Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

13 Feb 2012

American Catholicism's Pact with the Devil

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This is the title of a thought-provoking post (essay?) by Paul Rahe, Professor of History at Hillsdale College. Dr. Rahe briefly traces the history of the Roman Catholic Church’s involvement in the political sphere throughout the history of Western civilization. When he arrives at the modern American scene, he says:

In the 1930s, the majority of the bishops, priests, and nuns sold their souls to the devil, and they did so with the best of intentions. In their concern for the suffering of those out of work and destitute, they wholeheartedly embraced the New Deal.

There are certainly some lessons here for those in the evangelical community.