Lifesite News, BEIJING,– Chinese Bishop John Fang Xingyao, who presides over the communist-sanctioned Catholic ecclesial association, said that love of country should supersede love of the Catholic Church.
“Love for the homeland must be greater than the love for the Church and the law of the country is above Canon law,” Bishop Fang told the Political Consultative Conference on Religions on November 26 in Beijing.
The purpose of the high-level meeting was to bring the theological teachings of the Catholic Church into line with communist doctrine. Bishop Fang is president of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, which is China’s state-run counterpart to the so-called underground Catholic Church that is still in communion with the papacy. Read More …
Opinion: The love Christians have for Jesus Christ is not to be superseded by a pope, denomination, and certainly not a Communist government. In fact, nowhere in Scripture are Christians told to venerate saints, popes, bishops, nuns, relics, rosary beads or indulgences.
Pope Francis has been very busy of late signing documents of human fraternity with both Islamic and Buddhist leaders. While the ‘Document for Human Fraternity’ was signed recently in solidarity with a Muslim Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb and Buddhist Buddhist patriarch Somdej Phra Maha Muneewong, no such offer was made to Jewish religious leaders.
The 2018 Sino-Vatican agreement that was supposed to provide some protection for the Catholic Church in China has instead been turned on its head. It is perversely being used by the Communist authorities to crush the long-suffering but faithful underground Catholic Church, while the Roman pontiff stays silent.
The Communist authorities are demanding underground bishops and priests register with the government, and join the so-called “Catholic Patriotic Association,” while the Vatican stays silent.
Since most have refused, the Communists have begun arresting resisters and demolishing their churches and shrines. The Underground Diocese of Fengxiang, Shaanxi province, has been particularly hard hit. On April 4, 2019, a newly built church in the diocese, still under construction, was destroyed as parishioners looked on in horror.
The Vatican stands silent.
Imagine if a charismatic world leader with the same ideology as Francis were to take power in the EU? Imagine how powerful those two men would be. Then imagine that Satan staged an assassination of the world leader, entered his body and created the illusion of a false resurrection.
Sound like science fiction?
“And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Revelation 13:3-4
“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.” Revelation 13:11-12
While many devout Catholics are anxiously waiting for this pope to be gone, a Catholic deep state has been formed with the appointment of over 100 Archbishops/Bishops that will keep Francis, or one like him, going for years to come.