- Aug 9, 2020
Recent developments in Colombia, Mexico and Spain suggest that Pope Francis’ blistering attacks on “gender theory,” the idea that people ought to be free to choose their own gender, is emboldening Catholic bishops around the world to speak out themselves.
Speaking in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, African Cardinal Robert Sarah enjoined Catholics to resist “ideological colonization” and the removal of God from society, in order to help the Church resist threats to the family and religious freedom around the world. Sarah is a native of Guinea, in west Africa, and
Bishop Victor Masalles, auxiliary bishop of Santo Domingo, believes that Ambassador James Brewster is engaging in a vintage example of what Pope Francis has called “ideological colonization,” meaning Western nations using their money and power to try to force developing societies to abandon their traditional values.
ROME— Pope Francis on Tuesday warned against an “educated persecution” of Christians today, saying Christians are not only under threat by those trying to kill them, but also by those who want to limit their freedom and their right to conscientious objection. “There’s a persecution of which not much is being