The pope released his latest 45,000-word tome today. It's called "Fratelli Tutti". That link is to the English version on the Vatican website. Others have already started to wade through it and their reports reveal it to be a hot mess of freemasonry, envirowhackosim, one-world government nonsense, etc.
In the third paragraph, the pope twists the narrative of St Francis of Assisi's meeting with the sultan. He claims that the saint's "openness of heart..transcended differences of religion". Nothing could be further from the truth. He went to preach Jesus Christ and the One True Faith to the Moslems. To understand that the Catholic Church is the One True Church is to acknowledge that other religions are false. In paragraph 5, he sings the praises of his own lapse into religious indifferentism a few months ago. Notice that the title of my post mentions the accolades that this blunder of the pope got from the masons. There is much in Fruitti Tutti that is obviously masonic.
The next few paragraphs contain blather in vague language, but clear enough that one can detect the pope's detest of the free market system - a system that has actually lifted more people out of poverty than all the other sorts.
However, we get to paragraphs 37-41, where the pope adopts the progressive habit of conflating the topics of lawful immigration versus border-crashers. This is patently dishonest. To portray good people who are opposed to having to bear the financial brunt of border crashers as heartless xenophobes is nothing short of slanderous.
I am now just examining this thing and don't have time just now to read this entire verbose monstrosity. I will return to this in future posts, but suggest you have a look for yourselves. The link is in the first paragraph. I will point out some highlights I noticed while I skimmed it.
- Paragraphs 119-120 are a thinly-disguised attack on the concept of private property. He fails - or refuses to see that the right to private property is an adjunct to the right to life itself.
- Following those paragraphs we see an attack on the concept of national borders.
- Paragraphs 172-173 are an attempt to insinuate the concept of one-world government.
- Paragraph 263 repeats the erroneous call to end the death penalty. Therefore it is heretical on its face, most likely rendering Fruitti Tutti to be heresy.
- Chapter 8's title starts with "Religion at the Service of Fraternty.." Stop right there! That is NOT the purpose of religion - at least not the One True Religion. Its purpose is to worship God and facilitate eternal salvation. Fraternity can only come about when people are united in faith in Jesus Christ as revealed through His Church. Anything else is a cheap, sentimental facade of the same. But maybe there is a reason why "fraternity" is being elevated to the level of de facto idol!