Two-Front War Against the Faith

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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 31, 2018   

The collapse of Catholicism in Latin America

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Our Lady of Fatima warned in 1917 that Russia would spread her errors, and these errors are causing the Catholic Church in Latin America to collapse.

Following the apparitions of Our Lady at Guadalupe in 1531, the Catholic Church in Latin America thrived for four hundred years with Catholicism claiming nearly 100 percent of its population. Since 1970, however, these same Catholics have been facing a two-front war fomented by Communist Russia that caused tens of millions of Latin Americans to leave the Church for Pentecostal Christianity.

In 2015, an ex-communist spy from Romania, Ion Pacepa, explained what happened. In the interview, he recounts that the Russian secret service invented Liberation Theology in the late 1950s and imported it into Latin America to co-opt the Church into redirecting the Catholic mission of saving souls from sin and Hell to saving them from poverty and oppression.

Tainted by Liberation Theology, the Catholic Church in Latin America became a vehicle for pushing communist ideals, and the Church was greatly weakened. To combat this problem, President Ronald Reagan supported an effort to promote Pentecostalism in Latin America to draw people away from the communist-tainted Catholic clergy. This effort actually began at the behest of Nelson Rockefeller in 1969. It's these churches that former Catholics in Latin America are joining.

Because of Communist Russia's poison of Liberation Theology they injected into the Catholic Church in Latin America and the U.S.-backed antidote of Pentecostalism, the faith of Latin American Catholics is crumbling.

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