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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Saturday, February 12, 2005

A Lonely Funeral in a Faraway Land

The Canda Free Press is reporting today with a very poignant editorial on the recent death of an imprisoned Chinese bishop, and lamenting the lack of concern on the part of the Western world, and particulary Canada, regarding the persecution of Christians in China.

"Denied religious comforts, the affection of his blood relatives or visitors from the outside free world, Bishop Gao languished, largely forgotten in prison for five years. In the news blackout that sealed off all information about him in the last years of his life, no one can really say what else he may have been denied in the way of human comforts, what foods he was given, what medication, if any his jailers may have patently ignored...

...While Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin raised the case of two Chinese-Canadian journalists who had their visitor’s Visas revoked 48 hours before they were to join Martin’s nine-day tour of South Asia, he remained mum on the issue of Zhao Ziyang, whose death was suppressed by the Chinese media..."

For more, read "Canada ignores fate of China's imprisoned bishops"


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