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
L’Espresso, Sandro Magister: “I have decided not to go to the ceremony even if they come to get me with a gurney. I am a man and not a monkey that performs however someone else wants. I had thought of … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: The Vatican guidelines, made public January 28, observe that although government policies vary in different Chinese jurisdiction, registration “requires, almost invariably, the signing of a document in which, notwithstanding the commitment assumed by the Chinese authorities to respect … Continue reading
AsiaNews, Bernardo Cervellera: Msgr. Vincenzo Guo Xijin, auxiliary bishop of Mindong (Fujian), is willing to suffer persecution along with other underground priests, rather than join the Patriotic Association (PA) or force his priests to join. This has been confirmed to AsiaNews … Continue reading
National Catholic Register: A group of gunmen burned down a Catholic Church during Sunday Mass and killed at least six people, including a priest, in the west African nation of Burkina Faso Sunday morning. The attackers reportedly burst into the … Continue reading
CNA:The nephew of a Chinese bishop who was arrested 23 years ago has said he does not know where his uncle is incarcerated, or even whether he is still alive. “His whereabouts are unknown and I don’t even know if … Continue reading
AsiaNews: Since 8 am this morning the faithful of Xuanhua (Hebei) have been holding a sit-in at the entrance to the local government building to demand the safe return of Fr. Paul Zhang Guangjun (photo 1), kidnapped yesterday by national … Continue reading
AsiaNews: The violence that is sweeping the Fengxiang churches has a specific goal, confirmed by the faithful: the authorities want the places, the people, the priests and the bishop to belong to the Patriotic Association, the control body of the … Continue reading
AsiaNews:, Bernardo Cervellera:This morning, the Qianyang (Shaanxi) government razed the only parish in the city to the ground. A bulldozer reduced the two-story building to rubble under the supervision of a group of policemen. In the video sent to AsiaNews we … Continue reading
AsiaNews, Bernardo Cervellera: Mgr Cui Tai told AsiaNews that the “charismatic” activities of Fr Zhang Li are distorted and do not follow episcopal guidelines. His concept of “unity” is not that of the Holy See. The priest wants to see … Continue reading
CNA: At least 10 incidents of vandalism and desecration of Catholic churches have been reported in France since the beginning of February, according to French news sources and watch groups. Report is here.
AsiaNews: Msgr. Peter Jin Lugang, who on January 30th was recognized by the government as coadjutor bishop of Nanyang (Henan), has done everything possible not to belong to the Patriotic Association (PA), whose statutes ” are irreconcilable” with Catholic doctrine, even asking … Continue reading