Pope Takes Liberal Stand on Divorce
Pope Francis has taken a softer stand on divorce, calling for some divorced couples to be granted Holy Communion. It continues a long line of left-leaning ideas from Francis.
Right away, the leftist legacy media rejoiced. One headline read Pope Francis urges greater family understanding. One of the left’s favorite terms is “understaaaaaaaanding.”
According to The Wall Street Journal:
Divorced Catholics who remarry aren’t allowed to receive Communion unless they obtain an annulment of their first marriage or abstain from sex with their new spouses. Otherwise, the church considers them adulterers and unworthy of receiving the Eucharist.
In a major set of new guidelines covering a wide range of topics on family issues, the pope stopped short of changing that rule, bowing to resistance from conservative bishops and leaving space for a future pope to reassert a stricter approach.
But he signaled that priests should be flexible in enforcing it—a move that is likely to anger the other side of a debate that has divided the church at the highest levels for more than two years.
Priests should take account of “mitigating factors and situations” and make allowances in “particular cases,” the pope wrote, since “the consequences or effects of a rule need not necessarily always be the same.”
Once again, we see an attack on patriarchy which as J.D. Unwin pointed out in his study of 80 tribes and 6 civilizations, anthropologically is the only civilizational model that has worked for the past 5,000 years. We also see liberal, atheistic ideology increasingly entering one of the most important establishments in Western civilization.
His leftward push has brought Pope Francis round criticism from devout Catholics like Judge Napolitano “for promoting the agenda of the atheistic left.” Napolitano also called the pope a “false prophet” in this opinion piece.
Pope Francis has also openly praised communists as pointed out by Infowars. Some circles even go so far as to say the church has been infiltrated. Napolitano seems to hint at this as he closed out his article.
[Pope Francis is] leading his flock to a dangerous place, where there is more central planning and less personal liberty.
This leftward move pushing the acceptance of divorce does come at a time in which the U.S. government and the corporations who pay for its politicians are making moves to consolidate their power, and 8 out of 10 planks of the Communist Manifesto have been completed or are in interim stages of completion. Cultural Marxism has also been successful at breaking up the nuclear family, something an institution like the Church is supposed to fight back against.
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