The Brazilian left-wing media continue to demonstrate their anti-patriotism.
They continuously strive to exploit statements or disagreements among members of the new administration – a quest that has often backfired as the mostly conservative population remains orderly and vigilant. Now they are taking a bold new step by trying to put the Catholic Church and the Brazilian Government at odds on the pretext of the Synod on the Amazon.
A few examples:
“The former mayor of Sao Paulo, Fernando Haddad, mocked the fact that the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (Abin), under General Heleno’s command [photo], was spying on the bishops of the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops (CNBB): ‘Communist Vatican: Bolsonaro sees Catholic Church as an opponent for discussing issues considered as left-wing such as the situation of indigenous peoples and quilombolas, and climate change,” Haddad said.1
‘The coordinator of MTST (Roofless Workers Movement), Guilherme Boulos, condemned the Bolsonaro government’s espionage of CNBB bishops through the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (Abin). “The Bolsonaro government is using Abin to spy on CNBB meetings in order to defend the Amazon, as they (the bishops) are said to have a ‘left-wing agenda’ and could mean ‘foreign interference’. Nostalgia for the dictatorship translates into a return to old practices,’ said Boulos.”2
Progressivism Is Not the Catholic Church
Writing in the daily O Estado de S. Paulo of February 10 under a misguided title, “Planalto sees Catholic Church as Potential Opponent,” Tânia Monteiro confuses progressivism and the “Catholic left” with the Catholic Church:
“The Planalto Palace wants to contain what it considers as a boundary overstep by the Catholic Church on assuming the leadership of opposition to the Jair Bolsonaro government in the wake of the defeat and loss of prominence of left-wing parties. As the president’s team sees it, the Church is a traditional ally of PT (Workers’ Party) and is now organizing to influence debates once carried out by the Party in the interior of the country and in urban peripheries.”
Later, that news article on the Estado de S. Paulo was revised: “Church sectors allied with social movements and left-wing parties, members of the so-called ‘progressive clergy’, would like to use the Synod to criticize the Bolsonaro government and make an international impact.”3
CPT (Pastoral Commission on Land), and CIMI (Indigenous Missionary Council), which are sectors of CNBB’s “Catholic Left” must not be confused with the Catholic Church. Instead, as demonstrated in the book The Church Facing the Escalating Communist Threat: An Appeal to the Silent Bishops, by Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, widely distributed throughout Brazil,4 they are fanatical allies of the left. (Download the book for free in PDF format by clicking here).
Brazil Is Catholic and Catholics are Brazilians
“Anima humana naturaliter christiana” (the human soul is naturally Christian), Tertullian wrote. Likewise, Brazilians are naturally inclined to Catholicism.
The continuing pilgrimages to the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida, the monumental procession of Círio de Nazaré, the huge Catholic crowds that elected Bolsonaro President, and the population’s outright dismissal of leftist bishops’ requests to vote for the Workers’ Party in the 2018 elections are clear proofs that Catholic Brazilians rejected the “progressive clergy”, the “Catholic Left,” and “liberation theology.”
The Largest Petition in Our History, Against Communism in the Church
In 1968, the TFP (Tradition, Family and Property) association collected 1,600,368 signatures in the streets and public squares of Brazil asking that measures be taken against communist infiltration in the Church [picture] .5
This memorable petition, accomplished during the first visit of a Pope to Latin America, was supported by dozens of archbishops and bishops, hundreds of priests, ministers of state, governors, parliamentarians and public figures.
In it, Brazilian Catholics asked Pope Paul VI to take effective measures against communist infiltration in the Church.6
The struggle between anticommunist and progressive Catholics has a long and glorious history. And contrary to what the media implies, it proves that the left-wing minority cannot be confused with the Catholic Church.7
Let Us Dispel the Confusion Spread by the Left-Wing Media
A wise campaign of enlightenment, coupled with a tactful and skillful action by our authorities showing that this progressive minority does not represent the Church will keep the Catholic flock always ready to defend Brazil, national sovereignty, and the integrity of our territory.
While the Synod on the Amazon involves other aspects, including internal Church matters, we will not delve into that because the central goal of our article is to dispel the smoke curtain spread by the leftist media.
May Our Lady Aparecida help and enlighten Catholics to discern who the true Shepherds of Holy Church are, and to reject progressive heresy.
- 1 – https://www.brasil247.com/pt/247/midiatech/383403/Haddad-ironiza-espionagem-de-governo-na-igreja-Vaticano-comuna.htm?utm_source=social_monitor&utm_medium=widget_vertical
- 2 – https://www.brasil247.com/pt/247/midiatech/383401/Boulos-ao-espionar-bispos-governo-demonstra-saudades-da-ditadura.htm?utm_source=social_monitor&utm_medium=widget_vertical
- 3 – https://politica.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,planalto-ve-igreja-catolica-como-potencial-opositora,70002714758
- 4 – https://pliniocorreadeoliveira.info/Escalada_197606_igreja_silencio_chile.htm
- 5 – https://pliniocorreadeoliveira.info/1968_212-214_CAT_Reverente_e_filial_mensagem.htm
- 6 – https://catolicismo.com.br/Acervo/Num/0813/P26-27.html#.XGTHoDNKiUk
- 7 – https://www.pliniocorreadeoliveira.info/Minha_Vida_publica/MVP_13_Livros_e_campanhas_decada_70.htm