As we all know, Pope Francis is an Argentine native. It is said that he is sympathetic to "liberation theology", condemned by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. Pope Francis' sympathies to it have been evidenced over the past few years. Last week, Leonardo Boff, a leading proponent of the flawed thought system in the 1980s (and former Franciscan priest), said of Pope Francis "he is one of us". He even indicated that Pope Francis solicited him for input for Laudato Si. Unless Pope Francis explicitly repudiates this, I've no reason to doubt Boff's allegations. Recall that over two years ago, a former Soviet spy claimed that "liberation theology" was a thought system invented by the KGB so that Marxist thought could be insinuated in the thinking and policies of various church bodies. The KGB might well have found a willing ally in Pope Francis.
Liberation theology might not have been the only mental poison that Pope Francis contracted in Argentina. Recall how Juan and Eva Peron had a virtual stranglehold on that country as they nationalized the economy, driving it to ruin. Yes, they did much by hoodwinking much of the populace (like the Obamas managed to do for so long), but some heavy-handedness was also used. Read this wikipedia entry and go to the "opposition and repression" section. Bearing in mind that this wikipedia piece seems somewhat sympathetic to the Perons, even the author cannot ignore the way that Peron opponents were treated and that the Perons did hold both Mussolino and Hitler in some admiration.
We've seen how the pope seems to be emulating the Perons as he expunges from Vatican posts those who differ with him, just as Peron did at various universities and other places. On the day after Christmas, Pope Francis ordered Cardinal Muller to expel three priests from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The order was given without any explanation. Read the article to get a glimpse of the atmosphere of fear that seems to permeate the Vatican.
There is also reason to believe that the pope (or at least his operatives) are behind the ongoing smear campaign against the four dubia cardinals, particularly Cardinal Burke. From EWTN, we read that on Christmas Day, Leonardo Boff (yes, the one mentioned in the first paragraph of this post) mocked Cardinal Burke by calling him "the Donald Trump of the Catholic Church". Come to think of it, that might not be so much of an insult after all, although it was intended as such. At any rate, we do see signs of a coordinated campaign. It's eerily similar to the mainstream media campaign that they undertook before the election to sway the voters towards Hillary. Happily that media campaign was an abysmal failure, but only because people are waking up to the media's lack of credibility.
We bloggers hope to assist in a similar epiphany for Catholics in the pews so that they can understand what is happening in the Church today. We must pray and act, but in order to do either properly, we must understand the true nature and gravity of the events occurring in the Vatican.
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