Father Z gives us the latest disturbing, if totally unsurprising, news about Pope Francis:
I saw the strangest story at La Stampa.
Pope Francis phones Gianni Vattimo, philosopher of “weak thought”
The Italian scholar sends a copy of his last book to Francis who calls to thank him. A a short and pleasing conversation about the Church and philosophy: “With this Pope I am not ashamed to call myself Catholic”.
Perhaps someone will translate the whole thing.
This seems so very strange to me. It leaves me a little confused, frankly. I’ve written about this guy back in 2013. HERE Vattimo, if memory serves, is openly homosexual. He had his … partner… euthanized in Holland. Vattimo, who is pretty much against any truth claim and set against just about every moral teaching of the Church, has also spoken of Pope Francis.
I’ve gotten a couple notes asking me what this is all about. I don’t know. However, after a little digging around, I found once again a fascinating post that connected Vattimo with Pope Francis, as well as Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Have a look at THIS.
Sorondo applauded with obvious satisfaction, as the radical left, gay, Italian philosopher, Gianni Vattimo on 13 March 2015 Teatro Cervantes in Buenos Aires in front of all the prominent left radical figures, to form a new Communist International, which he dubbed the “Papal International” because was supposed to be led by Pope Francis. Vattimo said at the time:
“Pope Francis is the only one who is capable of a political, cultural and religious revolution to lead against the superior power of money in the Civil War, which is already raging in the world, and is disguised as ‘the fight against terrorism’ , but in reality is the class struggle of the 21st century against the large number of the critics of capitalism.”
You will recall that Sorondo was the one who said that Catholic social teaching is exemplified in Communist China. HERE
Go here to read the rest. Of course this is not news, unfortunately, in this Pontificate. If the Pope were to call a philosopher who defends orthodox Catholic teaching, now that would be news. What a kidney stone of a papacy.