Cardinal Joseph Zen

Heroic Blind Chinese Activist: Vatican’s ‘Deal with the Devil’ Will Humiliate, Tarnish the Church

By Doug Mainwaring March 27, 2018  (LifeSiteNews) – After China’s leading prelate, Cardinal Joseph Zen, earlier this year sounded the alarm, saying the Vatican “is selling out the Catholic Church in China​” and giving its blessing “on the new...schismatic Church” created by the... read more

April Rome Conference to Address Crisis of Confusion in Church

The meeting, with interventions from cardinals and bishops, will be entitled ‘The Catholic Church: Where Are You Heading?’ Edward Pentin Blog, Mar. 20, 2018 Lay faithful as well as members of the hierarchy, clergy and religious are being invited to participate in a Rome conference aimed... read more

Cardinal Zen on Vatican-China Proposal: ‘Better No Deal Than a Bad Deal’

Speaking with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo, the Chinese cardinal said that recent Vatican policies have weakened the local Church. CNA/EWTN NEWS, Mar. 9, 2018   HONG KONG, China — Vatican diplomats’ efforts to reach an agreement with the Chinese government would turn bishops into government... read more

Death of Chinese rights lawyer raises suspicions

By Christian Shepherd, Reuters, February 26, 2018 BEIJING - A well-known Chinese rights lawyer died suddenly in hospital of liver failure on Monday, a source told Reuters, sparking suspicion over the death of someone who was previously detained, did not drink alcohol and “looked fine”... read more

Vatican deal with China moves closer

After a Rome-sanctioned bishop agreed to stand aside, the only impediments to an agreement are two bishops with families By Michael Sainsbury and ucanews.com reporters, February 13, 2018, Hong Kong China February 13, 2018 The Vatican appears to have cleared the ecclesiastical decks for... read more

Pope Francis and the Cardinal Mindszenty Treatment in China

BY PAUL KENGOR, FEBRUARY 12, 2018 Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty was a hero of the Cold War, persecuted by communists and ultimately abandoned by his Church. Beginning in 1956, after Red Army tanks rolled into Hungary, Mindszenty spent 15 years in voluntary confinement at the U.S. embassy in... read more

Cardinal Zen Continues Criticism of Possible Vatican-China Deal

The cardinal expressed concern that despite assurances that Pope Francis would have final approval of over who is made a bishop in China, the Chinese government will still only nominate candidates who would be loyal and obedient to the government. Catholic News Agency, Feb. 12, 2018 HONG KONG... read more

Card. Zen: Do not manipulate Pope Benedict XVI’s Letter

The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong comments on some statements and publications of the past few days, after the declaration of the Vatican press office on the "presumed difference of thought and action between the Holy Father and his collaborators in the Roman Curia on issues relating to China". The... read more

The spirit of resistance and love for the Church

By Roberto de Mattei, Corrispondenza romana, February 7, 2018 As the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election draws near, we hear repeatedly that we are facing a dramatic and absolutely unprecedented ‘page’ in the history of the Church. This is only partly true. The Church has always... read more

Chinese priests ordered to put up signs banning children from churches

by Catholic News Service, Friday, February 9, 2018 Chinese officials have said churches will not be allowed to function unless they post the signs Since China’s new regulations for religious affairs took effect on February 1, minors have been banned from entering places of worship in... read more

Card. Zen: Do not manipulate Pope Benedict XVI’s Letter

by Card. Joseph Zen, Asia News, February 7, 2018 The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong comments on some statements and publications of the past few days, after the declaration of the Vatican press office on the "presumed difference of thought and action between the Holy Father and his collaborators... read more