Saturday, May 06, 2006

An Imminent and Valid Consecration

Here's an article on a priest who is about to be licitly consecrated into the episcopacy of the Chinese Patriotic Church. The poor guy, Fr Paul Pei Junmin says in the article:

"The meeting with the pope was a surprise! None of us would ever have imagined it; we did not even know we would come to Rome. But it was a marvelous thing: the Church of Rome is the mother Church of all churches, including the Chinese one. We wanted to show that the Church in China is united to the Holy See."

Sorry bud, but meeting with the Pope doesn't mean you're not schismatic anymore. There's been a certain other schismatic group that met with the Pope and came away trying to use it as some sort of proof that they're still in communion with Rome, and it didn't work for them and it doesn't work for you.

But this I found very interesting:

"Meanwhile, since the Vatican statement condemning the illicit ordinations was issued, AsiaNews has been receiving continuous messages from Chinese priests and bishops, stating their approval for the Vatican stand. Anthony Liu Bainian, the PA deputy chairman, remains the only person defending the decision to go ahead with the ordinations of Kunming and Wuhu. There has been no official reaction from the government so far."