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Chinese "underground" priests arrested

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Dec 29, 2006

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The AsiaNews service reports a new assault on the Catholic Church in China: 9 priests of the "underground" Church have been arrested.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jul. 29, 2010 6:08 PM ET USA

    Mock him we may, folks. All the same, Charles Pierce has written the Credo of the last five centuries. Weep for the Catholics who believe in all sincerity that he IS a Catholic, and no one can tell them otherwise.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 26, 2010 9:03 PM ET USA

    Nobody gets to tell me that Charlie Pierce is not my cat.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 22, 2010 10:28 AM ET USA

    No one gets to tell me I'm not a member of the Boston Red Sox. Not Tito Francona, Not Theo, and certainly not John Henry, Tom Werner, or Larry Lucchino. I've played RF for years, although I never get picked for the All Star game. Go figure.

  • Posted by: visions - Jul. 18, 2010 3:33 PM ET USA

    "Taciturnity has its good points..........Silence is more often expedient than speech in a world so extremely foolish as ours." Self-Deceit, III The Varieties of Self-Deceit from SPIRITUAL CONFERENCES by Father Frederick William Faber

  • Posted by: - Jul. 15, 2010 10:38 AM ET USA

    Charles Sanders Pierce, pray for us.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jul. 14, 2010 7:56 PM ET USA

    I understand how he feels perfectly. Bigoted people keep telling me I am not the Queen of Sheba but I know perfectly well that I am. Do you happen to know what the Globe pays for Sunday Mag pieces? Or, worst case, I'd settle for an op-ed.

  • Posted by: Contrary1995 - Jul. 14, 2010 10:58 AM ET USA

    Charles Pierce is most noted as a sports commentator. He started I believe with the Boston Herald and has gone national via NPR and other such outlets. Thank you Diogenes for this post.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 14, 2010 9:11 AM ET USA

    It would seem then that John Donne was wrong. This man is an island, entire of himself. And he will be even more so when he stands alone and naked before his Almighty Father and Creator with nothing to support him except his own conscience and some bit of hot air.

  • Posted by: Paladin - Jul. 14, 2010 8:33 AM ET USA

    It amazes me that the only authority left in the world is me. Perhaps the sisters did too good of a job in teaching me humility.