Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines

Capitalism is the culprit

In a deeply disturbing move that negatively affects peace talks by removing  incentives for Palestinian leadership to return to the negotiating table, Pope Francis has given his recognition to the “state of Palestine.”

The United States, many Western European nations and Israel —- which the Palestinians and other Arab nations have pledged to annihilate —- oppose such recognition. 

According to The Blaze, the treaty was finalized days before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ scheduled visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Abbas, a Muslim, is heading to Rome to attend the upcoming canonization of new Catholic saints. The Pope will bestow sainthood on two Palestinian nuns this Sunday.

“This (Palestinian state recognition) is a very important recognition as the Vatican has a very important political status that stems from its spiritual status,” said Abbas’ senior aide, Nabil Shaath. “We expect more EU countries to follow.”

This disappointing position is not a stand alone.

Pope Francis is also a proponent of the Global Warming farce, more recently known as “Climate Change” since the warming has failed to materialize. Regardless of the name, the culprit remains the same: The United States of America. Third World polluters such as China, India, Korea and Iran are given a pass as we are constrained.

The pope’s closest adviser recently denounced climate change skeptics; blaming capitalist motivations from “movements in the United States” for opposing his upcoming environmental letter issued in tandem with a U.N. sponsored agreement and a U.N. summit on climate change in Paris later this year.  “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits,” opined Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga. 

Last May, during a speech at a gathering of several U.N. agency leaders, Francis, sounding a lot like Karl Marx,* called on governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor to help curb “economy of exclusion.”  Latin America’s first pope has frequently lashed out at what he terms the injustices of capitalism and the global economic system.

Staying with the economic theme, Francis even delved into the issue of equal pay declaring it a “pure scandal” to pay women less than men, though he gave no indication that he would be putting that plan into effect at the Vatican.

Days ago, Cuba’s President Raul Castro received a warm welcome at the Vatican from Pope Francis, who played a key role in normalizing relations between the United States and the hostile island nation just 90 miles off our shore.  

“Bienvenido!” Francis greeted the Communist leader. The meeting lasted nearly an hour, as the Argentine-born pope and Castro spoke in their native Spanish. Francis will pay a visit to Cuba in September opting to stop there first en route to the United States. 

*Income redistribution is the main theme of Marx’ Communist Manifesto: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

14 Responses to Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines

  1. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Current Pope Francis is surely no Pope Benedict. Benedict grew up in Germany and saw firsthand the ravages of Marxism. It’s clear from his words and actions, Francis worships it.

  2. LD 23 PC says:

    I would think this man has enough on his plate leading the world’s Catholics without becoming a liberal politician. Along with his affinity for Karl Marx it sounds like he gets his marching orders from the Israel haters at the United Nations, Al Jazeera’s buddy Al Gore and the writings of murderous former Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yassar Arafat. Very troubling.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      If this pope was an American citizen, it’s a sure bet he would have supported another Marxist, Barack Hussein Obama during his presidential races. Like the pope, Obama also sides with the Muslims over Israel. It would be interesting to know the actual story behind the pushing out the last pope (Benedict XVI) in favor of this one with a radical political agenda. It had to be more than frailty, since there have been many frail popes.

  3. MacBeth says:

    The Vatican is a storehouse of priceless treasures. Has anyone heard that Francis is planning on cashing them in to aid the world’s poor? That would show his true commitment to wealth redistribution.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    This Pope is a Jesuit and is toying with Liberation Theology. Jesuits are the “liberal” wing of the Catholic Church, so Liberation Theology (Marxism) is right up his alley. He comes from South America where the Russians have been pushing Communism for decades.

    Now this Pope is in favor of the “state of Palestine.” The Pope is supporting the Muslims and going against the Jews. Jesus was a Jew.

    It looks like Pope Benedict was ‘pushed out’ to make room for Pope Francis. As a (not always attending Mass) Catholic, my favorite pope was John Paul II. He was an anti-Communist who was born in Poland, so he knew about Communism. When he became Pope, he installed only anti-Communist church clergy. Those were the days! Between Pope John Paul II and President Reagan, I was in Heaven….already.

    Some Catholics say ‘don’t stop attending Mass because of this pope, just don’t put money in the collection basket.’ I say you’d be shunned by the congregation – because, like in politics, so few know what’s going on. I’m sure very few practicing Catholics know where this Pope is taking the Church. And that’s sad.

    • Vince says:

      Here’s possibly a new one for you. A liberal Jesuit priest writes about leaving the Jesuits after 32 years, because the Society of Jesus order wasn’t liberal enough for him! That’s an indication of how far gone the Church is.

      This article was in the Jan. 7, 2914 National Catholic Reporter.
      http://ncronline.org/blogs/road-peace/leaving-jesuits-after-32-years

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        Very interesting. I really enjoyed reading this….something new to me. I have all the respect in the world for the priesthood and those in it. The Jesuits are the ‘really-educated’ – (maybe overly so). My brother went to a Jesuit high school in the East…came out un-phased – but back then, there was no ‘peace/politics’ involved. Their concentration was on ‘learning’ – it wasn’t from an obvious Leftwing political viewpoint because it would turn off the tuition-paying, lower/middle-class parents in (a once-conservative) New England.

        The Jesuit leaving after 32 years made me think of Phil Donohue…just plain Leftwing – yearning for ‘peace in the world.’
        Today, that’s where the Church is – so leftist – from Rome. It’ll trickle down to local parishes in the U.S. if we don’t stop it.
        This Pope is damaging the Church in my opinion.

        Maryknoll Nuns are another issue.

  5. SmallGovt. says:

    I am no Catholic but most of what I have read of this man has been good. And if he can get even one of the Castro’s back in the church it is a good thing for the Cuban people.

  6. azgary says:

    Martha Mcamnesty is one:

    “20 Traitors: Republicans Who Voted To Gut America’s Military Using Amnestied Illegal Aliens”
    Despite the massive Republican success and passage of the amendment, a whopping 20 Republicans still joined all the Democrats in voting against the Brooks amendment. They are: Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA), Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) , Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)Charles Dent (R-PA), Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Rep. Bob Dold (R-IL) Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY), Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. David Valadao (R-CA).

    What’s more, this comes after a rancorous battle in the House Rules Committee this week—where extra attention was drawn to that committee’s chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)the process for amendments drew scrutiny too, due to the extraordinarily controversial nature of Gallego’s extreme amendment. Sessions eventually, along with House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), backed Brooks’ amendment— ,

    but the only way it got on the bill in the first place was because of a group of Republican members in the Armed Services committee not including Thornberry voting to add it into the bill.

    The six Republicans who voted for the Gallego amendment in Armed Services markup are:

    McSally, MacArthur, LoBiondo, Gibson, Coffman and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT). It’s extremely notable that Zinke did, because when the Brooks amendment came to the floor he turned on the Gallego effort despite being previously supportive of it—ultimately voting for Brooks’ amendment to eliminate the Gallego amnesty text.

    Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK), who like Zinke served in the U.S. military and is one of the veterans from this current freshman congressional class, told Breitbart News that the Gallego amendment was unacceptable and jeopardizes national security.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/14/20-traitors-republicans-who-voted-to-gut-americas-military-using-amnestied-illegal-aliens/

    will you “republican” diehards NEVER learn that “lesser of two evils” is sending us straight to hell, and YOU are helping them do it?

  7. Dennis O'Brien says:

    The church has entered a period of drastic decline. The undeniable truth is Pope Francis’ words and actions are escalating the exodus. Members of my own family are a testament to that.
    http://cara.georgetown.edu/CARAServices/requestedchurchstats.html