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Catholic World Report ^ | April 8, 2013 | Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.

Posted on 04/09/2013 2:28:36 PM PDT by NYer

The April 1st edition of China Daily includes a story titled, "Catholics in China celebrate Easter":

Chinadaily_easter_cwr

The problem? First, the picture is of a Chinese Protestant service, not a Catholic service. Strange. The story also incorrectly states that Beijing’s South Church is “the oldest Catholic cathedral in Beijing." Not so. North Church was the cathedral in Beijing before South Church, and is older. See my September 2011 article, "Sunday Mass at Beijing's North Church", for more about liturgy at that church. Also, here is an actual photo of a Catholic Mass in Beijing's oldest/previous cathedral, North Church, taken during my recent stay in Beijing:

Northchurch_beijing


TOPICS: Catholic; Mainline Protestant; Worship
KEYWORDS: china
>Anthony E. Clark is an associate professor of Chinese history at Whitworth University and the author of China’s Saints: Catholic Martyrdom During the Qing, 1644-1911. He is also the host of the EWTN television series The Saints of China: Martyrs of the Middle Kingdom.
1 posted on 04/09/2013 2:28:36 PM PDT by NYer
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What a surprise .. not! The mainstream media in China, like the US, are ignorant.


2 posted on 04/09/2013 2:29:44 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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On the more interesting side, Communist China is giving positive press to Christianity, something “American” press is seemingly incapable of doing.


3 posted on 04/09/2013 2:34:13 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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Actually the author is the ignorant one. I did 5 minutes of research and apparently know more than this ‘professor’. I found other articles corroborating the original story but nothing backing up the ‘professor’.

Catholic Churches in Beijing:

Southern Cathedral (Nantang) is the oldest Catholic Church in Beijing, founded in the middle of 16th century. With its present form comes from the rebuilding in 1904, this church forms the Catholic centre of Beijing. Latin masses are held six days a week and the 10am Sunday mass, delivered in English and French, attracts a huge diversity of Beijing Catholics from many different countries. Address: 141 Qianmenxi Dajie, Xuanwu District. Telephone: +86 10 66026538 Mass Times: Monday to Friday 6.00am(Latin), 6:30&7:15am(Chinese); Saturday 6:30pm(Chinese); Sunday 6.00am(Latin), 7.00&8:30am(Chinese), 10.00am&4.00pm(English)

4 posted on 04/09/2013 3:06:54 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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