Lest we forget…

Centuries ago the Holy See was asked:

1. whether it is lawful to join Communist Parties or to favour them;

2. whether it is lawful to publish, disseminate, or read books, periodicals, newspapers or leaflets which support the teaching or action of Communists, or to write in them;

3. whether the faithful who knowingly and freely perform the acts specified in questions 1 and 2 may be admitted to the Sacraments;

4. whether the faithful who profess the materialistic and anti-Christian doctrine of the Communists, and particularly those who defend or propagate this doctrine, contract ipso facto excommunication specially reserved to the Apostolic See as apostates from the Catholic faith.

Whereupon the Holy See responded: 1. Negative. 2. Negative. 3. Negative. 4. Affirmative.

Fortunately, after so many centuries of unflinching battle, there is no longer a risk that socialist agitators like João Pedro Stédile, nor similar advocates of crypto-Marxism, collectivism, and ecological theology, will be given succor by the Catholic Church.

Because that would be just weird.

About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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