With new China deal, Vatican Risks Freedoms of Catholics
Imagine hearing that the leader of your faith reached a deal with your persecutors that will allow them to oppress you further.
That is what is happening to millions of Catholics across China, as the Vatican and China reached a deal in the past month, mending their previously severed relationship and allowing them to co-appoint clergy. In the past, the Vatican and the Chinese government separated over this as Chinese officials appointed bishops excommunicated by the Vatican and refused to ordain those recognized by the Holy See.
Clergy approved by the Chinese government went on to oversee state-run congregations, which, while being China’s only legal form of church, are censored and monitored, while those wanting to remain loyal to the Vatican were forced to operate illegally, leading to persecution.
In response to the agreement, ChinaAid President Bob Fu said, “While we understand the eagerness of Vatican for searching more legitimacy in the eye of the Chinese Communist Party [CCP], this reported deal is nothing but a betrayal of both the millions of suffering persecuted Christians in China and the global Catholic Church. This could be a repeat of the 1940s Hitler’s Germany, when the German state church consented to the persecution and slaughtered millions of Jews. Ironically, how can the Vatican respond with a good clear conscience for this appeasement deal while the CCP just launched a secret war vowing the wipe out of underground Catholics and Protestants?”
Now, the Chinese government will be able to impose its strictures on these private churches, using the Vatican’s backing as justification and subjecting them to increased persecution.
‘In God We Trust’ to remain on US currency despite legal challenge
An American atheist has failed in his legal challenge to have the words ‘In God We Trust’ removed from all US currency. The Christian...
An Open Letter to YouTube’s CEO
Dear Ms. Wojcicki, With regard to YouTube’s decision not to shut down Steven Crowder’s channel, you said, “I am truly, truly sorry. I know...
Understanding Freedom of Speech
The conversations about free speech that are beginning to take place at state and federal levels are long overdue. It appears that there are at...
On Father’s Day it’s time to disconnect to re-connect
The research has been conducted and the verdict is in – though we hardly needed research to tell us – we’re hopelessly addicted to social...
It took 1000 coffees, but you've ﬁnished your book...
So where to now?
That's where we come in.
We have a team of publishing professionals ready to help you bring your book from your laptop to the world.
We offer cover design, typeset, eBook conversion, and competitive print prices. Oh and you'll also be on Amazon and thousands of websites worldwide.
Let us help you take the next step.LEARN MORE