Vatican Talks Like “Planned Parenthood” or Gay-Rights-Groups

Vatican Talks Like “Planned Parenthood” or Gay-Rights-Groups

Pope Francis’ mouthpiece Father Antonio Spadaro SJ polemicised in La Civiltà Cattolica in a much observed article against “Evangelical Fundamentalism and Catholic Integralism in the USA”. Before publication La Civiltà Cattolica is revised by the Holy See.

Journalist Robert Royal writes on The Catholic Thing [Are Americans from Mars?] that the main fear of the article is “that the collaboration of Catholics and Evangelicals in fighting the culture war is really a bid to create a theocracy in America”.

He comments, “You usually hear a charge like that from [the abortion network] Planned Parenthood or gay-rights groups or fringe academics. Not from the Vatican.”

Royal sees indeed “something like an emerging theocracy in the United States”, namely “the theocracy of sexual absolutism that cannot tolerate pluralism or dissent”.

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