Catholic Church Captured by “Progressive Forces”

The elaborately decorated Sistine Hall in the Vatican Library (Wikipedia), with a moonbat sneaking in

Armando Valladares, Castro’s political prisoner for 22 years, said his Catholic faith was strengthened behind bars by hearing young Catholics shouting “Viva Cristo Rey,” for “Long Live Christ the King,” and “down with communism!” as they faced the firing squad. It has been his hope that Cuba would one day be free of communism.

But he is far less hopeful now that Pope Francis has taken measures that he says “objectively favor the political and ecclesiastical left in Latin America” and could undermine the “Christian future of the Americas.”

Meanwhile, Marxist writer Richard Greeman has written an extraordinary article, “Catholicism: The New Communism?,” arguing that “progressive forces” have “captured” the Vatican, and that Francis is conducting a “purge” of traditional elements, such as those loyal to anti-communist Pope John Paul II.

Valladares, author of Against All Hope: A Memoir of Life in Castro’s Gulag, was the United States Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission under the Reagan and Bush administrations. He writes in a recent column that Francis was the “most eminent architect and mediator” of the Obama administration deal with Cuba that will “now provide the repressive apparatus of the Cuban regime with rivers of money and favorable publicity.”

He goes on, “We are witnessing one of the greatest examples of media sleights-of-hand in history: From a well-deserved image of aggressor, a regime which for decades spearheaded bloody revolutions in Latin America and Africa and continues to spread its tentacles in the three Americas, has been craftily made to look like a victimized underdog.”

He says the responsibility lies with the unexpected rise of a Francis-Obama “axis” in foreign affairs that benefits Marxist governments throughout Latin America…

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  • Blacksmith

    Another black mark against this pope, I was hoping it would get better not worse.

    • BillyHW

      The Virgin Mary won’t stop the bullet this time.

  • Ron MacDonald

    It’s about time someone started telling the truth.

  • Bert_1

    So, an avowed hard left activist claims that the Catholic Church is the new communism and this is newsworthy why?

  • cmh

    WTF? You mean it’s not run by Man/Boy Love anymore?

    • Bert_1

      Anyone with even the most modest degree of enlightenment knows that it never was.