In other words, “Who am I to judge?!”…
Francis on Biden’s Extreme Abortion Support:
“I leave it to his Conscience and that he speaks to his Bishop”!
Since late June, there has been a flurry of wide-ranging interviews with “Pope” Francis (Jorge Bergoglio), lest your summer should be calm and peaceful and, worst of all, Bergoglio-free.
The latest one is the fourth in quick succession, and was conducted and released by the Mexican-American TelevisaUnivision. In the United States it aired yesterday, July 11, on Univision.
The entire conversation, conducted in Bergoglio’s native language, Spanish, lasted two hours, and it underscores once more that the apostate from Buenos Aires likes nothing more than to hear himself talk, offering his infinite wisdom to this poor world.
It is all the more strange, therefore, that when it comes to certain important matters on which he could and should speak, the Argentinian pseudo-pope suddenly falls silent or has very little to say, especially little of substance.
And so it was that in his lengthy interview with Reuters’ Philip Pullella the other day (part of it was released on July 4, 2022), Francis gave a scandalously vague and evasive answer regarding a pressing issue:
Francis was asked about a debate in the United States over whether a Catholic politician who is personally opposed [?] to abortion but supports others’ right to choose should be allowed to receive the sacrament of communion.
House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi, for example, has been barred by the conservative archbishop of her home diocese of San Francisco from receiving it there, but is regularly given communion at a parish in Washington, D.C. Last week, she received the sacrament at a papal Mass in the Vatican.
“When the Church loses its pastoral nature, when a bishop loses his pastoral nature, it causes a political problem,” the pope said. “That’s all I can say.”
Of course that was not all he could say, it was simply all he chose to say.
The book of Ecclesiastes tells us: “All things have their season… A time to keep silence, and a time to speak” (3:1a,7b). Alas, the papal pretender has the nasty habit of speaking when he ought to keep silent, and keeping silent when he ought to speak.
In any case, Francis’ answer was incredibly stupid, but of course deliberately so. He is engaged in a difficult balancing act: He is actually pro-abortion, which can be seen from his actions (cf. Mt 7:20); but he has to continually oppose pre-born infanticide verbally so as to make it look like he’s against the barbaric practice. This way, the pro-aborts benefit from his actions, whereas the pro-lifers are appeased by his words.
Put differently, we may say that the pro-lifers get the theory, and the pro-aborts get the practice. And we know to which of these Francis ascribes greater significance: “Realities are greater than ideas” (“Apostolic Exhortation” Evangelii Gaudium, n. 233).
The following meme illustrates this:
In his most recent interview, the one with TelevisaUnivision, Francis was asked regarding Joe Biden’s extreme support for abortion. (Biden, like Bergoglio, claims to be a Roman Catholic, as does U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.)
His answer has been reported by Catholic News Service as follows:
“I leave it to his conscience and that he speaks to his bishop, his pastor, his parish priest about that inconsistency,” he said.
However, repeating what he has said before about bishops declaring a politician unfit to receive Communion, Pope Francis said bishops must focus on the pastoral care of their people rather than on public condemnation.
“When a shepherd leaves pastoral care aside, or does not have a mature pastoral care, it creates a political problem. That is where all the confusion lies,” the pope said.
(Junno Arocho Esteves, “Pope speaks on U.S. gun violence, abortion debate, retirement rumors”, Catholic News Service, July 12, 2022)
In other words: Not my problem. Don’t ask me. The buck stops with someone else, and then there is also his conscience. Clearly, this is the return of Mr. “Who am I to judge?”.
Last October, Biden met with Bergoglio in the Vatican and publicly claimed afterwards that Francis had told him to keep receiving [Novus Ordo] Communion. Neither the Vatican nor the “Pope” himself ever denied it.
Of course Francis only discovers the inappropriateness of “judging” when expedient (cf. Jn 7:24; 1 Cor 2:15), that is, when he sees it as being of advantage to his interests. The same goes for his emphasis on personal conscience. The Argentinian apostate clearly has seen no problem with “judging” with regard to the following matters, for example:
Nothing there about conscience, personal responsibility, tolerance, or talking to one’s confessor. No “who am I to judge?!”
Clearly in awe of each other: “Pope” Francis with Nancy Pelosi
(image: screenshot from YouTube / fair use)
In the same interview with TelevisaUnivision, Francis was subsequently confronted once again with the fact that Rep. Nancy Pelosi recently received [Novus Ordo] Communion at the Vatican in Francis’ presence, when her own ordinary, “Abp.” Salvatore Cordileone, had forbidden her to receive. Bergoglio’s response is as evasive as it is unsurprising:
When asked why Pelosi was allowed to receive Communion at the Vatican, the pope noted that she continues to receive the Eucharist in Washington, D.C., as well.
“The pastoral situation is not clearly explained,” he said. “And I would say what I said at the beginning: When the pastoral dimension is lost, it creates a political problem. And it is not easy. But for me that is the great answer: When the pastoral dimension is lost, it creates a political problem.”
Yes, that “pastoral dimension” makes all the difference, doesn’t it? Such vague terminology allows both sides in the debate to interpret it in its favor, which is exactly what he wants.
Jorge Bergoglio is vying for the hottest place in hell.
Title image source: univision.com (screenshot)
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