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Around the World, Francis-church Euthanizing “Non-negotiable Principles” April 10, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Abortion, asshatery, contraception, cultural marxism, different religion, disaster, Endless Corruption, episcopate, Francis, General Catholic, horror, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, the struggle for the Church, unadulterated evil.

Great column by Sandro Magister noting the rapid erosion of the formerly non-negotiable principles regarding the sanctity of life in the only Church founded by Jesus Christ Himself. I’ve no time to add much commentary myself excerpt to say, yep, this is exactly right, this is exactly what one would expect to happen given a pontiff like Francis – the Church abandoning her most sacred beliefs in a pathetically false hope of earning the love and acceptance of an implacably hostile world:

And also to note the sad fact that the philosophy professor at the formerly Catholic, now Satanic University of Louvain I covered two weeks ago was indeed sacked for daring to say that abortion is murder:

There has been an uproar over events at the Catholic University of Louvain, which has suspended and finally dismissed one of its philosophy professors, Stéphane Mercier, for having written in a note for his students that “abortion is the murder of an innocent person.”

The matter is not surprising, seeing the track record of this university which is nonetheless endowed with the title of “Catholic,” the hospital of which has for some time been openly practicing euthanasia procedures, “from 12 to 15 per year,” according to the rector of the twin Flemish university of Leuven, the canonist Rik Torfs.

But what is more striking is the substantial approval that the bishops of Belgium have given to the removal of Professor Mercier.

Also startling is the reticence of the newspaper of the Italian episcopal conference, “Avvenire,” which in giving a concise account of the affair – the more complete documentation of which has appeared on the blog Rossoporpora – avoided taking a position, limiting itself to this: “It remains to be understood what is the meaning of what has been stated by the spokesman of the Belgian episcopal conference.” [Wherein the spokesman completely contradicted Catholic Doctrine by calling abortion a “fundamental right.”  You can’t get much clearer than that, but the disciples of Francis are apparently hopelessly confused by such a statement]

Not to mention the silence of Pope Francis, who however has not failed on other occasions to call abortion a “horrendous crime.”

There is in effect a significant discrepancy between how the papacy and much of the Catholic hierarchy speak out on abortion and euthanasia today and how they used to speak out.

What during the previous pontificates were “non-negotiable principles” have now become realities to be “discerned” and “mediated” both in politics and in pastoral practice.

The Italian episcopal conference and its newspaper “Avvenire” are perfect examples of this mutation.

In February of 2009, when Italy was rocked by the case of Eluana Englaro, the young woman in a vegetative state whose life was taken when her nutrition and hydration were cut off, the current editor of “Avvenire,” Marco Tarquinio, wrote a fiery editorial, calling that act a “killing”.

While today the climate is different. It should be enough to look at the courteous detachment with which “Avvenire” refers to and comments on the law currently under discussion in Italy on advance healthcare directives, abbreviated DAT, the indications to be given to physicians beforehand on what lifesaving measures to take or not take in case of loss of consciousness.

Go to the link and read how differently the Italian bishop’s conference newspaper “Avvenire” covered euthanasia in 2009, and how it covers it today.  Same writer, but much, much more “nuance” now, because the writer obviously understands that Francis believes God lives in the “shades of grey,” which historically had been regarded as the domain of the devil.

But who am I to judge?  One man’s God is another man’s devil, I suppose, especially if that man is consumed with leftist ideology.



1. The Lord's Blog - April 11, 2017

Reblogged this on Jean'sBistro2010's Blog and commented:
Death commeth to the world in the form of murder……………..

2. pro-life - April 11, 2017

Of course all the blame can’t be laid on Soros, but here’s and item from Sept. 1, 2016 about his “influence” —


“At the fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops last November, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy, a Pope Francis appointee, argued emphatically to his brother prelates that their election guide as presented at the meeting for approval was out of step with Pope Francis’ priorities, in particular because it put too much emphasis on abortion and euthanasia and not enough on poverty and the environment.”

Also — the USCCB’s annual Fortnight for Freedom here in the US has become “progressively” (pun intended) more and more oriented toward social justice items vs. pro-life — and less and less patriotic if you ask me.

Joseph D'Hippolito - April 11, 2017

Soros doesn’t need to “hijack” the Catholic Church. It willingly went along with the “progressive” agenda. Otherwise, Francis never would have been elected.

3. TLM - April 11, 2017

Michael Matt over at the remnant said it best. Pope Francis is not the CAUSE of the decline in the Church. He is the inevitable outcome of 50 years of decline.

Camper - April 11, 2017

I’m glad somebody said this. I think it helps vindicate the SSPX.

Tim - April 13, 2017


Joseph D'Hippolito - April 11, 2017

BINGO! This…^^^

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5. Mary - April 12, 2017

I wonder if he is related to Cardinal Mercier who is the author of the Prayer to the Holy Spirit?

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