|Progressive Catholics of an earlier era |
showing support for state socialism
(Dissociated Press) Progressive Catholics from across the U.S. met this week in San Francisco to proclaim their opposition to the "ultra-traditionalist patriarchal Catholic Church."
"There is a long history of courageous Catholic opposition to orthodox Catholic dogma" said Helga Quisling, president of the Catholic Womyn and men for Choice and Power, an organization of progressive Catholics. "Especially during the past century there were progressive Catholics who followed their conscience and stood with secular groups fighting for (national) socialist change."
Quisling noted that womyn are particularly oppressed today by "foreigners in our wombs who have lived for too long where they are not welcome."
"We salute our progressive secular brethren and sistren who oppose rigid antiquated Catholic teaching about the 'sanctity of life' and 'humble obedience to God' and 'love for the least among us' and other patriarchal dogma" exclaimed Quisling, who carried signs that read "Today the Church. Tomorrow the World. " and "socialists need lebensraum" and "It is my destiny to cleanse my womb of unwanted tissue".
"There have always been socialist Catholics who rejected the hierarchal power structure of the Vatican and sought common cause with the State. We have a right to free birth control, and the Church must pay for it!" Quisling noted.
"Socialism is a cause that courageous Catholics have fought for in the past", Quisling declared. "'Sanctity of Life' has always been a patriarchal ruse to oppress the volk."
"We stand with socialists, and salute with them. Socialism is the future, and forward-looking Catholics must not be shackled to traditionalist Catholic dogma."
Quisling smiled and stood tall, flicking her wrist smartly. "We catholic SOCIALISTS salute and stand with our predecessors yesterday, today, and tomorrow".