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  • China opposes interference after Vatican concern over bishop

    06/27/2017 4:59:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 2017 | Ben Blanchard
    China said on Tuesday it opposed outside interference in its internal affairs after the Vatican expressed concern about a Chinese bishop it said had been "removed". Pope Francis would like to heal a decades-old rift with China, where Catholics are divided between those loyal to him and those who belong to a government-controlled official church. The Vatican said in a statement on Monday it was "observing with grave concern the personal situation of Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, forcibly removed from his episcopal see some time ago". Asked about the Vatican's comments, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said...
  • China. Why the Agreement With Rome Is Slow In Coming [Cathhlic Caucus]

    06/22/2017 4:21:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    L'Espresso ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    China. Why the Agreement With Rome Is Slow In Coming > Italiano > English> Espańol> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*Last summer, an agreement between the Vatican and China had been given as imminent. But not any more. Instead of the two sides issuing shared rules on the appointment of new bishops, news is coming from Beijing news of bishops who have been incarcerated and disappeared.Halfway through Lent, Mindong bishop Vincent Guo Xijin, recognized by Rome but not by the Chinese authorities, was arrested and taken to a secret location for the crime of not wanting to...
  • Be open to dialogue, Pontiff asks Chinese Catholics [Catholic Caucus]

    05/22/2017 9:08:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 22, 2017
    Amid negotiations between the Holy See and China’s Communist government over the appointment of bishops, Pope Francis has asked the nation’s Catholics to remain “open to encounter and dialogue.” On May 24, which Pope Benedict declared a day of prayer for China’s Catholics, “we will all be united spiritually to the Catholic faithful of China, on the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians, venerated at the Sheshan Shrine at Shanghai,” Pope Francis said to the faithful following his May 21 Regina Coeli address. “To Chinese Catholics I say: let us raise our gaze to Mary Our Mother,...
  • ‘Success at any cost’: Retired Hong Kong cardinal Zen attacks proposed Vatican-China deal

    05/21/2017 10:19:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Hong Kong Free Press ^ | May 19, 2017 | Elson Tong
    Retired Hong Kong cardinal Joseph Zen has criticised the Catholic Church’s effort to negotiate a deal with China, which could see the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Beijing.In a Thursday interview with the UK’s Catholic Herald, the 85-year-old activist cited the continued persecution of Catholics in China and the illegitimacy of a rival “patriotic” church as reasons why he believed Pope Francis’s advisers were wrong to pursue the deal.Joseph Zen. Photo: Apple Daily. The Chinese government has arrested a number of pastors following their opposition to the removal of publicly-displayed crosses in the eastern provinces, the area of...
  • China's crackdown on Mass in underground community [Catholic Caucus]

    04/27/2017 6:49:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    UCA News ^ | April 27, 2017
    China's crackdown on Mass in underground community Whats this? Click on to find out more. Targeting of Catholics underlines difficult path to peace between Beijing and the Vatican A still image of a video that captured the moment when Chinese police entered a church in Wudalianchi disrupting a Mass service to detain a lay leader and priest on April 20. (Photo of internet video) .boder_no{ text-decoration:none!important; color:#000000;} .boder_no a{ text-decoration:none!important; color:#000000;} <p> reporter, Hong Kong China April 27, 2017 Mail This Article (For more than one recipient, type addresses separated by commas) Local communist officials in northeastern Heilongjiang province...
  • The Vatican Bargains with the Devil… and Gets Burned Yet Again [Cath Cauc]

    04/19/2017 1:41:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | April 18, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    For months on end we have heard rumors of a “breakthrough” in the endless diplomatic negotiations between the Vatican and the Communist government of China respecting the status of the Catholic Church in that country. Since the 1950s, however, the regime in Beijing has persecuted the true Catholic Church, driving it underground, while purporting to operate an “official” church called the Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA), which has illicitly consecrated scores of bishops who are essentially puppets of the regime. Although the CPA is the very definition of a schism, the Vatican continues to pretend it can somehow regularize this pseudo-church...
  • State employee charged in FBI probe

    03/29/2017 1:25:17 PM PDT · by billorites · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    A State Department employee pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday after being charged in an FBI investigation, the Department of Justice announced. Candace Claiborne, who worked in the Caucasus Affairs office of the State Department, is being charged for two felony offenses. Claiborne is being charged with “obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents,” a Department of Justice release said. Claiborne, who has a Top Secret security clearance, failed to disclose her foreign contacts abroad...
  • Vatican defends inviting Chinese ex-minister to organ trafficking talks [Catholic Caucus]

    02/06/2017 7:32:50 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 6, 2017 | Stehpani Kirchgaessner
    Vatican officials have defended their decision to invite a Chinese former deputy health minister to a conference on organ trafficking despite concerns that China still relies on the organs of executed prisoners in its transplant programme. Medical ethics experts and human rights activists have decried the move by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences to invite Huang Jiefu to a two-day conference starting on Tuesday that aims to expose organ trafficking and seeks to find “moral and appropriate solutions” to the issue. Wendy Rogers, a medical ethics expert at Macquarie University in Australia, said Huang’s inclusion in the conference, where there...
  • Vatican will not bar bishops from attending government-backed Assembly

    12/21/2016 9:35:29 AM PST · by ebb tide
    Catholic World News ^ | December 20, 2016
    The Holy See will allow Chinese bishops to participate in the December meeting of the Assembly of Chinese Catholic Representatives, although the Vatican refuses to accept the legitimacy of that organization. In 2010, the Vatican instructed Chinese bishops not to participate in the last previous meeting of the Assembly. Pope Benedict had written that the government-backed group, which claims authority over the Church in China, is “incompatible with Catholic doctrine.” However, some bishops were compelled by government officials to attend the meeting. This year the Vatican “will make its judgment on the basis of established facts,” according to a December...
  • The "despair" of the underground Church before China-Vatican dialogue

    11/07/2016 9:16:28 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | November 11, 2016 | Bernardo Cervellera
    There is a widespread "despair", "bitterness", and even "anger" among the underground community of the Catholic Church in China. Underground communities are those who in the name of religious freedom guaranteed in the Chinese constitution, reject all the controls put in place by the Government on religious personnel, places of worship, activities, teachers and texts to be published and read. Above all, they refuse to sign up – and this is part of the conditions imposed by the government – to the Patriotic Association (PA), whose statutes outline a national Church independent of the Holy See, because it is against...
  • Pope Francis' deal with China is a disaster

    11/04/2016 9:18:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Week ^ | November 3, 2016 | Pacal-Emmery Gobry
    The Vatican and China have reached a deal that would be a major step towards normalizing relations between the Catholic Church and the world's largest formally atheist regime, The Wall Street Journal reports. All that's needed for the deal to go through is the final nod from Pope Francis and President Xi Jinping. To call this a bombshell would be an understatement. In this deal, the Catholic Church would recognize eight bishops who have been ordained by the Chinese government without the Vatican's permission. China's regime has set up a state-run and state-sponsored "Catholic Church" that competes with the underground...
  • China, Vatican reportedly near deal on recognition of bishops

    10/31/2016 4:52:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 31, 2016
    The Vatican and the Chinese government are close to an agreement that would allow for the appointment of new Catholic bishops recognized by both parties, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the Wall Street Journal account, negotiations have yielded a compromise agreement, which has been submitted to Pope Francis for his approval. The accord would also require approval from top officials in Beijing. The Journal story essentially supports an earlier report from the Reuters news agency, which said that negotiators were nearing an agreement. Both stories said that under the proposed agreement, the Vatican would recognize eight bishops who...
  • Exclusive: Vatican and China in final push for elusive deal on bishops

    10/21/2016 10:02:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 21, 2016 | Lisa Jucca and Benjamin Kang Lim
    In yet a further sign of progress, the Vatican has reached a decision to recognize at least four Chinese bishops who were appointed by Beijing without the consent of the pope and so are considered illegitimate by the Holy See, according to Catholic Church sources and others briefed on the talks. The decision follows a breakthrough meeting in mid-August in Beijing between the Vatican representatives to talks with China and several of these bishops.
  • A Silent Chinese Invasion & Disarmament of America is Taking Place

    12/11/2013 7:28:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    America, if there was ever a time in our nation’s history that it was imperative that we as Americans separated ourselves from the constant dribble of the false paradigm of American politics, the time is definitely now. I find myself in total disbelief as I watch the obvious consequences of the corruption, massive wasteful spending, the outsourcing of the American labor force and many other ills that have plagued this nation for decades come boiling to a head like a massive pimple on a teenager’s forehead. When this pimple pops, it is going to hurt. We have to stop pretending...
  • Beware of a "Made in China" Thanksgiving meal

    11/15/2013 1:03:26 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 37 replies
    pudding head | 11/15/13 | Rebelbase
    In a rare moment of cognitive thought I offer the following: Canned vegetables are coming more and more from China. If you are not going fresh and using canned beware.
  • Report: China plans manned space launch this month

    06/10/2012 7:47:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2012 | Associated Press
    BEIJING (AP) — China will launch three astronauts this month to dock with an orbiting experimental module, and the crew might include its first female space traveler, a government news agency said Saturday. A rocket carrying the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft was moved to a launch pad in China‘s desert northwest on Saturday for the mid-June flight, the Xinhua News Agency said, citing an space program spokesman. The three-member crew will dock with and live in the Tiangong 1 orbital module launched last year, Xinhua said. The government has not said how long the mission will last.
  • China raises concern over US troop boost in Northern Territory

    11/16/2011 1:57:28 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 17th November 2011 | Phillip Hudson, Angus Thompson
    CHINA has issued a stern warning that housing extra US troops in Darwin may not be appropriate or in Australia's best interests. US marines will conduct private exercises by themselves on Australian soil for the first time under a military build-up revealed just hours after President Barack Obama landed for a whirlwind Australian visit. The historic move increases America's involvement in the booming Asia-Pacific region as a counter to the rise of China, India and Indonesia. Reacting to the announcement, China warned the two countries may have overstepped themselves.
  • Monumental Hubris (Chinese laborers worked on MLK memorial)

    09/07/2011 7:13:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 5, 2011 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Will work for national honor. We don’t know if the Chinese stonemasons who built the new Martin Luther King memorial got the job by shoving a sign bearing that message into the faces of its overseers. We know only that unpaid, nonunion, foreign nationals built the massive shrine on the Mall. They toiled for “national honor” and “to bring glory to the Chinese people,” one of them explained to an investigator hired by the DC-area stonemasons promised the job. Happy Labor Day! Martin Luther King died in Memphis supporting a strike by the city’s garbagemen. So it’s not a stretch...
  • Official: US ship in scrape now has armed escort

    03/12/2009 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 107 replies · 2,698+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2009 | ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON — The Navy has assigned a heavily armed destroyer to escort the U.S. surveillance ship that got into a high-seas confrontation with Chinese ships last weekend. A defense official says the Pearl Harbor-based destroyer Chung-Hoon is keeping a close eye on the unarmed sub-hunting ship Impeccable as it continues operations in the South China Sea. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to describe sensitive ship movements. The official says the escort ship joined the Impeccable on Wednesday.
  • I was evicted because of security clampdown for the Beijing Olympics

    07/13/2008 10:51:32 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 141+ views
    Times of London ^ | 07/14/08 | Jane Macartney
    I was evicted because of security clampdown for the Beijing Olympics Jane Macartney in Beijing I will miss the tree-lined alley in the heart of Beijing that has been my home for three years. But the security clampdown for the Beijing Olympics has edged into even this narrow lane. It was always clear that the Olympics would disrupt the lives of the people of Beijing, that security would be intense and the rules and regulations deeply intrusive. But it's always a surprise when this happens to you. The underlying factor in all this is fear. Fear pervades the system in...