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LEFT-WING FRENCH CATHOLIC GROUP DENOUNCES POPE'S LEGACY (Why am I not surprised?)
The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 2 April 2005 | afp

Posted on 04/03/2005 7:10:11 AM PDT by Cornpone

PARIS, April 3 (AFP) - A left-wing French Catholic group called "We are also the church" (NSAE) struck a discordant note among the tributes to Pope John Paul II Sunday, accusing him of befriending dictatorships and colluding in economic and social oppression.

Attacking his "total rejection of democracy" in the church, the group said that the pope "knew how to exploit methods of mass communication, but he was completely out of touch with changes in values and in philosophical and scientific conceptions of life."

It accused him of "supporting, even giving his blessing to, Latin American dictatorships," and condemned "the Vatican's involvement in powerful -- even Mafia-like -- financial systems, and in financial and economic oppression."

"During his pontificate several prophets of today ... close to the people, elbow-to-elbow with them, have been muzzled, deprived of positions, banned -- and replaced as models for the poor by a host of saints from yesterday and before yesterday," it said.

The NSAE claims 400 members and is close to the former bishop of Evreux Jacques Gaillot who was sacked by the pope for his radical left-wing ideology.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholics; france; pope

1 posted on 04/03/2005 7:10:11 AM PDT by Cornpone
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To: Cornpone
CINOs = Catholics In Name Only

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
2 posted on 04/03/2005 7:12:19 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
CINOs = Catholics In Name Only

How about "Christians In Name Only."

3 posted on 04/03/2005 7:16:16 AM PDT by Paul Ross (We have sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Cornpone
"...he was completely out of touch with changes in values and in philosophical and scientific conceptions of life."

These people are in the world and of the world.

4 posted on 04/03/2005 7:18:07 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Great Prophet Zarquon

Pity them.


6 posted on 04/03/2005 7:29:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: anniegetyourgun

The Pope didn't bend to the whims of his day, didn't sanction same sex marriages, abortions, homosexuality, or collectivist thought. Maybe that's because God doesn't either. The Pope was right and these freaks just don't get it.


7 posted on 04/03/2005 7:31:20 AM PDT by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: Paul Ross

Haha...chinos.


8 posted on 04/03/2005 7:32:38 AM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
May the Almighty shine some light on their stupid dark brains.
9 posted on 04/03/2005 7:40:06 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeePeee!)
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To: Cornpone
Did by chance did Mort Kondrake and Chris Hitchens start this site?
10 posted on 04/03/2005 7:40:19 AM PDT by dts32041 (We have instituted our own set of Nuremberg laws.)
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To: Cornpone

Substitute the Pope with Sadaam Hussein in each of their charges and you have to wonder why no one has heard a peep from these French folks before now. They sure picked a strange time to suddenly develop such morals.


11 posted on 04/03/2005 7:42:53 AM PDT by contemplator
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To: Cornpone

The wisdom of the French[sarcasm OFF]


12 posted on 04/03/2005 7:43:00 AM PDT by Jackknife (No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.-MacArthur)
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To: goldstategop

hbino's, human beings in name only, these people are so predicatble it's scary


13 posted on 04/03/2005 7:47:56 AM PDT by traderrob6 (http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com)
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To: Cornpone
the pope... was completely out of touch with changes in values and in philosophical and scientific conceptions of life.

Because he was the vicar of an unchanging philosophy, guardian of unchanging values, and the servant of He who authors Life. The puny comings and goings of men can be of little concern to one tasked with such work.

The world has the right to change; the Church cannot. It is to the pope's everlasting credit that he stood fast in the face of unrelenting pressure, even within his own Body (if you consider these heretics Catholics).

14 posted on 04/03/2005 7:48:45 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Paul Ross

For heaven's sake, it's the French after all.


15 posted on 04/03/2005 8:06:52 AM PDT by OldFriend ( MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH .......AWE INSPIRING)
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To: Cornpone
The NSAE claims 400 members...

Bwwaaa! You can find that many liberal loons in the nearest campus book store in the 'Che Guevara' section.

16 posted on 04/03/2005 8:29:48 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: OldFriend

"I do not dislike the French from the vulgar antipathy between neighbouring nations, but for their insolent and unfounded airs of superiority."
Horace Walpole


17 posted on 04/03/2005 3:50:55 PM PDT by Valin (DARE to be average!)
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