Sunday, March 10, 2019

THIS MAN HAS REAL ZEN, A TIMELY MESSAGE FROM A SAINTLY CARDINAL

Press title for full article:

The Price of Catholic Unity

 
 
For Love of My People I Will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China, published in English this year,

EXCERPT:
 
These criticisms of the Church’s entreaties to China come not from an aggrieved anti-cleric but from a cardinal in good standing. Zen’s lectures are not a condemnation of authority but rather a call for the Church to act as a strong authority and an uncompromising garrison of virtue. Clerics should not shy away from their commitment to Christian teaching. They should be fortified by it.

Hope for Catholicism in China lies in the hands of Cardinal Zen and those who, like him, are willing to defend the faith even without strong support from the Vatican. The Church on Earth will be preserved not by equivocations and incompetent bureaucracy but by the Church Militant. Zen reminds us that it is the Catholics who are steadfast in their devotion to the sacraments and doctrine who will preserve the Church, and that nothing less than martyrdom, be it red or white, is the seed of the Church.

3 comments:

Dan said...

"The Church on Earth will be preserved not by equivocations and incompetent bureaucracy...."

But, but, but Francis.... this is a conspiracy!!!

TJM said...

stabbed in the back by PF who is either devious or clueless.

Dan said...

I lean toward DEVIOUS!