Intercommunion with Communists

Hong Kong Calvary 2021

It is nothing short of scandalous that Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee, and other brave men and women are facing such persecution without any public support from the Vatican. By George Weigel, Catholic World Report, April 2, 2021 The news was expected, but that did not make it any less wrenching:... read more

The Vatican-China Agreement: When the Music Stops

Pope Francis has made a bad deal with the Chinese government. The agreement reached with mainland authorities is not helping Catholics and other Christians as much as even its architects’ attenuated hopes warranted. It has hamstrung the Church and muted her moral witness at a crucial time. By... read more

China mulls new rules on foreigners to ‘prohibit religious extremism’

By James Griffiths, CNN, November 25, 2020 Hong Kong (CNN)Foreign religious groups and worshipers could be the latest targets of a growing crackdown on organized religion in China under President Xi Jinping. Draft rules published this week by the Ministry of Justice call for new restrictions... read more
The episcopal ordination of Thomas Chen Tianhao on Nov. 23, 2020.

Chinese Patriotic Association Announces Ordination of New Bishop

Initial media reports said that this could be considered the first episcopal ordination to have taken place using the rubrics laid out in the provisional agreement between China and the Holy See. By Catholic News Agency, November 24, 2020 QINGDAO, China — The Chinese Patriotic Association... read more

As Vatican Ponders China Deal, Expert Says It’s Brought ‘Little Fruit’

September 8, 2020 By Elise Anne Allen, The Tablet, September 8, 2020 ROME (Crux) – As the Vatican sits poised to renew its historic agreement with China on the appointment of bishops later this month, one of the Catholic Church’s leading experts on Chinese affairs has argued that while... read more

Communism is a Religion Made for Atheists

The horrors perpetrated upon humanity by atheists are unparalleled. By Angelo Stagnaro, National Catholic Register, February 26, 2020 It seems to have become fashionable again to believe that communism, of all things, is the answer to all of man’s woes. In the 20th and 21st centuries,... read more

Cardinal Zen: Vatican Is ‘Giving Everything’ to China’s Communists

By Thomas D. Williams, PhD., Febraury 16, 2020 ROME — Cardinal Joseph Zen said this week that the Vatican seeks compromise with China’s Communist Party (CCP), but they want “complete surrender.” Zen — the former bishop of Hong Kong — has been a vocal critic of the Vatican’s... read more

Pope’s co-signed document on God willing ‘diversity of religions’ celebrated on 1st anniversary

There's a strong push to spread the flawed message throughout the world in the name of 'tolerance' and fraternity' and as a charter for 'mutual respect.' By Jeanne Smits, LifeSiteNews, February 6, 2020 The first anniversary of Pope Francis signing the Abu Dhabi Document on Human Fraternity... read more

New administrative measures for religious groups: total submission to the Chinese Communist Party ​

The new measures will be implemented starting from February 1, 2020. Activities, rallies, programs of religious communities must have the approval of the Religious Affairs Office. Religious organizations must "spread the principles and policies of the Chinese Communist Party" by educating... read more