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Pope Francis: Wrong Again

On October 11, 2017, Pope Francis said the Catechism of the Catholic Church should be revised to reflect his opinion that capital punishment is contrary to the Gospel.

He’s wrong. The teaching of the Church on the permissibly of capital punishment has stood for 20 centuries and it’s taken from Divine Revelation, which means it is infallible, and not subject to change, not even by a pope.

Read about it here:

https://onepeterfive.com/pope-francis-wrong-death-penalty-heres/

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NARAL quotes the pope? BWAHAHA!

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The pope ALSO says abortion is murder. Ahem.

I don’t know if Pope Francis actually said that rescinding DACA was not pro-life. But even if he did, it has no bearing whatsoever on the FACTS that:

(a) Obama overstepped his authority in ordering it in the first place, and
(b) Trump was on solid constitutional grounds in rescinding it and telling Congress to pass it properly if they care so much.

Nobody ever said the pontiff from Argentina knew diddly squat about our form of government.

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Some things belong to Caesar

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Stephen P. White writes at the Washington Examiner:

Jesus instructed the Pharisees: “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

This is often taken as a warning to rulers who would usurp the things of God and to Christians who would worship political idols.

But it’s also an important reminder that politics deserves its proper autonomy; some things do in fact belong to Caesar.

So, while I applaud the insistence that our faith should inform our politics, none of us should expect the teachings of the faith to do the work of politics for us. The Beatitudes aren’t policy prescriptions.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/as-trump-meets-the-pope-trumps-detractors-are-still-failing-to-persuade-his-catholic-voters-away-from-him/article/2624079

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FLOTUS is a Roman Catholic

I did not know this!

2017_05 24 Melania visits Pope

A spokeswoman for the first lady said Mrs. Trump’s decision to wear a black lace veil known as a mantilla followed Vatican protocol that women who have an audience with the pope must wear long sleeves, formal black clothing and a veil to cover their head.

In fact, every woman in the U.S. delegation wore a veil, including Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter who converted to Judaism before marriage.

The Vatican’s rules of attire are not strictly enforced. Many women, including high-ranking dignitaries, have visited the pontiff with their heads uncovered, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015 and Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s top civilian leader, this month.

But many women wear veils out of respect. Mrs. Trump is Catholic, which likely made accompanying President Donald Trump for a meeting with the leader of the world’s more than 1 billion Roman Catholics all the more meaningful to her.

When a Vatican official handed her a rosary, the first lady immediately gave it to the pope to bless. She also spent time in front of a statue of the Madonna at the Vatican’s children’s hospital and laid flowers at its feet. She also prayed in the hospital chapel and spoke with the children in Italian.

When former first ladies Truman, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama visited the pontiff, they likewise respected the Vatican’s request that they wear long sleeves, formal black clothing and a veil.

It has been noted that Mrs. Trump did not wear a hijab or headscarf in Saudi Arabia.  The government did not request that she do so.

In Israel, President Trump donned a yarmulke when he visited the Western Wall, where it is customary, and again at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial, where it is not required. Trump likely did it out of respect.

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El Presidente et Il Papa

‘I won’t forget what you said!’ Trump tells Pope after Francis urges him to be an ‘olive tree for peace’ at Vatican meeting – where he jokes with Melania about what she feeds the president
Trump was greeted by the Vatican secretary of state and whisked up an elevator to meet His Holiness in the ‘little throne room’
He and Pope Francis posed for photos and sat across a desk in the private Papal study
‘Thank you very much. This is such a great honor,’ Trump said as he and Francis began their chat in the Pontiff’s private study
Later he greeting Melania Trump, who wore a traditional black veil, and asked her in Italian: ‘What do you give him to eat?’

Trump brought Francis a set of first-edition books by Martin Luther King Jr.; the Pope gave him a large medal in the shape of an olive tree – a peace emblem

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4536468/This-great-honor-Trump-meets-Pope.html#ixzz4i1QQ1Ro8

Melania and Ivanka Trump Wore Veils to Meet the Pope

“Per Vatican protocol, women who have an audience with the Pope are required to wear long sleeves, formal black clothing, and a veil to cover the head,” Stephanie Grisham, spokesperson for the first lady, said in a statement to CNN.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/melania-and-ivanka-trump-wore-veils-to-meet-the-pope/ar-BBBu33k?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

COMPARE THE DIFFERENCE HOW THE TWO FIRST LADIES SHOW RESPECT:

Pope Francis Looking Super Sad With The Trumps Is A Divine New Meme

Trump’s differences in opinion with the pontiff over issues such as immigration and climate change are well documented. But it would be unfair to say the pope looked completely forlorn throughout the president’s visit.

Reuters news agency noted how he “smiled faintly” as he greeted Trump, but also pointed out that the pontiff was “not as gregarious as he sometimes is with visiting heads of state.”


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Unrestricted Immigration: It’s not a Catholic thing

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The Roman Catholic Church has a longstanding teaching, drawn from natural law, that the nation is an extension of the human family.

As the father of a family has not only the right but also the duty to protect those in his charge, the properly constituted authorities of a state have a duty to use their power to advance the common good of the nation.

“Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants’ duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws, and to assist in carrying civic burdens — The Catechism of the Catholic Church #2241

The mistaken idea that the RCC supports unrestricted immigration stems from its teaching on the personal right of migration.  This teaching says that someone in straitened circumstances should be allowed to leave his country of origin, bringing with him those under his care.  However, it does not include the unlimited right of migrants to settle wherever they wish.

“The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin.” — The Catechism of the Catholic Church #2241 BOLD added

The key phrase is “to the extent they are able.”  The authorities of the receiving country have a primary duty to act in the common good of their own citizens, because each country, as Pope Francis said, has the “right to control its borders.”

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Pope Francis, the Fed Ex guy

If you’ve heard anything about the current controversy in the Catholic Church, I encourage you to carefully read this article.  It explains what the controversy is about and discusses the limits on the pope’s authority.

“The pope is not an oracle, not a second Jesus, not the Supreme Court rewriting the Constitution as it goes along. He’s like a Fedex guy, and it’s his job to pass on a package. He’s not empowered to open it, rifle through the contents, and replace them with something ‘better’.”

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/an-faq-on-the-popes-authority-for-baffled-catholics-and-softly-snickering-p

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