Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Pope and China

An article about Pope Benedict XVI and his dealings with the government church. To quote:

In other words, Pope Benedict has seized the initiative from his enemies, the Chinese Communists who have assailed the Church, and without surrendering any iota of the Church’s truths, he has in effect said, “ALL Catholics in China belong to the Church of Christ, and not to the Chinese Communist Party.”

So speaks a man who represents the “habit of truth.” Like a traditional Chinese martial artist, Pope Benedict has avoided – and allowed all Chinese Catholics to avoid – the assaults of the Communist Party. Yet he has conceded absolutely nothing to the enemy, who will inevitably exhaust themselves as all purveyors of lies do.


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