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On Eve of Vatican Sellout, Bishop Sorondo Hails Communist China as Example of "Catholic Social Teaching"

by Christopher A. Ferrara
February 7, 2018

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, circa A.D. 2018

Even the secular conservative news site Brietbart has begun to notice the corruption of the Catholic Church at the very top as a key element in the sociopolitical crisis that represents the final stage of what Patrick Buchanan has called The Death of the West.

Brietbart reports on an interview of the Argentinean Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo in a Spanish daily concerning his recent visit to communist China, where the Vatican is negotiating its surrender of the “underground” Catholic Church to the domination of communist gangsters in Beijing.  As if to further this act of ecclesiastical treason, Sánchez, whom Pope Francis has made chancellor of both the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, heaps praise on the evil Beijing regime, daring to proclaim that “at this moment, the Chinese are the ones implementing Catholic social teaching best.” The Chinese, he declares, “look for the common good and subordinate other things to the general welfare…. [T]he central Chinese value is work, work, work. There’s no other way, basically it’s what Saint Paul said: whoever does not work should not eat.”

Is any comment really necessary? Suffice it to say that under the communist dictatorship of Beijing, the Chinese people are, to quote Breitbart, subjected to “forced abortions, slave labor, the rampant persecution of Christians, severely limited freedoms, and a church demolition campaign under China’s one-party system…”

Even Brietbart knows that Sánchez’s conception of “the common good” is alien to Catholic social teaching, which maintains (quoting the Catechism of John Paul II) that “the common good resides in the conditions for the exercise of the natural freedoms indispensable for the development of the human vocation, such as the right to act according to a sound norm of conscience and to safeguard privacy, and rightful freedom also in matters of religion [i.e., freedom for truth, not error]…”

Moreover, the ultimate element of the common good is eternal beatitude, which the state, within its sphere of competence, is obliged to help each citizen attain. As Pope Saint Pius X declared in opposition to the error of “separation of Church and State”:

“That the State must be separated from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error. Based, as it is, on the principle that the State must not recognize any religious cult, it is in the first place guilty of a great injustice to God; for the Creator of man is also the Founder of human societies, and preserves their existence as He preserves our own. We owe Him, therefore, not only a private cult, but a public and social worship to honor Him.

“Besides, this thesis is an obvious negation of the supernatural order. It limits the action of the State to the pursuit of public prosperity during this life only, which is but the proximate object of political societies; and it occupies itself in no fashion (on the plea that this is foreign to it) with their ultimate object which is man’s eternal happiness after this short life shall have run its course. But as the present order of things is temporary and subordinated to the conquest of man’s supreme and absolute welfare, it follows that the civil power must not only place no obstacle in the way of this conquest, but must aid us in effecting it.

Sánchez’s praise for Red China is a diabolical mockery of Catholic social teaching.  But just who is this bishop, the friend whom Francis has elevated to such a position of prominence in the Church? Life Site News has exposed him for what he is: the classic wolf in sheep’s clothing.

In an article entitled “One man, close to the pope, responsible for so much evil in the Vatican,” Life Site’s John-Henry Westen documented Sánchez’s connection to population control elites, including  then-U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Jeffrey Sachs and Ted Turner, “two of the best-known promoters of coercive population control in the world.” Westen provides the following quotation of Sánchez’s “thought” regarding the Church’s teaching on procreation. His arrogant nonsense, delivered in broken English, tells us all we need to know about the man and should fill any Catholic with a mixture of dread and contempt:

“Many times, we don’t know exactly what is the doctrine of the Church – we know some part but not all the doctrine of the Church about the question of the fecundity … And the many, many priests say to me that the great solution for the question of procreation is the education of the womans. Because when you have education, we don’t have childrens. We don’t have seven children. Maybe we have one children, two children. No more. And this is also an obligation for the Church… [A]lso in the catechismos [sic] of the Church say: ‘the state has a responsibility for its citizens’ well-being. In this capacity, it is legitimate for the state to intervene to orient the demography of the population.’ This is also an idea of the Catholic Church.”

With each passing day it becomes more apparent that the human element of the Church is under the sway of her worst enemies — the enemies within, to allude to Benedict XVI’s revelation concerning the Third Secret of Fatima in 2010. That is, enemies worse than those who attack the Church from without, as Pope Benedict warned.

It seems that now our only recourse is to speak the truth in the face of this evil as we await what must be Heaven’s dramatic resolution of the greatest crisis the Church has ever suffered.