Tag Archives: China

Persecution in China

Despite some softening on religion, perhaps largely to ease the People’s Republic
of China into the Western business world, there are still gross injustices, such
as the disappearance of two bishops and the arrest of two priests who had been teaching
couples about Natural Family Planning (NFP) and Catholic marriage theology.

For those who want to know more about NFP check out the Pope
Paul VI Institute
or the Couple
to Couple League
. Excellent popularizers of Catholic teaching on marriage are
Christopher West and
Gregory Popcak.

Catholics in the People’s Republic of China

I hope that this NY Times Article shows that there is a genuine improvement in the condition of Chinese Catholics. There is a crying need for education about the Church there: many Chinese reportedly think of Catholics and Protestants (who seem to be on slightly better terms with the government, probably since the Vatican is a sovereign nation) belonging to completely different faiths. Oh yeah, and perhaps their prayers and example may do something about a government notorious for its callousness to the human person.

God willing, things may ease for the Catholics, but in the meantime we should not forget those who are still suffering. Check out the Cardinal Kung Foundation to see what is still being done to Christians, nearly 2000 years after the Roman persecutions.