Bishop Andre-Mutien Leonard (left) and Cardinal Godfried Danneels shake hands during a press conference on January 18 in Brussels, during the official presentation of the conservative Leonard as Danneels’s successor as head of the Belgian Catholic Church.(BENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP/Getty Images)
Bishop Andre-Mutien Leonard (left) and Cardinal Godfried Danneels shake hands during a press conference on January 18 in Brussels, during the official presentation of the conservative Leonard as Danneels’s successor as head of the Belgian Catholic Church.
(BENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Pope Destroys Catholicism’s Left Wing

January 26, 2010  •  From theTrumpet.com
The Catholic Church is ready to burst onto the political scene in Europe.
 

For years Pope Benedict xvi and his predecessor John Paul ii worked quietly to move the Catholic Church to the right. Last week, that was largely achieved as Benedict appointed one of his disciples as the new archbishop of Brussels.

As of 1999, “the liberal bloc in the European church had long been led by three towering cardinals: Carlo Maria Martini of Milan, Basil Hume of Westminster … and Godfried Danneels of Brussels,” wrote John Allen Jr. in the National Catholic Reporter. Last week, Danneels became the last of these three to go.

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