The not-so-venerable leader of the Catholic Church has been noticeably silent regarding the one of the largest blows to Christian values in recent history.
“The Gospel calls us to live outside our comfort zone, because anyone who follows Jesus, loves the poor and the lowly,” Pope Francis tweeted this morning, just as official news broke that Ireland to legalize abortion.
The Gospel calls us to live outside our comfort zone, because anyone who follows Jesus, loves the poor and the lowly.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) May 26, 2018
Living “outside of our comfort zone” first requires life – a point perhaps lost on the Pope.
The “Yes” voters as they were called, won in a landslide garnering 69% of the vote.
“Irish voters will take to the polls on Friday to decide whether the country should repeal a law that protects the life of the unborn.
‘The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right,’ says Ireland’s eighth constitutional amendment.
Currently Ireland, a largely Catholic nation, puts the life of an unborn child on equal footing with the life of the mother. In 2013, Ireland passed a law allowing mothers to obtain abortions, but only if their life was at risk. Most Irish women currently travel abroad to have abortions.
If passed, it is likely that abortion laws in Ireland will still be more stringent than they are in the U.S. A bill has been proposed that would allow abortions only until week 12 of pregnancy, and would allow medical professionals to conscientiously object.”
The Pope – supposedly responsible for upholding Catholic values from atop his throne at the Vatican – made exactly zero public statements about Ireland’s vote. He could not even be bothered to squeeze out a tweet encouraging the mostly-Catholic nation to hold true to their valued and God’s word.
“Love of God and love of neighbour should be the two cornerstones of our lives,” he tweeted yesterday as the vote was happening.
Love of God and love of neighbour should be the two cornerstones of our lives.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) May 25, 2018
Nothing says “love” like slaughtering infants in the womb.
During the historic vote, the Pope was busy re-affirming the Catholic Church’s commitment to keep gay men out of the priesthood. Pope Francis’ conservatism on this issue is appreciated, but probably will not work in practice. There were 3,400 reported cases of abuse by priests – most of the victims young boys – between 2004 and 2014. The number of unreported cases is likely in the tens of thousands.
The deafening silence on Ireland’s referendum is a indeed a referendum on the Pope himself. If it was not previously clear that he is a puppet of the world elite, and that he has no interest in strengthening or upholding Catholic and Christian values, it should be now.
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