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Church in China

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 Contents - Jun 2009AD2000 June 2009 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Pentecost Sunday: birthday of the Church - Michael Gilchrist
Cardinal Pell's UK interview: Liturgy, Missal translation, World Youth Day - Luke Coppen
Vocations: Brisbane's Holy Spirit Seminary: promising signs of growth - Anthony Barich
News: The Church Around the World
Interview: American Catholics and abortion: the Church at the crossroads - Mariangela Sullivan
Laetare Medal: Mary Ann Glendon's letter to Notre Dame's President
FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH: The Last Things: death, judgment, Heaven, Purgatory, Hell - Br Barry Coldrey
Sharia Law: Lights dim for Christians in Pakistan - Babette Francis
Events - July: Australian Catholic Students Association: continuing spiritual impact - Br Barry Coldrey
Youth: Forming a new generation of pro-life leaders - Patrick Langrell
Letters: Church authority - Paul Fitzgerald
Letters: Superior design - John H. Cooney
Letters: Church in China - John R. Barich
Letters: Persecution in China - J. Loring
Letters: Holy Land Pilgrimage - Association of Hebrew Catholics - Andrew Scholl
Letters: Ecumenism - Gary Crothers
Letters: Prayers after Mass - Ken Bayliss
Letters: Pontius Pilate - Grahame Fallon
Books: The Catholic Church and Conversion, by G.K. Chesterton - Michael Daniel (reviewer)
Books: Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs, by Peter Kreeft - Michael Daniel (reviewer)
Books: ISLAND OF THE WORLD, by Michael O'Brien - Luke McCormack (reviewer)
Books: AD2000 Books for June
Reflection: Pentecost and the power of the Holy Spirit for today - Fr Dennis W Byrnes

I need to take issue with Francis Vrijmoed's views on the Church in China (April AD2000).

He makes little reference to the underground Catholic Church which since 1949 has kept the Catholic faith alive without compromising with the Communist authorities who have killed and imprisoned thousands of Christians. No such treatment was ever meted out to the Catholic Church in Taiwan.

His attack on Cardinal Zen Ze-kuan, who is Archbishop of Hong Kong, is quite unwarranted. The Archdiocese of Hong Kong, in its paper The Sunday Examiner, has warned about the effect of a new ordinance calling for the establishment of School Management Committees which are considered a thinly veiled method for removing the Catholic ethos from its schools. They are fearful that the current exemption until 2012 will be removed.

JOHN R. BARICH
Perth, WA

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 22 No 5 (June 2009), p. 15

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