Heil Bush! (read on...)
Pope Benedict XVI as young Joseph
Ratzinger.Ratzinger's past includes
membership of the Hitler Youth movement
and the Luftwaffe. Very controversial
(and I would suspect even more in
England and France and Poland
who felt Luftwaffe bombs first hand)
he earned the nickname,
"the Panzer cardinal."
Not content to perpetuate the Master Race
only in post war Germany he intervened
in US electoral politics and persuaded
millions of morally weak Catholics to vote
for George Bush (Read on...)
New Pope Intervened against Kerry in US 2004 Election Campaign
Tuesday 19 April 2005
Washington - German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger,
the Vatican theologian who was elected
Pope Benedict XVI, intervened in the 2004 US
election campaign ordering bishops to deny communion
to abortion rights supporters including presidential
candidate John Kerry.
In a June 2004 letter to US bishops enunciating
principles of worthiness for communion recipients,
Ratzinger specified that strong and open supporters
of abortion should be denied the Catholic sacrament,
for being guilty of a "grave sin."
He specifically mentioned "the case of a Catholic
politician consistently campaigning and voting for
permissive abortion and euthanasia laws," a reference
widely understood to mean Democratic candidate
Kerry, a Catholic who has defended abortion rights.
The letter said a priest confronted with such a person
seeking communion "must refuse to distribute it."
A footnote to the letter also condemned any Catholic
who votes specifically for a candidate because the
candidate holds a pro-abortion position. Such a voter
"would be guilty of formal cooperation in evil, and so
unworthy to present himself for holy communion," the
The letter, which was revealed in the Italian magazine
L'Espresso last year, was reportedly only sent to
US Catholic bishops, who discussed it in their
convocation in Denver, Colorado, in mid-June.
Sharply divided on the issue, the bishops decided
to leave the decision on granting or denying communion
to the individual priest. Kerry later received communion
several times from sympathetic priests.
Nevertheless, in the November election, a majority of
Catholic voters, who traditionally supported Democratic
Party candidates, shifted their votes to Republican
and eventual winner George W. Bush.
The Culture of Death moves
onward with the Christian Soldiers.