Saturday, August 21, 2021
Ed Condon has this piece, at The Pillar, which includes some (sadly) typically obtuse comments by Cardinal Parolin. To be sure, it is not only the PRC, among political authorities, that purports to demand of Catholics that they be "good citizens" first. Some might say that the PRC and its apologists simply "say the quiet part out loud." And, it is far from obvious what the all-things-considered best way is for the Church to deal with the PRC, and best care for Catholics in China and bear witness to the faith there. I feel confident, though, that Parolin's inclinations and ruminations are not a reliable guide to finding it.