And let the perpetual light shine upon him.
Bishop Joseph was bishop of Shanghai. He passed away Monday. He was 96 years old and had been under house arrest for a long, long time. You might remember him from this article which we've posted before and which you should read and then re-read. My wife had been assigned to pray for him every day for the last several years. He was a great man.
Naturally, the scum that runs the Chinese government deprived His Excellency of a proper funeral Mass. Please pray for Bishop Joseph's soul. He suffered a dry martyrdom for the rights of the Holy Catholic Church. It's amazing how many people take communion with Rome so flippantly while guys like Bishop Joseph are basically willing to die for it.
Pray for the Church in China as well, especially Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin, who saw the error of his ways and returned to the Church after being affiliated with the fake "Patriotic Church." Pray for the government of China that they will abandon their persecution.
Finally, support the Cardinal Kung Foundation.