Posts Tagged ‘Marxism’

The 100th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

One hundred years ago on October 25 (Old Style Calendar), a Marxist political movement led by an intellectual political activist named Vladimir Lenin mounted a successful coup d’état against Russia’s ailing Provisional Government. Most believed the Bolsheviks would themselves be overthrown quickly. Scarcely anyone recognized that the event marked the beginning of one of the Read more

Pope Francis: I’m not a Marxist Comments 0

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Pope Francis said in an Italian newspaper interview on Sunday that he is not a Marxist but that even Marxists can be good people. The pontiff also denied reports that he would name a woman cardinal. He also said there was good progress in cleaning up Vatican finances and confirmed that he would visit Israel Read more

Pope Francis’ theory of economics Comments 0

Friday, December 6th, 2013

It would make for some pretty amazing headlines if Pope Francis turned out to be a Marxist. Between his hints at rehabilitating liberation theology—condemned by his predecessors—and talk about casting off “the economic and social structures that enslave us,” Marxism isn’t totally out of the question. But happily for nervous church leaders, Francis’s first Apostolic Exhortation, issued Tuesday, doesn’t quite suggest someone Read more

Rush Limbaugh: Pope is preaching pure Marxism Comments 3

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Pope Francis:  Successor to St. Peter … the people’s pontiff … Marxist? That’s what conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh suggests, calling the Pope’s latest document “pure Marxism.” Limbaugh blasted the pontiff on Wednesday, a day after Francis released “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel), a 50,000-word statement that calls for church reform Read more

Cuban official says government wants dialogue with pope Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Cuba’s foreign minister said his government is looking forward to welcoming Pope Benedict XVI and exchanging points of view with him, even after the pope used his in-flight news conference to criticize Marxist ideology.

Bruno Rodriguez, the foreign minister of Cuba’s communist government, was asked about the pope’s remarks March 23 during the opening of the Havana press center for the papal visit.

“We are looking forward to an exchange of ideas” during the pope’s visit March 26-28, he said.

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