Skip to comments.RUSH LIMBAUGH SCORCHES POPE FRANCIS
Posted on 11/27/2013 7:05:43 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Radio giant Rush Limbaugh is scorching the leader of the Roman Catholic Church for criticizing unfettered capitalism, saying, This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope.
You know the pope, Pope Francis has issued an official papal proclamation, and its sad, Limbaugh said on his national broadcast Wednesday. Its actually unbelievable. Its sad because this pope makes it very clear he doesnt know what hes talking about when it comes to capitalism and socialism and so forth.
Im not Catholic, Limbaugh added, but up until this I admired the man.
In the 84-page document titled Evangelii Gaudium, which was released Tuesday, Pope Francis called upon politicians to provide dignified work, education and health care to all citizens.
The commandment Thou shalt not kill sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, wrote the pope. Today we also have to say thou shalt not to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills.
Noting that he had visited the Vatican numerous times, Limbaugh observed wryly: Believe me, it wouldnt exist without tons of money. Somebody has either written this for [the pope] or gotten to him. This is pure Marxism.
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The Reverend Wright and now the Wright Reverend? I hope not.
This Pope can’t even get the Commandment right, if that is in fact what he said.
Good for Rush. Sorry to my roman friends. This roman jesuit should be called out for what he is.
I don't think it's Marxism. It's feudalism.
The glory days of the Church were the 13th century. That's the model this pope is invoking -- no capitalism, no individual initiative for profit, everything (theoretically) for the good of the social order as defined by the Church.
No one "got to him", nor did anyone need write this nonsense for him. Pope Francis is an economic socialist. Period. Just because he wasn't an outright liberation theology Marxist doesn't mean he had a pro-free market belief system. Pope Francis has ALWAYS been an leftist on economic matters. His record on these issues is very clear. And Rush is right in condemning this crap. Pressure needs to put on the Vatican to reign this Pope in before he does real damage in this world and sets back free market movements all over the earth.
This radio shouter Rush, if that is his real name, ought to spend a few hours studying Marxism before making a fool of himself to everyone except his mindless ditty heads!
Cathedrals were funded by peasants, labor and $. Years to build. Can’t pay for upkeep today.
Don't know yet that the Pope smokes dope, either.
Time will tell.
Lighten up, Francis...
The Pope is driving FRomans to the left one comment at a time!
And the itty bitty ditty heads swallow every piece of vomit this Limbo spits out, hook line and sinker.
The Pope is likely a Peronista, and let us not that Peronism has done little for Argentina’s poor.
My Pope is and always will be Pope John Paul II.
That is all.
With all due respect, I’ve thought this Pope is a total bone head. Although not a Catholic, I’ve always looked up to the Pope as a moral leader in the world. I’ve lost immeasurable respect for the Pope/Vatican, along with the majority of protestant churches in America. I cut all ties with my last church when they tried to teach my 12 year old son that God was just a likely to be a female as a male. He’s 23 now and the churches are even more distant from the Bible.
“Good for Rush. Sorry to my roman friends. This roman jesuit should be called out for what he is.”
It’s amazing to me that as soon as the Pope talks money, Rush Limbaugh sits up and takes notice. The Pope can have whatever opinion he wants on the economy. He isn’t an economist and doesn’t set economic policies or enact economic laws. He is wrong on this, but what can he do about it? Obama surely isn’t going to listen to the Pope. He got rid of the Vatican embassy in Washington. The socialist leaders in this world do not usually have much reverence for the Pope.
I listend to the two segments Limbaugh devoted to the Popes statements. Rush concluded his comments after some banterting with his staff who were indicating the translation he was commenting on may be questioned where he left it at that.
Why don’t you actually listen to what Rush says instead of heavily edited clips that MSNBC puts out before you slam him.
I don’t care what you think about Rush. Hate him. But at least do so with intellectual honesty. Oh and by the way, I listen to the man’s show, so I guess that makes me your stereotypical, cliché. I think the name you posted was, mindless ditty head? How mature, well written and something that makes me actually want to listen to more of what you have to say.
“criticizing unfettered capitalism, saying, This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope.
Limbaugh wants UNFETTERED capitalism? The kind that has turned China into a gigantic sewer of poisoned lakes and rivers and where people have to walk around with face masks and eye protection because the air is so poisoned and filthy? Where people have to eat food (animal and plant) that is poisoned with God only knows how many chemicals? No thanks.
Rush may not be 100% right but it seems the pope might find better things to do. I don’t believe his job description includes economist.
Plenty of radio hosts depend on ‘shouting’ to make a point. Rush would NOT be one of them, which proves you do not actively listen to him, but chose to mock him and his audience. Congratulations! You’re officially a liberal.
I hate to say this, but this is just what the Roman Catholic system ruling body has always believed. It just took this pope to come out and say it for folks to see the truth behind what the “corporate” aspect of the RCC really believes. I’m not saying that the members of the RCC believe this, just the ruling elite.
Capitalism is not evil. It causes an efficient production of goods and services. The evil comes from selfishness, materialism, consumerism. Ebenezer Scrooge’s sin was not in creating wealth but in valuing material things more than people.
Liberals can claim no moral superiority over Scrooge because they eagerly throw babies in he trash to “reduce the surplus population.”
Sounds like Rush has been reading too many Chick tracts and listening to too many Tony Alamo podcasts. Sad.
I touched the raw nerve of the third rail, I see. Please explain (to yourself, I don’t care) what is ‘pure Marxism’, because without a supporting explanation that is an ignorant statement, an empty meaningless insult, typical of these radio shouters, whether they actually shout it or not.
Read “Papal Promotion of Collective Ownership and Theft” and then get back to us about John Paul II. One of the co-authors was a longtime Roman Catholic priest.
Here is the opening paragraph:
“The present pope, Benedict XVI, and his Vatican system teach that private property is not personal as such, but belongs to all people. His predecessor, Pope John Paul II stated, Private property, in fact, is under a social mortgage, which means that it has an intrinsi-cally social function, based upon and justified precisely by the principle of the universal des-tination of goods.1 The principle of the universal destination of goods is clearly observed in what the present pope endorses in the second part of his encyclical entitled God is Love.2 Benedict wholly sanctions the principle of the universal ownership of all goods embalmed in the writings of popes Leo XIII, Pius XI, John XXIII, Paul VI, and John Paul II.3 The phrase, all goods, includes not only the goods found in nature but manufactured goods as well. As John Paul II stated, The vast majority of people can have access to those goods which are intended for common use: both the goods of nature and manufactured goods.4 Another Vatican Council II document upholds the same principle of the universal ownership of all goods and emphatically teaches, If one is in extreme necessity, he has the right to procure for himself what he needs out of the riches of others.5
It’s one thing to specify the outcome, the implementation is a different matter.
The second resounding message of Christianity is essentially charity which is nothing new and unfortunately, often smells like Socialism. But the important distinction in the smell is the request made by religious leaders opposed to the iron-fisted demand made by govt. So, you are correct in saying the Pope’s request, in the context of this era, is not Marxist.
I enjoy listening Rush, but he’s having difficulty these last 5 years. And that’s not to say I’m condemning his criticism of the Pope.
Considering the Popes statement makes a person wonder how bright he really is. The question of “Equality” has been pondered by many philosophers over the years and probably will never be resolved. Even if you provide each and every human with the same footing at the start over time and in the long run the results will vary greatly.
“The glory days of the Church were the 13th century. That’s the model this pope is invoking — no capitalism, no individual initiative for profit, everything (theoretically) for the good of the social order as defined by the Church. “
Not so long ago ( before the Drug Cartels became the government) Mexico was completely subjugated by the RC Church. All you had to do is drive through all the dirt poor outlying towns and villages and the one thing that struck you was the relative opulence of the local RC Church building. The Church was bleeding an abjectly poor populace and with it’s doctrines, kept them all barefoot and pregnant. Shameful.
1. Francis is a Jesuit for crying out loud. Of course he doesn’t care for western capitalism. This was coming, it was just a matter of time.
2. Rush is an entertainer for crying out loud. His stock is ratings.
Why people get so upset over his prouncements is beyond me.
brother against brother ping.
who does the Pope think he is?? Moses
you might know his name and his self-education if you have ever listened to him or read his books. Until then get back to Move-on or DU.
In paragraph 56 of the document, the Pope condemns deficit spending.
There is a little bit for everyone in the work—which is to say, that most people will either find the parts that they are already practicing and ignore the other parts, or alternatively find something that they cannot comprehend, rip it out of context, and ignore the rest.
Calling the document pure Marxism is bombastic nonsense.
>>I think the name you posted was, mindless ditty head? How mature, well written and something that makes me actually want to listen to more of what you have to say.<<
I try not to feed the mindless trolls. lol
Or maybe you touched the third rail of the arrogant dumbunny.
You in a heap ‘a trouble, boy.
Marxism, democracy, Peronism, Stalinism, Maoism, socialism (national and international), communism, and others are all forms of collectivism.
I recall that JPII was not any more economic libertarian (small ‘l’) than Pope Francis, which was even more disappointing, considering his background. It seems that the Popes are not well informed in the area of economics, or else drift toward the impractical utopian visions of modern day socialists. Calling for alleviation of poverty is not the same as setting government policies.
I mean, let the Pope visit Silicon Valley or the special economic zones of China to discover what those free market areas have done for the poor.
When did China begin practicing unfettered capitalism? Also, the biggest polluters around the world are all socialist state run economies. Not even close.
I am Catholic and I agree. I am not offended because I know that we have our share of nut cases in the church.. This pope appears to be from the same wing of the church as Father Pfleger.
AMEN to Rush!
Let the misguided screech. I hope they understand before the end.
I know, I hit the raw nerve of the third rail!
“I mean, let the Pope visit Silicon Valley or the special economic zones of China to discover what those free market areas have done for the poor.”