Laycatholics.org has an excellent article. The CCC notes in section 2425 that socialism is a totalitarian ideology. We have a president with a socialist ideology. We are now seeing that totalitarianism playing out in the manipulation of the media, the persecution of the opposition by means of the IRS, and government officials providing false testimony to Congress.
Let’s be very clear. We now live in a totalitarian state. We elected it ourselves. Half the country doesn’t care. In fact, they approve of it. They participate in it. The real shame is that Catholics made the difference in voting for our current totalitarian administration, which is now seeking to oppress Catholics.
What would the Catholic Church’s judgement be on an agency or government that exercised political control of opinion and repressed things they considered thought crimes? Based on a reading of CCC 2499 the Church would consider such an agency or government part of, or a totalitarian state. See Catechism of the Catholic Church in section 2499 below:
CCC 2499 “Moral judgment must condemn the plague of totalitarian states which systematically falsify the truth, exercise political control of opinion through the media, manipulate defendants and witnesses at public trials, and imagine that they secure their tyranny by strangling and repressing everything they consider “thought crimes.”“
It has been reported that employees inside the IRS have allegedly intimidated individuals like Catholic professor, Dr. Anne Hendershott (read here) because of what she thinks and repressed the applications of several groups that are considered to be conservative who applied for 501c…
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