19 April 2017

Really Annoying

According to Wikileaks, and revealed here, George Soros spent a lot of money to make sure that on the Pope's trip to US he went high on social justice and didn't bother with pesky things like abortion.  According to this narrative, even one of the Pope's advisers would become part of the plan.

“In order to seize this moment, we will support PICO’s organizing activities to engage the Pope on economic and racial justice issues, including using the influence of Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, the Pope’s senior adviser”, it states, “and sending a delegation to visit the Vatican in the spring or summer to allow him to hear directly from low-income Catholics in America.”

Well, today the good Cardinal is busy giving an interview to an Italian language magazine in Switzerland about his four brothers in the College of Cardinals who have asked the Pope to better explain Amoris Laetitia. According to this report, what he says, translated, is:

 "First, I think they can't have read Amoris Laetitia, because unfortunately this seems to be the case. I know the four Cardinals, and my word to them (he laughs with contempt) is: "You've retired! You've already retired!" How come they have never said anything about weapons manufacturers? Some of them come from countries which manufacture and sell weapons which are causing the genocide that is taking place in Syria, for example. Why? I do not want to be, let's say, too hard on them: only God knows the conscience of people and their inner motivation; but from the outside I sense a new sort of Phariseeism. They are wrong: they should bother themselves with something else."

 If my brother tried something of this kind on me, he would find himself lamped (an expression common in Mancunian circles denoting a certain amount of physical reaction to unnatural provocation). I'm sure Cardinal Burke and his fellows are more holy and restrained than I am, and here is a proof: this is their brother whom they have had to sit with during Cardinals' get-togethers.


1 comment:

Rita said...

That picture looks like a still from a Kubrick film.