Pope Francis gave a speech earlier this year in Modesto, California to the “World Meeting of Popular Movements” — a gathering supported by the Vatican in an effort toward allying the Catholic Church with various SJW groups across the United States. In that speech, the Pontiff expressed a variety of leftist sentiments — to the immense delight of those present — demonizing capitalism, championing climate action, and denying the reality of Islamic terrorism.
“The economic system that has the god of money at its center, and that sometimes acts with the brutality of the robbers in the parable, inflicts injuries that to a criminal degree have remained neglected.”
“I know that you have committed yourselves to fight for social justice, to defend our Sister Mother Earth … the ecological crisis is real … Time is running out. Let us act. I ask you again—all of you, people of all backgrounds including native people, pastors, political leaders—to defend Creation.”
On Islamic Terrorism:
“Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist. No people is criminal or drug-trafficking or violent.”
While the Pope, who is the leader of the largest single religious body in the world, attempted to mitigate his language by lacing it with Christian platitudes; his dyed in the wool leftism is definitely bleeding through here. Francis’ language and proclivity are leading him to ally with groups who would be more ideologically comfortable with the likes of Fidel Castro, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, and Mao than with any great men of the historically Christian West. Is this in the best interest of the Church he leads?
What do you think? Is the Pope leading the church in the right direction? Has he been co-opted as another “useful idiot” by leftist utopians? Or is he one of those utopianist masterminds himself? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments below.