Catholic Culture: Two Catholic priests were kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo on July 17. More on this here.
UCANews: Though some people may suspect Bishop Shao’s situation as the obstacle that led to the recent impasse, a church commentator in China who asked not to be named said, “Bishop Shao is not the first and only Chinese bishop under detention in recent … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli: So many great names of the past deserve to be remembered! So many great men and women who shaped the debate in their nations and throughout the world. We now honor the memory of a great Italian, poet and … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: One of the new cardinals created by Pope Francis in the June 28 consistory was imprisoned by his nation’s Communist regime for three years. More here with link.
Written by “Joseph,” a faithful Underground Catholic, this is an excellent summary of the current state of ecclesiastical affairs in Communist China and the confusion caused by the Vatican’s compromising diplomacy and silence regarding detentions of bishops and clergy. AsiaNews: Marking … Continue reading
Along with Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, two other elderly Underground Bishops had not been heard of for many years, one of whom recently died in 2015 at ninety-four. They are Bishop James Su Zhimin, arrested in 1997 (he spent … Continue reading
Good summary here of the facts of history National Catholic Register, Angelo Stagnaro: Anti-Catholics, in their anger and deep-rooted desire to convince everyone they’re right about all things, all the time, (i.e., omniscient) would have people believe that: Nine Crusades … Continue reading
Catholic Herald; A Lithuanian archbishop who was martyred during the country’s Soviet occupation has been declared blessed, making him the country’s first martyr from the Communist era to be beatified. More here.
Catholic Culture: Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, who was arrested by Chinese officials just before Easter, has again been taken into custody, the AsiaNews service reports. Bishop Shao, whose appointment is not recognized by the Chinese government, was arrested on … Continue reading
Spirit Daily: Philippines: Muslim extremists abducted a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers while laying siege to a southern Philippine city overnight, burning buildings, ambushing soldiers and hoisting flags of the Islamic State group, officials said Wednesday. President … Continue reading
The Eponymous Flower: Abuna Nirwan [Abuna, literally means “our father”] is a Franciscan from Iraq. Before his ordination he had completed a medical examination. When he went to the Holy Land in 2004, the Dominican Women of the Rosary gave him a relic and a … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: Dr. Michael Hesemann, a German historian of the Catholic Church, has just given an interview to Robert Moynihan’s Inside the Vatican Magazine. In this interview, which deals with the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima, Dr. Hesemann … Continue reading
Catholic Online, Kenya Sinclair: Speaking of his experience at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, he explained how he survived the terrifying ordeal. His words were shared with Church in Need, which explained Fr. Mourad’s ministry in Karyatayn (Al-Qaryatayn). Full account … Continue reading
Agenzia Fides: Malagasy Capuchin Friar, aged 46, Fr. Lucien Njiva, was killed during the night of 22 April at the Friary in Ambendrana Antsohihy. Fides was told by Rev. Eric Franck Randriamiandrinirinarivo, Director of Radio Don Bosco Madagascar, “around one in … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: In an interview published by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, an Egyptian Jesuit has warned that the dominant strain of Father Henri Boulad More here.