Skip to comments.Pope’s Possible Successor Promotes Marxist for Sainthood
Posted on 02/11/2013 8:25:30 PM PST by ubipetrusest
...Cardinal Timothy Dolan, reported to be in the running to replace Pope Benedict XVI as the head of the Roman Catholic Church, is usually described as a conservative because he has strongly criticized President Obamas attacks on religious liberty and federal intrusions into church affairs. But Dolan is also the leader of the campaign to promote Marxist Dorothy Day for Sainthood.
One report asks, Could Timothy Dolan Become The First American Pope? Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB,) is considered the voice of U.S. Catholicism.
But Carol Byrne, author of "The Catholic Worker Movement (1933-1980): A Critical Analysis," says Dolan manipulated a vote by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops last November to move forward with the canonization of Dorothy Day....
In a letter obtained by this journalist, Virginia State Senator Richard H. Dick Black was so disgusted by the push for sainthood for Dorothy Day that he told the Pope on January 7, 2013, that he was appalled that a woman of such loathsome character would be considered for sainthood.
Black, a retired Marine Corps colonel, noted that Vatican archives are filled with reports of Christians martyred under the regimes that Dorothy Day supported. I am revolted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops support for the canonization of a woman whose views supported the violent extermination of Christians throughout the world. I ask that these matters be carefully weighed so that the Holy See will not be inadvertently misled when considering the canonization of Dorothy Day.
As a Marine pilot, Black fought the communists. He flew 269 combat missions in Vietnam and was wounded during fierce ground fighting with the 1st Marine Regiment.
I am particularly concerned about her support for Ho Chi Minh, Black said in his letter.
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There is zero chance that Dolan will be Pope. From Benedict to Dolan.. no.
I remember seeing somewhere a bookie had the odds of Dolan becoming Pope as twice as much as an American being selected as Pope.
Of course, Cardinal Martini had the odds last time too, and he walked out the same as he entered.
True- no way, no how.
Nonsense. Dolan is not in the running for anything
The College of Cardinals ain’t about to go slumming!
I can’t imagine the Vatican looking to the US for the next Pope. This country has wayyy too many morality issues.
Dorothy Day was *not* a Marxist. She was a Distributist - an economic view championed by G K Chesterton and Hillaire Belloc - hardly Marxists.
I surely pray you are correct. There are many things I do not *like* about Cardinal Dolan.
At this point, The Church needs a true conservative Pope who will be hardline—and unequivocally denounce Marxism/Socialism/homosexuality loudly-—like it did before Vatican II. Those who elevate such evil ideology or allow it to pervade culture without LOUD condemnation is putting a seal of approval on the behavior.
Marxism, which includes sexual perversions, is the most insidious ideology which uses people as a “means to an end” and is destroying the worldview of children. You can not be a Christian and a Marxist. They are exclusive. There are Marxists in the clergy who have to be weeded out. It is unacceptable.
Until Vatican II, Socialism/Communism was strongly and regularly condemned and criticized—as was Freemasonry and Secret Societies and Homosexuality. Not so much anymore and people *think* they are all OK because it gets a pass-—or worse, Catholic money goes to promote organizations which support Marxist policy or abortions or “Human” rights (homosexuality) or “social justice”(Marxism). It blurs good and evil (intentionally).
After all, Catholics put a Marxist in the White House and Marxists like Ted Kennedy in the Senate. It is because of the corruption of Catholic Theology by the Bishops in the US and Europe that refuses to educate Catholics on Sin, like prior to Vatican II. (They won’t be “popular” if they preach about contraception evil and sexual sin or evils of welfare states).
Time the Church got some you-know-what and quit caring about “what people will think”. They have to hit hard with the TRUTH! It is all about Truth and Saving Souls——that is it. We have to get a person who isn’t afraid to be unpopular and despised——because if he is “good”—he will be.
Bob Cardinal Dolan? Who knew?
Yes. Shame that all the operative words (liberalism, distributism, capitalism, socialism, and so many others) have “evolved.” The Molly Maguires are no longer necessary to confront the early evils of America’s Industrial Revolution. Funny though—Three Acres and a Cow came well after Five Acres and a Mule.
Did she not quit being a communist once she became a Catholic?
No American will ever be Pope. Look to south America as a place for the new Pope—maybe east Europe? Perhaps Spain? many changes are coming to the Roman Catholic Church in the next decades—a tough, devout vicar is needed. A Younger man this time to heal the branches of the Universal Church and make an alliance with the Russian Orthodox Church as we face the storm of radical Islam and the power of the secular progressives and socialists.
For Dorothy Day “distributism” meant that property should be “distributed” equitably, transferred from those who have “too much” to those who have “too little”—no wonder Obama called Day one the “great social reformers” at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast. Carol Byrne, in “The Catholic Worker [CW] Movement (1933-1980): A Critical Analysis” (2010, p. 198) states: “Clearly, Day was only interested in what she termed ‘the communal aspect of property.’ As far as dwellings were concerned, Day advocated OCCUPANCY rather than private ownership. She accepted Kropotkin’s idea of the ‘right’ of needy people to enter family homes and occupy spare rooms in them.” In the November 1964 “CW,” Day declared: “It seems to me that anything that threatens money or property, anything that aims at a more equitable distribution of this world’s goods, has always been called communism. I like the word myself; it makes me think of the communism of the religious orders.” In the July-August 1969 “CW,” Day had more to say: “’The more property becomes common—the more it becomes holy.’... But to do away with private property is a mortal sin in our system.... Certainly the Catholic [religious communities] have always profited by an increase of land and wealth so that persecution has come over and over again. The corporate wealth is then taken away, but later accumulates again. Fortunately, the Papal States were wrested from the Church in the last century, but there is still the problem of investment of papal funds. It is always a cheering thought to me that if we have good will and are still unable to find remedies for the economic abuses of our time, in our family, our parish, and the mighty church as a whole, God will take matters in hand and do the job for us. When I saw the Garibaldi mountains in British Columbia . . . I said a prayer for his soul and blessed him for being the instrument of so mighty a work of God. May God use us!”
Yes, and Dorothy Day’s mishmash of Catholic devotional and doctrinal language with the Marxist terms she used throughout her life—the masses, the workers, the bourgeois, the class war are some of the most frequent—has contributed greatly to the mess.
No, her writings and actions show that she never gave up her “radical” beliefs, but sought to create a “Christian Communism” in the Catholic Church. She maintained friendships and working relationships with prominent US Communists Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, who was one of the US Party’s founders and later its Chair; Mike Gold, “Daily Worker” columnist and author of the “proletariat” novel “Jews Without Money,” which she praised to “CW” readers; and Anna Louise Strong, her fellow journalist and propagandist, who received a state funeral in Moscow. Day was an invited “observer” at the 16th Annual Convention of the Communist Party USA, although the press was excluded. Day praised “Papa Marx” and Lenin, who she wrote “went about doing good,” in the April 1948 “CW.” She defended the guilty Rosenbergs and Black Panther Bobby Seale; she recommended Saul Alinsky’s books and praised his efforts in the May 1966 “CW.” (Perhaps Cardinal Dolan needs to take time to read the “CW.”)
Day was also called “Moscow Mary,” an epithet based on her actions: “I have spoken at Carnegie Hall against the Smith and McCarron acts, with Communists and fellow travellers; others of us have walked on picket lines protesting the payment of income tax and lastly there have been four days of picketing the Spanish consulate in New York in protest against the executions of the five Spanish trade unionists. These last demonstrations were headed by Norman Thomas, the highly respected Socialist, and included the aid of the I. W. W., Catholics, the Independent Socialist League and others. I assume the Communists were not invited” (”CW,” April 1952). For more details, see Carol Byrne’s “The Catholic Worker Movement (1933-1980): A Critical Analysis” and her “Complete Supplementary Notes,” available at “Dorothy Day Another Way.”
The odds are small, but Dolan’s name has been included in the first round of media possibilities for Pope, or as campion would rightly say, “impossibilities.”
I couldn’t agree with you more, savagesusie; the corruption of the US Church—and its failure to preach the truth—led to the election of a modern-day Herod as President of the USA. This infidelity has also enabled the cause of the great Communizer Dorothy Day to be treated as legitimate! You speak of the link between Marxism and sexual immorality, and the latter was a recurring problem at the CW farms, one that Day enabled.
The “Catholic Worker” has as much “right” to its name as the “National Catholic Reporter.” If only Cardinal Spellman had not retreated when Day repeatedly refused to remove “Catholic” from the paper’s name. God bless Bishop Finn for standing firm.
Cardinal Dolan would be a poor choice for Pope. While trying to do good, he has unwisely aided and abetted enemies of the Church, such as Big Brother Obama and the rabidly pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage NY City Council Speaker, declared lesbian and “Catholic” Christine Quinn. Quinn had a great a photo op as she handed out free turkeys with Dolan in November 2011. Seven months later Quinn had the photo on her desk for show-and-tell and stated: He is a leading religious, but more significantly a leading civic and public figure who has a lot of influence in this city in a lot of ways. The way he uses that influence around immigration issues, around poverty issues are ones that I often agree with, and often will ask for his help with. How he uses that influence around choice and womens issues and LGBT issues are not ones that I agree with. And he knows that. And weve had those conversations. But I dont think its useful for me to shut down communication with anybody ever (”As Citys Political Heat Rises, Quinn Treads Carefully, Confidently,” “Gay City News,” June 21, 2012, http://gaycitynews.com/as-citys-political-heat-rises-quinn-treads-carefully-confidently/).
My favorite Dorothy Day quote is the following:
Dorothy Day was not a political theorist, but a broom-pushing, bread-baking, rosary-praying Personalist. You don' have to believe just me: here's 21,000 sources that say the same:
Of course, this is a different perspective than you'd get from "Tradition in Action," the source of a great deal of the anti-Dorothy-Day propaganda. You can see all that at their website --- not that I'd recommend anyone going there, because it is full of shocking attacks on the past five Popes as well.