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Since early July, I have been revealing to NRB readers the activities of some of my fellow Catholics who, with a good deal of help from their friends in the leftist media, are working hard to advance an agenda that is actually opposed to authentic Catholicism. The intention of these leftist Catholics is to win theCatholic vote for Democrats. Archbishop Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature, the Vatican’s highest court, has rightly characterized the Democratic Party as “the Party of Death. Let us now throw some light upon the five biggest snakes in that brood of vipers we call the “Catholic Left“.
#5 Michael Moore, Film Director
Admittedly, I have a soft spot in my heart for Michael Moore. Of all the big names in Hollywood, surely Moore would be the best able to play the role of Santa Claus. I’m referring, though, to the commercialized version of Santa Claus who is actually nothing like the real St. Nicholas with whom the Catholic Faithful are familiar. It may be that Michael Moore has good intentions, but it’s there that any soft spot must end and give way to the serious threat he poses to Catholicism in America. It is a travesty that the leftist media so frequently hold Moore up as an authority on Catholic doctrine. In reality, the film director holds extreme views against a free economy and thereby fosters a mindset that is not at all in keeping with Catholic teaching on subsidiarity.
While it is consistent with Catholicism to criticize a system that is purely capitalist, without limits of any kind, Michael Moore‘s work goes far beyond the limits of reason. Few among us would dispute that he is the worst enemy of a free market economy in America, if we are to measure threats based on the ability to persuade the masses. Such extremism is decidedly opposed to the Catholic Faith.
In May 2009, upon learning that General Motors had declared bankruptcy and would be nationalized by Barack Obama and the federal government, Moore wrote the following:
“… So here we are at the deathbed of General Motors. The company’s body not yet cold, and I find myself filled with — dare I say it — joy.