Pope Silent On Abortion, Outspoken On Mass Migration of Muslims: Why? 

Pope Francis Weaponizes the Mass for Politics
by Chris Ferrara
Fatima Perspectives #1213

The Pope who vows he will not interfere in the concrete politics of nations when it comes to abortion and “gay marriage” never ceases to interfere in politics when it comes to his obsession with promoting the mass influx of Muslims into Europe.

Thus the Vatican Press Office has just announced that tomorrow “the Holy Father Francis will celebrate a Mass for Migrants at the Altar of the Cathedra, in Saint Peter’s Basilica. The Mass coincides with the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ visit to Lampedusa (8 July 2013).”

Lampedusa is the place where Francis ostentatiously denounced as “shameful” a shipwreck off the coast of that island near Sicily in which many migrants from Africa, most of them military age Muslim males, were drowned. As if it were the fault of the government of Italy that illegal traffickers in human beings had provided an inadequate vessel for their cargo of illegal immigrants.

On June 14, addressing a conference on international migration at the Vatican, Francis demanded “a change in mindset: we must move from considering others as threats to our comfort to valuing them as persons whose life experience and values can contribute greatly to the enrichment of our society.”

The notion that the mass migration of Muslims into Italy in violation of Italian law enriches Italian society is utterly preposterous. And, as the recent elections in Italy have shown, the Italian people, who are overwhelmingly Christian at least by virtue of Baptism, have had quite enough of this nonsense.

Over the past five years Francis has continually glossed over critical distinctions between legal and illegal immigration, between true refugees with bona fide claims of asylum and merely economic migrants hoping to reap benefits by entering illegally, between able-bodied males and vulnerable women and children, between people fleeing wars or disasters and merely opportunistic individuals who had no compelling reason to leave their home countries, between people without skills who may have criminal tendencies and the best and brightest from other lands.

These are all legal distinctions it is the duty of civil authorities to sort out with appropriate legislation, including tight restrictions on the number of permitted legal immigrants, not excluding a total moratorium on immigration from certain places if it is deemed to serve the common good of citizens. The crafting of these laws and regulations is, frankly, none of Francis’ business.

Yet on June 14 Francis continued with his crude demagoguery on the immigration issue, demanding that European countries “tear down the wall of ‘comfortable and silent complicity’ that worsens their [the migrants’] helplessness; they are waiting for us to show them concern, compassion and devotion.” As if legitimate attempts to impose strong restrictions on immigration were immoral — restrictions like those in effect in Vatican City!
The Mass tomorrow will be a virtual weaponization of the sacred liturgy for political purposes, including a specially composed prayer, published by the Vatican, that declares: “O God, father of all men, for you no one is a stranger, no one is excluded from your fatherhood…” — as if to suggest that the exclusion of illegal immigrants is per se offensive to God.

The same prayer pleads that “we,” meaning, of course, the opponents of open borders, “be given a sensitive and generous heart towards the poor and oppressed.” One wonders when the Pope will have a Mass for the innocent unborn who are slaughtered by the millions each year, and when he will offer a highly publicized prayer that supporters of legalized child murder be “given a sensitive and generous heart towards the poor and oppressed” victims of their slaughterhouses.

But we know the answer to that question: Probably never. And therein lies the essence of the disaster that is this pontificate.   Source – Fatima Perspectives

Comments invited… 

If Luther’s Revolution were “a work of the Holy Spirit”, surely he must be canonised?

On October 13, 2016 the Pope received a group of 1,000 Lutherans and Catholics from Germany in the Vatican’s Paul VI hall and addressed them from the stage where a statue of Luther was erected. 


M
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reports the scandal of an Italian bishop praising Luther’s Reformation as “a work of the Holy Spirit”.  Unfortunately, there is no  official English translation available, so our French blogger, Lionel, offers the following summary, with commentary: 

Bishop Nunzio Galantino is not just any Italian bishop: he is the General Secretary of the Italian Episcopal Conference, a position of high responsibility.

His latest statement has a flavour of public apostasy and denial of Catholic doctrine: for this prince of the Catholic Church, the reform of Luther is simply “a work of the Holy Spirit”!

These scandalous words, because one must never stop being scandalized by such heterodox remarks, resonated within the Pontifical Lateran University during a conference on the theme “Passion for God, spirituality and theology of the Reformation in 500 years of his birth “, organized by this Vatican University.

Bishop Galantino began by reading an excerpt from Luther, historically considered offensive to the papacy: “I rose against the pope, indulgences and papists, but without tumult and without violence. I put forward the Word of God, I preached, I wrote; I did not do anything else. And while I slept, … that Word I preached overthrew popery, ”  then affirming:  “The Reformation launched by Martin Luther 500 years ago was an event of the Holy Spirit. ”  Rien que ça! 

He then developed his praise of  the German heresiarch in front of his audience:

“The Reformation responds to the truth expressed in the formula” ecclesia semper reformanda “. Luther himself wrote, “And while I slept, God reformed the Church” –  he did not consider himself the architect of reform.”

“Today, too,” said the Italian bishop, “the Church needs reform. And only God can realize it. “  

You do not have to be a great cleric to understand that what Bishop Galantino professes is not very Catholic: he takes Luther’s bluster for Gospel words and denies his infallibility to the Council of Trent, which anathematized the Lutheran heresy. The world upside down ! Let us remind this high ranking of the conciliar Church that Luther did not reform the Catholic Church under the impulse of the Holy Spirit, as he suggests, but that he founded a Christian sect, fierce enemy of all that is Catholic! True!

But the peroration of the Monseigneur does not stop there. He digresses to the Second Vatican Council, and there we will not contradict his statement, some truths also come out, sometimes, from the mouths of the enemies of the Truth. According to IEC number 2, Luther’s love for the Word anticipates the sacramentality of the Word affirmed at the Second Vatican Council. This is affirmed by a conciliar [Father], by the statement made by Archbishop Lefebvre after the Council, that Vatican II is an extension of the Protestant Reformation and leads to it, as this speech by Bishop Galantino allows us to glimpse: “this reform was born of liberalism, of modernism, is entirely poisoned; it comes out of heresy and ends up in heresy,…”  [Archbishop Lefebvre] declared in 1974.

Bishop Galantino concluded by recalling Pope Francis’ gesture in Lund, Sweden, to commemorate the 500 years of the Reformation: “He signed a joint declaration to overcome the reciprocal prejudices that still divide Catholics and Protestants. And this same pope acknowledged to Luther, continues Bishop Galantino, the merit of “wanting to renovate the Church and not divide it”.  Je rêve!     END OF LIONEL’S SUMMARY

Then, today, blogger Westminster Fly posted the following comment with link on the ‘Even Newer Mass(es)’ thread. Since his short and shocking linked report represents what is, in effect, the logical conclusion of “the spirit of Vatican II”, it is also appropriate to  discuss it on this thread. Westminster Fly writes:

In a personal communication to a Professor Baumgartner in Salzburg, Cardinal Mario Luigi Ciappi, who was the personal papal theologian to Popes John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II, revealed: “In the Third Secret (of Fatima) it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church will begin at the top”. And then I see this …  Note: you can read the entire First Things article by Marco Tosatti  (a Vaticanist who writes from Rome) here

Comment:

Should we be preparing for the canonisation of Martin Luther?

    

SSPX Response To Bishop’s Attack…

BishopItalySSPXbanIn a notification dated 14 October, Mgr. Marcello Semeraro, which administers the Suburbicarian Diocese of Albano, decided to declare that the Society of St. Pius X is not “an institution of the Catholic Church” and that the faithful do not have to attend to not “break communion with the Church.” [Ed : Mgr Semeraro pictured]

 A lot of things we could ask Msgr. Semeraro, looking from his point of view.

We could ask if he knows that the Society of St. Pius X has been built with the approval of the Bishop of Fribourg in 1970; that the Holy See has granted the decree of praise in 1971; if you know that the house of the Society of Albano, with its semi-public oratory for amministrarvi the sacraments, was canonically erected by decree of his predecessor, Msgr. Raphael Macario February 22, 1974 (ref. 140/74).

We might also ask how do you reconcile its prohibitions with the pronouncements of the Holy See , who answered the Commission Ecclesia Dei on 18 January 2003 said that it is possible to satisfy the obligation of Sunday Mass “attending a Mass celebrated by a priest of the Society of St. Pius X “; or how do you think you can “break communion with the Church” going to Mass from the Society of St. Pius X, when the Holy See does not consider even more out of the communion of the Bishops of the same fraternity; or if you think that the alleged irregularities canonical equate to a rupture of communion.

We could even ask him why he, the bishop, to organize an ecumenical vigil in the Cathedral (18 January 2014) to pray with people who certainly are not “in communion with the Catholic Church” as an evangelical pastor and an Orthodox bishop (in which Orthodox 2009 gave the church of San Francesco in Genzano, built by our forefathers for Catholic worship), while the faithful can not pray with other Catholics at the Mass of the fraternity.

We might ask why the openness of the diocese is so broad as to include the “First Forum of Christian homosexual”, held in the House of Somascan Fathers on 26-28 March, but [closed to] those who remain tied to the tradition of the Catholic Church.

Do not expect a reply on these points that show very clearly the contradictions of Mons. Semeraro

The Fraternity founded his own ministry to the faithful on the need to combat the errors against the Roman Catholic faith that are widespread in the Church by the Bishops : the one just mentioned ecumenical indifference, so you can give credit to all religions as if they were all ways of salvation, breaking down to the fact the First Commandment of God, until the adoption of a liturgy that moves away from the expression of the dogmas of the Roman Church to become semi-Protestant and irreverent. Errors that are driving more and more, as we have seen in the last Synod, where, under the appearances of mercy, they discussed the possibility of amending the Sixth Commandment and give the facts indissolubility of Christian marriage. The state of grave necessity General due to the widespread distribution of errors against the faith on the part of the ecclesiastical hierarchy, canonically founded the right and duty of every faithful priest to give the sacraments and an authentic Catholic education to anyone who requests it.

The Society of St. Pius X, following the example of its founder, will continue to broadcast in full the deposit of faith and morals Catholic Roman , openly siding against all the mistakes they want to deform it, without fear of threats or unfair canonical sanctions , as this deposit or Mgr. Semeraro, nor any other member of the church hierarchy will ever change that. In the words of St. Peter: “We must obey God rather than men.”

All those who wish to receive the sacraments as the Church has always managed, receive an authentic catechesis for their children, an adult education, spiritual direction and a comfort to the sick will always be welcome.

The Italian District of the Society of St. Pius X  – Source

Comment

“…We could even ask him why he, the bishop, to organize an ecumenical vigil in the Cathedral (18 January 2014) to pray with people who certainly are not “in communion with the Catholic Church” as an evangelical pastor and an Orthodox bishop (in which Orthodox 2009 gave the church of San Francesco in Genzano, built by our forefathers for Catholic worship), while the faithful can not pray with other Catholics at the Mass of the fraternity.

We might ask why the openness of the diocese is so broad as to include the “First Forum of Christian homosexual”, held in the House of Somascan Fathers on 26-28 March, but [closed to] those who remain tied to the tradition of the Catholic Church.”

Game, set and match to the SSPX … again.