Shockingly, the head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academies for Sciences and Social Sciences has proclaimed that China’s current communist regime, yes the same one persecuting Christians, is the “best [at] implementing the social doctrine of the Church.”
The Vatican Insider originally published the report in which Archbishop Sanchez Sorondo made this statement.
To continue on with the insult, Sorondo praised China as “extraordinary.”
“The economy does not dominate politics, as happens in the United States, something Americans themselves would say,” he said. “You do not have shantytowns, you do not have drugs, young people do not take drugs.”
We are talking about the same China that demolishes churches, forcing believers to hide. For instance, a few weeks ago the Golden Lampstand church was destroyed due to government officials claiming that the large church with 60,000 worshippers and the largest evangelical community in China, was built in secret without the correct permits.
But yet, Sorondo, the Vatican official says that China is the leader at implementing social doctrine of the church? What doctrine might that be? Atheism? Confucianism? Loyalty to the party? These are the social doctrines that the communist party is based on.
On the other side of the debate is Steven Mosher, social scientist and president of Population Research Institute and author of Bully of Asia. He said that he doesn’t know why the Vatican agreed to replace Catholic bishops with a number of excommunicated fake bishops appointed by the CCP. Could this be part of the social change that Sorondo was referring to?
These illegitimate bishops are hand-picked by the government. Cardinal Joseph Zen, China’s leading prelate, has warned that the Vatican is “selling out the Catholic Church in China ” and that it is “giving the blessing on the new…schismatic Church” created by the Communists.
Mosher said that the so-called “negotiating” between the Church and the Communist government appears to be one-sided. In the past six years of negotiations, he said, he hasn’t seen the Chinese government make any concessions to the Vatican whatsoever, and that even if they had made any private ones, “they couldn’t be trusted to keep them.”
This takes another stab at the catholic church. How legitimate could it be, especially if the head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academies for Sciences and Social Sciences is saying that the corrupt church that exists in communist China is the model for the world? The recent exposure that the bishops are actively being replaced alone should raise questions.
What about the sex crimes committed by their clergy against children that the Vatican continually tries to sweep under the rug? How could the Vatican and the pope have the moral high ground when such evil lies right beneath the surface?
The history of China is filled with tragedy and bloodshed from Mao’s cultural revolution and onward. The human rights concerns in China are frequent, the citizens are heavily surveilled and the police are even taking it so far as to enforce thought crimes in some areas. How could this be the best country at implementing the social doctrine of the catholic church? Unless the catholic church was corrupt, it couldn’t.
Claire Chretien. “Vatican archbishop praises Communist China as ‘best’ at implementing Church’s social doctrine.” Lifesite . . (2018): . . http://bit.ly/2ENfjGk
Dorothy Cummings McLean. “Social scientist: Vatican is ‘negotiating the surrender’ of China’s real Church to the Communists.” Lifesite. . (2018): . . http://bit.ly/2E9ObUT
Benjamin Haas . “China church demolition sparks fears of campaign against Christians.” Guardian. . (2018): . . http://bit.ly/2nRTz3W