We have $161,839 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

China reacts angrily to Vatican warning on illicit ordination

Catholic World News - July 05, 2012

After the Vatican warned that Chinese prelates would be excommunicated if they participated in the illicit ordination of a bishop on July 6, the Beijing government condemned the statement from Rome as “barbaric and irrational.”

China’s Office of Religious Affairs angrily denounced the Vatican’s “outrageous” and “shocking” stand, and said that Chinese Catholics should not need approval from Rome.

The Congregation for Evangelization had warned: “If the Church in China is to be Catholic, episcopal ordinations that have no prior papal approval must not take place.” Chinese authorities plan to go ahead with the episcopal ordination of Father Joseph Yue Fusheng, a vice-president of the government-backed Patriotic Association, in Harbin on July 6.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($161,839 to go):
$200,000.00 $38,160.72
81% 19%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Defender - Jul. 05, 2012 6:57 PM ET USA

    When is enough, enough? Through the years the Vatican has tread lightly with this communist government only to have them obtain more and more concessions until there are now few left. This government has never had the wish to do anything but continue its control over the populace - giving lip-synch to "relgion" because they ultimately control it. Meanwhile, those loyal to Rome continue to be swept up by their police and are thrown in jail or face re-education. Enough is enough!

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Synod Continues 14 hours ago
Why Pope Francis cannot win on sexual abuse 15 hours ago
A secret plot to control the Synod? No; it's not secret at all. October 8
What about Catholic affirmation for those in false marriages? October 8
Free eBook: Pope Francis' Catechesis on the Family October 7

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5