Same old open-borders preaching from Pope John Paul III
Echoing his predecessor more than ever, Pope Benedict has told the Vatican’s World Congress on Migrants that mass Third World immigration, and on a global Camp of the Saints scale, is a wonderful “opportunity” for the receiving nations of the West. The immigrants, he said, come from countries where a humanly acceptable life is not possible, and therefore the West has to take them all in, seeing this mass influx as a positive development leading to improved human “understanding” rather than as something to fear.
Hey, what happened to the idea that the Catholic Church is very canny and political about gaining favor and support in this world? Doesn’t the hierarchy realize that their mindless demand for unlimited Third World immigration into the West convinces many people that the Church is an enemy of the West, and that if Christianity mandates national and civilizational suicide, then it’s a bad and false religion and must be rejected? Maybe the princes of the Church just don’t care. Maybe, underneath their Christianity, their deepest commitment is to the religion of liberalism. Maybe, after all, they are just robed versions of George “diversity uber alles” Casey.
Update: In an exclusive interview with a small group of reporters this evening at the Vatican, the Pope said:
Our exploding Third-World diversity, not only in our Church, but in every Western society, is a strength. And no matter how much we are saddened by the fact that millions of Westerners, whose ancestors have been Christian for centuries and millennia, have turned against the Church and Christianity itself because of the Church’s support for the engulfment of the West by a billion needy, dysfunctional, and unassimilable Third World people, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.Note to reader: the Pope didn’t actually say that. It’s a paraphrase of George Casey on Meet the Press last Sunday.
Migration is not a problem, it’s an opportunity for peace and development! (Bolding is mine.)
Kilroy M. writes:
“Pope John Paul III” ? Please, this is just infantile. You can, as I do, disagree with the Pope’s liberal pronouncements, but you do yourself no credit by that kind of “wit”. Catholicism is a spiritual, not a racial creed, and it is a fact that it is growing in non-white communities. Hence, the head of the Church will say that it is a sign of strength that his religion is not rooted in a declining demographic. To suggest that such pronouncements are a reason why people are turning away from the Church is just a presumption. It is far more correct to blame it on the liberalism of Vatican II, which precipitated all of these trends.LA replies:
Calm down. “JPIII” simply means that the present pope is following the open borders policy of JPII, a topic I’ve discussed several times. And if you don’t think that the open borders liberalism of the Catholic Church and the Protestant churches feeds widespread hostility to Christianity, you’re wrong. I’m talking all the time to people who believe that Christianity is virtually identical to anti-white liberalism and oppose it for that reason.November 11
Rohan Swee writes:
Re Kilroy M.”s comment that “[t]o suggest that such pronouncements are a reason why people are turning away from the Church is just a presumption.” It is no presumption whatever. I said “enough!,” turned my back on, and walked away from the church of my ancestors precisely for this reason. I will not support an institution that holds my people and my culture in contempt, and actively seeks their dissolution. And I know others who have done the same, and say so. I have been shocked by the sheer gloating and anti-Anglo malice exhibited by some Catholic spokesmen over the on-going destruction of Anglo-America effected by our de facto open-borders policy. Enough.Michael S. writes:
It saddens me as a Catholic to read this.Posted November 14
Michael S. writes:
Rohan Swee writes:November 17
Kilroy M. writes:
I don’t agree with you when you claim that deracinated internationalism is driving people away from the Catholic Church. All of the traditional Catholics that I know are a colourful lot (literally) and don’t believe race has any intrinsic value to a people. “Ordinary” Catholics, on the other hand, are luke-warm participants within the Church because, well, the Church means less and less to them as time goes by—but most of these people are liberals. If the Church took a traditional view of race, they would trip over each other leaving it in droves at a far greater rate. Hence, to me it seems a nonsense to suggest that the Pope’s position on immigration is repelling his flock.LA replies:
I don’t recall that I said that deracinated internationalism was driving devout Catholics out of the Church. I have no knowledge of numbers on that. What I do know, because I deal with it all the time, is that Christian deracinated internationalism has greatly increased hostility to the Church and to Christianity.
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