Good News from China!

A reader writes:

Mark, at the moment I’m in Jinan, the capitol of Shandong province, and I am pleased to report that today I visited the main Catholic church in Jinan, and in it, ON PUBLIC DISPLAY was a framed picture of Pope Benedict. This is not an underground church, it is around 100 years old and it is the main public Catholic Church in the capitol city of Shandong. Pope Benedict’s countenance is on its wall, unmolested. And a new plaster statue of BVM Mary stands in front of this church, in full view of the public.

Good to hear! May the Church in China prosper and grow! And may the Commies, ahem, wither away. Quickly.

  • Ron E.

    There are several Catholic churches; one of which I attended near our school in Jinan. Freedom of religion is respected in China though regulated because you can’t proselytize. That’s refreshing given the spectre of Terry Jones, Sharia law, and other religious bigotry. China lost 30 million people in the Taiping Rebellion led by a man who thought he was the brother of Jesus at the same time the US was settling the issue of slavery in our own Civil War. I guess the Gov’t of China has enough sense to regulate religious bigotry as a sad anachronism of human history. It’s not Communism, just progressive sense.

    • Mark Shea

      Wow. Enjoy the Kool aid.


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