A New ‘Martyr’ Who Died in a Car Accident
Now, we have a proposed beatification that "takes the cake," as Jan noted, using the term in the sense of being the worst in a series of negative actions.
The latest travesty to come from the Vatican is Francis' "clearing the way" for the beatification of Argentinean Bishop Enrique Angelelli as a "martyr of the Faith." By the way, this attribution of martyrdom to the leftist Bishop conveniently does away with the need for a miracle attributed to his intercession.
A poster on the site of the accident proclaims Angelelli a 'martyr'
It sounds very beautiful, a bishop martyred on that site because he was the champion of oppressed little people. In fact, this is a fairy tale of the revolutionary leftist movements and socialist Catholics promoting Liberation Theology in Argentina.
In fact, on this site Bishop Angelelli lost his life in a simple car accident. He did not spill his blood for Christ and the Catholic Faith, which always used to define the heroic title of martyr.
The Bishop's chauffeur had been warned by the town mechanic not to drive the small truck he was on the day he died because it was not safe. He disregarded that good advice, the car malfunctioned and overturned, the Bishop died as result of the injuries he suffered. This is the story that was confirmed by eye-witnesses: a maintenance man working on an electrical pole near the site, two other workers and a driver who was the first to arrive at the scene of the accident.
The first news reported an accident; shortly afterwards the progressivists invented a new story
In fact, after much wrangling over the different stories, on April 20, 1990 the Appellate Court of the State of Cordoba declared it impossible to prove that the cause of the accident was anything other than the mechanical malfunctioning of the car.
Notwithstanding this official declaration, the leftist propaganda has relentlessly broadcast the story of the assassination of a people's Bishop – the Argentina's version of Oscar Romero – who was allegedly assassinated by the right-wing dictatorship.
A model for the future Pope Francis
It is not surprising to find Francis championing one of the trailblazers in the Marxist worker-priests movement in Argentina. In the ‘50s Fr. Angelelli was already caught up in socialist movements and founded the Young Christian Workers in Córdoba, working in the slums, promoting worker rights and organizing labor union manifestations. That caught the attention of John XXIII, who appointed him auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cordoba in 1960.
Angellini preaching under the Montoneros banner
His position was vindicated by the post-conciliar Progressivism that swept over Latin America in the form of an insurgent militancy that favored Marxist initiatives and communist revolutionary movements. This action moved forward under the pretext of "opening up to the modern world."
In 1968, Paul VI appointed Angelelli Bishop of the Diocese of La Rioja. There, among conservative Catholics he became known as “Bishop Satan-elli” (as opposed to “Angel”-elli) because of his strident support for the terrorist organization called the "Monteneros," the most extremist communist “Christian” army in Argentina's history.
Angelelli not only adopted but lived the “C y R“ (Christianity and Revolutionary) mottos: “The duty of every Christian is to be a revolutionary” (Camilo Torres) and “The duty of every revolutionary is to make Revolution” (Ernesto Che Guevara). (Christianity and Revolution, 3.2)
Angelli is becoming a new poster boy for the revolutionaries who promote Che Guevara
Is it any wonder that Francis, champion himself of the "poor and marginalized," who takes every opportunity to promote the Liberation Theology agenda in both Church and State, would present Angelelli as a model for Catholics? A martyr of the faith, he certainly was not. A model ideal for Pope Bergoglio, he certainly was.
Jan and I ended our conversation in full agreement: These are confusing times for Catholics. As one blogger recently noted, every day it seems we have a new contradiction being spooned out to Catholics from the Vatican: Communion for those who are not in communion with the Church, consecrated virgins who do not need to be virgins, the death penalty declared "inadmissible," a cured back pain declared a miracle, and now, a communist “martyr” who dies in a car accident...
Posted August 20, 2014