Wednesday, July 2, 2014
"Communists stole our flag!" sez Pope
In an interview with Il Messaggero, the Party Pope was asked about a blog post in the Economist, which described him as a "Leninist" for his criticism of capitalism and calls for radical economic reform. Said Francis, "I can only say that the communists have stolen our flag. The flag of the poor is Christian. Poverty is at the center of the Gospel."
"Communists say that all this is communism," he said. "Sure, twenty centuries later. So when they speak, one can say to them: 'but then you are Christian.'"
The Pope went on to tell Il Messaggero that his own world view is "not dissimilar" to Communist ideology. He has often attacked the global economic system as turning away from the poor and not doing enough to share wealth with those who need it most. He has criticized the wealth made from financial speculation as intolerable. And he has said speculation on commodities is a scandal that compromises the poor's access to food.
Dear Catholic readers, something is outta whack here! Has the Holy Father forgotten that Karl Marx was a self-proclaimed atheist? That is was Marx who called religion the opium of the people? Francis's astonishing ad-libs -- "In my life I have met a lot of Marxists who are good people." -- must have his predecessors spinning in their tombs!
In 1907 Saint Pius X published his encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis, which condemned the errors of Modernism of which Karl Marx was a leading proponent. "How far this position is removed from that of Catholic teaching!", wrote the sainted pope. This was followed, in 1910, with The Oath Against Modernism, which was required to be sworn by all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological seminaries.
42 years after Pascendi, by which time Communist governments had enslaved Russia, eastern Europe and China, Pope Pius XII issued the Decree against Communism, which excommunicates all Catholics collaborating with Communists. Pope John XXIII confirmed the decree in 1962. Pope Francis probably never read Pascendi or took the Oath Against Modernism, but surely he must be aware of the Decree!
What we see here is yet another example of the infiltration into the highest levels of the church of Communists and Freemasons. The writer of the Traditio website points out that Francis is a product of the "new" Society of Jesus (Jesuits). With the "opening up" of the Church by Vatican II, many Latin American Jesuits decided it was OK to defy the Decree, and embraced Communism and so-called "liberation theology".
Well-known traditional Catholic author Malachi Martin, who was a former Jesuit, wrote in his book, The Jesuits (1988), about how the Modernists and Communists took over the order and turned it into a society of Communist sympathizers. Pope Francis was a committed member of that society.
Reflecting on the aftermath of Vatican II, Pope Paul VI said "the smoke of Satan has entered the Church". Now it seems the smoke has wafted all the way to the top.