Skip to comments.LEFT-WING FRENCH CATHOLIC GROUP DENOUNCES POPE'S LEGACY (Why am I not surprised?)
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.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
How about "Christians In Name Only."
These people are in the world and of the world.
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.
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.
The wisdom of the French[sarcasm OFF]
hbino's, human beings in name only, these people are so predicatble it's scary
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).
For heaven's sake, it's the French after all.
Bwwaaa! You can find that many liberal loons in the nearest campus book store in the 'Che Guevara' section.
"I do not dislike the French from the vulgar antipathy between neighbouring nations, but for their insolent and unfounded airs of superiority."
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