Tag Archives: China

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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Chinese Family Planning Official Kills Man Over Forced Sterilization

A few days old, but this comes from Life News:
Chinese Family Planning Official Kills Man Over Forced Sterilization
by Steven Ertelt | Beijing, China | LifeNews.com | 4/7/11 1:53 PM
Seeking to enforce the one-child policy that involves forced abortions and sterilizations … Continue reading

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28 Jan: St. Joseph Freinademetz, priest, missionary

Be sure to check this story at The Catholic Herald in their “Saint of the Week” feature.
This week they focus on Joseph Freinademetz, priest, whose feast is today, 28 January.
Fr. Freinademetz was a missionary to China who embraced the people … Continue reading

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