It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Pope Benedict Has A Message for the Chinese Regime

BEIJING - One of China's fiercest critics was included in a list of new cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI yesterday.

Bishop Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has led opposition to a Beijing-backed anti-subversion law and defended "underground" Roman Catholics, heavily persecuted on the mainland....

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The Catholic Church has probably been the most fierce critic of communism in the world. Not even the United States' opposition to communism compares to the consistent work of the Vatican to bring this evil form of government down. Pope John Paul II played a central role in the liberation of Poland from communism, and the fall of the Soviet Union itself. Now Pope Benedict has set his sights on communist China as the next target for demolition. The people of China need to be free, and only the Catholic Church can lead them to that freedom. Over the next decade the drama of liberation in China will unfold, and nobody can say for sure how it will turn out. Only God knows. Our Lady of Fatima warned us to pray for the people of Russia concerning the rise of communism. Likewise, that call continues to go forth for the people of all communist countries. That would especially include the 1 billion Chinese currently enslaved to the tyranny of their communist government. In the years to come, let us all pray for the people of China.

O my Jesus,
forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell.

Lead all souls to heaven,

help especially those most in need of thy mercy.