Pope Francis allegedly told left-wing propagandist Michael Moore that capitalism is "sin" during their private meeting last month.
Michael Moore is an avowed socialist who has spent his entire career promoting pro-abortion politicians. Both socialism and abortion are condemned as intrinsic evils in the Catholic Church that deprive humans of their dignity. While the Church has criticized usury and capitalism's occasioned abuse of workers in the mindless pursuit of profit, it has never expressly condemned the economic system with the same forceful language as it has socialism and communism. And yet, of all the sins that Pope Francis could have lectured Michael Moore about, he allegedly chose to affirm him in his socialist principles.
Speaking with "Late-Night" host Seth Meyers on Thursday, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker recounted the exchange he had with the head of the Catholic Church, a Church he has had no affiliation with since his youth. According to Moore, it was Pope Francis who sought the meeting, not himself.
I went to the weekly audience, and then he asked to speak to me privately. It was an amazing moment, and I asked him if I could ask him a question. And he said, 'Yes.'
And I said, 'Do you believe that an economic system that benefits the few, the wealthy at the expense of the many is a sin?' And he said to me, 'Si' in Italian. And I said, 'So you believe capitalism, the kinda — the capitalism we have now is a sin?' He goes, 'Yes, it is.' He said, 'The poor must always come first.'
Following that, Pope Francis allegedly revealed himself as a fan of Michael Moore's, encouraging him to make more movies, which push socialism (condemned by the Church) and promote pro-abortion politicians like Barack Obama (also condemned by the Church).
And then he grabbed my hand and he said, 'Please, pray for me.' And I said, "I will, and please pray for me. And he said, 'No, you have to make more movies.' And I'm like, 'I just wanted a prayer.' He's like, "No, you go back to — you go back work.' He has a sense of humor.
Being that Michael Moore has expressly declared himself a fallen-away Catholic who disagrees with Church teaching on same-sex marriage, transgenderism, economics, and now divorce, it seems strangely odd for the Pope to tell him to "go back to work" as opposed to advising that he go to confession, receive the sacraments again, or actually study Church teaching to understand it better.
Of course, Michael Moore could very well be lying (as he often does), but the alleged encounter fits Pope Francis' profile. Earlier this year, the Holy Father was alleged to have said in private that hell does not exist.
According to the 93-year-old Eugenio Scalfari, an atheist journalist at the leftist publication La Repubblica, Pope Francis apparently "abolished" hell by adopting the heretical doctrine of annihilation — the idea that unrepentant souls simply cease to exist after death rather than eternal damnation.
"They are not punished, those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear," Scalfari alleges Pope Francis said.
"There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls," he allegedly added
As time goes by, stories like Scalfari's and Moore's seem all the more credible.