Skip to comments.Proving the Pope right (Another example of the Spanish government's anti-Catholicism)
Posted on 11/11/2010 8:40:48 AM PST by Pyro7480
In an act that has been almost completely ignored by the press and even the blogosphere (whether secular or religious) outside of Spain, the Spanish government decided on November 3 to ban the entry into the Benedictine-run Basilica inside the Valle de los Caidos, not just of tourists but even of the faithful who want to attend Mass. The Guardia Civil has been charged with enforcing the order, thus proving the essential correctness of the Pope's comparison of today's levels of anticlericalism in Spain with that of the 1930's.
Therefore, last Sunday (November 7, 2010), even as the Pope was in Barcelona, Mass was celebrated by the Benedictines at the entrance of the Valle de los Caidos, highlighting this dramatic violation by the Spanish government of the rights of the Church and of her faithful. This is set to be repeated next Sunday. (The Benedictines of the Valle belong to the Solesmes Congregation, known for its devotion to Latin in the liturgy and Gregorian chant.)
The Valle de los Caidos, the Valley of the Fallen, was constructed on the orders of Francisco Franco as a monument to all who died during the Spanish Civil War, especially those who fell "for God and Spain". It has long been a target of the current Spanish government, which is bent on securing "justice" for the socialist / communist / anarchist "martyrs" who fought to destroy Catholic Spain in the 1930's.
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The current Spanish government has been on an anti-Franco campaign since it took office in 2004. Never mind that Franco died nearly 30 years before that.
It’s like Bush dreangement syndrome but worse.
They have torn down every monument to anybody even remotely connected with Franco (sometimes in the dead of night), renamed streets in cities all over Spain, taken down highway markers and statues, and are now attacking Church-owned sites...just as the Marxists did in the 1930s.
The Pope was right.
Scary. Prayers up.