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  • More than before: persecution continues in Wenzhou, Henan, Hubei after the China-Holy See agreement

    10/19/2018 9:45:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Asia News
    Cross and boundary wall of  Lingkun church torn down. A cross demolished in Zhumadian in Henan. It was "too visible". Re-education of priests in Hubei to reaffirm the Church's "independence" from the Vatican and submission to the Party. Rome (AsiaNews) - The "provisional" agreement between China and the Holy See, signed on 22 September, does not seem to have stopped persecution and violence against Catholics. This morning in Lingkun, in the district of Yongqiang, the cross that stood on the bell tower of the Catholic church was torn down (photo 1); the perimeter wall in front of the sacred building was demolished...
  • Father Paul Warns that Chinese Regime’s “Ultimate Goal Is To Eliminate All Religion”

    10/18/2018 11:29:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Persecution ^ | October 17, 2018 | unknown
    Father Paul Warns that Chinese Regime’s “Ultimate Goal Is To Eliminate All Religion” 10/17/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – According to statements by religious affairs officials in a recent Religious Affairs Committee seminar, the Chinese government believes the “Vatican’s policy of meddling in China had not been abandoned”. The seminar was held in Wuhan city of Henei province where the deputy director of the committee, Xiong Huaqi, asks that Catholics regulate their religious activities to protect government interests.In a series of statements made by Xiong, he accuses some Catholics of having “lost their minds” because they do not know whether...
  • [Catholic Caucus] In the Match with the Vatican, China Calls the Shots

    09/30/2018 12:17:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | September 30, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    In the Match with the Vatican, China Calls the Shots To the gesture of Pope Francis who on the same day as the signing of the agreement with China exonerated from excommunication the seven bishops forcibly installed in recent years by the communist party without the approval of the Holy See, the Chinese authority responded by designating themselves the two bishops who will go to Rome to participate in the upcoming world synod:> Vescovi cinesi potranno prender parte al prossimo SinodoIt is the first time that this has happened, and the decision seems to be a taste of what is...
  • China’s commie church declares ‘independence’ immediately after deal with Vatican

    09/28/2018 5:49:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Doug Mainwaring ^ | September 28, 2018 | LifeSite News
    CHINA, September 28, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – In a move that quickly cast a dark shadow over Pope Francis’ “provisional agreement” with Communist China, the government-approved Chinese Patriotic church declared its “independence,” stating that it will remain loyal to the Communist Party. The declaration came just a few hours after the agreement was reached between the Holy See and the communist regime. The country’s communist regime has long suppressed and persecuted the underground Catholic Church which has remained faithful to Rome.   The press release issued by the Patriotic Association of Chinese Catholics and the Council of Bishops of the Church...
  • Satan Desires to Sift us...

    And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.(Luke 22:31-32)Everywhere I turn lately I have been seeing brothers and sisters in faith undergoing intense trials in many areas of their lives. Of course we know that the Christian life consists of manifold trials, for as the book of Acts tells us, “through many tribulations shall we enter into the Kingdom of heaven” . But recently it seems to me that...
  • [Cath Cauc] All holy martyrs of communism, pray for China; pray for the Church of China.

    09/23/2018 1:21:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    What is Up with the Synod ^ | September 22, 2018 | Hilary White
    All holy martyrs of communism, pray for China; pray for the Church of China. Sep 22, 2018 by Hilary White in Church of traitors Infamous photo of Mindszenty after months of torture, taken at his show-trial. To understand how the homosexual infiltration of the clergy happened, you must first understand when, why and how the Church first abandoned its opposition to Communism. The two issues are inseparable. The Church’s recent embrace of the Sexual Revolution comes from the same source; its infiltration by Marxists, and behind them, Freemasonry.Quite a lot of that history can be read about here and here.Many...
  • [Cath Cauc] Expert condemns Vatican for ‘betrayal’ in secret agreement with Communist China

    09/23/2018 9:30:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Steven Mosher
    September 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — As someone who, over the years, has helped underground Catholics in China build churches and open orphanages, I believe that the "provisional agreement" is a betrayal of the Catholic Church in China. Actually, I see it as a betrayal on several levels.  It betrays the authority of the papacy by giving the Chinese Communist Party the right to name bishops.  It betrays the underground Church in China, a Church which not only has survived decades of persecution at the hands of the authorities but is now, once again, under siege.  And--I would argue--because it is a secret agreement,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Holy See Signs Provisional Agreement With China on Appointment of Bishops

    09/22/2018 11:23:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 22, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    The Vatican announced today that the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China have signed a “provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops,” allowing the faithful to “have bishops who are in communion with Rome but at the same time recognized by Chinese authorities.”   In a short communique (see full text below), the Vatican said the agreement is the “fruit of a gradual and reciprocal rapprochement” that follows a “long process of careful negotiation.” In an accompanying briefing note, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had decided as part of the agreement to “readmit to full ecclesial communion” eight bishops (one...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cdl. Zen calls for Vatican's Parolin to ‘resign’ over ‘betrayal’ in China deal

    09/22/2018 8:22:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 21, 2018 | Lianne Laurence
    HONG KONG, September 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong is calling for the Vatican secretary of state to resign over the Holy See’s impending deal with China that he says is “an incredible betrayal.” Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who is considered papabile, was chief negotiator in the agreement that is expected to be finalized when a Vatican delegation travels to China at the end of this month, according to AsiaNews. America Magazine reported Tuesday a Vatican source confirmed “a high-level Holy See delegation will travel to the Chinese capital for the signing and that a...
  • [Catholic Caucus} Archbishop McCarrick’s unofficial role in Vatican-China relations

    09/18/2018 8:31:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | September 17, 2018 | Courtney Grogan/CNA
    Archbishop McCarrick’s unofficial role in Vatican-China relations by Courtney Grogan/CNA posted Monday, 17 Sep 2018 Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2003 (Getty Images) The former cardinal played in key role in promoting Vatican-Beijing relationsFollowing reports that the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China could be about to sign an agreement on the appointment of bishops in the country, attention has turned to the role of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick in fostering Vatican-China relations over the last two decades.Over 20 years, Archbishop McCarrick travelled to China on at least eight occasions, sometimes staying in a state-controlled Beijing seminary, often serving as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican to Allow Beijing to Name Bishops

    09/17/2018 6:06:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 15, 2018 | Steven W. Mosher
    It is never a good idea to sign a deal just for the sake of signing a dealThe Vatican is set to sign an agreement with China by the end of the month, one that cedes control over the appointment of bishops to Beijing. In return, we are told, Beijing has agreed to recognize the pope as the head of China’s Catholics.From my position as a longtime observer of the machinations of the Chinese Party-State, this seems like a bad deal. The pope is ceding his very real authority to name bishops to China’s communist authorities in return for the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Expert Explains Vatican Compromise With Communist China

    09/12/2018 4:04:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 12, 2018 | Anita Carey
    FRONT ROYAL, Va. ( - An exclusive interview with Chinese cultural expert sheds some light on why Vatican prelates are compromising with China's Communist government at the expense of the Church. Steven Mosher is the president of Population Research Institute and a Catholic who has been studying and working in China since 1976. In 1979, he was the first American in China after the U.S. normalized diplomatic relations with the Chinese government and has spent decades in the country living and working with the Chinese people. "I've basically spent my life studying China," he said. Mosher traveled to Rome earlier this summer to talk directly...
  • 1,030 years after the Baptism of Rus’, the Vatican is turning its back on Ukrainian Catholics

    07/28/2018 3:57:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 28, 2018 | Fr Raymond de Souza
    Pragmatism towards Russian Orthodoxy is beginning to look like appeasementIs Pope Francis, like Donald Trump, guilty of abject capitulation to Russia’s Vladimir Putin? That question was raised by one of the most respected Vatican commentators, John Allen, bringing to greater prominence a criticism often made behind closed doors.“As with Trump, albeit in a very different key, the question that appears destined to plague Francis going forward is how much is too much – when flexibility and pragmatism, in other words, turn into craven placation?” Allen wrote. “So far, the verdict would appear to be that for both men, the answer...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What Do Vatican Officials Think to Gain in their Agreement with China?

    05/31/2018 9:40:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 31, 2018 | Steven W. Mosher
    After expressing my concerns from afar about the Vatican’s proposed agreement with the China here and here, I decided to go to Rome to talk directly with senior Vatican officials. As someone who has worked with the Chinese Catholics for decades, I wanted to find out what these officials thought the Church would gain from inking an agreement with the Chinese Communist Party. I also wanted to let them know that, in my opinion, such an agreement would be seen by Chinese believers as nothing short of a rank betrayal. So it was that last week in Rome I met...
  • Ahead of China-Vatican dialogue, a five-year plan to Sinicize the Church under the Party

    05/31/2018 1:50:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies ^ | May 31, 2018 | Wang Zhicheng
    The plan omits specific details. Sinicization launched by Xi Jinping in 2015, demanding an assimilation of Chinese culture, independence from "foreign forces", leadership of the Communist Party. A new meeting between the Chinese and Vatican delegations at the beginning of June. But few are optimistic. For the Archbishop of Taipei there is no agreement yet. Attention to the "Pastoral Bible", which re-interprets the Gospel, adapting it to communism. Beijing (AsiaNews) - The Patriotic Association of Chinese Catholics (PA) and the Council of Chinese Bishops (BCCC) have launched a "Five-Year Plan of Development for the Sinicization of the Catholic Church in...
  • One Week To Stop Establishment GOP Amnesty Bill

    05/31/2018 7:24:49 AM PDT · by xzins · 47 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 31 May 18 | CHQ Staff
    Our sources on Capitol Hill have alerted us to the fact the House Republican Conference is having a conference meeting on immigration “reform” and RINO Republican Rep. Jeff Denham’s discharge petition next Thursday, June 7. The establishment Republican “leaders” of the House Republicans, Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise are hoping to work out an amnesty deal by that time. As we’ve explained in previous articles, amnesty has come roaring back to life in the form of H.Res. 774, a resolution providing for consideration of H.R. 4760, a bill to amend the immigration laws...
  • The Latest From Santa Marta: There Is an American Conspiracy Against...

    05/29/2018 11:14:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 29, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Settimo Cielo reported on May 7 on the intensification of the anti-Catholic repression in Henan, the populous province halfway between Beijing and Shanghai, traditionally considered the cradle of Chinese civilization. Just over a week later, however, the website Vatican Insider, known for its connections to Pope Francis, published under the byline of Gianni Valente a refutation of the fear that the Catholic Church is in the crosshairs of the Chinese authorities and that from the province of Henan the anti-Catholic repression could extend to all of China:> China, the “strange case” of the Henan churches closed to childrenIn Valente’s judgment,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Ho Chi Minh City, land expropriation in ..., 15,000 households without a home

    05/28/2018 10:52:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies ^ | May 28, 2018 | Nguyen Hung
    Through threats and pressures, the authorities have seized residents’ homes at low prices and sold them high to investors. The People's Committee intends to expropriate land belonging to the Catholic community. For Fr VÄ©nh Sang, Redemptorist priest, "in the name of the process of dialogue between the Holy See and the State, some ‘leading figures’ have asked the victims to remain silent”. To defend justice, truth and human rights, Catholics must be “messengers of the Gospel”, says Mgr Micae HoĂ ng Đức Oanh. Ho Chi Minh City (AsiaNews) – About 15,000 households are currently without a home due to an urban...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pioneers of the Underground Church in China

    05/18/2018 4:06:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 11, 2018 | Teresa Marie Moreau
    And fear ye not them that kill the body and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. - Matthew 10:28 From love, Timothy Peter Leonard was created, and from hate, he was destroyed.Born on the Feast of the Holy Apostles, June 29, 1893, the County Limerick native seemed destined to win a martyr’s crown, like Saint Peter, who was crucified upside down in Nero’s amphitheater, and Saint Paul, who was beheaded with a sword in Aquae Salviae.But rather than in Rome, the Eternal City, he would win...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Chinese Catholics warned by provincial officials not to take children to Mass

    04/18/2018 4:44:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic News Service via Crux ^ | April 18, 2018 | Contributor
    Catholics in China’s Henan province have been warned that venues will be closed if they do not adhere to the revised regulations on religious affairs. reported that a clampdown on religious freedom has intensified in the province in recent months, with crosses removed from churches, minors banned from entering churches, church-run kindergartens closed and children expelled from Mass.Now Henan Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association and Henan Catholic Administration Commission have jointly issued a circular, warning worshippers to take the new rules seriously.It warned people to follow “the principle of religion and education separation” and the revised regulations on religious affairs....