(Tea Party 247) – The Catholic Church seems to be all over the place under the leadership of Pope Francis. Catholic Churches all around the world are adopting doctrines and traditions that buck against the very foundations of Christianity, such as embracing same-sex marriage, transgenderism, and Islam.
Not everybody sees Pope Francis with the same rose-colored glasses as many of the lock-step churches around the world who simply do as he prescribes because he is the Pope. One Italian intellectual and philosopher, Marcello Pera, has called the Pope out, saying he is “openly going against tradition, doctrine, and introducing inexplicable innovations, behaviors and gestures.” Those are some strong words and they are very much grounded in truth.
A philosopher of science, former president of the Italian Senate, and close friend of Pope Benedict XVI, Pera asserted that Francis had turned Catholicism into “a Church so outgoing that it can no longer be found anywhere.”
In an earlier 2017 interview with Il Mattino, Pera was even more outspoken. In answer to a question about “indiscriminate” welcoming of migrants to Europe, he replied: “Frankly, I do not get this pope, whatever he says is beyond any rational understanding. It’s evident to all that an indiscriminate welcoming is not possible: there is a critical point that can’t be reached.”
He continued: “If the pope … insists in a massive and total welcoming, I ask myself: why does he say it? … Why does he lack a minimum of realism, that very little that is requested of anyone? The answer I can give myself is only one: The Pope does it because he hates the West, he aspires to destroy it. … As he aspires to destroy the Christian tradition.”
This may seem like a harsh indictment against the Pope but how true it is. If the Pope is fully supporting the mass migration of hundreds of thousands of Muslim immigrants to the towns and cities of European countries, how can he claim to love Western society or even Christianity?
Islam is literally founded on the principle that Christianity is wrong. That Jesus was nothing more than a prophet. That God’s promises were indeed meant for Ishmael and not just Isaac and therefore Muslims are owed everything the Jews have received, including their promised land. There could not be a more clear-cut enemy of Christianity.
Flashback to the crusades, the very purpose of millions of Christians going to war, fighting, and giving their lives, was to defend Christian nations against Islamic takeover. Now we have Pope Francis with open arms, welcoming hundreds of thousands of Muslims right into the midst of Christian nations. Muslims who refuse to assimilate. Muslims who openly and defiantly swear allegiance to Islam, an ideology that dictates that all infidels must be converted or killed. Yes, it surely does seem like the Pope hates Western society and the very religion he purports to be the leader of.
The LifeSiteNews article goes on to say:
Does Francis consciously desire to “destroy” the West and traditional Christianity (aka Christianity)? Or is he simply a well-intentioned do-gooder who doesn’t understand the consequences of his experiments?
That’s a serious question, but it’s unnecessary to know the answer in order to raise a related question: Whatever the intention, do his policies and programs actually tend toward the destruction of the West and of Christianity?
I would say, “Yes, they do.” And I would argue, as Professor Pera does, that they “lack a minimum of realism.” Future historians may well look back upon our era as the Age of Unreality. And many in the Church have embraced this unreality as though it were a newly revealed Gospel.
Catholics all around the world are being brainwashed into believing Islam is the “religion of peace” and that we have much more in common with Muslims than we do differences, and that terrorism is completely unrelated to Islam. These are all bold-faced lies, being pushed on Christian believers as if it were some new revelation from God.
The Pope is leading the Catholic Church down a very dangerous road. Islam is not a friend of Christianity and any Christian leader who promotes this lie is either completely ignorant of the realities of Islam or they are knowingly and concertedly making an effort to destroy Christianity and Western civilization.