The "Improved Relations" Between the Vatican and Karl
PURPOSE and INTRODUCTION
During Benedict XVI' Tenure
Can Now be Clearly Seen During Francis' Tenure
Originaly Published in 2009
We received news through a collaborator about the efforts to pave the way, by the Roman Catholic
Church Administrators, to enthrone Karl Marx, the father of the Soviet Union, as the misunderstood
"Saint" of Social Justice. Another effort to "sell" the Encyclical Caritas in Veritate and others
to as many people as possible.
First the Vatican ignores Heaven (1)
and allows the greatest genocide known
to humanity to take place - World War II. As if that were not enough, their oh-so-prudent inaction
allows the Soviet Union to spread its errors throughout the world at a cost of millions upon
millions of lives. Now they are washing Karl Marx's face to appropriate his philosophies and use
them in their version of the One World Government.
But that is not the worst; the worst is that there are hundreds of millions of innocent - and
completely under-Evangelized and over-Catechized faithful - who are heading straight into the
abyss as they, like zombies, follow "the rock" (2)
, the claimant of the
Chair of Peter, instead of following The Rock - Jesus Christ, upon Which His Church was
In a Times On-Line Article (3)
Vatican thumbs up for Karl Marx after Galileo, Darwin and Oscar
by Richard Owen in Rome
Karl Marx, who famously described religion as “the opium of the people”, has joined Galileo,
Charles Darwin and Oscar Wilde on a growing list of historical figures to have undergone an
unlikely reappraisal by the Roman Catholic Church.
L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, said yesterday that Marx’s early critiques of
capitalism had highlighted the “social alienation” felt by the “large part of humanity”
that remained excluded, even now, from economic and political decision-making.
Georg Sans, a German-born professor of the history of contemporary philosophy at the pontifical
Gregorian University, wrote in an article that Marx’s work remained especially relevant today as
mankind was seeking “a new harmony” between its needs and the natural environment. He also
said that Marx’s theories may help to explain the enduring issue of income inequality within
With reassessments such as these it may be wondered which formerly unacceptable figure could be
next. Last year the Vatican erected a statue of Galileo as a way of saying sorry for trying the
astronomer in 1633 for his observation that the Earth moved around the Sun; in February a leading
official declared Darwin's theory of evolution compatible with the Christian faith, and in July
L’Osservatore praised Oscar Wilde, the gay playwright, as “a man who behind a mask of
amorality asked himself what was just and what was mistaken”.
Professor Sans argues that Marx’s intellectual legacy was marred by the misappropriation of his
work by the communist regimes of the 20th century. “It is no exaggeration to say that nothing
has damaged the interests of Marx the philosopher more than Marxism,” he said.
This overturns a century of Catholic hostility to his creed. Two years ago Benedict XVI singled
out Marxism as one of the great scourges of the modern age. “The Marxist system, where it found
its way into government, not only left a sad heritage of economic and ecological destruction, but
also a painful destruction of the human spirit,” he told an audience in Brazil.
Then again the Pope has been busy reappraising modern capitalism. Benedict’s latest encyclical,
Charity in Truth, offers a direct response to the recession, arguing that global capitalism has
lost its way .....
Professor Sans’s view of Marx was not without criticism. He argued that Marx’s
“materialist” view of history had wrongly reduced man to no more than a product of his
material, economic and physical circumstances.
Marx was baptised as a Christian but he remained an atheist all his life. He once observed that
“religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world and the soul of
soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”
Marx was expelled from several European countries for his radical espousal of a working-class
revolution. He moved to London in May 1849 and lived there until his death in 1883.
Professor Sans’s article was first published in
La Civiltà Cattolica,
a Jesuit paper; then in
Both papers are vetted in advance
by the Vatican Secretariat of State. The decision to republish it in the
the official Vatican newspaper,
gives it an stronger endoresement of Benedict XVI's Administration.
Now, let us review a sample of what Marx (not Lenin nor Stalin)
Quote from the Communist Manifesto: (4)
Now, let us focus on the words used in the article's Abstract
used to begin the white-wash in earnest of Karl Marx: (5)
These measures will, of course, be different in different countries. Nevertheless, in most
advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State
capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into
cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common
8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the
distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in
its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc, etc.
WHAT REMAINS OF MARX AFTER THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL – Georg
Twenty years after the end of the “Cold War” and the end of real socialism, it seems necessary
to distinguish between the philosophical thought of Marx and the political ideology that is
derived from it. Marx’s relation with Engels made him a critic of capitalism and the theory of
socialism. But his early writings dealing with political economics bring to light his original
philosophical reflections before its application to the proletariat revolution. If the image of
Marx as a revolutionary is no more, today one recognizes the still valid part of his philosophical
thought – particularly, the principle that economic problems have to be connected to social and
anthropologic ones. On the other hand, the question of the economic surplus has not lost any of
its legitimacy. The author teaches the History of Contemporary Philosophy at the Università
© La Civiltà Cattolica 2009 IV 127-136; issue 3824
Let us remember that Liberation Theology (led by some priests with Marxist inclinations in Latin
America, and which the Vatican has been fighting vehemently), sprang up back in the mid-18th
. Said movement has continued until our days precisely because
of the "'social alienation' felt by the 'large part of humanity'
that remained excluded"
in Latin America; a situation nurtured precisely by the
Ecclesiastic authorities throughout Latin America for centuries - up to today.
These Administrators have no shame. Babylon the great, the
mother of the fornications, and the abominations of the earth
does not even bother to
be subtle about her unbridled passion for power.
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