The foreign policy-heavy debate focused primarily on how the U.S. should react to ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, Europe, and the 'cold war' with China through the first hour, only spending the final 10 minutes on the abortion issue after referencing the disappointing results of Tuesday's elections.
Cardinal Müller has criticized the Synod for keeping its mission and topics 'very vague.' He said that there is a danger that the Synod will lose sight of what is truly Catholic and slide into general sociology.
The One-Child Policy shifted to a Two-Child Policy in 2016 and to a Three-Child Policy in 2021. Through all these policy shifts, the CCP has maintained the right forcibly to abort out-of-plan or 'illegal pregnancies.'
The conviction of Father Joseph Yang Xiaoming is yet another act of persecution on the part of the Chinese Communist Party, which has increased its crackdown on underground Catholics since its signing of a secret deal with the Vatican.