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  • Blind Chinese defector: Vatican’s deal with China is ‘slap in the face’ to millions of Catholics

    11/29/2018 11:22:05 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 27, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    November 27, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – In a recently published rebuke to the Vatican for its recent agreement with China’s Communist Party, heroic world-famous blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng explained why the Holy See should not cede the selection of bishops in China to the Communist Party (CCP). Chen, in his article titled “A Pact with a Thief, a Deal with the Devil: The Vatican’s Pending Agreement with China,” said he was shocked and dismayed in seeing the Vatican/China agreement take shape.  “I have known and worked with countless individuals in China who have been persecuted for their beliefs,” wrote Chen...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican “Diplomacy” in China: The Judas Model

    11/29/2018 11:07:44 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | November 29, 2018 | Chris Ferrara
    Vatican “Diplomacy” in China: The Judas Model In the aftermath of the Vatican’s disgraceful secret agreement with the Communist dictatorship in Beijing, it becomes clearer by the day that the Body of Christ in China has been handed over to its executioners by the Judases of Vatican “diplomacy.”An article at LifeSiteNews this week reports on an interview of Cardinal Joseph Zen published by the French website La Croix International, wherein Cardinal Zen “renewed his resistance against the 22 September 2018 ‘provisional’ agreement between the Vatican and Communist China on the appointment of bishops, whose full content, however, is still largely unknown.”  The Cardinal protests...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cdl. Zen: Vatican is helping China’s Communist govt. ‘annihilate’ underground Church

    11/27/2018 6:29:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | November 27, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    Cdl. Zen: Vatican is helping China’s Communist govt. ‘annihilate’ underground Church November 27, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In a recent interview with the French website La Croix International, Cardinal Joseph Zen has renewed his resistance against the 22 September 2018 “provisional” agreement between the Vatican and Communist China on the appointment of bishops, whose full content, however, is still largely unknown. But it will readmit “to full ecclesial communion the remaining ‘official’ Bishops, ordained without Pontifical Mandate.” The agreement is now being used to coerce the Underground Catholics to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association under Communist rule, as the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How Deeper Underground Can Underground Catholics Go?

    11/26/2018 6:58:14 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | November 24, 2018 | Feng Gang
    How Deeper Underground Can Underground Catholics Go?   Refusing to join the government-controlled Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, some priests in Hebei have been forced to leave their churches and now organize secret “guerrilla-like” congregation gatherings. Despite the September 22 provisional agreement between the Vatican and China, the latter has not ceased its harassment of underground Catholic Church. Holding on to their beliefs, some underground clergy in the northern province of Hebei, China’s Catholic heartland, refuse to follow the Party line and pay the price of going even deeper underground. Bitter Winter talked to some of such priests.It was in 2011...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The scandal of China’s political bishop

    11/23/2018 2:34:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 22, 2018 | Fr Raymond de Souza
    The scandal of China’s political bishop Cardinal Joseph Zen, emeritus of Hong Kong, was in Rome earlier this month to hand-deliver a letter to Pope Francis about the escalating persecution of the Catholic Church in China.This is becoming something of a pattern in Rome, where bishops urgently arrive to ask for a correction in the Holy See’s foreign policy. The leadership of the Venezuelan bishops made such a visit in June 2017, and this past June it was the turn of Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. And this was not Cardinal Zen’s first such...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Vatican’s Agreement With China Looks Even Worse Now

    11/22/2018 9:09:42 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 21, 2018 | Nina Shea
    Two months out, the China-Holy See provisional agreement on episcopal appointments is proving to be yet another tool for Beijing to suppress the Chinese faithful. And its damage goes even deeper than the Chinese government’s selection of Catholic bishops, as critical as that is for the hierarchically structured Roman Catholic Church. In asserting state control over religion, Chinese President Xi Jinping continues the harshest crackdown since the Cultural Revolution against all religions, the Catholic Church included, as documented by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Meanwhile, the agreement gives the Chinese regime moral cover and provides it with new opportunities for...
  • How to save Brexit

    11/16/2018 2:41:21 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Spiked ^ | 15th November 2018 | Brendan O'Neill, Editor
    We are witnessing a historic demoralisation of democracy. We must act.To grasp the magnitude of what has been done to Brexit, consider this: 17.4million Britons voted to take back control from Brussels, and yet according to a leaked memo written by one of the EU’s deputy negotiators, Brussels will ‘retain all the controls’ as part of the deal agreed by Theresa May. As part of May’s agreement to keep the whole of the UK inside a ‘customs union arrangement’ – ie, inside the customs union – Britain must ‘align their rules but the EU will retain all the controls’, the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Zen presents letter to pope warning him on China

    11/14/2018 9:45:38 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    UCANEWS.COM ^ | November 9, 2018 | ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong
    Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun flew to Rome and handed a seven-page letter to Pope Francis appealing for him to pay attention to the crisis facing the underground church in China. The Hong Kong emeritus bishop on Nov. 8 told ucanews.com that underground clerics have cried to him since the Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops. "They said officials have forced them to become open, to join the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and to obtain a priest's certificate with the reason that the pope has signed the Sino-Vatican provisional agreement," said Cardinal Zen. He said some parts of the agreement...
  • Pleas From the Underground Church [in China]

    11/11/2018 5:55:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/9/18 | "Cry of the Poor"
    Francis betrays Chinese CatholicsIt's with a very heavy heart that I write this article. However, after much prayer, I, in good conscience, can no longer keep silent. Since the Sept. 22 provisional agreement between the Holy See and the People's Republic of China, the crackdown of the underground Church has quickly escalated: * Throughout the country, underground priests are being coerced into joining the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA). Some have even received threats of imprisonment. Although this is nothing new, what’s different now is that Chinese Authorities are using the Holy Father's words against us. They're telling priests: "Your...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wenzhou's bishop Shao Zhumin taken by police

    11/09/2018 2:53:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | November 9, 2018 | Bernardo Cervellera
    Wenzhou's bishop Shao Zhumin taken by police He will be subjected to isolation and indoctrination for 10-15 days. The faithful ask the Church worldwide for prayers. Bishop Shao is recognized by the Holy See, but not by the government. In the diocese, official and underground communities are united. Official priests banned from visiting the tombs of underground priests and bishops. Prohibition of participation in mass and catechism for young people under 18 years. The Church must remain "independent" despite the Sino-Vatican agreement. Rome (AsiaNews) - The bishop of Wenzhou (Zhejiang), Msgr. Pietro Shao Zhumin, was kidnapped by police this morning...
  • Three-Person Teams Tasked with Monitoring Religious Venues in Wenzhou (Red China)

    10/25/2018 9:24:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Persecution ^ | October 17, 2018 | International Christian Concern
    10/17/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In its latest attempt to ensure that religion is under the government’s control, Wenzhou city, also known as “China’s Jerusalem,” has set up a three-person team mechanism to monitor religious venues with the goal of checking on security, collecting information, providing guidance and education, and keeping an eye on their activities.In a series of undated photos recently published online by the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness, several Powerpoint slides which appear to be training materials for local officials lay out details of the composition, objectives, and implementation of this new measure.The three-person teams will be...
  • [Cath Cauc] The China-Vatican Agreement. Secret As For the Words, But Already Visible in Deeds

    10/23/2018 11:11:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 22, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    22 ott The China-Vatican Agreement. Secret As For the Words, But Already Visible in Deeds In the month following the announcement of an agreement between the Holy See and China on the appointment of bishops, a couple of events have taken place that make it possible to guess at its contents, which are officially kept secret.*The first event is known. It was the arrival at the synod underway in Rome from October 3-28 of two Chinese bishops, formally invited by Pope Francis with the agreement of the Beijing authorities, who however were the first to make the announcement.How did...
  • 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...