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A more cheerful One Child Policy!

If Pres. Obama has his way, this will coming to a neighborhood near you.
From the Beeb:
China to overhaul ‘threatening’ one-child slogans
By Viv Marsh
BBC News
China is to overhaul the sometimes threatening slogans used to enforce its one-child policy, the authorities have … Continue reading

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Appeal to authorities for Chinese New Year: release of three bishops and of six priests who have disappeared

I hope other bloggers will pick this up and share it with their own readers.
Perhaps after reading this you could stop for a moment and say a Memorare for the missing priests and bishops as well as for the softening … Continue reading

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The embattled Church in Eastern Asia

News from the embattled Church in Eastern Asia.  First, this from CWN with my emphases:
Cardinal Zen rips Beijing’s bid to control Catholic Church
July 26, 2011
Cardinal Joseph Zen has denounced the “preposterous and ridiculous” efforts by the Chinese government to exert … Continue reading

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Patriotic Church in China reps met with… ?

Just as the Patriotic (state run) Church in Communist China is planning to consecrate a few more bishops, here, I read at CWN that …
Leaders of Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association meets with Brazilian bishops, propose dialogue
A delegation from China’s government-backed … Continue reading

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Bp. Finn (D. KC-St.J): Will China Buy Our Silence About Persecution of Catholics?

From the most excellent Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Most Rev. Robert Finn, appearing on the blog of the Catholic Key. My emphases and comments.

Will China Buy Our Silence About Persecution of Catholics? – Bishop Finn
From the upcoming edition of … Continue reading

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China (PRC): Government Bishop excommunicated by can. 1382

From VIS/News.va:
Statement of the Holy See on the Episcopal Ordination in the Diocese of Shantou (Mainland China) [Note the distinction of "mainland".  The Holy See has diplomatic relations with Taiwan at a higher level than with the PRC.]
The following clarifications … Continue reading

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Chinese bishops siezed in advance of another illicit consecration

A reader clued me into a story about another potential ecclesial train-wreck in poor China.  From Sino Daily we read this, which originated with AFP:
Chinese bishops ‘taken away’ by police: report
(AFP) – 1 day ago
VATICAN CITY — Four bishops loyal … Continue reading

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Declaration concerning the consecration of bishops without papal mandate… in China

From VIS:
DECLARATION CONCERNING EPISCOPAL ORDINATIONS IN CHINA
VATICAN CITY, 4 JUL 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today released the following English-language communique concerning the episcopal ordination of Fr. Paul Lei Shiyin, which took place on Wednesday 29 June … Continue reading

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AFP: China detains Vatican-backed Catholic priest

From Agence France-Presse:
China detains Vatican-backed Catholic priest
(AFP) – 6 hours ago
BEIJING — Chinese police detained a Vatican-backed Catholic priest and blocked his ordination as a bishop, a parishioner said Thursday, in a move likely to raise tensions with the Holy … Continue reading

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Of Richard McBrien and the persecution of the Catholic Church in China

The gentlemanly Sando Magister has a must-read piece today at his site Chiesa called: Bishops Or Mandarins? The Dilemma of the Chinese Church.
Here is the introductory section of Magister’s piece, just to give you some context.  Then I will give … Continue reading

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