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  • Senate Democrats Prevent Stand-Alone Vote for U.S. aid Cutoff to Palestinian governmentf

    03/22/2018 4:26:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 22, 2018 | Natalie Johnson
    Senate leaders have added the Taylor Force Act to the omnibus spending bill after two Democratic senators blocked an effort to pass it as a stand-alone bill. The measure would cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority as punishment for its practice of paying salaries and benefits to terrorists and their families, including those who have murdered Americans. The Taylor Force Act boasts strong bipartisan support, prompting Senate leadership a few weeks ago to hotline the bill, which would set it up to pass by unanimous consent, a parliamentary procedure that expedites passage of noncontroversial legislation. If no senator...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cdl Zen: Chinese Catholics’ “continuous harassments…would take volumes to be narrated.”

    03/14/2018 3:28:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 9, 2018 | Anthony E. Clark
    I would like the express my gratitude to Cardinal Zen for agreeing to answer a few questions for Catholic World Report at this crucial moment in the history of the Catholic Church in China. Over the past several days we corresponded about pressing issues related to the current Sino-Vatican negotiations that are underway. I first met Cardinal Zen several years ago at his humble residence with the Salesians in Hong Kong, where we spent more than an hour discussing the state of China’s Church. Since then, Catholics in China have encountered new pressures from state authorities. Their situation has become...
  • [Cath Cauc]Musings from the Chinese Underground: "Vatican is forcing us to obey perverted bishops!"

    03/14/2018 9:22:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 14, 2018 | By Guest-contributor 小鱼儿
    Guest Op-Ed - Musings from the Chinese Underground: "The Vatican is forcing us to obey perverted bishops!" By Guest-contributor 小鱼儿 I recently read Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo's interview in the National Catholic Register. I initially wanted to ignore his statements, like I did with other Chinese "experts". However, these past few months, the Church in China received "seismic tremors" too strong to ignore. Considering the gravity of the matter, I thought I would share my humble musings with Rorate Caeli readers. Surprise surprise! We have another Chinese "expert" talking about the Church in China. Mind you, an "expert" who doesn't speak...
  • A Catholic bishop and his rural Chinese parish worry about a deal between Beijing and the Vatican

    03/12/2018 7:19:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2018 | Emily Rauhala
    LUOTIANBA, China — The bishop can’t really talk about religion right now.  His unofficial church is caught in a fight over the future of the Roman Catholic faith here, a struggle for control between the Vatican and the Communist Party that will determine the fate of the estimated 10 million Catholics in China and shape the legacy of Pope Francis. Bishop Zhuang Jianjian, 88, under watch and already in trouble, knows it is not safe to speak out. But he can still deliver a sermon. Just before 7 a.m. on a recent Sunday, he walked to the front of a small, white church...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Vatican bows and China gives thanks. Here's how

    03/03/2018 5:59:17 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | March 3, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    The Vatican bows and China gives thanks. Here's how > Italiano > English> Espańol> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*Here's something worth passing along. This commentary, with the paired photos, came out on March 2 on "Asia News," the online agency of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions that specializes in China, with the director's byline.*XINJIANG. CROSSES, DOMES, STATUES DESTROYED: THE NEW "SINICIZED" CULTURAL REVOLUTION by Bernardo Cervellera"It's a new Cultural Revolution": this most frequent online comment in reaction to photos of the church of Yining (Xinjiang) stripped of the crosses that stood on the building, of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Is Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory for the Church in China

    03/03/2018 6:38:42 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 2, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Steven Mosher Warns: Vatican Is Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory for the Church in China by Christopher A. Ferrara March 2, 2018 An article at Life Site News, republished by permission of One Peter Five, has educated me to an aspect of the Church’s situation in China which has received little coverage in the press. The article, by Steven Mosher — a Catholic convert, president of the Population Research Institute, and social scientist who specializes in Chinese demographics and population control — reveals how the Church in China was slowly reassembling itself despite Beijing’s creation of the Chinese...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Zen: I blame Pope’s advisors for Vatican’s ‘suicide’ deal with China

    03/02/2018 6:26:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 2, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    VATICAN, March 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Chinese Cardinal Joseph Zen voiced more criticism about the forthcoming Vatican deal with China’s Communist government on the appointment of bishops, terming it “suicide” and an act of “shameless surrender.” According to the Cardinal, the problem is not so much with Pope Francis, but with his papal advisors. Pope Francis is “optimistic and full of love, and is eager to visit China,” Zen said, but his advisors are “obsessed” with an “Ostpolitik” answer to the problem of bishop appointments in China.  They want “compromise without limits,” the Cardinal said, “they are already willing to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop mocks Chinese Cardinal Zen: He should ‘smile once in a while’

    03/02/2018 4:50:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 2, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    BRISBANE, Australia, March 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — An Australian archbishop has angered Catholics by criticizing two cardinals who have been outspoken advocates of orthodoxy. Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane, tweeted yesterday that he wished Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong, who has been impassioned in his support of the persecuted underground Catholic Church in China, would smile. “Things can be tough in China, I know,” he conceded, “but I just wish the Cardinal would smile once in a while.” Archbishop Coleridge was reacting to a photo of Zen on an article about the cardinal’s strong opposition to the Vatican’s impending deal...
  • On February 27, a Chinese Catholic church had its crosses, statues, and bell towers demolished

    03/02/2018 3:50:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | Gloria TV
    On February 27, a Chinese Catholic church had its crosses, statues, and bell towers demolished by order of Communist authorities. Before and after.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Opponents of Ostpolitik: Monsignor Pavol Maria Hnilica (1921-2006)

    02/27/2018 2:20:18 PM PST · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 21, 2018 | Roberto de Mattei
    Pope Francis‘ political collaboration with Communist China has direct precedents in the Ostopolitik of John XXIII and Paul VI.  But yesterday, just as today, Ostoplitik had strong opponents who deserve to be remembered. One of these was the Slovakian Bishop Pavol Hnilica (1926-2006), whom I’d like to recall, based on my own personal memories and by referring to a precise study dedicated to his figure, to be published shortly by Professor Emilia Hrabovec, to whom I express my gratiude for allowing me to consult and quote from her manuscript. In the 1960s when Vatican diplomacy began to put Ostpolitik into...
  • An Open Letter to Conferences of Catholic Bishops across the World

    02/21/2018 7:05:00 AM PST · by ebb tide
    Free Catholics in ^ | unknown | several
    Since yesterday’s afternoon, our petition website of the Open Letter was under distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack, and the internet protocol addresses of the attackers were from Tianjing. The page resumed normal operation at around 12:30pm today after repairing. We condemn such cowardice act. We will not be cowed into silence by such attack, and we will never stop voicing out for the Church. Again, we appeal to the faithful who loves the Church: Please join the petition, and continue to pray for the persecuted Church in China. An Open Letter to Conferences of Catholic Bishops Across the World Regarding the Possible...
  • Trump’s base warms to Ted Cruz after president’s amnesty ‘betrayal’

    02/20/2018 8:41:41 PM PST · by TBP · 129 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | By S.A. Miller
    They aren’t calling him “Lyin’ Ted” anymore. Sen. Ted Cruz’s stock is rising among members of President Trump’s base who feel double-crossed after the president offered amnesty to illegals in the immigration debate. Some who opposed Mr. Cruz in his 2016 run for the White House are even clamoring for the Texas Republican to mount a primary challenge to Mr. Trump in 2020. The newfound esteem for Mr. Cruz, whom Mr. Trump dubbed “Lyin’ Ted” when they battled for the 2016 Republican nomination, is coming from people who were die-hard supporters of the president. “Ted Cruz has kept his word...
  • [Cath Cauc] As the Betrayal of Chinese Catholics Proceeds, This Is No Time for False Obedience

    02/15/2018 12:28:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | February 14, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    No one has said it better than Helen Raleigh, an Asian-American commentator, writing inThe Federalist: “On this particular Ash Wednesday, millions of Catholic faithful in mainland China have an extra reason to pray for God’s mercy: their earthly leader, Pope Francis, has betrayed them.” And now the betrayal is about to be confirmed. Guo Xijin, 59, one of the two legitimate Catholic bishops of the “underground” Church in China that the Vatican has asked to step down in favor of illicitly consecrated puppet bishops of the communist-created Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA), has just declared that he will obey the order to...
  • [Catholc Caucus] Parolin Denies Christ as Divine Interpreter of Truth

    02/12/2018 9:10:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    February 12, 2018 ^ | February 12, 2018 | The Tenth Crusade
    Parolin Denies Christ as Divine Interpreter of Truth It's really spooky how brazenly diabolical this papacy conducts its affairs. I somehow missed some of Parolin's statements in this gem: The Vatican's Secretary of State defends the indefensible by denying the existence of Christ and His Authority to interpret Truth. Where does one start? This might possibly be the worst collection of lies from a Vatican spokesperson in the history of Christendom. The cardinal also said “no one should cling to the spirit of opposition to condemn his brother or use the past as an excuse to stir up new resentments...
  • [Cath Cauc} Open letter calls on Vatican to rethink China deal, calling it a “regrettable mistake”

    02/12/2018 9:23:18 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | February 12, 2018 | William Oddie
    A group of mostly Hong Kong-based academics, lawyers and human rights activists has warned that regularizing seven illicitly ordained bishops in mainland China would cause Catholics in the country to “be plunged into confusion and pain, and schism would be created in the Church in China.”The open letter was addressed to the bishops’ conferences of the world, and said the signatories were “shocked and disappointed” about unconfirmed news reports claiming the Vatican and China are on the brink of an agreement on appointing bishops in the country.The proposed agreement would allow the communist regime to nominate bishops, subject to a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The China Invented by Bishop Sánchez Sorondo. His Diary ...

    02/10/2018 11:21:32 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | February 10, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    “We can understand that in the enthusiasm of wanting an agreement between China and the Vatican, Chinese culture, Chinese people and Chinese mentality are exaggerated and exalted, as Pope Francis does. But presenting China as a model…” It is a dumbfounded Fr. Bernardo Cervellera, director of the agency Asia News of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, who comments on the judgments of Argentine bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, just back from a trip to China.Sánchez Sorondo is the chancellor of two pontifical academies, that of sciences and that of social sciences, as well as a diligent lackey of the court...
  • Who Made Xi Jinping Pope?

    02/10/2018 10:15:57 AM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 8, 2018 | Mark Simon
    A Vatican-China deal is imminent. Millions of Chinese Catholics should be afraid. Feb. 8, 2018 7:15 p.m. ET Ever since the red flag rose over China in 1949, Roman Catholics there have suffered because of their fidelity to the pope in Rome. Now the Holy Father himself has become a source of tribulation. In its eagerness to reach a deal with China, the Vatican is elevating the persecutors over the persecuted. Xi Jinping, an atheist and hard-line communist, became leader of China in 2012. The Chinese government has since stepped up its violations of human rights, including religious freedom. This...
  • Chinese Tabloid Disses Breitbart, Defends Vatican Bishop for Speaking ‘Truth’ About China

    02/09/2018 1:22:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 9, 2018 | Thomas D. Williams
    The communist-party controlled Global Times has lavished praise on a Vatican bishop who recently proposed China as the “best” model of Catholic social teaching, claiming he speaks the “truth” about life in China. In a Friday op-ed, Global Times writer Ai Jun said that recent comments exalting China’s communist government by Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, express “the perspective of an authoritative religious figure” and are helpful in contradicting “misunderstandings of China.” The Global Times is owned by the Communist Party mouthpiece, the People’s Daily. “The overwhelming majority of Catholics in China have...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Some Chinese Catholics see restrictions as new religion rules take effect

    02/09/2018 11:02:58 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | February 9, 2018 | CNS contributor
    Since China’s new regulations for religious affairs took effect Feb. 1, minors have been banned from entering places of worship in several regions. A priest in Hebei province who asked to remain anonymous told that authorities had asked clergymen in some parts of the province to post signs prohibiting minors from entering religious venues, prayer houses and other church premises.“They also threaten churches that they cannot be used if they refuse to post the signs,” he said.A blogger wrote that “religious venues are the third premises, following clubs and internet bars, where minors are prohibited from entering by authorities.”RELATED:...
  • [Catholic Caucus] On Eve of Vatican Sellout, Bishop Sorondo Hails Communist China ... a

    02/08/2018 10:00:35 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | February 7, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    On Eve of Vatican Sellout, Bishop Sorondo Hails Communist China as Example of "Catholic Social Teaching" by Christopher A. Ferrara February 7, 2018 Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, circa A.D. 2018 Even the secular conservative news site Brietbart has begun to notice the corruption of the Catholic Church at the very top as a key element in the sociopolitical crisis that represents the final stage of what Patrick Buchanan has called The Death of the West. Brietbart reports on an interview of the Argentinean Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo in a Spanish daily concerning his recent visit to communist China, where the Vatican...