I can only summarize it now and I’ll do so as very tersely as I can. First: Fascism, the original 20th century totalitarian movement, is really, historically, another name for the political activity of the Catholic right-wing. There is no other name for it. “Francoism”, “Salazarism”, what happened in Croatia, in Austria, and so on. The church keeps trying to apologize for it and can’t apologize for it enough. It’s the Catholic right! Mussolini. You can’t quite say that about Hitler and National Socialism because that’s also based on Nordic and pagan blood myths, leader worship and so on, though Hitler never repudiated his membership of the Church, and prayers where said for him on his birthday, every year to the very end, on the orders of the Vatican. All of these facts are well known and the church still hasn’t found any way to apologize enough. And whatever it is, you can call that, you can’t call it secular. You *may* not call it secular. By the way, Joseph Goebbles *was* excommunicated from the Catholic church. 50% -according to Paul Johnson, the Catholic historian- of the Waffen SS were confessing Catholics. None of them was ever threatened with excommunication. Not even threatened for it -with it- for taking part of the Final Solution. But Joseph Goebbles *was* excommunicated, for… marrying a protestant! You see?! We DO have our STANDARDS!!!