"When fascism comes to america it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross" Sinclair Lewis correctly predicted in 1936
Since 9'11 there's been increasing 'public diplomacy' pushing religion along with patriotism. The inherently fascist, hegemonic nature of both US finance capitalist zionism and the Roman Catholic Church have made them committed partners in the battle to save US capitalism from communist revolution (now "terrorism").
The RCC, like the US required a friendly-face fascist cover in this make-or-break juncture to 'win hearts and minds' as the RCC more overtly pivots into geopolitical role in US-led world war to 'rebalance' its global supremacy - to continue 'rebalancing' the planet to death. Under Obama, state-sponsored 'news' people apparently converted to RCC and the
fuck-I-was-almost-pope Archbishop Timothy Dolan's version of the 'change, hope' prayer. (related revelations at http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/466)
NYT / neolib propagandists importance of RCC partnership to US agenda
HOLY IMPERIALIST HENCHMAN
Pope Prays for Freedom in China and Peace in Syria
Wearing a short red cape lined with snow-white ermine and trimmed with gold embroidery, Benedict smiled as he offered Christmas greetings in 65 languages to thousands of the faithful in St. Peter’s Square. Marching bands from the Italian armed forces and the Carabinieri police played festive anthems
Dolan Says Church Is 'Caricatured' as Antigay
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, discussed the Roman Catholic Church position on same-sex marriage and Affordable Care Act In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press,"
Catholic bishops challenged to adapt to Pope Francis’ priorities