I am still sick from this one.
Teddy McCarrick, AKA “Uncle Ted” was apparently behind the recent actions of the Holy See to “normalize” relations with the People’s Republic of China.
Here’s what it means in a nutshell. The Vatican will recognize those men as valid bishops who were selected by the PROC/Communist Party.
To say nothing of the underground Catholic Church in China and the sacrifices so many of these good and faithful sons and daughters of the Church have made; we can chalk this up to another of the consequences of Francis being “advised” by the former cardinal and current reprobate McCarrick.
I have a niece who was born in Beijing. The one-child policy of that evil regime led to her being abandoned. My sister adopted her. She has brought love and joy into our lives for these past 20 years and I cannot imagine not having her around. She learned the Catholic faith in the United States. McCarrick was archbishop when my sister brought her home to us.
But these are the people we trust to appoint OUR bishops. And this sort of begs the question; if a government (an officially atheistic communist one at that!) can choose our bishops, why can’t the people of, say, Newark have a say in who should shepherd them? If a few of my boys on Bloomfield Ave. got together and selected one of our hometown priests and sent the name to Francis; do you think he’d approve?
My niece did NOT crawl out of mainland China for this nonsense.
More betrayal from the political pope and his cronies.
When will it end?
Side note: I started a “shred” diet this morning. I’ve been working out like a beast the past year or so. It’s both a hobby of mine (similar to writing) and a health-quest. After two spinal fusion surgeries, this 40 year-old dad wants to be around and in good shape for his wife and kids for a while. Maybe I’ll even attempt quitting smoking again. Some day. In the meantime, my second meal of the day (out of 6) was a piece of baked tilapia and a bowl of unflavored oatmeal.
Pray for the Church (and for me).