Showing posts with label Cardinal Zen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cardinal Zen. Show all posts

Friday, March 15, 2019

“What Planet Are Our Ecclesiastical Leaders From?”


Cardinal Zen, archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong, sharply criticizes Vatican's China policy: "The call to trust the [Chinese] government is incredible!"

Vatican-Beijing (kath.net) "The call to trust the [Chinese] government is incredible! Is there any lack of information about the recent suppression of our Vatican supervisors?" asks Cardinal Joseph Zen, Archbishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, who criticized the Vatican's current China policy so sharply. This was reported by the "Catholic Herald".  Zen responded with a blog post to Cardinal Fernando Filonis (Vatican Secretariat of State) praising the controversial deal between the Communist People's Republic of China and the Vatican. The Vatican has been trying for some time to defuse the conflict over underground Catholics who are not recognized by China's government. Catholics in China are divided into two groups, a not-until-recently recognized Vatican Catholic State Church (which does not recognize all parts of Catholic doctrine) and a Catholic Church of underground Catholics, some of whom have suffered massive persecution and continue to suffer.

Cardinal Zen explained: "The Holy See intends to present the dialogue with China as a homogeneous process from John Paul II through Benedict to Pope Francis." It remains unmentioned, "that John Paul II and Benedict who lived under totalitarian regimes have never believed in the theory of Ostpolitik.” With the election of Pietro Parolin as Secretary of State of the Vatican "Pope Francis gave the group of powerful men of the Curia the opportunity to resume their project of Ostpolitik. By following Pope Francis in his optimism, he dangerously surrenders easily, hiding the terrible face of Chinese Communism, of which he [Parolin] is well aware."

The negotiations between China and the Vatican were partly also in the hands of the disgraced, after massive allegations of abuse, US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who provides further explosive force in the controversial deal.

Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Francis Appoints Retired,Elderly, Old Liberal Marxist to Hong Kong

Not Auxiliary Bishop Ha, but retired Cardinal Tong,  will intervene after the death of Bishop Yeung into diocesan ministry - Tong is considered the co-architect of the disputed September agreement between China and the Holy See

Vatican City (kath.net/KAP) Pope Francis has temporarily recalled 79-year-old Cardinal John Tong Hon (photo) from his retirement to the top of the diocese of Hong Kong. This was reported by the Vatican press service Asianews. Tong, who led the diocese from 2009 to 2017, until further notice replaces bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, who died on Thursday at age 73. The Vatican itself did not announce the appointment. In any case, the custom is considered unusual because there is a suffragan bishop in Hong Kong. In the event of the death or resignation of the diocesan Bishop, this would normally be the responsibility of an interim diocesan leader.

Tong is considered the co-architect of September's controversial agreement between China and the Holy See on bishop appointments. Tong's predecessor Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun (86) is a determined opponent of rapprochement because he fears disadvantages for the Catholic underground Church in China.

The press service Asianews reiterated fears that Tong's appointment as Apostolic Administrator for Hong Kong would be in China's favor. According to other voices Tong was a neutral choice for a transitional period. This leaves Hong Kong Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing (59) a possible candidate for proper succession.

Auxiliary Bishop Ha, unlike Tong, is considered critical of the regime. He was involved, according to AsiaNews, for imprisoned Chinese bishops, vigils for the massacre at Tiananmen Square and for more democracy.

Pope Francis had again defended the signing of the Interim Agreement between the Holy See and the People's Republic of China on the appointment of bishops in China at the New Year's reception for the Diplomatic Corps on Monday. The agreement was the result of "a long and deliberate institutional dialogue that has succeeded in defining some stable elements of cooperation between the Apostolic See and the civil authorities". The official bishops, without a papal mandate, have now been reinstated in full ecclesial communion and "invited to work generously for the reconciliation of Chinese Catholics and for a new momentum in evangelization". A visible sign of this was the participation of two bishops of China in the Youth Synod. "It is to be hoped that the continuation of the contacts with regard to the implementation of the Closed Provisional Arrangement will help to resolve the outstanding issues and ensure the spaces necessary for the true enjoyment of religious freedom," said Pope Francis.

Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Monday, December 17, 2018

Cardinal Zen: "I must choose between rebellion against the Pope, and silence."

"Global Times on the Vatican delegation in the People's Republic of China. Cardinal Zen: "I have to decide".

(Rome / Beijing) Vatican spokesman Greg Burke indirectly confirmed the Vatican operation in the People's Republic of China to force legitimate, faithful bishops to resign, giving way to schismatic, bishops.
 

"Practical steps"

 

On Saturday, December 15, the Global Times, a regime friendly, English-language newspaper in the People's Republic of China, reported the presence of a Vatican delegation in China. This had taken place in the Communist empire because of "practical steps in the implementation of the agreement on the bishops".
 
Last September, for the first time since the Communist takeover in 1949, a bilateral agreement was signed between the Holy See and the People's Republic of China, but its contents are kept secret by both sides. As the Global Times confirmed, this is about episcopal appointments.
 
In 1958, the Communist regime established its own religiously dependent Catholic Church, independent from Rome, the so-called "Patriotic Association," and has since appointed its own bishops without the consent of Rome. These bishops were excommunicated from Rome.
 
Simultaneously with the signing of the secret agreement, Pope Francis lifted the excommunication of these bishops and recognized them as legitimate bishops. The agreement also appears to require that these bishops be appointed and recognized as diocesan bishops by Rome. Since autumn 2017, it is known that the Vatican is urging two faithful bishops to resign to make way for bishops excommunicated so far.
 
Last week, as the newspaper reported, a Vatican delegation was in the "Middle Kingdom" to hold "talks on the implementation of an agreement on the appointment of bishops."These," said a spokesman for the Holy See,  "talks were conducted with both government and church representatives."
 
The spokesperson, according to the article, was Vatican spokesman Greg Burke, who was contacted by the Chinese newspaper last Friday.
 
The newspaper also quoted Wang Meixiu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences as saying that the talks were about filling vacant episcopal chairs. 

The "new model"


The Global Times also confirmed that a bishop appointed by the regime is being used by the Vatican as a legitimate diocesan bishop. Underground Bishop Guo Xijin of Mindong accepted the papal call to resign last Friday. He is replaced by the regime's Bishop Zhan Silu.
 
Bishop Guo Xijin was a dialogue partner of the Vatican delegation. He will be, as the Vatican wishes, auxiliary bishop of Bishop Silu in his former diocese. He confirmed this to Global Times after the meeting with the delegation from the Vatican.
 
Global Times presented the unusual resignation and role reversal as a "normal castling," which goes back to "practical", ecclesiastical "necessities."
 
There is talk of a "new model" that, if accepted by both sides "with good will", could be established with regard to episcopal nominations. Should that translate to mean that the diocesan bishops in future come from the Patriotic Association and the auxiliary bishops from the Underground Church?
 
Global Times concludes:
"The Press Office of the Holy See did not respond to questions as to whether the delegation's mission also included discussions on the establishment of diplomatic relations or a possible visit by Pope Francis to China."

Cardinal Zen: "Unacceptable, so I'll be silent from now on"


Meanwhile, Cardinal Joseph Zen, emeritus bishop of Hong Kong and gray eminence of the Chinese Underground Church, commented on recent events. He was disappointed with the monthly Tempi that Rome forces legitimate and faithful bishops to resign to establish bishops who have been unfaithful and have turned away from Rome.
"I have told these two bishops that they should not resign voluntarily so as not to cooperate with evil. But I have also advised them to obey if the Pope orders it, because a pope's command must always be obeyed."
At the beginning of the year, Cardinal Zen experienced the great defeat when it became clear that Pope Francis is against all warnings, for the agreement with Beijing (see also "The problem is who sits in the cage" ). Because of this disappointment, the cardinal reasons, since it is impossible for him because of his office and as a Catholic, to criticize the Pope, he will at last to retire to a monastery and to keep silent.

He said to Tempi :
"There is the problem of the seven bishops excommunicated and pardoned by Francis. So far none of them has been placed at the head of a diocese. If this happens, I will be silent for ever, because that would be unacceptable and would force me to decide to rebel against the Pope or to remain silent. I will be silent."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Global Times / Wikicommons (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Cardinal Zen Says He Will Resign If Pope Appoints More Communist Bishops

Emeritus Archbishop of Hong Kong: "I can not fight the Pope. But if he legitimizes the six bishops [of the Catholic Patriotic Association], I will retire to praying in a monastery. “

Hong Kong (kath.net) "I can not fight the pope. But if he legitimizes the six bishops [of the Catholic Patriotic Association], I will retire to praying in a monastery. And I will not talk to journalists anymore. I will remain silent.” Cardinal Joseph Zen, Archbishop Emeritus of Hong Kong and longtime critic of Pope Francis' China policy, announced this again. The cardinal said in an interview with the Catholic French portal La Croix that he had recently handed the Pope a seven-page letter between the Vatican and the Communist government of China about the provisional agreement of secret content. Zen had traveled to Rome specifically because he had not trusted in the reliability of the followers of Francis. This is what Maike Hickson reported on "LifeSiteNews".

He explained to La Croix that he considered this provisional agreement to be destructive to the faithful Catholic underground Church of China.

After the secret agreement, Pope Francis recognized eight bishops loyal to the government, who had originally been ordained Catholic bishops without the consent of the Vatican.

The American-German ecclesiastical journalist Maike Hickson criticized that German-language media would "spread the wrong message" that Cardinal Zen withdrew into a monastery and pointed out that Zen has made only a conditional announcement.

- Prof. Thomas Schirrmacher: "The red in Cardinal Zen's clothing truly stands for martyr's blood"

Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Cardinal Zen: Vatican-China Agreement Will Be Disastrous for Entire Church — Parolin Doesn’t Have Faith, He Should Resign

Edit:
a few days ago there was an article in the Catholic Herald about the unofficial custodian of China relations with the Vatican and millions of Chinese Catholics, the disgraced and rotten Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. In the Italian Monthly, 30 Days, he was already on record.

Cardinal Zen sharply criticized the Vatican-China agreement and calls for the resignation of Cardinal Secretary Parolin "He should resign, I do not believe he has faith"

Hong Kong (kath.net) Joseph Cardinal Zen, the well-known Emeritus Archbishop of Hong Kong, sharply criticized the Vatican agreement with China. This is reported by Reuters. This agreement is an "incredible betrayal" of the Catholic faith. At the core of the agreement is that Chinese Catholics recognize the Pope, for which the Vatican will recognize the excommunicated bishops of the communist state church. In the end, two Catholic bishops would have to give up their diocesan seats.

Zen was especially critical of Cardinal Secretary of State Parolin. "He should resign, I do not think he has any faith, he's just a good diplomat in a very secular sense." The consequence of this agreement is serious for the whole world. It will be unbelievable for the Church. That's why, according to Zen, the Vatican agreement is kept as secret as possible. According to Zen, the agreement with the Vatican will be accepted by at most half of the Roman Catholic Church in China. "I'm afraid they'll do something irrational, they'll make a revolution."


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Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Malleus (aliquorum) cardinalium -- Hard Times For "Dissenters" Among the Cardinals

(Rome) "Hard times" rule for cardinals who are considered "dissenters" from the path specified by the current Pope. The "Ultrabergogliani" (Master) Internet portal, Vatican Insider , which was created in collaboration with Andrea Tornielli, the House and Palace Vaticanists of Pope Francis announced within the last few days of  blows against three cardinals who had allegedly made ​​such infringements.

Against Cardinal Raymond Burke 

On February 14, Vatican insider  grasped with zeal an entry by Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington Cardinal  which the latter wrote to his American brother, Raymond Cardinal Burke. Although Cardinal Wuerl had not called his brother Burke by name, Vatican Insider published this even boldly, so that everyone would recognize the addressee,  the accused. Wuerl accused his brother of treason because of his criticism Pope Francis' decisions.

Against Cardinal George Pell

On February 16, Vatican Insider informed with a number of previously unknown details about steps that have been made ​​for Legislative Texts on behalf of Pope Francis and the Pontifical Council to reduce the decision-making powers and responsibilities of George Cardinal Pell as Prefect of the new Economy Secretariat. It was Francis who called Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, who was still in Australia exactly one year ago to Rome and placed him at the head of the new Congregation.

Against Cardinal Joseph Zen

On February 19,   Vatican Insider devoted wide space for an article with some sarcastic criticism by an unknown Chinese priest, degrade  Cardinal Joseph Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong and undisputed head of  the underground Catholic Church in China loyal to Rome. He was described  in caustically, as boycotting any attempt at "appeasement" between the Holy See and the communist government in Beijing.

Open season on the "kangaroo" Pell

After the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts and the Pension Fund of the Vatican rose against the Australian cardinal in the ring. On 20 February, he said in a press statement that the pensions of Vatican officials are secured and "disruptive" news in recent months were unfounded.
It is Cardinal Pell, who had been concerned for  months sounding an alarm because of the Vatican's pension funds. For the first time he did so in July 2014, with the announcement that it would have required a committee of experts to study the problems. He repeated it in the British weekly Catholic Herald last December and 13 February on the website crux of the Boston Globe.
Against the attempt by Cardinal Pell to bring order to the pension fund,  the same Board of Directors reacted. The chair  is Domenico Calcagno Cardinal, President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA),   St. Peter Buildiong Works, the Propaganda Fide, the Secretariat of State, Vatican Radio and the Governor of Vatican City. "In short, the representatives of all these institutions were in a power struggle with Pell, who were struggling to preserve their economic and financial autonomy," said Magister.
Thus, below the encircling attack progress against the man who is often referred to by the English media as the "Czar" of Vatican finances, but within the holy walls, and even in altissimis, he is quite prosaically called the "kangaroo."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image Secretum meum mihi
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
Link to Katholisches...
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cardinal: Vatican Names Dogs in Place of Bishops


The Vatican has recognized men who've been the Communist regime's Bishops for years. In public, the supposed warming of relations to fat cats was bought in Peking. The faithful will pay the bill.

[kreuz.net, Hong Kong] The Emeritus Bishop of Hong Kong, Joseph Cardinal Zen, has openly criticized the communist-friendly China-politic of the Vatican's Congregation of Missions on 'AsiaNews'.

The text is a copy of an article by a Father Jeroom Heyndrickx, where the Cardinal draws a question mark about the middleman between the Communists and the Congregation of Missions.

The Vatican in the Service of the Church's Enemies

Cardinal Zen said that he was a sinner at the beginning of his article: "But I would add to my many sins -- if I were like a dog who did not bark when the time was right for it."

The Prince of the Church insists that he will speak out against the aims of the Vatican and the Chinese Communists.

But for all that will awake the impression, that it is not so and their purpose has been discovered.

Then the Cardinal demystified the mythos of the Chinese communists' mutually recognized Bishops.

These proceedings will serve the aims of the Communist party.


A Dog on the Leash


Cardinal Zen says that the Bishops of the official state "Patriotic Union" are "slaves, or, even worse; as dogs on a leash".

The Bishops of the regime named by the Vatican are according to him "modern false prophets". They travel -- says Cardinal Zen -- happily on the imperial caravan of the independent church and call out from time to time, "Long live the Pope".

Then the Communist government supervises the state Bishops. These will only hear and obey.

They must depart from meetings, without knowing, where the journey begins.

They were invited to meetings, without knowing the subject.

They must hold speeches, without having seen the text beforehand.

The methods of persecution have improved.

Today the victims are invited to dinner, city tours and awards.

One is certain, however, to respect their freedom of conscience.

But Cardinal Zen knows, that the promises of Communists mean nothing.

For according to the left, "Lies are a legitimate means, to reach your goal".
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