Skip to comments.Vatican Lifts Suspension on U.S. Missionary Priest
Posted on 08/03/2014 2:05:10 PM PDT by marshmallow
MARYKNOLL, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Vatican has issued a decree that lifts its 29-year suspension on Father Miguel F. d'Escoto Brockmann, a Maryknoll priest. The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is the mission society of the U.S. Catholic Church.
Father d'Escoto, 81, was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 10, 1961. He helped found Orbis Books, the theological publication division of Maryknoll, and he was an official with the World Council of Churches. During the 1970s, Father d'Escoto became engaged in politics in Nicaragua. He joined the Sandinista National Liberation Front, a political party that overthrew Anastasio Somoza Debayle and established a revolutionary government.
For his political actions, involvement in the Sandinista government and failing to resign from a political office (Nicaragua foreign minister) held in violation of his ministry, Father d'Escoto was suspended from his priestly duties by the Vatican.
In the notification from the Vatican dated August 1, 2014, "The Holy Father has given His benevolent assent that Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann be absolved from the canonical censure inflicted upon him.........
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This dude’s God is Communism.
He’s old. Maybe he’s sick, and he’s ready to give in, so he can say Mass again before he dies.
I don’t know anything about the gentleman, but the relevant authorities have judged that he is sincere in his submission to Catholic doctrine. Perhaps they, like me, have some sympathy for an 81-year-old whose world fell apart around him.
Let us presume that from age 51 his supension of nearly 30 years has found him spiritually changed at 81. Communism has ruled minds and people long enough.
Maybe. A public recantation would still be called for.
Maybe it’s been done. I wouldn’t know where to look for such a thing. Never heard of the guy, in fact.
The bastard has the blood of innocent Nicaraguans on his hands.
[A vocal left-winger, he has been highly critical of the United States, once referring to U.S. President Ronald Reagan as the “butcher” of his people.
The 75-year-old has also attacked Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.]
He’s like Bill Clinton. He’ll say anything to get good press. Not exactly an admirable trait.
POPE FRANCIS, MARXISM AND LIBERATION THEOLOGY.
Pope describes as mistaken the Marxist ideology.
From mistaken to intrinsically perverse goes a long way. A mistake that has cost more than 150 million human beings sacrificed at the altar of this evil ideology.
Pope Francis describes Marxism just as mistaken, in a dramatic contrast with the doctrine of the Church that has defined it as intrinsically perverse in the Encyclical Divini Redemptoris of Pius XI over atheistic communism published in 1937, an ideology unequivocally condemned by the Magisterium since the end of the 19th century to Benedict XVI.
That soft position of Pope Francisco vs. the Marxist penetration of The Church explains the great joy of the founders and proponents of the Marxist Liberation theology when he was chosen as the Vicar of Christ on Earth.
The Liberation Theology was condemned by Juan Pablo II in the Instruction on certain aspects of the theology of liberation, promulgated by his order by the prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the doctrine of the faith, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, later elected as Pope Benedict XVI.
In opening the Vatican doors to the Marxist promoters, Pope Francis is disregarding the Magisterium of the Church.
Try, venerable brethren, with care that the faithful do not be fooled. Communism is intrinsically evil, and cannot accept that they collaborate with communism, in any field, those who want to save Christian civilization from the ruin. And if some, misled the, cooperate for the establishment of communism in their own countries, they will be the first to pay the penalty of their error; and the more ancient and luminous is the civilization created by Christianity in the Nations in which Communism managed to penetrate, the greater the devastation that they will exercise the hatred of Communist atheism.(Pius XI, Divine Redemptorys)
Would be illusory and dangerous to get to forget the intimate bond that unites them radically, accept the Marxist analysis elements without recognizing its relations with ideology, entering the practice of the fight of classes and its Marxist interpretation leaving perceive the kind of totalitarian society which leads this process . (Pablo VI, Octogesima adveniens, 1971)
INSTRUCTION ON SOME ASPECTS «THEOLOGY OF LIBERATION»
Quotes from the Instruction
Thus it is not uncommon to be ideological aspects that predominate in loans that many of the theologians of liberation taken from the Marxist authors...
VIII - SUBVERTING THE MEANING OF TRUTH AND VIOLENCE
1. This totalizing conception imposes its logic and drag Theology of liberation to accept a set of positions incompatible with the Christian vision of man. In fact, the ideological core, taken from Marxism, to which it refers, exercises the function of a determinant principle. This function has been given under the qualification of scientist, i.e., necessarily true, that has been attributed to him. In this core we can distinguish various components...
2. 8. The fundamental law of the class struggle has a character of universality and globalism. Reflected in all fields of existence, religious, ethical, cultural and institutional. With regard to this law, none of these fields is self-contained. This law is the decisive element in each...
9. By granting to the theses of Marxist origin, put radically into question the nature of ethics. In fact, the transcendent character of the distinction between good and evil, principle of morality, is implicitly denied in the view of the class struggle.