Tag Archives: Card. Zen

“In the face of such barbs, how can I convince my Protestant and non-Christian allies that our Catholic teachings are not hypocrisy?”

There is an important article at the National Catholic Register written by a Chinese priest under a pseudonym. The plight of Catholics and the complicity – both active and passive – on the part of Rome are palpable. […] And … Read More

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Card. Zen on the death of Pope Benedict XVI

Card. Zen – legit hero – made a statement about the passing of Pope Benedict XVI. I cheated and used a machine translation because I didn’t want to fight with both Chinese and Italian at 0300. AT THIS MOMENT WHEN … Read More

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Hero priest Joseph Card. Zen, 90, has been arrested in Hong Kong

It is reported that Joseph Card. Zen, 90, has been arrested in Hong Kong. Pray for him and Chinese Catholics. I have not seen any statement from the Holy See.

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Buon Onomastico… Happy Name Day… Holy Father Benedict XVI and also another titan of the Church. BONUS: a short excursion of the imagination.

Today, the Feast of St. Joseph, is the baptismal name day of Joseph Ratzinger, who chose as his regnal name, Benedict. Here is a tweet from a canceled titan of the Church. It is an honor to live at the … Read More

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@CardJosephZen is exactly right.   The Traditional Latin Mass is a powerful force for unity.

The great Joseph Card. Zen, Emeritus Bishop of Hong Kong and champion of our downtrodden brethren in China, has over the years been generous toward those who desire to participate at Holy Mass in the Vetus Ordo, the Traditional Latin … Read More

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Card. Zen writes an Open Letter to Card. Sarah about the St. Peter’s Suppression of Masses

Open Letter to Cardinal Sarah To His Eminence Card. Robert Sarah Dear Eminence, Pain and indignation invade my heart to hear certain incredible news: They have forbidden private masses in St. Peter’s!?https://t.co/MTwcPzAiGw — Joseph Zen (@CardJosephZen) March 30, 2021 CNA … Read More

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Card. Zen, Cops, and a Cappa Magna

As you know, the great Card. Zen is in NYC now for a great meeting and Mass.  We will hear all about it.  How I wish I could have been there. That said, I just received a great photo from … Read More

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VIDEO – On EWTN – Fr. Murray and Dr. Royal about Exhortation, devastating interview with Card. Zen about China

Tonight on Arroyo’s show, my good friends Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal talk about a range of issues involving the new Apostolic Exhortation. In the second half of the show, former Bishop of Hong Kong Joseph Card. Zen gave a … Read More

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Chinese Joseph Card. Zen’s Open Letter to all the other Cardinals

The great Chinese prelate Joseph Card. Zen has sent a letter to all of the members of the College of Cardinals.   HERE  It includes Dubia of the cardinal regarding “Pastoral guidelines of the Holy See concerning the civil registration of … Read More

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Card. Zen on the “Provisional Agreement” with the PRC on Bishops

When I lived in Rome I had some contact with the Chinese Catholic ex-pat community.  Today, I can only imagine their heartbreak and fear. The reaction of His Eminence Joseph Card. Zen is at LifeSite. “It’s a complete surrender … … Read More

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PHILIPPINES: Card. Zen celebrates TLM during Eucharistic Congress

During a Eucharistic Congress held in the Philippines, His Eminence Joseph Card. Zen Ze-Kiun, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, celebrated Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form. From CBCPNEWS: Cardinal Zen: Traditional Latin Mass ‘nourishes faith, inspires adoration’ CEBU City (Jan. … Read More

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Pontifical Mass in Hong Kong

I look forward to the day when I might be able to celebrate a Sung or Solemn Mass for the TLM community in Hong Kong! I received this from a read in Hong Kong. The Bishop Emeritus, the mighty Joseph … Read More

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Card. Zen on Pope Francis and China

From Vatican Insider: Cardinal Zen says destruction of the Catholic Church continues in China Despite the hopes raised by Pope Francis’ election, Sino-Vatican relations are still at a standstill. China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, has not kept his promises and … Read More

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“This isn’t China! This is America!”

I saw an article on CWN which made me think about the Obama Administration and Pres. Obama’s attacks on the Catholic Church and on the 1st Amendment. Cardinal Zen urges tougher stand against Beijing’s intrusion in Church affairs Cardinal Joseph … Read More

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Card. Zen ends hunger strike protest over govt. decision about schools

From La Stampa: At the end of his fast, Zen let it be known that he intended to study more closely the Government’s new regulations regarding the management of the region’s sponsored schools gerard o’connell rome Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun … Read More

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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 … Read More

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