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Monday, July 13, 2015

Pope Francis Hammer and Sickle Continued...

Well, in my last post, with what information I had, I tried to give the Pope some slack. But after his flight today there is not much else to say. He totally approved of the Hammer and Sickle "crucifix" which is in my opinion blasphemous. On top of that he presented one of the two images he received as a gift to the Blessed Mother! The link to Rorate Caeli below has the text of part of the interview relevant to this. He clearly defends the Marxist priest openly. He says he the whole thing was no offense to him. It was an offense to me! What more can be said?

Excerpt.. Underlining mine..

Fr Espinal was killed in 1980. It was a time when liberation theology had many different branches. One of the branches was with Marxist analysis of reality. Fr Espinal belonged to this, this. Yes, I knew because I was in those years rector of the theology faculty and we talked a lot about it, about the different branches and who were the representatives, no? In the same year, the general of the Society (of Jesus), Fr. Arrupe, wrote a letter to the whole Society on the Marxist analysis of reality in theology. Stopping on this point saying, “it’s no good, these are different things, it’s not right, it’s not correct.” And, four years later in 1984, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published the first small volume, the first declaration on liberation theology that criticizes this. Then comes the second, which opens to a more Christian perspective. I’m simplifying, no? Let’s do the hermeneutic of that time: Espinal was an enthusiast of this Marxist analysis of the reality, but also of theology using Marxism. From this, he came up with this work. Also the poetry of Espinal was of this kind of protest. But, it was his life, it was his thought. He was a special man, with so much human geniality, who fought in good faith, no? Making a hermeneutic like this, I understand this work. For me it wasn’t an offense...

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