Riot Police Break Up Mass and Stomp on Eucharist

Knock the Priest down and stomp on the Eucharist: Cheju diocese has demanded an official apology after about 20 riot police disrupted a Mass yesterday on Jeju island. The police were clearing a path for a cement truck to enter the construction site of a controversial new naval base. Father Bartholomew Mun Jung-hyun, who was presiding over…

Kim Jong Il is Dead

The much-feared North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il is dead. So reports the Sydney Morning Herald: Kim Jong-il, the second-generation North Korean dictator who defied global  condemnation to build nuclear weapons while his people starved, has died at the  age of 69, Yonhap News reported. The South Korean military has been put on emergency alert with…

Woman Leaves Fortune to Church

In Korea: A 92-year-old unmarried woman has donated 1.1 billion won (US$935,000) to the Church. Columba Lee Jeom-hong told Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk at his office on September 23 the money was earned cleanly with her own hands and feet, in order to offer it to God. “I lived without greed, and without waste of…