[quote=ProudArmyWife]Interesting thread - but now I’m confused
If one can fullfill Sunday obligations at a Catholic church in China - since they are ordained - how can the Church not be in communion with Rome? Wouldn’t this be like going to a splinter church here in the US? What am I missing to make the connection?
Thanks in advance!
**According to Canon Law we can recieve communion and confess in other seperated apostolic churches in grave situations (for example when there’s no Catholic Church around). Plus, it is my understanding that a lot of the Chinese government approved Bishops have also been approved by the Vatican. **
So, I assume the conclusion of this thread is: Catholics can recieve the sacraments in the Chinese government approved Church given that there is no other Catholic Church around. The Chinese government approved Catholic Church is not in full physical communion with Rome. The underground Catholic Church is in full communion.