Skip to comments.Pope Francis takes veiled swipe at ‘progressive’ Democrats
Posted on 11/26/2013 11:22:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
Pope Francis said Tuesday in his first apostolic exhortation that no matter how progressive-minded the world turns, the Catholic Church can never compromise on its no abortion rule its a matter of human dignity.
I want to be completely honest in this regard, he said, Catholic News Service reported. This is not something subject to alleged reforms or modernizations. It is not progressive to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life.
The statement comes in sharp contrast to some in the political world, of mostly liberal and left-of-center progressive mind, who claim loyalty to the Catholic faith, yet refuse to denounce abortion as a matter of policy. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, one of the most visible examples of such politicos, has advocated for years for the rights of women to abort to the point of even raising the hackles of one Catholic cardinal in September, who said the Democrat should quit taking Communion.
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veiled? sounds pretty direct to me.
The Pope nails one out of the park!
God Bless Pope Francis!
Jesus revealed the nature of human dignity.
Abortion (and all that leads up to it, I venture) is against human dignity.
Considering the well known malfeasance of the leftists in Big Media ... that may very well be a “manufactured swipe” at conservative Republicans.
I think I’ll read what the man wrote; that should be more interesting that what a bunch of mediots wrote about what he wrote.
Unbridled capitalism is not capitalism. It’s capitalism with no morals.
The Church is not political and it does not operate in sound bites and headlines. It presumes that people will use judgment.
the preceding pope wrote Veritas in Caritas, a letter, Truth in Charity, wherein he explains the Church’s teaching on capitalism - that it is neither inherently good nor evil, but that it depends on moral behavior.
Surely you are not for cheating, lying and or stealing that some out of control business people partake in
Thank you for correcting the misconception that many will be operating under.
Metaphor mix of the week!
Nor is it "progressive" to "fundamentally transform" the United States of America from a place of individual freedom into one where imperfect persons in government rule over "the People," whose Constitution is "the People's law to restrain those very "transformers."
In fact, that "fundamental transformation" puts the U. S. back into the same or worse "old world" philosophy from which its brave Founders had escaped!
So-called "progressives" have turned upside down the philosophy of America's Declaration of Independence and Constitution, documents whose unique idea was a revolutionary governmental arrangement of Creator over People over Government--a concept which changed the world and resulted in a place where oppressed people from all the world sought refuge and opportunity.
Deliberately, and over decades totaling more than a Century, so-called "progressives," substituting their own arrogance for wisdom, are now turning the great American experiment into a Government over People, substituting themselves for the "Creator," and leaving what the Declaration of Independence called "Divine Providence" and "the Supreme judge of the world" out of the picture entirely.
Now, America can return to the heap of failed civilizations who did the same.
Unbridled capitalism is a liberal project. Which side are you on — and do you even know?
Maybe the new Pope IS still Catholic.
In the course of his research for "Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile" (Harper Collins), Joseph Pearch traveled to Moscow to interview the writer. The excerpt below is from that interview:
Solzhenitsyn: "In different places over the years I have had to prove that socialism, which to many western thinkers is a sort of kingdom of justice, was in fact full of coercion, of bureaucratic greed and corruption and avarice, and consistent within itself that socialism cannot be implemented without the aid of coercion. Communist propaganda would sometimes include statements such as "we include almost all the commandments of the Gospel in our ideology". The difference is that the Gospel asks all this to be achieved through love, through self-limitation, but socialism only uses coercion. This is one point.Given the beliefs of America's Founders and the freedom of individual enterprise philosophy of their founding documents, the resulting society, in their view, would enjoy "ordered liberty"--not unrestrained by a sense of virtue and morality among the people, as is documented in their writings and speeches.
"Untouched by the breath of God, unrestricted by human conscience, both capitalism and socialism are repulsive."
Just a thought. . . .
The pope is a fiscal liberal and a social conservative. Same as a blue dog democrat.
Such a mix always results in more socialism.
The Pope hits one out of the woods?
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