Yep. Says so right here. One thing that has perplexed me since I became Catholic is the obsession many Catholics have with bashing puritanism and fundamentalism. While I'm sure those exist in some pockets of Catholicism, they are hell and gone from the problems plaguing the majority of modern era Catholicism.
I've quoted before an old - and Catholic - classmate of mine. When it came to chasing girls, he used to quip that it's better to find an atheist girl than a religious girl ... but Catholic girls are a safe bet. Sadly, in my meager contribution to the 1980s social scene, I found little to suggest his appraisal was wrong.
And it's not just historically rooted Catholic moral teachings that the majority of modern Catholics happily flip the bird to. Study after study shows that a growing number, and in some cases majority, of modern Catholics in the dying West no longer believe in a swath of theological doctrines as well.
The Trinity? Virgin Birth? Transubstantiation? Yeah, right. Hell? Where the hell did that go? Universalism, implicitly contemplated if not openly endorsed, is all the rage. I've seen it in multiple Catholic forums as well as our parish, where removing references to hell in traditional prayers has become as Catholic as fish fries during Lent.
Despite all of this, Pope Francis joins the common lament that the problem we have in 1930s Germany is all the damned communists. I'm sure communists in Germany in the 30s were a problem. But were they the problem? Picking on someone or something of little consequence in order to avoid like the plague a real problem is as good as being a major contributor to the real problem.
Catholics - including Pope Francis - are going to have to admit the narrative of the Global Left is wrong, and it isn't those isolated pockets of traditional (though not leftwing) fundamentalists who are the problem, but the growing swaths of post-Christian, Marxist inspired revolutionaries hell-bent on eliminating life, liberty and the pursuit of the Gospel who are the problem. Until they do, expect the Vatican II era Church to continue to be defined by its gushing numbers and impotent stance against the real problems plaguing the world today.