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Posted on 01/14/2018 7:40:01 PM PST by ebb tide
The Catholic Church, which makes millions of dollars annually on refugee resettlement, is now saying that those who oppose the Muslim migrant influx are morally deficient. If you dont want your land invaded by tens or hundreds of thousands of people with vastly different values, which they consider superior to yours, you are simply not a good Christian.
Yet there is real cause for concern. Are Catholics to turn a blind eye to the fact that all of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees? Is it racism and xenophobia to recall that in February 2015, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees? Or that the Lebanese Education Minister said in September 2015 that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country?
Meanwhile, 80% of migrants who have come to Europe claiming to be fleeing the war in Syria arent really from Syria at all. So why are they claiming to be Syrian and streaming into Europe, and now the U.S. as well? An Islamic State operative gave the answer when he boasted in September 2015, shortly after the migrant influx began, that among the flood of refugees, 4,000 Islamic State jihadis had already entered Europe. He explained their purpose: Its our dream that there should be a caliphate not only in Syria but in all the world, and we will have it soon, inshallah. These Muslims were going to Europe in the service of that caliphate: They are going like refugees, he said, but they were going with the plan of sowing blood and mayhem on European streets. As he told this to journalists, he smiled and said, Just wait.
On May 10, 2016, Patrick Calvar, the head of Frances DGSI internal intelligence agency, said that the Islamic State was using migrant routes through the Balkans to get jihadis into Europe.
Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit. (Matthew 15:14)
Vatican Official Decries Obsession with National Security, Border Control, by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, January 12, 2018:
A Vatican official has come out swinging in defense of Pope Francis insistence on the topic of immigration, accusing the Popes critics of being obsessed with national security and border control.
Asked in an interview with Italian media whether the Pope isnt obsessed with the immigration question, Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, undersecretary for the Vaticans office of Migrants and Refugees, responded that it isnt Pope Francis who is obsessive, but rather his critics.
Many would say that the modern obsession with borders and national security to the detriment of the rights and dignity of refugees and refugees is excessive, the priest declared. And for many others, the media predilection for sensational stories that feed xenophobia and isolationism is also excessive, he added.
For many people, the way in which politicians create or exaggerate a sense of crisis to obtain short-term advantages is decidedly excessive, he said.
Anybody who thinks the Popes focus on migrants is obsessive should give the current situation a thoughtful look, Father Czerny said. If anything is excessive, it is the slowness with which the developed world responds to such obvious and pressing needs, many would say.
Citing the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, the priest said that the rise of nationalism and xenophobia must be counted among the new dangers for global peace and stability.
Far from criticizing the Popes attention, he said, many good peopleand I think they are the overwhelming majorityare indeed deeply grateful for his moral guidance and good example.
And I agree with him when he says: Those who fuel fear towards migrants, perhaps for political ends, instead of building peace, sow violence, racial discrimination and xenophobia, he said.
The official added that true leaders show that the common good can and must be pursued and that there is no common good based on fear, defense and marginalization.
The Vatican office for Migrants and Refugees working for the expansion of safe, legal channels for all migrants through the granting of humanitarian visas as well as promoting programs of community sponsorship for migrants and refugees.
Last fall, the Vatican announced the roll-out of a two-year campaign called Share the Journey aimed at provoking a shift in thinking on immigration.
The campaign is being spearheaded by the global Catholic charities network Caritas Internationalis, and was launched as a response to Pope Francis frequent summons for a culture of encounter.
Our world faces not a migration crisis, but a crisis of global solidarity, Caritas says on its website. Be part of a worldwide campaign to reach out to migrants, change perceptions, open hearts and minds, and strengthen the bonds that unite us all. .
Vatican official decries obsession with borders and national security to detriment of rights and dignity of refugees
Take down YOUR walls, Vatican, and welcome in the Great Mohammadan Hordes !
Then there’s no reason the Vatican shouldn’t be absorbed into Italy.
Globalism is akin to socialism and does not suit Christianity or the church.
Given the literal history of the Vatican, this is rich coming from them....
I grew up Catholic, and have been largely indifferent to them until this Pope appeared.
Nearly every single time The Vatican opens its pie hole now, it is something that makes me wish they would just shut it.
As a Catholic I believe we have elected an atheist communist as a Pope much like we elected a Manchurian Candidate in Barak Oboma.
This Pope serves another Master. He can go eff himself.
Whoever let’s Islam into the land brings a knife to the throats of posterity.
Nuke the effing Vatican. It’s just a nest of Communist pedophiles.
Vatican City is enclosed by a 39 ft wall built in the 800’s.
I guess it gets grandfathered in.
The Stranger: All these people, are they your sisters and brothers?
Preacher: They most certainly are.
The Stranger: ...Then you won't mind if they come over and stay at your place, will ya?
Cathloics should decry the popes obsession with liberal politics and his neglect of moral issues
The very least Francis could be doing is raising theological questions on the assertions made in the Islamic codex (which is their code of observance and behavior) known as Sharia, Beginning with this question
Instead of equating their bizzare concepts of what a Monotheistic Creator is and requires with what Judeo/Christian beliefs are. While they in the belief that they are following Gods command are ruthlessly murdering and torturing non believers and destroying their edifices.
In days gone by people like this were burned at the stake.
Tear down that vatican city border wall and all that swiss guard security. Too fixated on that.
This guy doesn’t have to worry because he is protected by the Swiss Guards.
I have walked the via dolorosa in jerusalem and they seemed to delight in drowning out tour guides with blaring mosque wails
Muslims. do not.respect. other. religions.
See it as their moral duty to convert or punish
Respect - no
Importing hordes of homicidal savages is bad.
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