Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Pope Francis is a leftist...

...and leftists always begin with purges.

Pope Francis on Monday removed two American-born cardinals — including former La Crosse Bishop Raymond Burke — from the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, meaning the ultraconservative prelate will lose his influential role in the appointment of bishops in the United States.

Burke and retired Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali were among more than a dozen members of the Vatican old guard who were removed from the 18-member congregation on Monday.

Am I being harsh?  Maybe.  But smart leftists do this in dribs and drabs.  They put their people in power and personnel is policy.

  From Mexico, Francis turned not to Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, generally seen as a John Paul II protégé and a champion of the church's conservative wing, but to Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega of Guadalajara, who comes from a working-class family in Jalisco and, though he's never been part of the liberation theology movement, has good relationships with progressive sectors of the Mexican church.


From Colombia, Francis tapped Cardinal Rubén Salazar Gómez, who has occasionally come under fire for alleged waffling on the church's moral teachings.


 From Westminster in the United Kingdom, Francis elevated Archbishop Vincent Nichols, generally seen as a doctrinal and political moderate who has been criticized from the right in the U.K., among other things, for his allegedly lukewarm support for the old Latin Mass and for the new structure created under Benedict XVI to welcome former Anglicans into the Catholic church.

Being a moral force does not allow for ambiguity.  Something is either right or wrong.  You can chose how you respond to sin but you risk diminishing the sin, and the battle against it, when you muddle the message.

 The problem is, when you take digs at 'trickle-down theories' and such, when you rail against 'income equality' instead of poverty, the "I am am just reiterating Catholic social doctrine' thing doesn't hold water. If he really just reiterated Catholic social doctrine, he wouldn't be answering questions about being a commie. I think the Pope wastes a great opportunity and diminishes his moral authority in the eyes of the world when he says things so far afield.

Anyway, good to know that the Pope thinks Marxism is wrong.
 Moving even slightly away from conservatism opens the Catholic church up to infiltration.  That's what leftists do, they pretend to be moderate and then they bring in their own.  This is what happened to the Episcopal church It's O'Sullivan's first law.

  "All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing."


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