Cardinal Zen: “Parolin knows he is lying. He knows that I know he is a liar. He knows that I will tell everyone that he is a liar.”

Cardinal Joseph Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, blogs :  I read the speech given by Cardinal Parolin, Secretary of State of His Holiness, in Milan on October 3. [Rorate: in that speech, Cardinal Parolin defended the Vatican’s attitude and deal, and the confirmation of the deal, with Communist China.] It Read more…

Leonardo Boff sees new encyclical as light for a new world

Martina Moyski  reports for ChurchMilitant.com : An aging Marxist theologian is singing the praises of Pope Francis’ latest — and longest — letter to the bishops of the world.   Francis’ encyclical, titled “All Brothers”    In a recent blog entry, former Franciscan and liberation theologian Leonardo Boff touted Francis’ 43,000-word encyclical Fratelli Tutti, signed Oct. 3 on the Read more…