The Pope Didn’t Attack Capitalism in His U.S. Visit
Pope Francis’s visit to Cuba and the United States last week was another tour de force, and he remains the supremely agile and likeable incumbent on a high-wire where he is admired by a full range of Catholic opinion, enjoys great popularity generally, and continues to leave the anti-Catholic Western media and conventional adherents to the multi-state established religion of atheism mute and gape-mouthed in their inability to torment him and his institution, as they did his predecessors, as an anachronism. It became much more difficult, once he said, in reference to those of homosexual orientation in the clergy who maintained their vows of sexual abstinence, “Who am I to judge?” and after he made the point in his famous interview with Civiltà Cattolica that it was not the role of the Roman Catholic Church to scold people about their sex lives but to be the ark of the Christian message and that all souls were of equal importance. The numerous media choristers and other purveyors of conventional wisdom, who had been catechismally incanting for years that the Roman Church was just a hypocrisy-and-superstition factory run by a creaking gerontocracy of celibates and closet queens trying to put a hex on any non-marital sex, have become steadily more impatient to find a new line of attack. This visit did not provide it...Again, I believe that Francis' conservative critics misunderstand what he is doing. He is not a leftist--the left in Argentina, who knew him well, hated his guts. He is an Argentinian with a profound hatred of crony capitalism, which in the U.S. is called socialism. His beliefs and instincts are Catholic to the core, and everything on faith and morals he teaches is straight out of the Catechism. We have to listen to what he says, not to what the media say about what he says.
No occupant of his position will please everyone, but there is a good deal of evidence that the Roman Catholic Church is strengthening appreciably in many places, and that the deafening proclamations and smug assumptions of its imminent demise have again been proved false. Francis enjoys far greater prestige and popularity than any secular leader, and he represents something a good deal more compelling than any current statesman; his first visit to the world’s most important country was a distinct success.
What Pope Francis is accomplishing is quite remarkable: he is stealing (back) the memes of the Left, and showing the world that love for the poor and humility and forgiveness and stewardship of nature and simple human decency are deeply Catholic traditions that have been co-opted by the Left is a sort of demonic counterfeit.
My wife loves this pope. She is not Catholic, and not even really Christian, but she loves the guy. She told me a couple of days ago "I love him more than you do". That's not true, but it's clear that Francis is doing great things for the Church of God.
It's nice to see that you are referencing a convicted criminal who is now giving walking tours in Kingston.ReplyDelete
As a Christian, I'm rather fond of a Convicted Criminal.Delete
No, you are fond of a wrongfully convicted criminal.Delete
Would you be fond of someone who bought companies so that he could break them up to make a profit, putting thousands out of work?
Would you be fond of someone who took money from his companies pension fund to put in his own pocket?
Frankly, someone like that has nothing that I care to listen to.
Well, Mr. Egnor, if you claim to be a follower of Jesus then why do you follow a pagan wizard in a white robe?Delete
Why do you not pray to Jesus instead of making graven images of statues of Mary?
Why do you not trust Jesus for your salvation instead of trusting fortune cookies administered by black-collared Sodomites?
William Spearshake, aka, Mr. Clean,ReplyDelete
Everybody is entitled to redemption:
Why I love the Corrupt and Crime Ridden Catholic Church
"The ones who think they don’t need help? They’re the squeaky clean zombies that make me shudder."
No, everybody is not entitled to redemption. In Mr. Black's case he performed those actions with full knowledge of the harm he was causing to others and, to this day, does not believe that he did anything wrong. Redemption requires repenting.Delete
Do you now know why I referred to you as Mr. Clean?Delete
The link I provided is not so polite for self-righteous guys like you... read the quote!
No, crony capitalism is called Republicanity in the US. The only reason poor and white people support slashing social programs is so minorities stay down where they are. When the Demoncrats accepted civil rights for black many a scum converted to Republicanity with it's Southern strategy.ReplyDelete
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