True-—I love what comes out of the Conservative Vatican, but the Bishops in America and South America—some were/are very radical Marxists. (Marxist Catholic is an oxymoron). The Church became an advocate (with “social justice” of totalitarian Marxism—opposite of subsidiarity— which promotes destruction of the family unit—makes abortion common and homosexual marriage “good”. (I do love Cardinal Timothy Dolen, BTW)
Now, I am also referring to vocal Catholic politicians who should have been excommunicated decades ago-—like Edward Kennedy—and his Marxist promotion of abortion and Centralized education indoctrination and their “tolerance” of evil homosexual behavior—not only in the priesthood, but in the culture—to allow young children to be brainwashed by homosexuals with “Days of Silence”—which actually glorify evil behavior and normalizes it in the eyes of children.
The Catholic Church became irrelevant in Europe and America in the 70’s when they hid from the culture wars and did not confront the evil being promoted in all of culture. Pastor Bonhoeffer referred to this as “religionless Christianity”. To be silent in the face of evil, is itself, evil. The Church allowed Edward Kennedy to be the face of “Catholic” and a Marxist to the core—distorted the whole Catholic message for Americans who saw him as a face of Catholicism because he wasn’t excommunicated for his Marxist promotion in government policies which are anathema to freedom and religion.
I am also talking about the little parish communities which have vacant churches and closed schools. Prior to Vatican II we had a vibrant parish which is filled NOW with a few old white people and almost devoid of teenagers and young adults-—except a few “Mexican families” but in the tradition of Marxist dialectics, is separated from the evil, racist “whites”—into their “Spanish Mass” so that they can be treated “separately” and learn that they are too dumb to learn English and the whites are unChristian anyway. Divide and destroy-—the Marxist application to this universal Church.
The Catholic Church has got to eradicate all the Marxism that has distorted the Christian message. Until they do-—and I know there is a schism brewing with the “Marxist” so-called Catholics—they will continue to be irrelevant and lose members and die. There is no such think as “Marxist Catholic”.
Dont blame the Mexicans. And dont forget in the pre-Vat II Church were had all these ethnic parishes. By Dad was baptized in St.Joe Church in San Antonio, where they still had sermons in German until the late 40s. Lots of old people never did learn English.
But the irony is that in such Churches ONLY the sermons were in the venacular. All of us, German, Irish, Poles, French, Spanish, prayed in Latin. Brought us all together. And we knew most of what was prayed out-loud in Latin. How many did not know what the words of the Gloria meant? As for the Pater Noster, several years ago, I was attending a Latin new mass, and when we said the Pater Noster, the words fell from my lips, out of my memory, like water flowing out of a cup.