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Title: The FBI Declares Catholicism A Threat
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Published: Feb 10, 2023
Author: Sam Faddis
Post Date: 2023-02-10 09:33:13 by Ada
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Somewhere in the bowels of the FBI must be an office of acronym creation, and it must be working overtime. We have barely had time to assimilate the new DVE term (Domestic Violent Extremist for those of you playing along at home) and now we have Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists (RMVE) and freshly minted, Radical Traditional Catholics (RTC’s).

What are RTC’s? They are otherwise known as Catholic Apologists. That doesn’t mean apologists in the sense of saying “sorry” for the actions of the Catholic Church. It means apologists in the sense that they defend traditional Catholic teachings and oppose what they see as modern, unjustified deviations from those traditional teachings.

AND Magazine is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. password Subscribe Maybe that sounds like the kind of internal theological debate that is no concern of the FBI. Maybe you thought that arguments within a religion about the proper interpretation of Christ’s teachings would be covered by that whole “freedom of religion” thing in the First Amendment. Not anymore. This is now the concern of the FBI, which still has no time to find Antifa or counter radical Marxist groups in our streets but has seemingly endless resources to fight anybody who stands in the way of the prescribed progressive orthodoxy.

The FBI has identified RTC’s as a threat. A recent report from the Richmond field office specifically notes that RTC’s may cooperate with white supremacists and domestic violent extremists and pose a threat to homeland security. Interestingly, the only evidence presented to support this claim in the report consists of direct references to a publication produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). In fact, the list of dangerous Catholic Apologetic groups provided in the FBI report is literally a copy of a page from an SPLC publication.

Twitter avatar for @FrTotleben Fr. Peter Totleben, O.P. @FrTotleben Be careful around those "Radical-Traditionalist Catholics", when provoked they might do something dangerous, like, ... pray the Rosary for you? The FBI Might Be Infiltrating Your Local Latin Mass | National Review The federal government’s suspicion of a minority of Catholics is a predictable outcome of the war-on-terror mentality and the political elite’s alienation from religion. 12:56 PM ∙ Feb 9, 2023 171 Likes 34 Retweets The SPLC is not a law enforcement organization. It is a leftist organization that regularly accuses its political opponents of being violent extremists. In particular, it charges pretty much anyone who wants any kind of restrictions placed on abortion as being dangerous and a threat to society. The SPLC has been dogged by controversy about its funding sources and funding practices. For reasons that remain unclear, the SPLC keeps a whole bunch of its cash in places like the Cayman Islands. No credible law enforcement agency would rely upon the SPLC and consider it an objective source.

We know about the FBI report and the new focus on Catholics as a threat because of a lone FBI whistleblower. Seemingly, the rest of the personnel at the nation’s top law enforcement organization are just fine with pushing leftist political agendas and attempting to criminalize those who adhere to traditional religious beliefs.

In response to the revelations in the FBI report, Catholic Family News Editor-in-Chief Brian McCall shared with LifeSite the following statement:

“The release by a courageous whistleblower of this internal FBI memorandum confirms the dystopian state of the country in which we sadly live. This memo, combined with the targeting and persecution of those working to protect the lives of unborn children, proves beyond any doubt the evil people who control the levers of power in the US government are using that power to persecute any who dissent from their godless ideology. The FBI is spying on and infiltrating traditional Roman Catholic groups and even parishes for simply exercising their First Amendment Rights. The absurdity of the outrageous allegations of the FBI memo are blatant. Although the author acknowledges that white supremacists are and have always been violently anti-Catholic (the KKK burn crosses specifically to show their hostility to Catholics),the author believes these white supremacist groups are now deeply attracted to strongly Catholic parishes and groups that they despise. Traditional Catholicism has never had anything to do with racial bigotry or hatred. In fact the White Supremacist groups that have been active throughout US history (such as the Know Nothing Party) have targeted Catholics because Catholics have always sought the salvation and improvement in this world of the lot of those races and ethnicities despised by the white Protestant elitists. Ironically every traditional Latin Mass parish I have ever attended is more ethnically diverse than liberal Catholic parishes that segregate attendees by linguistic, and hence ethnic, lines (i.e., Spanish Masses, Vietnamese Masses, etc.). Traditional Catholics seek the conversion of everyone regardless of race, color, ethnicity, or any other attribute, to the Kingship of Christ. They seek to bring the love of Christ and His Church to all races and ethnicities. The memo’s prominent reliance on the utterly discredited and bigoted Southern Poverty Law Center, which is not a law center at all but merely a radical political leftist front, further discredits this memo and its author. The Department of Justice in its continued persecution of pro- life advocates and now simple Traditional Catholics should be renamed from its Orwellian title to the more accurate Department of Injustice.”

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#1. To: Ada (#0)

SPLC: a bunch of jews that hate non jews. Does not the FBI have better things to do?????

Darkwing  posted on  2023-02-10   11:52:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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