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Topics: Catholic Bishops

Demographics, Pandemonium, and the Virus



Is demography destiny? Eric Sammons has done a lot of digging into the numbers, and he finds that the situation of the Catholic Church “is far worse than even the most pessimistic projections.”

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Catholicism a Casualty of China’s New Cultural Revolution



Not long ago, I received an anguished email from a Catholic in China. “The walls are closing in,” she sent over the encrypted service that we use to protect her — and other contacts in China — from state surveillance. “I don’t know how much longer we will be able to continue our work of evangelization here.”

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Archbishop Viganò and Coach Lou Holtz On President Trump



Archbishop Viganò and Coach Lou Holtz Defend President Trump for his trip to St. John Paul II National Shrine after recent criticism from Archbishop of D.C.

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US parish finds a way to give faithful Holy Communion during coronavirus shut down



After listing all the prudential reasons why our churches have been locked down during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, Father Raymond de Souza writes in the National Catholic Register that “the challenge remains about how to administer the sacraments. … Confessions are not being heard [and] Holy Communion is almost nowhere being distributed.”

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PRI President Steve Mosher to Appear on EWTN’s “The World Over”



PRI President Steven Mosher will appear on EWTN’s “The World Over” with Raymond Arroyo, Thursday March 5th, at 8 p.m. ET. Steve will discuss with Raymond the origins of the coronavirus epidemic that began in China. How was it allowed—by evil or incompetence—to spread throughout China and the world by the Chinese Communist Party? Steve will also share the latest news about the persecution of the Catholic Church in China. The provisional, two-year Sino-Vatican Agreement expires this …

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Vatican to Allow Beijing to Name Bishops



This article originally appeared on OnePeterFive The Vatican is set to sign an agreement with China by the end of the month, one that cedes control over the appointment of bishops to Beijing. In return, we are told, Beijing has agreed to recognize the pope as the head of China’s Catholics. From my position as a longtime observer of the machinations of the Chinese Party-State, this seems like a bad deal. The pope is ceding his very real …

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Argentina Lower House Approves Bill to Legalize Abortion On-Demand



The lower house of the Argentine congress, known as the Chamber of Deputies, has narrowly approved of a bill that would legalize abortion on-demand up 14 weeks gestation. The bill would also legalize abortion after 14 weeks in cases of rape, health of the mother, and fetal disability. The shocking result came yesterday morning after 23 hours of often heated debate. The final vote tally showed 129 deputies in favor of legalizing abortion with 125 …

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Xi Jinping Places Catholic Church in China Under Direct Party Control



This article originally appeared on One Peter Five https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HV_Podcast-2_WB_China-Church-Under-Party-Control.mp3 On March 22, the Chinese Communist Party announced that all “religious affairs” in China would henceforth be supervised by a shadowy Party office called the “United Front Department.” The former government agency responsible for Catholic and other believers–the State Administration of Religious Affairs bureau (SARA)—has been summarily abolished. The reorganization attracted little attention outside of China, but it is certain to have unpleasant repercussions for Chinese believers. I believe that …

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