Right-wing activist says Catholic Church has a Marxism problem

The first thing you need to know about Cliff Kincaid (above) of Accuracy in Media is that he has accused Fox News of having unsavory ties with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Is that wacky or what? It’s not surprising, then, that Kincaid is now campaigning against creeping communism in the Catholic Church,  as we see HERE: Pope Francis’ recent publication highlights the “troubling” influence of Marxism within the Catholic Church, according to Accuracy in Media director Cliff Kincaid. “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m not here to beat up on the...

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Right-wing noise machine says Obama plans to close Vatican embassy

The gullibility of America’s wingnuts is being tested yet again — this time by a false report that the Obama administration is planning to close the U.S. embassy to the Holy See. But, of course, the people who want to believe this crap are going to believe it, no matter what the facts are. Judd Legum has the story HERE: The internet is ablaze with some fairly shocking news: Obama is closing the Vatican embassy! “Obama’s call to close Vatican embassy is ‘slap in the face’ to Roman Catholics,” proclaims the...

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More signs that conservative Catholics are concerned about Pope Francis

Last month, I told you HERE that certain right-wing Catholics, especially in America, are upset about what they perceive as a liberal tone to public statements made by Pope Francis. And now Laurie Goldstein has THIS REPORT on the matter: When Pope Francis was elected in March, Bridget Kurt received a small prayer card with his picture at her church and put it up on her refrigerator at home, next to pictures of her friends and her favorite saints. She is a regular attender of Mass, a longtime stalwart in her church’s anti-abortion movement and...

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For years now, the Catholic Archdiocese of New York has paid for employees’ birth control

HERE‘s a bit of hypocrisy: As the nation’s leading Roman Catholic bishop, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan [above] of New York has been spearheading the fight against a provision of the new health care law that requires employers, including some that are religiously affiliated, to cover birth control in employee health plans. But even as Cardinal Dolan insists that requiring some religiously affiliated employers to pay for contraception services would be an unprecedented, and intolerable, government intrusion on religious liberty, the...

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An Argentine pope!

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been elected pope. Details to follow. UPDATE: There’s more about the new Pope Francis I...

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