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Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Latest Papal Eruption on the Plane Featured

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The Latest Papal Eruption on the Plane

Wherein the Pope who lives behind walls condemns walls, gives another thumbs-up to contraception, folds on “gay marriage” and blatantly contradicts himself—as usual.

Another day, another blabbering press conference on the return flight from another useless, blabber-filled papal voyage.

And, as is so often the case, Francis has condemned others for precisely what he himself is guilty of. Speaking of Donald Trump’s vow to build a wall along the entire US border with Mexico, Francis declared:

"He who thinks only of building walls and not bridges is not Christian. This is not the Gospel. Vote for him or not vote for him? I say only that if that is what he said, this man is not Christian."

That’s rich. Last time I was there, the Pope’s entire city-state was surrounded by this:

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I doubt that any wall Trump could build at the Mexican border would be as impressive as these fortifications. Ah, but the neo-Catholic defenders of the indefensible have a way out! You see, Francis did not actually build the Vatican walls himself. They were already there, having been built in the days when the Pope was under attack by barbarians, Muslims and other enemies—with whom the Church now dialogues as they destroy our civilization without firing a shot. Francis merely benefits from the walls that were already there. Big difference.

Also already there when Francis arrived were the heavily armed Swiss guards keeping everyone out, along with one of the world’s strictest immigration policies, according to which only “

as “the most popular moral heresy in the world.” Well, Francis is nothing if not popular. But any well-catechized child knows that it is never permissible to violate one Commandment on the pretense of following another, and that such “conflicts” in reality do not exist. We may never “do evil that good may come (Romans 3:7-8).” Francis, alarmingly enough, appears not to recognize that the ends of an action can never justify the means, but rather both means and ends must always conform to the moral law.

Francis, whose divinely imposed duty is to defend the Church’s moral teaching without compromise, even during press conferences, continues to display his disdain for such “rigorism.” But at this juncture, really, whatever. Does any observant Catholic still take Francis’s prattling seriously? All we need to know is that whenever we see this—

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we must brace ourselves for yet another barrage of exploding blunders. Meanwhile, we can only pray for deliverance from this absurd pontificate and the manic cult that surrounds it, surely one of the greatest debacles in Church history.

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Christopher A. Ferrara

Christopher A. Ferrara: President and lead counsel for the American Catholic Lawyers Inc., Mr. Ferrara has been at the forefront of the legal defense of pro-lifers for the better part of a quarter century. Having served with the legal team for high profile victims of the culture of death such as Terri Schiavo, he has long since distinguished him a premier civil rights Catholic lawyer.  Mr. Ferrara has been a lead columnist for The Remnant since 2000 and has authored several books published by The Remnant Press, including the bestseller The Great Façade. Together with his children and wife, Wendy, he lives in Richmond, Virginia.