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January 03, 2017
Victim or Perpetrator? Who am I to judge?
We all know, for we can see with our own eyes, that Pope Francis is a "Social Justice Warrior" cut from the same Cultural Marxist cloth as Dorothy Day, Saul Alinsky, Madam Hillary and Comrade Obama (peace be upon him). The question is how he got to be that way, and why he remains that way.
We talked about this question earlier, in New Way American Politics where we linked to an interview with anti-communist Brazilian writer and philosopher Olavo de Carvalh, at Triumph of Cultural Marxism. This interview revealed the deep penetration of Cultural Marxism into South American thought and politics, and the clear affect it had on the future Pope, living in Socialist Argentina, which was steeped in Leftist indoctrination, propaganda and disinformation. Much like the USA today.
Now, before any of you accuse me of going off the rails with negativity about our Pope, let me remind you that we speak unvarnished truth here, without political correctness or softening of any kind. And remember that, in 2,000 years of Catholic History, we have had many "bad" Popes, but the Church still stands, and her original teaching still stands, unchanged. And remember that Peter himself denied Jesus three times, and made other errors, but remained the first among equals. And remember that Judas Iscariot was one of the original Twelve, and a betrayer.
No Pope is perfect, no Bishop is perfect, any more than any mortal human being is perfect. If no one should have left the Church Christ founded over the imperfections of Peter or of Judas, then no one ought to leave the Church Christ Himself founded over any other Pope, or any other Bishop, or any other Priest.
The Church still stands. Outside, there is no salvation.
What inspired these thoughts was a connection between the Russian KGB and so-called Liberation Theology, which Pope Francis shows every sign of having adopted, hook, line and sinker.
A former Communist General in Romania's secret police, Ion Mihai Pacepa, defected to the USA in the late 1970's. He gave an interview to Catholic News Agency back in May of 2015; it is heavily quoted at Patheos.com: "How the KGB created Liberation Theology".
Maybe this is old news, but it is new to me. So shoot me. Maybe it hasn't been widely reported to the public on purpose.
Here is the pull-quote from that interview published at Patheos:
Does any of that sound familiar? It's the same "Liberation", whether applied to "Palestine" or to the World Council of Churches. Its all aimed at the spread of political falsehood masquerading as "Social Justice", growing atheistic Communism and inciting anti-Institution revolution.
It seems to me that the general lack of public knowledge about the Marxist authorship of Liberation Theology bears a strong resemblance to the general lack of public knowledge about Cultural Marxism itself. Could it be that Catholic Mainstream News is just as infected with Marxism as is the Secular Mainstream News?
Why do so many of us not know these long available facts, until today, when "alternative" media has broken out with super-available "news", which is totally new to us, yet has quietly existed for years?
The world's one final guard against such falsehood and error is the Catholic Church, which is supposed to be grounded in absolute Truth. The chief guardian of that absolute Truth is the Pope, to whom has been given the Keys, and the power to bind and to loose.
And what do we see?
A Pope who may go down in history as the "Who am I to judge?" Pope.
Who cannot answer five simple yes or no questions.
Pray for Pope Francis, for the Church, and for the World.
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Date: Tue Jan 03 10:19:30 2017
From: Eric B
Location: Westwood, MA USA
Thank you for your great blog!
When I started to realize what the current Pope was doing and saying I got an uneasy feeling that maybe he was one of these people who was ordered into the priesthood to deliberately "change" the church, like what is reported in the book AA-1025: The Memoirs of an Anti-Apostle.
This business where he won't answer a few simple questions from some Cardinals, which has tradition in the Church, makes me wonder what kind of religious leader can he possibly be?
Date: Tue Jan 03 2017
From: Vic Biorseth
The only descriptors that come to mind are vague, indecisive and weak.
Either that, or ... I don't even want to think it.
Date: Wed Jan 04 2017
From: Vic Biorseth
The connection between Marxism, Liberation Theology and Pope Francis is backed up by other trusted sources, everywhere I look. One of them is found at the Restore-DC-Catholicism blogspot, at Pope Francis Channeling Juan Peron? The interesting thing about this one is that it links to a condemnation of the advance of Liberation Theology in South America by Pope Benedict XVI, in which he linked it to Marxism. His Letter to the Brazillan Bishop's Conference itself linked to the Instruction On Theology of Liberation, which, again, warned of the heavy linkage to Marxism.
Catholic Liberation is Liberation from Sin, not liberation from economic or political forces. But Liberation Theology emphasizes a false "Social Justice" of forced equality in material life over true equality of all men before the seats of justice.
So, I am not the only one seeing Pope Francis mixing global politics into Catholic theology, and favoring infecting a true Catholic sense of justice with a sense of purely material equality, sought at a global level.
Never be lukewarm.
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He who is indifferent to God has already forfeited his soul.
He who is indifferent to politics has already forfeited his liberty.
In America, religion is not mere window dressing and citizenship is not a spectator sport.
Do not allow our common destiny as a whole people to just happen without your input.
Seek the Truth; find the Way; live the Life; please God, and live forever.
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The Purpose of this grouping of links is to organize all site Papal Imperfection webpages in one place for easier reference.
Papal Imperfection Pages.
While Popes enjoy the charism of Infallibility when teaching on faith and morals, as established in the unchanging Deposit of Faith, they remain human, and imperfect, as was Peter and the original Apostles. Popes can err when not teaching on faith and morals, and whenever speaking on matters outside the Deposit of Faith. Two of these areas, particularly troubling in these days, involve Papal favor shown to areas of Godless Marxist ideology, and to the belligerent, invasive, domineering and menacing false religion of Islam.
Who will drain the Catholic Swamp, and how, exactly? Trump is draining the Washington Swamp; what about the Catholic Swamp? Our last perfectly capable Pope abdicated for apparent political reasons, certainly not health. Was he Swamped?
Will Pope Francis become a Self Deposing Pope? "The pope himself, if notoriously guilty of heresy, would cease to be pope because he would cease to be a member of the Church."--Catholic Encyclopedia
Red Pope Francis and the KGB's Liberation Theology. The Russian KGB developed "Liberation Theology" as another path to Global Revolution. Pope Francis may be a victim of it, or, he may be a perpetrator of it.
Vatican War: Are we witnessing a Papal Melt Down? Pope Francis and the "Spirit Of Vatican II" Cardinals now openly attacking Orthodox Cardinals in the now open-to-public-view Vatican War.
On the Question of Papal Deposability. Asking whether Bishops may actually Depose a Pope for Heresy. Is there even such a thing as Papal Deposability?
Dubiosity (my word) in Francis' Papacy: The Five Dubia. Pope Francis feeds Papal Dubiosity through indecisiveness, vague language and official pronouncements left open to wildly varying interpretation.
Pope Francis and the deepening and worsening Catholic Civil War. Letter asking Pope Francis to step down: Can we really do that? Has it been done before? And is Pope Francis even Catholic?
There is No Hell, because Pope Francis said so. Right? "No one can be condemned for ever, because that is not the logic of the Gospel!" --Pope Francis
Popephobia: A Catholic Mental Disorder. (I think I have it.) Popephobia is related to American Obamaphobia, and German Merkelphobia. They are all closely related social disorders. (Could they be a Social WMD?)
The Blind Guides leading Western Civilization toward the pit of Human Barbarity. "Establishment" Party Members and "Establishment" USCCB Bishops are not all Evil Traitors; most of them are Deceived Blind Guides.
Unreason in the Church: Who Is Evangelizing Who? On Unreasoned Gathering with Sinners: Who is Converting Who? Is the Church committing "Merciful" Suicide?
Loosey-Goosey Theology, Wishy-Washy Leadership, and Anything Goes Culture. Pope Francis' Exhortation, Obamunist Cultural Diversity, LGBTQP+ "Sophisticated" Social Engineering, and "Whatever" Global Culture.
Why Did Vatican II Ignore Communism? The veil of mystery over the Council’s omitting any reference to Communism has gradually been lifted
I must oppose the pope on globalism, but not on faith and morals. Recent comments of the pope on globalism, calling for a world political authority, is absolutely the last thing the world needs.
The Smoke of Satan is in the Church in America; has it reached the Vatican too? The Smoke of Satan conceals the true object of the Progressive Agenda.
On the "inevitability" of a Perfect Global Government in a "New World Order". Is this "New World Order" idea divinely inspired, or is it the ongoing work of Satan?
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, and Evangelizing for World Communism. Evangelii Gaudium started out on Catholic Evangelism, but ended up Evangelizing World Communism.
The Treacherous Global Delusions of Marxism-Leninism. Is Pope Francis a duped "Useful Idiot" of Marxism, is he Delusional, or is he actually In On It?
Musings on the deep treachery of the most trusted among us. Deep Treachery: Were they all deceiving us from the beginning, or did they somehow "turn" after being raised to positions of trust?
Crony-Catholicism? Really? The USCCB is advancing Obamunism? Say it ain't so, Joe! It's bad enough that we now have so many Marxified Bishops, but now they actually act against the faith?
Cliff Kincaid interviewed Vic on TV about Pope Francis and his Marxism. Addressing Marxist and Islamic ideology creeping into Catholicism.
If Francis is a Communist Pope, how does that affect Catholic Faith and Morals? Exploring the links between Comrade Obama (peace be upon him), Pope Francis and Communist Cuba.
Roman Catholic Marxism? Excuse me? Who is evangelizing whom? Roman Catholic Marxism explores the Politics of Private property v. Collective property (i.e., Marxist Redistributionism.)
On the Vague Anti Authoritarianism of Pope Francis And the Relationship between Vague Anti Authoritarianism in High Places and Moral Depravity in Culture
Do we have an anti-American Pope? A Pro-Obama, Anti-Capitalist, Redistributionist, Utopian, Pro-Illegal Alien, quite consistently Anti-American, Pope Francis?
Delusional Pope Francis, molding world culture into one undefinable hodgepodge. Does the Pope want International Communism, or just a border-less, all inclusive, nonsensical, global non-culture?
The Religion Politics Nexus: If the Religion is not true, Politics become evil. For Martin Luther, Politics drove Religion. For Pope Francis, Religion drives Politics. Or does it?
Pope Francis just said WHAT? Excuse me? Can anyone out there help me reconcile what Pope Francis just said with Catholic Revealed Truth?
Marxists running the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Social Science? Died in the wool Marxists in the Vatican's P.A.S.S. No wonder Pope Francis favors the Socializing Frauds of "Sustainable Development", "Climate Change", etc.
Disorder and Confusion from the White House. And from the Vatican, too? The growing disorder in Obama's America, and in Pope Francis' Catholic Church.
Pope Francis receives an Open Letter calling for his Papal Resignation. "Year of Mercy" begins with an Open Letter: An Urgent Appeal to Pope Francis to Either Change Course or Renounce the Petrine Office.
Globalist Pope Francis' Marxist Program to End All Sovereign Nations. Our Globalist Pope leads the attack on all National Sovereignty to bring an end to all national borders in favor of Total Global Disorder, ostensibly for the good of the Planet and the Poor.
Looking more closely at Pope Francis' chosen Papal Pals. If a critter walks like a duck, talks like a duck and is constantly seen in the company of other ducks, the logical conclusion is that he most probably is a duck.
Globalist Stupidassism in the Vatican. Globalist Fraud after Hoax after Scam, all promoted in the Pontifical Academy of Science and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences "Workshop on Biological Extinction."
On the new (to me) heresy of Popalitry. False belief that a Pope can do no wrong leads to Pope Worship.
Do we have a Diabolically Controlled Pope? Every time he opens his mouth, he makes himself a fool.
The Dubia Aftermath shows that Pope Francis still doesn't get it. Non-response to the Dubia means a Warning; non-response to that means a second Warning, and finally, a non-Pope Council to depose the Pope.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
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