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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Tag Archives: China
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 — … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
The Holy Father spoke about religious liberty in his recent “state of the world” speech to the diplomatic corps. I now want to draw your attention to an article in The Pilot, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston. Think … Continue reading
In all seriousness. John Allen, the nearly ubiquituous, fair-minded writer for the ultra-lefty NCR has a piece about what is going on in China. Crackdown in China takes church ‘back to the time of Mao’ by John L Allen Jr … Continue reading
I would like today to remind Catholic readers in America, especially, to be thankful for the blessings of a still society and the still free exercise of religion. You have probably heard that there was a consecration of a bishop … Continue reading
From AsiaNews with Ucan with my emphases and comments: Priest arrested in Fujian for organizing winter camp for 300 university students Fr. John Baptist Luo was arrested on 3 March. Three other priests have been issued arrest warrants, but not … Continue reading
From VIS: LETTER TO PRIESTS IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA VATICAN CITY, 17 NOV 2009 (VIS) – Made public yesterday was a letter from Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. to priests of the Catholic Church in the … Continue reading
60 years ago, Communists seized China. What sort of thing is the management of the Empire State Building celebrating by turning on the red and yellow lights? Inter alia, the One Child Policy… now being relaxed in some places as … Continue reading
Very cool… from CNA: Documentary about Jesuit missionary to China screened at Venice Film Festival Venice, Italy, Sep 12, 2009 / 06:13 pm (CNA).- A new documentary on the life of Fr. Matteo Ricci, a pioneering Jesuit missionary to China, … Continue reading