Posts Tagged ‘Communism’

How Stalin’s daughter became a Catholic

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Svetlana Stalina was Stalin’s daughter. She grew up in an atmosphere where God was never mentioned. Her father ruled over a Communist Party and government that did its best to minimize religion’s role in people’s lives—or use it to advance communist ideology. In the long run, however, that temporal power was not stronger than the Read more

Catholic lawyer’s funeral disrupted by police

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Police disrupted the funeral for a Catholic lawyer last week in Ho Chi Minh City, amid a disagreement over land ownership. Police and plainclothes security officers closely monitored Therese Tran Thi Ly Hoa’s funeral service, which was held at a local church. A group of masked men then followed the funeral procession to a cemetery Read more

The 100th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

One hundred years ago on October 25 (Old Style Calendar), a Marxist political movement led by an intellectual political activist named Vladimir Lenin mounted a successful coup d’état against Russia’s ailing Provisional Government. Most believed the Bolsheviks would themselves be overthrown quickly. Scarcely anyone recognized that the event marked the beginning of one of the Read more

South Korea to send priests to North Korea

Friday, December 11th, 2015

South Korea’s Catholic Church has announced it has agreed with North Korea to send priests to the isolated communist state “on a regular basis”. This should see priests leading services in Pyongyang on major holy days from next year. The move followed a visit to the North Korean capital by South Korean bishops last week. Read more

Pope seems to criticise Cuba regime in visit

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Pope Francis appeared to take aim at Cuba’s communist regime in comments at a Mass at Havana’s Revolution Square on Sunday. The Pontiff told the crowd that “service is never ideological”. Speaking in a plaza dominated by a towering portrait of revolutionary Che Guevara, the Pope told the crowd they should “serve people, not ideas”. Read more

The radical assault on marriage and family – Marx to today

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Dr. Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College (Pennsylvania) and the author of several best-selling books, including Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century; God and Ronald Reagan; God and George W. Bush; God and Hillary Clinton; and The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism. Read more

Indian police probe death threat against cardinal

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Police in India are probing a death threat allegedly made by a Maoist group against a Catholic cardinal. Cardinal Telesphore Toppo, the archbishop of Ranchi, received a threatening letter purportedly from the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) The PLFI is a breakaway faction of the Communist Party of India. The letter demanded a payment Read more

Raul Castro says Pope could encourage him back to Church

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Cuban President Raul Castro said he is so impressed by Pope Francis that he could be persuaded to return to the Catholic Church. Mr Castro and his brother Fidel suppressed the church in communist Cuba for more than half a century. President Raul Castro had a private meeting with the Pope in Rome on Monday. Read more

Pope says caring for poor doesn’t make him a communist

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Pope Francis has said that caring about the world’s poor does not make him a communist. The Pope called on participants at the World Meeting of Popular Movements last week in Rome to attack the structural causes of poverty and to defend workers’ rights. In a six-page speech, Pope Francis lamented that “land, housing and Read more

First new Catholic Church in Cuba since revolution planned

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Cuba’s communist Government is on the brink of permitting the building of the first new Catholic church in the country since the Marxist revolution of 1959. The church will be built in country’s second city, Santiago de Cuba. Catholics in the city have been attending Mass in the street since Hurricane Sandy destroyed their previous ramshackle Read more