Why Is the Vatican Still Negotiating
with Red China?
Keynotes - Father - Gruner - Assessment - Crisis
One of the keynotes of Father Gruner’s assessment of the crisis in the Church from the Fatima perspective was his exposure and condemnation of the disastrous post-Vatican II policy of Ostpolitik (the politics of the East), according to which the Vatican, acting through its Secretary of State, would conciliate and compromise with communist dictatorships, reversing the Church’s condemnation of communism and her staunch opposition to the tyranny of communist regimes oppressing the Church.
Even during the Second Vatican Council, that emerging policy resulted in the Council’s infamous failure to condemn or even mention the evils of Soviet communism in the very document which, ludicrously enough, called for “scrutinizing the signs of the times.” In return for this act of betrayal, which Jean Madiran rightly described as “ecclesiastical treason,” the Kremlin agreed to permit two Russian Orthodox bishops, puppets of the Soviet state, to attend the Council as John XXIII had so ardently desired.
Father - Gruner - Error - Ostpolitik - Policy
Father Gruner never ceased to condemn the error of Ostpolitik because he could see that the policy had persisted and is still in operation today. Thus, the Vatican Secretariat of State continues its absurd negotiations with Beijing over how to share control over the Church with a communist government.
In his column on this endless farce, Sandro Magister notes that the Vatican’s own publishing house has engaged in what appears to be an effort to give the appearance of regularity to the bishops consecrated without papal mandate and installed as puppets of Beijing in its pseudo-Church, the Catholic Patriotic Association. The Vatican has published the biographies of these schismatic prelates in the same book as the biographies of “75 bishops in China who have died between 2004 and today, all of them crushed by years or decades of imprisonment, forced labor, reeducation...
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