Thursday, July 9, 2015

What is the Origin of the Hammer and Sickle Crucifix? -- Marxist Jesuit

(La Paz) Evo Morales gave a gift that was as tasteless as it was blasphemous to the Pope on Wednesday.  What is it about the hammer and sickle and the Crucified One, which   Pope Francis will take back to Rome?
The communist symbol of sickle and hammer with the crucified body is the "symbiosis" of "social commitment and Christianity" and was a "tribute" to the Spanish priest Luis Espinal, who had distinguished himself through his "commitment to social struggle". "Morales probably meant Socialism and Christianity '" said Infovaticana .
The newly created icon was placed around Pope Francis' neck as a pendant (see picture).

The Jesuit and Marxist Luis Espinal Camps

Luis Espinal Camps was a Spanish Jesuit and Marxist, who was murdered in 1980 in Bolivia.
Born in 1932 in Catalonia, he joined the Society of Jesus in 1949, was ordained in Barcelona in 1962, in 1963 gained his licentiate in theology and after that attended  a course in journalism and audiovisual media at the Catholic University of Milan in Italy. The Jesuit was described as a gifted communicator.
Under the influence of socio-political left movement in Latin America, he went in 1968 at his own request to Bolivia. It was the time that  left and right engaged in a military struggle for power   in Bolivia, where communist guerrilla groups had been formed in the country and Che Guevara, who had arrived with Cuban guerrillas and Soviet support to enforce the armed revolution, had just been killed by the military.
Unlike other Latin American countries the left and right  took turns in Bolivia exercising  the government inscrutably in a fast rhythm.

Fight on the side of left movements

Espinal at a rally of miners unions and students 1979
Fr. Espinal, who considered himself a "worker priest" remained in the capital, La Paz, where he lived in a poor neighborhood with two other Jesuits. He worked as a theater critic for the daily newspaper Presencia and initially designed his own show on national television, in which he reported on the "worker priests" and took interviews with members of the Marxist guerrilla movement Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN). In 1971 he was awarded Bolivian citizenship. From that year until his death he was a member of the Jesuit radio station Radio Fides and chief editor of the weekly newspaper he founded, Aquí as a mouthpiece left "popular movements". He supported the miners' movement, founded in 1976 the human rights organization, Asamblea de Derechos Humanos and joined a public hunger strike in 1977 with the demand for democratization.
Luis Espinal was one of a number of Jesuits and got closer to various forms of Marxism. Unlike his brothers he did not go over to armed struggle.
When the Leftist Nationalist, Lidia Gueiler Tejada from the interim Revolutionary Nationalist Movement of Bolivia, was the President of the Republic, Espinal was abducted and murdered on March 21, 1980. Whether the offenders were sent by the drug cartels that soon afterwards supported the dictatorship of Luis García Meza Tejada, or from one of the various rapidly changing, and disempowered military rulers could never be clarified. Espinal followers see the reason in his public criticism of an amnesty for crimes during the tenure of President Banzer.
During the Pope's visit it has been repeatedly pointed out that Espinal was assassinated just two days before Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero. An attempt to put the Jesuit into a new line of geopolitical saints.

State-honored Christian-Marxist "Folk Hero"

 Hammer, Sickle and crucified, "Socialism and Christianity" on a chain that  was placed around Pope Francis' neck.
In 2007 President Evo Morales declared March 21 the "Day of the Bolivian Cinema" in memory of the assassination of Luis Espinal. Pope Francis prayed today in the place where Fr. Espinal was murdered. Here the Catholic Church's  leader said:
"Good evening, dear sisters and brothers,
I have come to a halt in order to greet you, and especially to remember. At that resembles those a friend, one of our brothers, a victims of interests, that did not want him to fight for the freedom of Bolivia. Fr. Espinal has preached the Gospel and this gospel bothered, and that's why they eliminated him. We hold a minute's silence in prayer and then we pray all together.
[Silence] "
President Morales declared to Pope Francis that the scandalous gift that he made to the head of the church is  a "memento" of Luis Espinal,  who was "known for his religious beliefs and stood up for the defense of the poor, the marginalized and the sick."
However, Father Luis Espinal received sharp criticism during his time in Bolivia mainly by the Church's sharp criticism and his sympathy for the revolutionary, Marxist movements. The weekly newspaper he founded in 1979, Aquí celebrated him today as a "martyr", "folk hero" and "symbol" of liberation theology . For his followers, and thus  is he honored by the presidency of the left-wing populist Evo Morales as well as official Bolivia, Luis Espinal is a leftist symbol in the fight against a flexibly defined "rights".
Several organizations presented Pope Francis a letter in which they expressed their desire for the beatification of Luis Espinal.

Update: apparently, the Pope wasn't angry and didn't say, "no, this is wrong" or variations on that.  Thank you Father Lombardi.  Catholic Snooze Service tries to downplay Espinal's obvious Marxism, and gets it wrong.  Bolivia was ruled by a Leftist President at the time Espinal was dealt with.

The Neocons trying to play damage control were also wrong.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Infovaticana
Trans: Tancred


Robbie said...

Bergoglio should be deposed immediately. Not tomorrow. Not when he returns to Rome. Now!

It seems he was not happy to receive this scandalous gift from the socialist goon, but why did he go ahead and take it? Why didn't he use the opportunity to speak against the communist/socialist vision? After all, million upon millions of people have been murdered in the name of that ideology.

I watched the pope's arrival in La Paz yesterday and I've rarely seen him happier. He was right in his element surrounded by socialists. That, among many other things, is a real travesty for the Church. We've got a leader who speaks on and on about poverty and climate change all the while he flies around the world in chartered Boeing 777 that spew pollution into the air.

He didn't speak against Morales or his ideological forbearers like Castro and Chavez because he believes in socialism. He didn't chastise Morales for the gift because they're fellow travelers. Now, if Morales had been a conservative/traditional Catholic who tried to live his faith in an orthodox fashion, things might have been different.

These last 28 months have been nothing but scandal.

Bernonensis said...

A prophetic sign: Francis may drive in the nails, but the field is ripe for the harvest.

Liam Ronan said...

I shouldn't be the least surprised to see that 'hammer-and-sickle' crucifix popping up across the world now that it has been given such prominence, much as the 'who am I to judge?' t-shirts enjoyed a sales boom.

I pray we have a real 'boom' soon, but not a sales boom.

Anonymous said...

God save us from Pope Francis!!!

Anonymous said...

Coming soon to a catholic-gift store near you!

Catholic Mission said...

Anonymous said...

Oh my, look what just blew in through the open windows, more Fumus Satanae (Smoke of Satan).

I can't wait to see what Lard Lad will have to say about this one. Maybe we'll get another preposterous, verbose, over-the-top diatribe like last year's Elton John piece

Alphonsus Jr. said...

Has the Akin and Shea spin machine gotten to work on this yet?

Liam Ronan said...

They used to have a particular term for the little tap-dance forever being performed off-stage by the Rev. Lombardi and other apologists in order to distract from Bergolio's jesuitical on-stage outrages:

"Plausible Deniability".

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it is because I do not subscribe to the prevalent perversion of charity that would have us put the best interpretation on everything despite the evidence of original sin at work in human history, but I do not think that Evo Morales's blasphemous and provocative gift was truly a surprise to Pope Francis (his comment of "I did not know this" notwithstanding). Francis, like a good wiley Jesuit, is a master at sending messages and signals subliminally but wrapped in an aura of innocence and bon-hommie. It does not seem coincidental that just as he praised and asked for a solemn moment of prayer for the Marxist Jesuit who confected or used the marxist crucifix and made him out to be a martyr for preaching the gospel (which "bothered some so he had to be eliminated"), he would be presented with an object that would send the subliminal message to the world---and especially to "unenlightened" Catholics like you and me---that the Crucified and the Sickle and the Hammer are not incompatible. This is the message that very likely Francis arranged for the whole world to absorb, never mind his protestations of "I did not know this" or the ample history of Marxist crimes against the poor and humanity in general and its satanic hatred of the Faith Francis is supposed to be defending and promoting. It is a lesson in adaptation to a new understanding of both Marxism (somewhat softened, for now, for public consumption) and in a totally subverted "Catholicism" that no longer teaches the Truth of Christ but the social doctrines of the Left, in all its hues. And the scum at the Vatican Press office, headed by the apostate Jesuit Federico Lombardi, claim with a straight face that the object has no political significance. If nothing else, even if one does not give a fig about the Faith (which we, of course, love passionately), the insult to one's intelligence and the shameless manipulation are enough to make any decent human being, Catholic or not, disgusted with such deceit and contempt for the truth. Welcome to the new world and church of Francis: anyone who doubts we are facing a new religion being taught subliminally and at times not so subliminally is either a fool or an accomplice in the reigning apostasy. Counter-Revolutionary Catholic

Mary Katherine said...

Let us pray for Pope Francis. Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, AMEN.

Liam Ronan said...

Regarding the Holy Rosary, Sister Lucy said: "Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin, in these last times in which we live, has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary. She has given this efficacy to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world or of the religious communities, or even of the life of peoples and nations, that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary. With the Holy Rosary we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls."

Anonymous said...

As a Polish man, I'd be less offended if I saw Christ crucified on a swastika. The Communists made the Nazis look like boy scouts in comparison.

This image is evil, pure evil. The millions of souls martyred and persecuted by this evil system of thought created by Karl Marx cry out to heaven! Moses Mordecai Levi Marx (aka Karl Marx) is the principal philosopher that inspires the current pontificate.

Since Vatican II the Church is no longer a monarchy, it functions in the exact same way as the Soviet Republics did! The whole concept of "collegiality" has turned the Church into various episcopal soviets! Bishops are no longer princes, they answer to the conference of bishops; the priests are no longer pastors, they answer to parish lay-councils; popes are no longer kings, they answer to various national-episcopal soviets. In the early 1980's John Paul II condemned Communion in the hand and altar girls, within 10 years he allowed them because he was pressured by various episcopal conferences.

Novus Ordo Ecclesiam? No, I'm sorry. It should be called the Soviet Catholic Church. Pope Francis isn't the problem, he's a symptom. Until Vatican II is condemned and reversed, the true Roman Catholic Church will remain in eclipse while the Soviet Catholic Church reigns over apostasy.

The red flag has been flying over St. Peter's Basilica sine 1965.

Unknown said...

What part of the symbology of the Gull n black crows attacking the dove of peace doesn't everyone get? I wasn't hard to decipher