Loyal Chinese bishop reverses stand, endorses Patriotic Association
Catholic World News – June 15, 2016
[Under pressure from the Vatican because of Frankenpope’s new Fernostpolitik (Far East policy) of appeasement toward the ChiComs and their puppet church? To satisfy his Ostpolitik of appeasement toward the Communists in Eastern Europe, Blessed Pope Paul VI in 1971 ordered Cardinal Mindszenty to leave his 16-year sanctuary in the US embassy in Budapest – after the brutally-suppressed 1956 Hungarian revolt – for exile first in Rome and later in Vienna – and in 1973 His Holiness stripped His Eminence of his titles as Archbishop-Prince of Esztergom and Primate-Regent of Hungary]
After four years under house arrest, Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daquin of Shanghai has shocked loyal Catholics by endorsing the government-backed Catholic Patriotic Association.
Bishop Ma dramatically renounced his membership in the Patriotic Association at his episcopal consecration in July 2012. As punishment, he has been confined to his quarters and unable to engage in public ministry, although he has been able to communicate with the faithful by means of a blog.
On June 12, Bishop Ma unexpectedly praised the Patriotic Association. It is not clear what caused the bishop to abandon the stand that had led to his confinement under house arrest, but his reversal is a major propaganda victory for the Chinese government, which insists that the Patriotic Association must control the Catholic Church in China. The Vatican refuses to recognize the Patriotic Association, and has denounced the group as an affront to the autonomy of the Church.