The Pope’s softness on Cuba, Bolivia, and Venezuela

The Pope continues to be rather silent about the disaster in Venezuela.

Why? Here a supporter of Pope offers his best gloss of the Pope’s underwhelming response to socialist-dictatorship Venezuela. Earlier the Pope had a nice visit to socialist Bolivia. And before that a gentle visit to communist-dictatorship Cuba.

But Pope Francis does goes out of his way recently to attack liberal-libertarian individualism in very strong language. Argentinean María Marty and I comment in English here and in Spanish here.

2 thoughts on “The Pope’s softness on Cuba, Bolivia, and Venezuela

  • May 22, 2017 at 2:01 pm
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    This should come as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with Roman Catholic dogma. They openly advocating the view that we are our brother’s keeper, that the rich have stolen their wealth from the poor, and that suffering is intrinsically good while pleasure is intrinsically evil. Communism is not only the logical end result of their policies, it is the living embodiment of their paradise. See the Rule of St. Benedict–both St. Benedicts attempted to create Heaven on Earth, and the result was open Communism.

  • May 29, 2017 at 3:16 pm
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    To James:

    I challenge you to produce evidence of Catholic Church teaching that the rich have stolen their wealth from the poor or that suffering is intrinsically good and pleasure evil. You will not find it because it does not exist.

    Benedict’s rules for monastic living were 100% voluntary. They were never imposed by authority on the public or any segment of it.

    Jorge Bergoglio only speaks for the Church on matters of faith and morals, and even those pronouncements are bound tightly by Tradition. Whatever the man has to say about politics is his own opinion.

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