Vatican Press Lashes Out At Catholic Trump Voters, Calls Steve Bannon “A Supporter Of Apocalyptic Geopolitics”

In a relatively shocking article – don’t forget the Vatican has been extremely outspoken for a man in his office – a close ally of Pope Francis has written in a widely-read Vatican publication attacking Stephen Bannon, the senior White House strategist and lamenting a drift towards fundamentalism among some US conservative Catholics who backed Donald Trump as president.

The tone of the piece suggests an even deeper concern than expected within the Vatican about the direction of the US under Mr Trump.

Pope Francis and Mr Trump held a private meeting at the Vatican in late May, in an attempt to establish a positive dialogue after some indirect — and direct — clashes in recent years over climate change and immigration. But what seemed to trouble Fr Spadaro and Fr Figueroa even more was the embrace by many Catholics of the “stigmatisation of enemies who are often demonised”.

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Is this the best that the Catholic church can come up with to cover the news of “a drug-fueled gay-sex party at an apartment belonging to an aide of one of Pope Francis’ key advisers”? Refresh my memory: what is Armageddon and where is it detailed?

David DeGerolamo

      
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One Response to Vatican Press Lashes Out At Catholic Trump Voters, Calls Steve Bannon “A Supporter Of Apocalyptic Geopolitics”

  1. Average Joe says:

    “However, the most dangerous prospect for this strange ecumenism is attributable to its xenophobic and Islamophobic vision that wants walls and purifying deportations,” he added.

    “The panorama of threats to their understanding of the American way of life have included modernist spirits, the black civil rights movement, the hippy movement, communism, feminist movements and so on. And now in our day there are the migrants and the Muslims,” the article said, adding that they were putting the “conquering and defence of the promised land” above the “incisive look, full of love, of Jesus in the Gospel”.

    Are we not told that in the “last days” many in the Church and even some churches themselves would become apostate?

    Are we not told that God confused the languages of man and scattered them across the world so man might see HIs, not the pope’s, hand at work?

    Are we not also told that it God who sets the bounds of their habitations?

    Are not also told that those who do not enter by the front door are thieves?

    And who is it who seeks to limit the FULL love of our Lord?

    The pope comes across as the one “cherry picking” the Word of God to serve his own purpose. I recall Jesus ran into the same problem while He was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights.

    Y’all have a nice day.

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