Pope’s pals trash right-wing American Catholics as too “extremist”

Some are saying that Pope Francis had his pals go out and bash political American Catholics in an article that compared them to Islamic State.

More from the New York Daily News:

A pair of Pope Francis’ close associates took aim at American Catholic ultraconservatives and accused them of partaking in an “ecumenism of hate” in the journal, La Civiltà Cattolica. They suggest certain voters across the country are using their cause of religious liberty and opposition to abortion to institute a “theocratic type of state.”

The article, titled “Evangelical Fundamentalism and Catholic Integrism” identifies President Trump’s chief strategist at the White House, Steve Bannon, as a “supporter of an apocalyptic geopolitics,” who has blocked action on climate change and exploited “xenophobic and Islamophobic visions that wants walls and purifying deportations.”

Bannon, a former altar boy who has been outspoken about his faith, told the New York Times the essay “lit me up.”

This is very odd, since the Catholic church hasn’t minded theocratic states for two thousand years, but hey, who am I to judge?


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