Courtesy of Don Jim, I just came across this story about the Chinese goverment's declaration that "re-incarnations of living Buddhas" are invalid without their approval. Now, I am not going to discuss Buddhism here, but I find this sort of thing exemplifies the arrogant attitude of atheists in positions of authority. Is it me, or is there something completely ironic about those without religion dictating to religious believers what they should accept?
Anyway, as I have said before about the situation in China and Tibet, let's pray for our brethren there, but also for the conversion of non-Catholics (including the Commies and Secularists-that will really annoy them!). I believe that in doing so we may perform a work of spiritual mercy.