A few days ago, US Rep Paul Gosar (R-AZ), a devout Catholic, announced that he'd be boycotting the pope's planned address to Congress. His reasoning is that if the pope is going to sound like a left-wing politician then he should be treated like one. He announced his decision on his facebook page. He was pounced upon by "church of nice" Catholics (or progressives posing as "church of nice" Catholics), saying that Gosar was engaging in wild speculation regarding what the pope might plan to say. I supported Gosar's decision, reminding all of the pope's rather unfortunate track record.
Regrettably the pope's two addresses today confirmed Gosar's misgivings. First, I'll link to the remarks that the pope gave as he addressed those with him in the White House. He went on and on about "climate change". Given what we know about Laudato Si and the progressives that helped craft that screed, we know the pope is abusing his high position to lend credence to the junk science and socialism embedded in the "climate change" ideology. My colleague at Les Femmes pointed out that the Messiah Most Miserable applauded throughout the entire sorry spectacle. He was applauding not only because the pope was shilling for one of his pet projects but because the pope made not one mention of the babies being murdered via abortion. Statistically speaking, at least several dozen children were murdered during the time it took for the pope to utter his remarks. Why did he not at least mention the children once? Did he fear Obama, who has been unabashed about his support of baby butchery and now it seems, the selling of their tiny bodies for ghoulish "research"? Or.....OR..maybe this heinous sin isn't that high on his priority list?
Having knocked envirowhackoism off the agenda for the day, the pope moved onto the coddling of illegal immigration at the meeting with the US bishops at St. Matthew's Cathedral. The topic of abortion fared a little bit better; in this address it rated a 5-word sentence. But that's it! And even at that, it was merely the first of several issues, in true "seamless garment" "laundry-list" fashion. The main thrust of his address was encouragement to be conducive to the de facto demolition of our national borders. I would say that he's blissfully (if willfully) ignorant of the strain put upon our national resources, but I wonder if he's truly ignorant? Does the phrase "Cloward-Piven" ring a bell? Again, this is a cause near and dear to the heart of the Messiah Most Miserable for the reasons embodied in the Cloward-Piven theory, not to mention that all these immigrants are seen as a source of Democrat voters.
It would be wonderful if the pope did devote his Congressional address to the plight of the children murdered in the womb at the rate of over 3000 daily. Clearly the Senate would benefit, seeing how they killed the measure to defund Planned Parenthood. I hope and pray for that miracle.