The Catholic Church found itself on the wrong side of US economic issues in 2016. Pope Francis began his papacy by embracing the UN and global Marxism. Catholics in the US are split 50-50 on politics and have been for a long time. But when Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI were in office from 1978 to 2013, Catholics could claim their place as the anti-abortion, anti-communist and anti-terrorist church.
When Pope Francis took over in 2013, we liked his low maintenance lifestyle and his acceptance of sinners, but when he cozied up to the UN, he lost a lot of us.
Politically conservative Republican US Catholics do not agree at all with the globalist Marxists at the UN. We consider them the enemy. On an emotional level, a lot of us changed religion from Catholic to the US Constitution (as written). For me, the UN refugee program was the last straw. I have become so partisan that I would gladly join a US Constitution (as written) Church if there was one.
I don’t expect my local parish to open the dialog to include programs where politics is discussed, because half the parish is Liberal. I think they’re stuck.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader