Jorge the hypocrite? Not even close

Ireland abortionOn Friday, May 25, 2018, voters in Ireland overwhelmingly voted in favor of the unceremonious murder of innocent human beings. As reported by the New York Times:

Ireland voted decisively to repeal one of the world’s more restrictive abortion bans, sweeping aside generations of conservative patriarchy and dealing the latest in a series of stinging rebukes to the Roman Catholic Church.

It is a well-known and much commented upon fact that in the lead up to the referendum, the man that many poor souls consider to be the head of the Roman Catholic Church on earth – Jorge Mario Bergoglio, or “Francis” as he is called – lifted not one finger to exhort the Irish people (the vast majority of whom self-identify as Catholic) to reject the grave evil of abortion.

Several days after the vote took place, Francis addressed a gathering of the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations in Rome, saying in part:

Make every effort, in your respective countries and on the international level, to speak out in specialized environments but also in debates about legislation dealing with sensitive ethical problems such as the termination of pregnancy, end-of-life issues and genetic medicine.

Having read this, many faithful Catholics, who are deeply disappointed and saddened by the loss of faith in Ireland, will likely feel compelled to shout, hypocrite!

This is understandable, but if one considers Francis’ words very carefully, then it must be admitted that he is nothing of the kind.

As he spoke, there can be no doubt whatsoever that Francis was cognizant of the fact that front and center in the news at that moment were the results of the referendum; a lost opportunity  for the overwhelming number of Irish citizens who self-identify as Catholic to vote in favor of Life (aka Jesus Christ) – at issue, in plain language, abortion.

This is presumably why he deliberately chose not to even utter the word, lest anyone get the wrong idea; namely, that he had any real concern regarding the outcome of the vote.

What is worse, one will notice that he chose instead to adopt the language of the abortion industry; referring to the wanton slaughter of human persons for profit as merely “the termination of pregnancy.”

And if this doesn’t tell us everything we need to know about where Jorge’s heart lies with respect to Life (again, aka Jesus Christ), he even saw fit to speak of the intrinsic evil of abortion as if it is just another “sensitive ethical problem.”

No, my friends, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is not a hypocrite; rather, he is a model of consistency, who from the moment he stepped onto the loggia at St. Peter’s on 13 March 2013 – day by day, week by week, year in and year out – has made it perfectly plain to all with eyes to see and ears to hear that he simply is not Catholic.

[NOTE: Thanks to a kind reader for pointing out an error concerning the date of Francis’ address to the Catholic Medical Associations. It has been corrected. 5/31]

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