Two weeks ago I wrote of the alarming situation in Red China, as have other Catholic bloggers. To be clear, we are outraged not so much with the Communist thugs, for we know they are behaving in their typical manner. The supreme disgrace is the handshaking that the Vatican is doing with the Communist government in allowing them a voice in nominating bishops at the expense of real bishops in China who have endured horrific persecution for their fidelity to Christ and His Church. The pope has gone so far as to "ask these faithful bishops to resign" so that Communist puppets can take their place. I put that phrase in quotes for it really means that he is strong-arming these bishops into deserting their posts: in a word, firing them.
Cardinal Joseph Zen, the leading prelate of China (albeit retired due to his age), has said outright that the Vatican "is selling out the Catholic Church in China" by "giving blessing to the schismatic church. Of course this betrayal by these wolves in shepherds' clothing will only imperil further the faithful Catholics in China.
I mentioned that other bloggers are aghast at this disgraceful conduct on the part of the Vatican, which includes the pope. One Peter Five has an excellent piece. The title of his is a question: "Is The Vatican Surrendering To China?" I would submit that the answer is a resounding "NOT AT ALL!" The Vatican isn't surrendering to China any more than Mussolini surrendered to Hitler. We're talking of diabolical partnerships between people of evil intent.
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