Skip to comments.Rubio Attacks the Catholic Church
Posted on 03/21/2012 3:01:35 PM PDT by NYer
Marco Rubio loosed some hardcore bile against the Catholic Church, accusing the Church of cozying up to the Castro regime.
The Daily Caller reports:
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that he is “deeply concerned” that the leadership of the Catholic Church has “negotiated themselves a space of operation” in Cuba “in exchange for looking the other way,” and expressed concern that Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming trip to the island may “reinforce that arrangement.”I don't know for sure specifically what he's referring to but it might just be the story that came out that within the last week that protesters had occupied Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Charity in Havana and the Cathedral of Pinar del Rio in an apparent effort to demand an audience with Pope Benedict during his March 25-29 visit to the country.
Rubio, a Catholic, said during a discussion at The Heritage Foundation that the Catholic Church has “negotiated a political space for themselves in exchange for their moral imperative.”
Volunteering an example, Rubio said, “last week… the church invited — the cardinal invited — Castro thugs to come into the church and remove people.”
Rubio also denounced the church for “actively participating in exiling dissidents,” sarcastically adding, “somehow exiling someone to Spain is a humanitarian measure.”
Politicians ought to tread carefully when making accusations against any government whether it be the Vatican or another foreign government. We should remember that it was the Vatican under the leadership of JPII who helped Reagan and Thatcher to undermine the Soviet Union and the communists in Eastern Europe. There may well be another plausible explanation for the events in Cuba.
I would have expected better fact checking from The Daily Caller.
“Its a tricky arrangement because the Church does not want to abandon Cuban Catholics but the more they cooperate with Castro, the more they tacitly endorse his police-state powers.”
Did Pope John Paul II endorse the Polish communist state when he cooperated so that he could shepherd the flock in Poland?
Thanks you are a gem of the Catholic faith
Huh??? Want to explain what you're talking about here???