Rorate Caeli

So, what to think of the Holy See - China Agreement?

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Empress of China
1. First, it is just too early to say: it is mostly a preliminary agreement that tries to establish good faith between both parties. Can Communist China ever act in good faith? We would venture to say not, but similar agreements have been in place with many countries for many years, including in neighboring Communist Vietnam.

2.It is not because Francis has been such a bad Pope on so many levels that every single thing he does is bad.

The China agreement has to be judged on a pragmatic basis -- as so many other agreements the Church has signed in her history.

3. Let us pray to the Virgin Mary, Empress of China: may she protect all Catholics in that great land.