As the Catholic Church in China journeys toward a normalized relationship with the Holy See, one priest in dialogue with Chinese bishops has seen vast improvement in openness and dialogue on the part of leaders, both in the patriotic and underground Churches. “That’s one very significant point, a growth in openness, a growth in the
Local authorities in China’s Henan province reportedly destroyed a Christian church building last month, beating parishioners who tried to stop the demolition and detaining 40, the group China Aid says. “The church was completely razed, and a church member likened the scene to the Japanese invasion of China during World War II,” China Aid said.
As Chinese Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Cardinal Joseph Zen has asked for prayers on behalf of Christians in the country, who often face difficulty and even persecution for their faith. “In the history of the Church, Our Lady, Help of Christians always came to help the Church in difficulty,”
According to one pro-life activist, “The characteristic nature of abortion and choice come into sharp relief when considering the human rights abuses as a consequence of forced abortions in mainland China” “The issues regarding choice really come into pretty stark relief when you consider forced abortion under the one-child policy, and also gendercide, the sex-selective