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Vic Biorseth, Thursday,
February 19, 2015
How many times has Pope Francis said something that later demanded nuanced interpretations and rhetorical massaging to make it somewhat more palatable to devout Catholics? How many signals has he sent that he opposes Capitalism, i.e., the combination of a liberated citizenry, free markets and open commerce? Or that he is more in favor of Marxism, i.e., forced state collectivization and redistribution of private property?
With every Rosary, we pray for the Pope. But it seems that weekly, at least, there is more upsetting, even chaotic output from this Pope that starts another round of interpretations, re-interpretations, both calming and inflaming editorials, from such disparate groups as militant homosexuals, solid Catechism Catholics, "Church Of Nice" apologists, Marxocrats, Republicrats and even open Criminal Alien supporters and promoters.
Now, he's still the Pope. He's still the Vicar of Christ on earth. We know he is protected from pronouncing false Church Doctrine. But then, so was Pope Alexander VI, who lived a life of sin and corruption. He was an evil man, who lived an evil life. No real Catholic takes any pleasure in reading the history of Alexander VI, but there it is, right in front of us. It cannot be denied.
In a similar manner, it is actually painful to hear what Pope Francis says and read what he writes, and then carefully scrutinize and discern the truth behind the words. I really, really don't like writing this.
I just read a thoughtful piece in The Wanderer by a writer named Dexter Dugan, titled The View from Arizona ... Violating the Borders of Good Faith. The author carefully and artfully described how well language is contorted and distorted to make something viscous appear to be virtuous. How the term "illegal alien" became a banned term in the Marxocrat Party, and in the Mainstream News Media, and in all Entertainment, and any other sub-culture dominated by anti-Capitalist, pro-Marxist ideology. The preferred term was softened to be "Illegal Immigrant", then, "undocumented Worker", then just "migrant worker", or even the all-inclusive "immigrant".
Personally, I always preferred the term Criminal Alien, because they are criminals, and they are aliens. They violated the laws of at least two nations just to get here, and they violate our laws every day that they remain here. They most certainly are not immigrants. They never applied for immigration status. We don't know what they are, other than aliens, who are illegally and criminally among us.
Well, there is a Jesuit-led group of subversives called "Kino Border Initiative" working to aid criminal aliens on both sides of the border in Nogales AZ. To them, the criminal aliens just "migrants" and there are no American borders. They organized a letter campaign to the Pope, written by youths recruited to help the alien invasion, on bahalf of some of Obama's purposely recruited children alien invasion. And the Pope wrote back, to the Jesuit Priest Alinskyite community organizer, commending their efforts, and damning our law.
What the author, Dexter Dugan, emphasized, or at least what stood out to me, was the Holy Father's use of this distorted, contorted and therefore false language in empathizing with the criminal children. In his words, Pope Francis spoke disparagingly of those of us who believe in the rule of law, as follows:
But, you see, whether he likes it or not, whether he believes it or not, whether he even knows it or not, this is not immigration. It is crime. The fact that the crime is participated in or helped along and not stopped by two Political Parties, the President, the Courts, the UN, and now even the Pope, does not change the fact that it is a crime. Pure and simple. Supporters of the crime do not change it from being a crime by trying to take control of the language and call the criminals immigrants, or anything else. They remain what they are, which is, criminal aliens.
Perhaps the best solution might be to round up all of our criminal aliens and deport them to Vatican City. Then we could go back to being a lawful sovereign nation with actual reinstated and enforced borders, and with actual reinstated and enforced immigration law, like every other legitimate lawful nation on earth. And then Pope Francis could actually demonstrate and show the whole world his non-judgmental, celebrating-diversity, non-discriminatory, super-inclusive, church without borders.
And then, in welcoming all his new "immigrants" as new citizens of the Vatican, he could show us all how wonderfully, perfectly and well it works in this real world of hard, cold practicality. Once our borders were secure again, we could continue, in perpetuity, funneling captured illegal intruders to the Vatican, to help him prove how practical and workable his super-inclusiveness and limitless sense of state charity is.
We have described the Three Big Ideas in geopolitical contention today, and we have yet to see Pope Francis acknowledge anything good about the Big American Idea. Quite the opposite. We have talked about his Evangelizing for World Communism. We have wondered about his own possible Communism. We have concluded, from his own written and spoken words, as we did with our current President, that Pope Francis is a Marxist, at least in his overall guiding ideology, if not in violent revolutionary intent. We have yet to hear this Pope (or any Pope, since the era of the Crusades) clearly identify Islam as the barbaric and cruel ideology of world conquest and domination that it clearly describes itself as and proclaims itself to be.
Are we living in some dream world here? Marxism, in every variant known, and Islam, in every variant known, violently oppose not only America, not only Judaism, but Christianity. They radically and violently oppose, and physically threaten, the Church of which Francis is the Vicar. And who does he always seem to oppose?
God help me, I really don't know what else to say.
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Date: Fri Feb 20 15:01:57 2015
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We serious, thinking Catholics have got to keep our focus on God's will for us. As I see it, since the Tower of Babel confusion of tongues, it has been God's will for men on Earth to maintain the status of nations. The Marxist notion of One World under the Rule of Man is NOT God's perfect will for us. Il Papa must get that clear in his confused mind. Until he does, it will be a willful act of DISCIPLINE on our part to remain faithful to our faith in Jesus Christ alone. We will need the intersession of St. Michael the Archangel and the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, the mother of Jesus, to resist the pressure of Marxism and Islamist aggression around the world...and maybe a movement on our part to mobilize such a wider movement among all the Catholic and Orthodox faithful. Consider the holy image of our Mother standing on the crescent moon AND the head of Satan/Lucifer. Consider also the image of St. Michael the Archangel slaying the conquered Dragon.
Date: Sat Feb 21 00:22:41 2015
Dear Vic, Keep fighting the good fight as you are doing so well.
You elaborate on this scandalous situation so perceptively.
The Vicar of Christ is a Marxist who favors "animal control" (hey, stop breeding Catholic bunnies) over border control. I have changed by posting name to protest the comments of the Great White Rabbit--err, I mean the White-Robed Bishop of Rome. When I think of him, my tail and ears start twitching.
If only the US, led by the Catholic Bishops, would adopt your solution for border control. It's perfect: send the criminal aliens to the Vatican for Pope Francis to deal with.
Date: Sat Feb 21 2015
From: Vic Biorseth
I hear you. Let us all remember Pope Francis is still the Vicar of Christ on earth, and protected by the Holy Ghost to keep him from declaring revealed doctrinal error. We all have to respect that, even as we openly discuss his (and our own) human weaknesses.
But I must tell you, I worry more about America's Bishops, in their majority, than I worry about Pope Francis. If there be a political organization (Party?) in America coming in second to the current Marxocrat Party in its support of legalizing blatant immorality, and in its Alinskyite Progressive Marxist treachery, it may well be the USCCB.
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Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, and Evangelizing for World Communism. Evangelii Gaudium started out on Catholic Evangelism, but ended up Evangelizing World Communism.
The Treacherous Global Delusions of Marxism-Leninism. Is Pope Francis a duped "Useful Idiot" of Marxism, is he Delusional, or is he actually In On It?
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The Religion Politics Nexus: If the Religion is not true, Politics become evil. For Martin Luther, Politics drove Religion. For Pope Francis, Religion drives Politics. Or does it?
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Pope Francis receives an Open Letter calling for his Papal Resignation. "Year of Mercy" begins with an Open Letter: An Urgent Appeal to Pope Francis to Either Change Course or Renounce the Petrine Office.
Globalist Pope Francis' Marxist Program to End All Sovereign Nations. Our Globalist Pope leads the attack on all National Sovereignty to bring an end to all national borders in favor of Total Global Disorder, ostensibly for the good of the Planet and the Poor.
Looking more closely at Pope Francis' chosen Papal Pals. If a critter walks like a duck, talks like a duck and is constantly seen in the company of other ducks, the logical conclusion is that he most probably is a duck.
Globalist Stupidassism in the Vatican. Globalist Fraud after Hoax after Scam, all promoted in the Pontifical Academy of Science and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences "Workshop on Biological Extinction."
On the new (to me) heresy of Popalitry. False belief that a Pope can do no wrong leads to Pope Worship.
Do we have a Diabolically Controlled Pope? Every time he opens his mouth, he makes himself a fool.
The Dubia Aftermath shows that Pope Francis still doesn't get it. Non-response to the Dubia means a Warning; non-response to that means a second Warning, and finally, a non-Pope Council to depose the Pope.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
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