Bolsonaro, Brazil, and the Bishops

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The Church in Brazil is stuck in an old problem, not unlike the Church’s problem in America.

Catholic authorities in Brazil would rather have a Leftist regime with nominally Catholic prelates at the table and in front of the mic, instead of having a conservative administration governing in line with the natural law, but apart from their immediate connections and influence.

In America, inherited Catholicism on the part of 1800’s immigrant lobbies degenerated into ethnic rackets, and then the Second Vatican Council swept away the unity of Tradition and orthodoxy. Once the old ethnic rackets were smashed, there wasn’t much left. That’s part of why American Catholicism is much more conservative than other countries: Americans usually convert into the Church from something non-Catholic, instead of taking the Faith for granted. “Legacy Catholics” like Joe Biden represent a dying generation; American Catholics are split between pro-Rainbow urbanites teaming up alongside the Hispanic ethnic racket as a Leftist faction, and an overwhelmingly conservative and traditionally-oriented population of native-born Heartlanders.

Brazil is right there with us. That means that we can leanr lessons from their experience as a Third World country, given that we’re on the way to being one. Even as a Third World country rife with crime, socialism, and gangs, right-winger Jair Bolsonaro still got elected. Legacy authorities in the Church are against him because he relies on lay Catholic and Protestant movements, and the middle-class and farmers for votes. That is, the yeomanry. The Church authorities, inflected with Modernism and Liberation Theology, have decided to wave the “banner of the poor” and support welfarism, socialism, and the usual crop of Leftist causes. This has obviously dovetailed with a degeneration in the True Faith, and contributed to opening up Brazil to the infiltration of Protestant ideology, harmful to many millions of souls.

Crux, a liberal outlet, explains how Bolsonaro’s election is becoming a flashpoint in Brazilian society:

Amid an unprecedented tension between the Bolsonaro administration and th judiciary powers in Brazil, the celebration of the South American country’s Independence Day, on September 7, is being seen as a decisive moment by both the president’s supporters and his critics.

Over the past weeks, President Jair Bolsonaro, who may run for another term next year, has elevated his criticism of the Supreme Court, especially two of its justices, Luis Roberto Barroso and Alexandre de Moraes.

Barroso, who also heads the Electoral Court, has been insulted several times by Bolsonaro for his defense of the current electoral system in Brazil, which is based on electronic voting machines. The president argues the machines are susceptible to fraud and says only printed ballots can secure a reliable election.

They’re pretty much trying to 2020 Brazil like they did America.

Well, Bolsonaro responded with some real power. The Church should take heed and seize the evangelical opportunity: 150,000 people marched for Bolsonaro on the 7th. From Big League Politics:

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called for the people of Brazil to take to the streets during the country’s Independence Day and flex their might, and they responded on Tuesday with a powerful and defiant display against subversive authorities.

He packed the streets of the nation’s capital, Brasilia, with over 150,000 people…

“During a speech delivered to evangelical Christian leaders over the weekend, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that he can only see three options for his future: prison, death, or victory.

“I have three alternatives for my future: being arrested, killed, or victory,” Bolsanaro, a former army captain, told the crowd of evangelicals while delivering an address about the country’s upcoming election in 2022.

Pray for Brazil, and pray for the Church.

Saint Pius X, ora pro nobis!