What hath God wrought with this Jesuit friend of Francis and his weird analysis of U.S. politics?

As in this gem by Fr. Spadaro SJ from the latest issue of Jesuit-run Civilta Cattolica about how Republican presidents were influenced by the writings of a conservative Evangelical pastor:

The [Rev. Rousas J.] Rushdoony doctrine . . . supports the theocratic need to submit the state to the Bible, with a logic not unlike the one that inspired Islamic fundamentalism.

After all, the narrative of terror that feeds the imagination of jihadists and neo-crusaders is drinking from sources not too far apart. We must not forget that the theopolitics touted by ISIS is based on the same cult of apocalypse to hurry [things up] as soon as possible.

So it is no coincidence that George W. Bush has been recognized as a “great crusader” . . . by Osama bin Laden. [Italics added]

Fr. Spadaro and his co-author of the article from which the above is taken, the Argentinian Presbyterian pastor Rev. Marcelo Figueroa, editor of the Argentinian edition of L’Osservatore Romano, are reported as close to Francis, functioning as advisors.

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