In the abrupt report given below, Marshall Connolly, for Catholic Online, has an erroneous affirmation. He writes that the Pope ‘s rumored agreement with the Communists will respect his right to veto future episcopal appointments “chosen by the Chinese people.” … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Several Catholic Church leaders in Syria beg the US and other Western governments to stop supporting rebel groups, in a Catholic World Report article by Alessandra Nucci. “Please help us to pull our country back from the abyss of … Continue reading
TFP Student Action: Our young saint lived in tumultuous times. The socialist government of Mexico was waging a bloody war against the Catholic Church, and fervent Catholics known as the Cristeros rose up to defend Christ the King. Their heroic … Continue reading
Blog for Dallas Catholics: We human creatures seem to have some built in flaws we are simply unable to overcome. Or we refuse to do so. One of the most critical of these is our steadfast refusal to learn from … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, the “underground” bishop who was taken into custody by Chinese officials in September, has been released but remains under tight restrictions, the AsiaNews service. Bishop Shao, the coadjutor bishop of Wenzhou, was taken away … Continue reading
Breitbart: Speaking in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Giornale, Cardinal Raymond Burke accused Westerners of being too weak to acknowledge the incompatibility of Christianity and Islam. “It is clear that Muslims have as their ultimate goal conquest and power over … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: The French government has proposed legislation that would prohibit internet campaigns to dissuade women from having abortions. More here.
Father Piero Gheddo, AsiaNews: After I was ordained in 1953, I immediately began working in journalism, interviewing – among others – our PIME missionaries who had been expelled from China (140, including five bishops) at that time. They were quite pessimistic … Continue reading
AsiaNews: Bishop Anthony Xu Jiwei, of the diocese of Taizhou (Zhejiang province), died yesterday due to illness at the age of 81. He was ordained bishop with a papal mandate in 2010 and was recognised by the Chinese government. Bishop Xu’s … Continue reading
Catholic Herald: A missing Mexican priest was found shot dead off the side of a highway in western Mexico days after he was kidnapped from his parish residence, state prosecutors said on Sunday. He was the third Catholic priest to … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: More than 5,000 people attended the funeral for Bishop Zhu Weifang of Wenzhou, China, while government officials continued to hold his coajdutor (sic) bishop, the AsiaNews service reports. More here.
Brother Francis told us that directly across from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is the mosque of Omar which posts a blasphemous challenge to the humility of God in the Incarnation. “God is Greater” the sign reads. Greater … Continue reading
Chinese authorities have arrested a Catholic bishop and removed him from the diocese where he serves, apparently in order to prevent his installation as new leader of the diocese, the AsiaNews service has confirmed. More here.
Rorate Caeli: There have also been recent cases (mainly reported in local newspapers but occasionally even in national newspapers) of Muslims going into churches, shouting, cursing and smashing sacred objects. However this alarm is not limited only to Italy. Read more … Continue reading