During the immediate past century the Progressives (Socialists to those of us less politically correct about such nonsensical ideas) had throw the world in continuous warfare over misguided pursuits of re-making man into Marx’s wet-dream. We are told of the Germans and Russians foolish attempt with the “Progressives” approval of the latter’s attempts. Little news was given to the Mexican fall into relativism.
“Tension had existed for some time between socialists and the Church of Mexico. In 1917, a socialist, anti-religious constitutional government was officially established. Starting in the 1920s, President Calles enacted harsh anti-Catholic policies that included the closing of 480 churches, schools, orphanages, and hospitals, the forfeiture of citizenship for Catholic bislhops, and the arrest of clergy, as well as the public banishment of clerical clothing. Under the Calles regime, somewhere between 250,000 and 300,00 people were executed.
“BL. Miguel Pro was a Mexican priest martyred in 1927 by President Calles. Fr. Pro had gone into hiding, often wearing disguises to sneak around town and deliver the sacraments. A bomb was thrown at President Calles’ car in November 1927. Fr. Pro’s brother had once owned the car from which the bomb was thrown, so Fr. Pro and his brothers were arrested on trumped up charges of attempted assassination despite their airtight alibis. Once Calles learned that Fr. Pro was a Catholic priest, he ordered Pro’s execution to covered by journalistws in order to use it later as propaganda aimed at domoralizing the population. Fr. Pro died forgiving his killers, his arms in the shape of the Cross, and Calles’ plot backfired as the circulated pictures only inspired Mexican Catholics (they were later banned by the government). Pope John Paul II beatified Fr. Miguel Pro on September 25, 1998, and his feast day is November 23.”
Source: Steve Weidenkop and Dr. Alan Schreck, Epic: A Journey Through Church History, West Chester, PA: Ascension Press, 2009, page 186.
These so-called progressives are gnostics. They believe they know the secret knowledge about how human beings should govern their lives. People always resist and the know-it-alls will always resort to cruel, inhumane ways to force compliance to social justice.
Sorry, America, but it can happen here.