Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Cardinal Zen

Cardinal Zen brings us dismal news from China: Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2020 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Joseph Zen, the archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong, has said that the situation in of the Church China is dire, and predicted the end

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PopeWatch: DelusoPolitik

China expert Steve Mosher nails it: Catholic churches torn down or denuded of their crosses and statues. Images of the Madonna and Child replaced with pictures of “People’s Leader” Xi Jinping. Signs posted outside evangelical churches forbidding anyone under the

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PopeWatch: The Sound of Silence

Good luck:   Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,” and detailing the Communist regime’s “abuses of power.” “The crux of the issue is that China refuses

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PopeWatch: Chinese New Year-Year of the Rat

The Pope mentions Chinese New Year:   At the end of the General Audience the Pope noted that on “25 January next, in the Far East and in various other parts of the world, many millions of men and women

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PopeWatch: China Again

And the sellout of the Church in China continues to bear bitter fruit:   A Chinese Catholic bishop is homeless and sleeping on the doorstep of his former residence after he and the priests who work with him were evicted

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PopeWatch: China Again

  Yep that China-Vatican deal keeps getting better and better:   Beijing (AsiaNews) – As of February 1, 2020, new administrative measures will be put in place for Chinese religious groups.  According to a communication published by Xinhua, published yesterday, they

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What’s a Bible Between Friends?

That China-Vatican deal looks better every day:   China will rewrite the Bible and Quran to ‘reflect socialist values’ amid crackdown on the country’s religious groups, a report has revealed.    New editions must not contain any content that goes against

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PopeWatch: China

Ah, the China-Vatican deal keeps getting better and better:   Chinese Bishop John Fang Xingyao, who presides over the communist-sanctioned Catholic ecclesial association, said that love of country should supersede love of the Catholic Church.”Love for the homeland must be

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PopeWatch: Better and Better Every Day

Yeah that China-Vatican deal keeps getting better: Catholic bishop Guo Xijin is on the run from Chinese police after refusing to bring his church into a Catholic association approved by the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Guo, 61, fled the custody

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PopeWatch: Ten Commandments of Comrade Xi

That Vatican-China deal keeps getting better and better: Christian churches in China have been ordered to take down displays of the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes from Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to reports. According to Bitter Winter, a

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PopeWatch: Hutzpah

Sometimes this Pope just leaves PopeWatch speechless:   The upcoming feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, offered Pope Francis the opportunity to express his “special closeness and affection to all the Catholics in China, who, among daily labours and

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PopeWatch: China

The Vatican sell out to the Chinese communists continues on its predictable way.  Sandro Magister gives us the latest:   The Chinese regime is also applying its agreement with the Holy See this way. With the bulldozer that under police

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PopeWatch: China

Craven appeasement reaps its usual reward of scorn:   Despite entering into a controversial, lopsided agreement with the Vatican last September in which China gained greater control over the Chinese Catholic Church, President Xi Jinping will evidently snub the Holy

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PopeWatch: BitterWinter

The aptly name online magazine BitterWitter is a good source for the ongoing persecution of Catholics in Red China:   Some in China believe that the tentative deal between the Vatican and Beijing has given the CCP more license to

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PopeWatch: Evil Clowns

Occasionally, even the minions of a Communist tyranny speak the truth:   A Jesuit who worked in China for 25 years as a publisher, had an entire print run of books seized and shredded last week because the books contained

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Communists Act Like Communists

  Apparently all the boot licking that Pope Francis has been doing to the Chinese Communist regime has produced the usual predictable results of appeasement:   Beijing, China, Oct 26, 2018 / 02:40 pm (CNA).- As part of an ongoing

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PopeWatch: Mosher

Few people in the West know more about Communist China than Steven W. Mosher.  Here are some of his thoughts about the Vatican sellout agreement in regard to the Chinese government: Here the suggestion is that “clandestinity”—hiding from the Communist

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PopeWatch: Letter to Chinese Catholics

Pope Francis has written a letter in which he explains his sellout to agreement with the Communist Chinese government: MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE CATHOLICS OF CHINA AND TO THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH   “Eternal is his merciful

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