Recently some Gas Bag on the airwaves had some sort of transient ischemic attack (or something) while being filmed, and made incredibly bizarre assertions that the phrase "social justice" when used by church people means those church people are both Nazis and Communists at the same time.
That's quite an assertion.
And completely asinine.
Last I checked, the Nazis and the Communists were on opposite sides of the Second World War.
The Great Blowhard in question demanded that his listeners immediately leave any church which dared to speak that horrible phrase, because otherwise, the CommuNazis (or is it NazCommunis?) were going to seduce them into eating their own young, or something.
Hate to break it to ya, folks, but irrespective of whether you use a "Catholic" or a "Protestant" Bible, you're still gonna find Jesus saying, in Matthew 25:
Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'
In part based on this text (and others), for almost 120 years now (since 1891, to be precise), the Roman Catholic Church has taught officially that steps must be taken to relieve "the misery and wretchedness pressing so unjustly on the majority of the working class." Now lest Mr. Gas Bag get his anachronistic panties in a CommuNazi bunch over this, Rerum Novarum ALSO affirmed the right of private property and specifically rejected communism.
How is the right to private property a communist notion? Or a National Socialist idea? How is the specific rejection of communism a communist notion? (I suppose one might be able to argue that this latter point could, possibly, be construed as being one supported by Nazis, since they were fighting the Communists....)
Mayhaps Mr. Gone Batty's parents read him one too many stories about monsters under the bed.
In his defense, to be fair, it must be terrible living with that much fear, constantly.
These are, of course, strictly my own opinions, and do not reflect those of any other person, institution, or organization, either living or dead.
Blessings and peace to one and all,
Fr. Tim, SJ