held in police custody in an unknown location. On the anniversary of his disappearance, 8 October 1997, his family have made yet another request to … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews: An official transcript sent to LifeSiteNews by the Ontario government confirms that Dalton McGuinty’s Education Minister told media on Wednesday that Catholic schools should not be teaching that abortion is wrong because it is a violation of the government’s … Continue reading
AsiaNews: At least 160 priests and nuns of the diocese of Shanghai underwent a period of “brainwashing” to inculcate in them a “service to the nation” and the ideal of a Church independent of the Holy See . More on this … Continue reading
AsiaNews: In Bangladesh, Christian children from Tripuri tribes have been taken away from their villages and forcibly converted to Islam. Local Catholic sources, who asked their names be withheld, told AsiaNews that almost 300 children have been taken to madrassas … Continue reading
I just read in Our Sunday Visitor an inspiring account of the mission of a fairly young Chinese priest who was exiled from China six years ago. The writer of the article, Emily Stimpson, gives him the cover name of … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: The international charity Aid to the Church in Need has issued an appeal to assist 12,000 Syrians trapped in a village near the Lebanese border. The Fides news agency has reported that the villagers are Eastern Catholics. Read … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Chinese authorities have closed down the seminaries of the Shanghai diocese, in another apparent retaliatory measure after the newly ordained Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin announced his resignation from the government-backed Catholic Patriotic Association. More on this here.
Yes, she goes into ecumenicalspeak in her comments. But her observations are on the ground, and confirm what we’ve heard from other sources: the West is getting a deceptive view of what is really going on in Syria. In short: … Continue reading
AsiaNews: His views go against those of priests and bishops in Muslim countries, who prefer to dissuade or even deny baptism to Muslims who want to convert out of fear for the consequences they and Christian communities might face. . … Continue reading
UCANews: The government is exacting revenge against seven priests in Heilongjiang province who resisted the illicit episcopal ordination of Father Joseph Yue Fusheng in Harbin earlier this month, local Church sources say. They said the priests were forced to leave … Continue reading
Archbishop-designate Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow could see himself being imprisoned for speaking out in support of the traditional married family. “I could see myself going to jail possibly at some point over the next 15 years, if God spares me, … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Thousands of Catholics joined in public demonstrations in the Vinh diocese on July 15, protesting government-sponsored violence against Catholics and the desecration of a church. Read more here with link to AsiaNews.