Thursday, September 28, 2017

Pope Francis vs Jesus and The City of God

Matthew 28:16-20Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

16 And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17 And seeing him they adored: but some doubted.
18 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.
19 Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.

ABS thinks this is undeniably straight forward.

Jesus sends His disciples out into the world to convert the Non-Believers. 
But, is that what Pope Francis believes or does he believe that Jesus was asking His disciples to invite the world to come into the City of God even when they refuse to accept Jesus as The Way, The Truth, and The Life?

"Christ himself asks us to welcome our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters with open arms", Pope Francis took the occasion of the general audience in St. Peter's Square, to launch Caritas Internationalis’ campaign "Share the Journey” in support of families forced to migrate - because, Francis said, "the journey is shared by those who come to our land, and we, who are called to reach their hearts to understand them, understand their culture and language. The Pope recalled once again the opportunity of a new migration law "more pertinent to the current context".  

"I am pleased to welcome the representatives of Caritas, who came here to officially start the two-year campaign "Share the journey", which I wanted to coincide with this audience" Jorge Mario said. “I welcome migrants, asylum seekers and refugees who, together with the Italian Caritas and other Catholic organizations, are a sign of a Church that seeks to be open, inclusive and welcoming. Thank you all for your tireless service. You all really deserve a great round of applause! With your daily commitment, you remind us that Christ himself asks us to welcome our brothers and sisters with our arms truly open, ready for a sincere embrace, a loving and enveloping embrace, a bit like this colonnade in St. Peter's Square, which represents the Mother Church that embraces all in sharing our common journey ".

Pope Francis forgot to reference where it was Jesus told us to welcome everyone with open arms, even those whose Faith it is teaches the Mahometans (the Pope claims we and they are sharing a common journey) that all must accept Islam, be killed, or become a Dhimmi.

Quite some time ago, Saint Augustine had a bit to say about the wisdom of throwing together men who did not have a common language (say nothing about a common Faith and Culture):

City of God ,Book XIX

Chapter 7.— Of the Diversity of Languages, by Which the Intercourse of Men is Prevented; And of the Misery of Wars, Even of Those Called Just.

After the state or city comes the world, the third circle of human society,— the first being the house, and the second the city. And the world, as it is larger, so it is fuller of dangers, as the greater sea is the more dangerous. And here, in the first place, man is separated from man by the difference of languages. For if two men, each ignorant of the other's language, meet, and are not compelled to pass, but, on the contrary, to remain in company, dumb animals, though of different species, would more easily hold intercourse than they, human beings though they be. For their common nature is no help to friendliness when they are prevented by diversity of language from conveying their sentiments to one another; so that a man would more readily hold intercourse with his dog than with a foreigner....

Throwing Rome to the dogs

This old Pope, 
He seems numb;
He bangs on a progressive drum.
With a Knick-Knack paddywack,
Let the dogs take Rome.
Please Dear Pope, just go back home.

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