» 07/10/2012, 00.00
VATICAN - CHINA
A blow to the Patriotic Association: the bishop of Shanghai a prophet and hero
Bishop Ma Daqin, by refusing the imposition of hands from an excommunicated bishop and quitting the Patriotic Association, is upholding the very religious freedom that the Chinese constitution guarantees, but that is betrayed by religious regulations. His rejection of the Patriotic Association has theological reasons (the PA is "incompatible with Catholic doctrine"), but also pastoral and social. For months, pastors are kept at a distance from their dioceses, on a tour of government sponsored banquets while their faithful have to face poverty. The "opportunist" bishops are like tasteless salt. The value of the lay faithful in reconciliation with the pope.
08/06/2017 11:36:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Four new priests ordained in Shanghai diocese, despite closed seminary and no bishop
The ordination was presided over by Msgr. Giuseppe Shen Bin. The new priests were ordained deacons the day before. Shanghai Seminary has been closed since 2012 and Bishop Ma Daqin is in custody. On 18 May, 17 sisters took their religious vows.
26/01/2017 12:03:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Msgr. Ma Daqin reinstated in Patriotic Association, but as "a priest”. Disillusionment of Catholics
The Council of Chinese bishops had revoked the title of bishop. Upon his reinstatement, he was called "Father Ma Daqin". For the Holy See, he is always a bishop. For many Catholics, this step will further divide the Church. For some there is no way out of a government controlled Church. But many still value Ma Daqin’s courage.
18/11/2010 VATICAN - CHINA
Holy See against an illicit Episcopal ordination and violence against bishops
The government preparing for ceremony on Nov. 20 and seizes two bishops to force them to participate. The Vatican denounces "severe violations of religious freedom and conscience." Blackmail in anticipation of the National Assembly of Catholic representatives, a body "incompatible" with Catholic faith, which the bishops should not attend
19/04/2017 14:53:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Embrace between Zhan Silu and Ma Daqin: a sign of resurrection?
News of the Mindong encounter was posted online and later removed. For Zhan Silu, Msgr. Ma’s embrace is a kind of "revenge" for the embrace received in Shanghai five years earlier, at Ma's ordination. A premonition of China-Holy See relations, in which everyone mingles and embraces ... While Msgr. Guo Xijin is taken away.
09/07/2012 CHINA - VATICAN
Brave Shanghai auxiliary takes “period of rest” in seminary
During his ordination Mass, Msgr. Thaddeus Ma Daqin resigned from the Patriotic Association. And he avoided the imposition of hands by an illegitimate bishop. The ceremony was held last July 7 in Shanghai.
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