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Why do people keep buying Chinese “Catholic” gifts?

Chinese persecution of Catholics Continues

I keep hoping that after writing posts like this for seven years that things would change and I could stop. Unfortunately: Priests and nuns in Shanghai diocese whose bishop is in detention are required to attend “learning” classes on the central theme of the National Congress of the Communist Party. About 30 priests and a dozen nuns joined the program …

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Yes, There are Children’s Books Not Printed in China

My First Prayers for Christmas

Over the years we have become increasingly frustrated as more and more children’s books are sent to China for printing. Since China still thinks that government-forced abortion and sterilization are okay and Catholic priests and bishops are still vanishing, we have had access to a very limited selection of children’s titles. Fortunately, Magnificat Magazine has started publishing books for children …

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Batman Against China’s Abortion Policy

Yesterday I mentioned another case of forced abortion in China and today I saw a news report that Christian Bale of Batman fame, gave a human rights award to Chen Guancheng, the blind pro-life activist from China who had a harrowing experience earlier this year. Bale praised Chen's opposition to forced abortions in China and had actually tried to visit …

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Why We May Not Have Brass Advent Wreaths This Year

From the first day we opened our store we have had a policy that we won't carry any products from China because of the ongoing persecution and state-forced abortion policy. This of course leads to inconveniences when it comes to Nativity sets, statuary, many children's books and other products that seem to be almost exclusively made in China these days. …

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Chen’s Plight Makes Catholic Manufacturers’ Excuses Ring Hollow

Since Aquinas and More opened we have had a policy that we don't buy or sell any products from China. We have posted many times over the years explaining why. Some of our vendors have tried to convince us that this policy isn't really wise and have offered many excuses why their stuff is “okay” to purchase including: We inspect …

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What “Affordable Prices” Look Like

LINYI CITY, Shandong Province, China, April 3, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A chilling photograph circulating in China shows the body of a 9-months-gestation baby submerged in a bucket of water, apparently a victim of the country’s one-child policy. Digital Journal reports that the photograph, in which the head and arm of a child can be seen underwater in a large red …

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As a Catholic, Why Would You Buy Catholic Gifts From China?

Maybe it's because you like supporting a country that just imprisoned four Catholic bishops who weren't going along with the illicit ordination of a new bishop by the Chinese Patriotic Church. Does your Catholic store carry Chinese stuff? Maybe you should ask them why.

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Child Trafficking by the Chinese Government

I just found this report about the population control policies in China. On March 9, 2009, I found myself sitting in a modest concrete farmhouse, deep inside the labyrinthine network of rural farming villages that make up Lipu County, China. Warm, clear sunlight streamed in the house’s open back door, a rare break from the unending drizzle that seems to …

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