Why Is the Vatican Pushing Communist Goals? by Michael Hichborn

This coming November, the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Science is holding a workshop intended to figure out how to indoctrinate your children in the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]. This comes on the heels of the Vatican nuncio to the United Nations announcing “verbatim” support for the SDGs, and after Catholic Relief Services president Dr. Carolyn Woo echoed Pope Francis’ call for support for the SDGs as well.

So, what are the Sustainable Development Goals?

They’re a United Nations plan for the creation of a global socialist utopia thinly disguised as a poverty reduction program. In short, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the first step in achieving several of the goals laid out in Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. In truth, these goals are Communist goals, through and through. Here’s a snapshot of how specific portions of the SDGs line up with identified Communist goals:

Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
    • Communists have always used the plight of the poor as justification for the implementation of their nefarious schemes
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
    • Plank 7 of the Communist Manifesto calls for a top-down approach to industry and agriculture
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
    • A 1938 issue of a Communist publication concluded that “only through the final victory of world socialism can the vast stores of available scientific knowledge really be put to work for the full benefit of humanity. ‘Socialized medicine’ is a meaningless phrase except in a socialized society.”
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
    • Plank 10 of the Communist Manifesto is “free education for all children in public schools.”
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
    • Communism has pushed for working women since the beginning of the Revolution in Russia.
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
    • Plank 8 of the Communist Manifesto: Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
    • Plank 9 of the Communist Manifesto: Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
    • This is an echo of Karl Marx’s mandate, “From each according to his ability to each according to his needs.”
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
    • This is pure global governance orchestrated by an entity with authority above national sovereignty.

This summary is not intended to be exhaustive, but should provide enough information to alarm even the most lukewarm of patriots and faithful Christians. But the Catholic Church, which has issued full and unqualified condemnations of Communism and Socialism should have nothing to do with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals … and yet, “Catholic” social justice organizations and its leaders have hijacked key positions in the Vatican and are using their influence and authority to fast-track programs to get the faithful to fully support and work for the implementation of the SDGs. This is extremely dangerous and must be forcefully resisted by all faithful Catholics. What follows is a general overview of some of the more egregious of the SDGs in their audacious push for global Communist governance.

Read the rest at http://www.lepantoinstitute.org/.

Hichborn_headshot300ABOUT MICHAEL HICHBORN

Michael Hichborn is the president of the Lepanto Insitute. Formerly, Michael spent nearly eight years as American Life League’s Director of the Defend the Faith project. He has researched and produced countless articles and reports on the funding of abortion, birth control, homosexuality and Marxism by Catholic Relief Servies and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Christendom College in Political Science and Economics and a Master’s degree in Education from American Intercontinental University. Michael lives in Virginia with his wife, Alyssa, and their five children.


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4 replies
  1. Robert
    Robert says:

    Who cares? All those goals are GOOD. If you don’t get with the program you will be left behind. Capitalism has failed except for the very rich.

  2. Steve Moyer
    Steve Moyer says:

    I would assert that capitalism has failed for everyone, especially the ultra-rich. They have surrendered their soul to money. It’s a hideous spell which teaches selfishness, greed and exploitation of others.

    We should have COMPASSION for the rich and try and heal them of their spiritual illness.

    I had a discussion with a friend the other day about healing someone who doesn’t want to get well. This is the case with many who have the “money sickness.” Greed is a spiritual disease. What is the cure? If you knew the answer to that, would you be justified in forcing a greedy person to receive it? Or would that me immoral? Is greed contagious? That may be the crucial question. Perhaps we need to “quarantine the rich.”

    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:

      The issue is not capitalism. The issue is about a culture that promotes morality and Christianity. Money is not the evil, as all people benefit from a wealthy society. Whenever you find socialism, the idea of a few powerful people who control the ‘unwashed masses’, then you have true evil. Socialists/Marxists/Communists hate God, for they want government to become the new God.

      America is a Constitutional Republic built upon Judeo/Christian morals and values. The U.S. Supreme Court took God out of our schools. Socialists are working to keep God out of the public square. As that has happened a void was created. Satan filled that void.

      We are not teaching our youth about God, we are not revering God. When that changes you will see spiritual wealth grow as well as physical wealth. A wealthy man of God is worth his weight in gold.

      Markets are deeply moral, for they, compared to all feasible alternatives,

      1. are driven by voluntary choices rather than by diktats;
      2. concentrate the costs and the benefits of each choice as closely as possible on the individual who makes that choice;
      3. allow for great diversity of choices and life-styles;
      4. create mass flourishing; they raise the living standards of the poor far more than they raise the living standards of the rich;
      5. transform the manifestations of economic hardship from literal starvation to much-less severe financial distress; (losing a job or a home, however agonizing, is far better than losing your and your children’s lives);
      6. ‘churn’ over time the rich and poor; dynastic wealth, while not unknown in markets, is less common than unthinking and historically uninformed people suppose, and such wealth is always exposed to the forces of creative destruction;
      7. bring together literally hundreds of millions of strangers from around the globe and from many different cultures and religious faiths into a peaceful and cooperative productive effort.

      Each man’s priority must be God 1st, family second, and work last. When that happens capitalism works best.


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