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  • [Catholic Caucus] Zen: Why Francis Fired Cardinal Filoni

    11/22/2020 3:54:02 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 22, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Zen: Why Francis Fired Cardinal FiloniCardinal Zen writes on OldYosef.hkdavc.com (November 21) that we are living in the last days of human history.In this context he lists facts about the Vatican's betrayal of the Chinese Church.Francis' legitimation of seven illegitimate State bishops, two of them married, is for Zen even worse than the secret Vatican-China agreement which is used “to demand everything from the Catholic faithful.”Zen informs that Cardinal Filoni, the former Prefect of the Mission Congregation, was helping the Chinese Catholics telling them “not to be cheated" because "it is not in the agreement.”For Zen this was...
  • Cardinal Zen Challenges Cardinal Parolin Over China Deal Claims

    10/08/2020 1:37:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 8, 2020 | Catholic News Agency
    Cardinal Zen Challenges Cardinal Parolin Over China Deal Claims In an essay published on his blog Oct. 7, Cardinal Zen, the emeritus Bishop of Hong Kong, offered an extended and personal critique of an Oct. 3 speech given by Cardinal Parolin on the history and future of the Church’s missionary activity in China. VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Joseph Zen has rejected claims that the 2018 Vatican-China deal was approved in draft form by Pope Benedict XVI, and accused Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin of “manipulating” Pope Francis on the Church’s engagement with China. In an essay published on...
  • CARDINAL ZEN COMES TO ROME TO MEET THE POPE, WHO HAS NO TIME FOR HIM.

    09/27/2020 7:10:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Stilum Curiae ^ | September 27, 2020 | Marco Tossati
    CARDINAL ZEN COMES TO ROME TO MEET THE POPE, WHO HAS NO TIME FOR HIM. 27 Settembre 2020 Pubblicato da Marco Tosatti Lascia il tuo commento  Marco Tosatti Dear friends and enemies of Stilum Curiae, yesterday I met with Cardinal Joseph Zen, who came to Rome on purpose from Hong Kong – for a visit limited to only 120 hours, just four days – in order to see the reigning Pontiff and speak to him about the Church in Hong Kong.The cardinal, who is 88, left Rome this morning without having an audience with the reigning Pontiff. If the human...
  • Catholic historian: If Cdl. Zen rightly criticizes Vatican Ostpolitik, why not ‘catastrophic’ Vatican II?

    08/22/2020 11:10:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli via LifeSiteNews ^ | August 21, 2020 | Roberto de Mattei
    Catholic historian: If Cdl. Zen rightly criticizes Vatican Ostpolitik, why not ‘catastrophic’ Vatican II? ‘The Ostpolitik that Cardinal Zen criticizes, is, in fact, fruit of the Second Vatican Council. This is historical evidence that does not admit denials.’ August 21, 2020 (Rorate Caeli) — Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is an eminent prelate who sincerely loves his country and the Church. Born in Shanghai in 1932, ordained to the priesthood in the Salesian Order in 1961, he was appointed Bishop by John Paul II in 1996 and created Cardinal by Benedict XVI in 2006. Between 1996 and 2009 he was coadjutor and subsequently...
  • De Mattei: An eminent Cardinal, but not very prudent

    08/05/2020 6:31:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 5, 2020 | Roberto de Mattei
    De Mattei: An eminent Cardinal, but not very prudent Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is an eminent prelate who sincerely loves his country and the Church. Born in Shanghai in 1932, ordained to the priesthood in the Salesian Order in 1961, he was appointed Bishop by John Paul II in 1996 and created Cardinal by Benedict XVI in 2006. Between 1996 and 2009 he was coadjutor and subsequently Archbishop of the diocese of Hong Kong, No one knows better than he does the complexity of the political and religious situation in China. On January 9, 2016, Cardinal Zen, today Bishop Emeritus of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Zen Fires Back

    03/01/2020 11:25:54 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 1, 2020 | Cardinal Zen
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Zen Fires Back Today, Cardinal Zen answered to the letter of Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, the dean of the cardinals.Mr. CardinalAllow me to use the means of an open letter in order to achieve a more timely communication.By indirect way, I have read your letter of 26 February (Prot. N. 1/2020) which also has the honour of having inaugurated your high office as the Dean of the College of Cardinals.I admire your courage in venturing into matters that you also recognise to be "complex", thus jeopardising the prestige of your newly inaugurated honorable office. But it is...
  • The Vatican Declares War on Cdl. Zen

    02/29/2020 6:38:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 29, 2020 | Riccardo Cascioli
    The Vatican Declares War on Cdl. Zen Explosive letter condemns Zen's opposition to China-Vatican agreement The Daily Compass has been shown an explosive letter signed by the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cdl. Giovanni Battista Re, that fiercely attacks Cdl. Joseph Zen, the archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong, who has been critical of the secret agreement between China and the Holy See that has resulted in the increased persecution of Catholics. The letter contains misleading statements, affirming that there is a continuity between the approach of this pontificate with that of previous pontificates, when in fact no such continuity exists. Furthermore, it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Zen Celebrates Traditional Liturgy

    02/19/2020 7:20:15 AM PST · by ebb tide
    Church Militant ^ | February 18, 2020 | William Mahoney
    [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Zen Celebrates Traditional Liturgy 'We are in the face of a mystery' Cardinal Joseph Zen celebrated a Pontifical Mass in the traditional rite at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York Saturday for the third annual Lepanto Conference.  The main speaker at the conference, Zen addressed communist persecution of Chinese Catholics and talked about the traditional liturgy, which he explained is not a relic of the past. Cardinal Zen: "The people who like this form of liturgy are precisely young people, so it is not a question of nostalgia."  Cardinal Zen reminded the audience the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Zen offers Mass, and a war cry for the Church

    02/17/2020 7:12:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 17, 2020 | Jim Hale
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Zen offers Mass, and a war cry for the Church Cardinal Joseph Zen offers a Solemn High Pontifical Mass in New York City February 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – It would be easy to understand if 88-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen had been weary and less than eager for an interview. He had traveled to New York after a grinding schedule of long flights, interviews, and meetings. But he was joyful and relaxed when he showed up for his interview with LifeSite’s Claire Chretien in Manhattan.  Cardinal Zen, the Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, was 15 minutes early....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Zen criticizes Vatican for ‘despis[ing] the heroes of faith’ in China

    02/15/2020 8:18:41 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite New ^ | February 14, 2020 | Claire Chretien
    EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Zen criticizes Vatican for ‘despis[ing] the heroes of faith’ in China In a 20-minute discussion, the cardinal lamented the Pope’s silence on China’s abuses of power in Hong Kong and described a dire situation for faithful Chinese Catholics. NEW YORK, February 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The communist-run Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association “has always been objectively schismatic” and remains that way “but with the blessing from the Holy See,” Cardinal Joseph Zen said today. Cardinal Zen sat down with LifeSite for a one-on-one interview in New York today. In the 20-minute discussion, the cardinal lamented the Pope’s silence on China’s...
  • ‘The Death of the True Faith’ in China

    07/09/2019 6:36:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Church Militant ^ | July 8, 2019 | William Mahoney
    ‘The Death of the True Faith’ in China Cdl. Zen's latest dubia on the Holy See's guidelines for Chinese clergy HONG KONG (ChurchMilitant.com) - Cardinal Joseph Zen has highlighted serious problems with the Holy See's new pastoral guidelines for clergy registration in Communist China. Having recently met with Pope Francis, Cdl. Zen updated his website on Monday with the full text of his dubia on the Holy See's new guidelines concerning the civil registration of the clergy in China. Zen summarizes his dubia: This document has radically turned upside what is normal and what is abnormal, what is rightful and what is pitiable. Those who...
  • Zen and the Art of Sailing: My Excellent Zen Experience in California 1978

    06/20/2018 4:08:50 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 68 replies
    A Free Republic Vanity ^ | June 20, 2018 | PoconoPundit
    I’m going to relay a one-time experience I had with Zen meditation when I was in my early 20’s. I didn’t need to visit Japan for this experience: Zen came to me in the form of a 2-day weekend retreat held in San Diego.  The event was held in a large two-or-three floor neighborhood house facing out on lovely Balboa Park with its large trees.   I gained much from this meditation retreat, and I would definitely encourage others to give it a go.   Before attending this retreat, I’d read that it may take a Zen monk many years to...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cardinal Zen – The Man Who Does Not Follow Cardinal Parolin’s Kowtow...

    04/12/2018 5:37:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | April 11, 2018 | Mathias Von Gersdorff
    On Saturday, 7 April 2018, two important events took place which seemed, to a superficial observer, to be utterly unrelated:In Rome, people gathered and discussed the topic “Catholic Church, where are you going?” Present were prominent prelates such as Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, and Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider. It was about the negative effects of the controversial passages in the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia of Pope Francis. The German-American journalist Maike Hickson reported on this event here and here.In Bonn, the former capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun received the “Stephanus-Prize for...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cdl Zen: Chinese Catholics’ “continuous harassments…would take volumes to be narrated.”

    03/14/2018 3:28:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 9, 2018 | Anthony E. Clark
    I would like the express my gratitude to Cardinal Zen for agreeing to answer a few questions for Catholic World Report at this crucial moment in the history of the Catholic Church in China. Over the past several days we corresponded about pressing issues related to the current Sino-Vatican negotiations that are underway. I first met Cardinal Zen several years ago at his humble residence with the Salesians in Hong Kong, where we spent more than an hour discussing the state of China’s Church. Since then, Catholics in China have encountered new pressures from state authorities. Their situation has become...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop mocks Chinese Cardinal Zen: He should ‘smile once in a while’

    03/02/2018 4:50:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 2, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    BRISBANE, Australia, March 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — An Australian archbishop has angered Catholics by criticizing two cardinals who have been outspoken advocates of orthodoxy. Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane, tweeted yesterday that he wished Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong, who has been impassioned in his support of the persecuted underground Catholic Church in China, would smile. “Things can be tough in China, I know,” he conceded, “but I just wish the Cardinal would smile once in a while.” Archbishop Coleridge was reacting to a photo of Zen on an article about the cardinal’s strong opposition to the Vatican’s impending deal...
  • [Catholic Caucus] De Mattei: The spirit of resistance and love for the Church

    02/07/2018 5:58:41 PM PST · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 7, 2018 | Roberto de Mattei
    As the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election draws near, we hear repeatedly that we are facing a dramatic and absolutely unprecedented ‘page’ in the history of the Church. This is only partly true. The Church has always experienced tragic times which have seen the laceration of the Mystical Body since its very beginnings on Calvary right up to the present day.The younger generations don’t know and the older generations have forgotten how terrible the years that followed the Second Vatican Council were, of which the present age is the result. Forty years ago while the 1968 revolt was erupting,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Unbowed, Cardinal Zen Blasts the Vatican

    02/06/2018 7:20:17 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | February 6, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In a February 5 blog post, published in English translation by Sandro Magister, Cardinal Zen throws false prudence (i.e., servile timidity) to the winds and tells the truth about the impending Vatican sellout of the Catholics of China to their communist overlords. As he puts it: “A few persons who care about me have advised me to pray more and not to talk too much. Of course it is right to pray more, because the Lord is our hope and we have confidence in the intercession of Our Lady, the Mother of God. They have probably advised me in this...
  • [Cath Cauc] Retired Hong Kong cardinal blasts Vatican over claims he caused ...

    02/05/2018 5:31:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | February 5, 2018 | Raymond Yeung
    In a strongly worded statement, the outspoken clergyman said he did not need sympathy and would continue to speak his mind without fear while he still could. Zen, a prominent pro-democracy activist, caused a stir last month after he revealed in a Facebook post details of his trip to the Vatican, where he met Pope Francis to discuss his worries about the faithful being suppressed by Beijing.Vatican rebukes retired Hong Kong cardinal after remarks on ‘selling out’ of Chinese Catholics After expressing concern at the Vatican’s request for two mainland Chinese bishops to step down and make way for Beijing-sanctioned...
  • [Catholic Caucus} Cardinal Zen: Vatican is now backing a ‘new…schismatic Church’ in China

    01/30/2018 5:31:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 30, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    China’s leading prelate, Cardinal Joseph Zen, is sounding the alarm that the Vatican "is selling out the Catholic Church in China​"  and that it is "giving the blessing on the new...schismatic Church" created by the Communists.  "So, do I think that the Vatican is selling out the Catholic Church in China? Yes, definitely, if they go in the direction which is obvious from all what they are doing in recent years and months," the 86-year-old retired Bishop of Hong Kong wrote in a Jan. 29 letter addressed to “Friends in the Media,” in which he confirmed a report that the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican denies rift between Pope and advisers over China

    01/30/2018 9:24:58 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | January 30, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Vatican denies rift between Pope and advisers over China by Staff Reporter posted Tuesday, 30 Jan 2018 Pope Francis pauses while answering questions from journalists aboard his flight from Lima, Peru, to Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring) The Vatican has implicitly criticised Cardinal Zen's account of the Pope's relations with a Vatican delegation in ChinaThe Vatican has issued a statement contradicting Cardinal Joseph Zen’s account of the Pope’s relationship with his collaborators on China.Cardinal Zen wrote an open letter saying that Pope Francis had indicated in a private audience that he was opposed to the replacement of ‘underground’ Chinese bishops with...