Catholic Church in Mounting Debate Over Whether or Not Americans Are ‘Ignorant’


The Catholic Church under liberal Pope Francis has apparently joined the “resistance” against President Donald Trump.

More than that, the Vatican is calling Americans ignorant and racist for electing such a man. (By contrast, the Catholic Church just looooved Barack Obama, if that tells you anything.)

Earlier this month, following the G-20 Summit in Germany, the pope called a reporter at La Repubblica with an urgent message.

In his statement, Francis lumped the United States together with Russia, China, North Korea and Bashar al Assad’s Syria as nations that have “a distorted vision of the world.”

Just a week later, two of Francis’ close confidantes lashed out American Christians as “hateful” for voting Trump into office.

The Archbishop of Philadelphia was not impressed, fueling a mounting debate within the Catholic Church over how to view Americans in light of Trump.

Via Breitbart:

In a hard-hitting essay, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has joined the dozens of Christian leaders who have denounced the ignorant and insulting article published last week by the Vatican-vetted journal, La Civiltà Cattolica.

The essay by papal confidants Father Antonio Spadaro SJ and Rev. Marcelo Figueroa paints an offensive caricature of conservative Christians in the United States as politically ambitious racists who promote an “ecumenism of hate” and long to impose a theocratic state.

In his powerful response, Archbishop Chaput says that the authors are guilty of “dumbing down and inadequately presenting the nature of Catholic/evangelical cooperation on religious freedom and other key issues.”

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“Dismissing today’s attacks on religious liberty as a ‘narrative of fear,’” as the La Civiltà Cattolica article does, Chaput says, “sounds willfully ignorant.”

That’s the thing, Archbishop Chaput – liberals these days have indeed chosen the path of willful ignorance.

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