La posición fundamentalmente anticomunista que resulta de las convicciones católicas de los miembros de nuestras organizaciones se vio fortalecida por la heroica resistencia de la “Iglesia clandestina” china fiel a Roma. Sus obispos, sacerdotes y millones de católicos rehúsan someterse a la así llamada Iglesia Patriótica, cismática en relación a Roma y enteramente sumisa al poder central de Pequín.
State orders Yining Catholic Church in Xinjiang region to have its crosses, statues and bell towers pulled down
A church in northwest China’s Xinjiang region had its crosses, statues, bell towers and other religious features demolished by order of communist authorities.
Using a crane, state-instructed workers removed the exterior religious features from the Catholic church of Yining city in Urumqi Diocese on Feb. 27.
A source told ucanews.com that no reason was given for the action but it is believed to have been carried out because the religious features were “incompatible with sinicization.”
Hoy, sábado 24 de febrero, él vuelve a la carga con la conferencia que pronunció esta mañana en Sydney, promovida por la Universidad Notre Dame, de Australia.
En ella, el padre Weinandy describe y denuncia el atentado de gravedad sin precedentes que algunas teorías y prácticas “pastorales” alentadas por el papa Francisco están llevando a cabo contra la Iglesia “una, santa, católica y apostólica” y en particular contra la Eucaristía, que es “cima y fuente” de la vida de la Iglesia misma.
HONG KONG, February 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In a clear sign of escalating anxiety, about 200 Hong Kong Catholics gathered for an all night-vigil to pray and express alarm over the Vatican’s pending capitulation to mainland China’s push for more communist control over the Chinese Catholic Church.
“It’s a precarious situation. There’s a real danger of division,” said one priest at the prayer service who asked to remain anonymous, according to a Reuters report.
Those attending the vigil share Hong Kong Cardinal Zen’s concerns. After visiting the Pope in Rome in late January, the 87 year-old Cardinal minced no words, saying, “So, do I think that the Vatican is selling out the Catholic Church in China? Yes, definitely.”
Despite the media and blogosphere attention he attracts, Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, a 75-year-old Argentine who is chancellor of various pontifical academies, is a small-bore bit player in the current drama of what friends and critics alike regard as an increasingly dysfunctional Vatican. Yet when someone of even his relative insignificance announces that “right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese,” that dysfunction comes into sharp relief — and a correction of the record is imperative. Catholic social doctrine is built on four foundational principles: the inviolable dignity and value of every human person, the responsibility of all to exercise their rights in ways that contribute to the common good, the importance of social pluralism and civil society (and thus the rejection of totalitarianism), and the imperative of solidarity (the virtue of civic friendship that binds free societies together).