Dems to enlist Pope on illegals, voter base expansion

Breitbart News carries an intriguing report on the less-than-devout Catholic Democrats in the U.S. Congress who are now looking to Pope Francis for aid in expanding their political base by increasing illegal immigration.

In a first, the Pope is scheduled to address Congress on Sept. 24. He intends to follow that by meeting with a group of Hispanic illegals. Liberal lawmakers hope his advocacy will inspire their colleagues and constituents.

Last year, Francis called the calculated flood of Central American children crossing the border into the U.S. a “humanitarian emergency.” In a June encyclical where he delved into the issue of climate change using the left‘s talking points, Francis cited the “tragic rise” of immigrants fleeing poverty.

The Pope is clearly opposed to capitalism. Earlier this year, using his closest adviser Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, as his spokesman, he issued this statement: “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits.” 

In May we posted Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines, in which we noted Francis sounded a lot like Karl Marx, as he called on governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor to help curb an “economy of exclusion.” That was followed by  Pope Francis: “Global Political Authority” needed to tackle climate change. His provocative mastery of Marxist, anti-capitalist buzzwords is disturbing, with redistribution of wealth one of his frequent themes. Yet he does not deny himself the latest technology as he travels the globe like a jetsetter, frequently tweets and even takes selfies. Last year his tweet, “inequality is the root of social evil,” set off a heated debate in which he was  criticized for increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church. Francis previously blasted ‘trickle-down’ economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive” theory.

Francis clearly relishes promoting radical political positions. The Blaze reported Vatican Officially Recognizes ‘State of Palestine’ in New Treaty, observing he shifted to referring to PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas as the president of the “state of Palestine,” giving authenticity to those who are sworn to the annihilation of Israel.  

The Institute for Works of Religion, often referred to as the ‘Vatican Bank’ manages $8 billion of the church’s worldwide wealth, and investments, as well as 33,000 accounts for clergy and parishes, held in Euros. This is in addition to priceless High Renaissance art collections on display as well as in vast underground storage facilities.

Pope Francis has written, “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity and should be accorded ‘their human dignity’ in the countries where they reside.”

Kevin Appleby, policy director on migration for the pro-amnesty U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., said: “What we do know from his record is that it’s an issue close to his heart” and “one of the issues central to his papacy.”

Rather than lecturing the United States, the time is ripe for this political Pope to put his mouth where his money is on his central issue and swing open the doors of Vatican City to accommodate and respect the “human dignity” of the hundreds of thousands of impoverished, uneducated and unwilling to assimilate, North African Muslims fleeing Libya in an effort to reach Italy. Their plight should also qualify as a “humanitarian emergency” demanding immediate action.

6 Responses to Dems to enlist Pope on illegals, voter base expansion

  1. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Many Catholics believe Pope Benedict was forced out for political, not health, reasons. Pope Francis is clearly a Marxist. Benedict XVI, coming from Germany and seeing firsthand the ravages of Socialism and Communism throughout war torn Europe would never be a player in this dangerous game.

    • Rob Haney says:

      As a Roman Catholic and as a conservative Republican, I am well aware of the similar paths the leadership of both of these organizations have taken on their “road to perdition” (opposite of salvation). I dare say that this schism in the Church is just a serious as the schism that brought about the revolt of Martin Luther.

      The lies, deceit and corruption that have occurred in both the Catholic Church and the Republican Party are beyond imagination. For those who would like to hear the truth from a Catholic perspective, I would recommend you take a look at churchmilitant.com . Michael Voris pulls no punches as he exposes the failings of Church leadership in his short daily news and comments. section.

      As far as the Republican Party: Good Luck. There is no one in local or national leadership whom I would trust to follow through as a consistent conservative in following the Constitution or Republican Platform. My advice would be to look for new leadership starting with Trump, Carson, Cruz or Fiorino. The Establishment politicians are nothing but McCain followers.

  2. Frankly Speaking says:

    Another excellent post, SRAZ! But I will add what you omitted, which is the rank hypocrisy of this man. He tells us to accept and respect those invading the Untied States, but Catholic Italy, strongly influenced by the Pope, tried to buy off the Libyans by investing $5 billion in Libyan infrastructure to keep the black Muslims from transforming the Italian culture of white, Catholic Italy. Why are we wrong for attempting to remain a cohesive English speaking nation which values our own Judeo-Christian heritage, legal system and our Constitutional liberties?

  3. Vince says:

    Back in 1965, TIME magazine reported best estimates of the Catholic Church’s wealth was between $10 BILLION to $15 BILLION. It’s doubtful the value has decreased in the past 50 years. The Vatican pays no taxes on the income from investments in banking, insurance, chemicals, steel, construction and real estate. 

    http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,833509,00.html

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    This Pope is getting the positive attention of Liberals and negative reviews from Conservatives. He won’t get the Liberals in the pews and the Conservatives are staying away from the Church. Because he’s steeped in Jesuit (far Left) teachings, the liberal media love his views – he’s in line with Obama.

    I pay taxes to the federal, state and local governments. I feel I pay my fair share (and then some). Some of that tax money goes to educate, house, medicate and incarcerate illegal aliens and they are a drain on our system & culture. I wish he’d butt out of political issues and be a Pope to make the Catholic religion one to admire like Pope John Paul II. Pope John Paul II removed communist-leaning priests from around the world and is credited with the fall of communism in his native Poland. Between he and Ronald Reagan, life was good!

  5. Matt DeGennaro says:

    It was a dreadful mistake to select a pope from South America. When he arrived in the US to address the United Nations recently, he made a point to stop in Communist Cuba to greet Raul Castro and converse in Spanish before coming to the United States. That was his middle finger in America’s eye.

    It will not be a surprise to see Francis followed by an African pope. The church is losing members and politically correct inclusiveness is the name of the game. Calling itself the Roman Catholic Church is already a misnomer.