Pope Francis pushes for global religion

Pope Francis Continues Push For One World Religion

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By Michael Snyder/End Of The American Dream
February 21, 2017

 

When I first started seeing headlines this week that claimed that Pope Francis said that “Muslim terrorism does not exist”, I thought that it couldn’t possibly be true.

After all, who could possibly deny that Islamic radicals are engaged in terrorism? Within the last 30 days, there have been 127 Islamic terror attacks in a total of 25 different countries.

And in 2016 global terror attacks set an all-time record high and were up 25 percent from the year before.

Unfortunately, there are many world leaders that are so politically correct and that are so married to the idea that Islam is good that they cannot admit to themselves that radical Islamic terror is being fueled by radical Islamic beliefs.

And in the case of Pope Francis, he is exceedingly careful never to say anything negative about Islam because it would greatly hinder his efforts to bring all of the major religions of the planet closer together.

Ever since the very beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has been pushing for global unity in religious matters, global unity in economic matters and global unity in political matters.

The following timeline of events comes from one of my previous articles…

May 2016: Pope Francis welcomed one of the top Sunni clerics in the world to the Vatican, and he reportedly told the cleric that “our meeting is the message”.

And mainstream news outlets all over the planet clearly understood what was being communicated. For example, the Daily Mail article about this meeting was entitled “Pope embraces grand imam at historic Vatican meeting in a bid to bring the Catholic and Muslim churches together”.

January 2016: The Vatican releases an extremely disturbing video in which Pope Francis declared that all of the major world religions are “seeking God or meeting God in different ways” and that ultimately “we are all children of God”.

The video also featured leaders from various major religions, and they are shown declaring fidelity to their particular gods.

First, we see a female Buddhist cleric tell us “I have confidence in the Buddha”, and that is followed by a Jewish rabbi declaring “I believe in God”.

As the video goes on, a Catholic priest announces “I believe in Jesus Christ”, and last of all an Islamic leader boldly declares “I believe in God, Allah”.

November 2015: Pope Francis declared that fundamentalism, even Christian fundamentalism, is a “sickness” during remarks in which he stressed the similarity of the major religions.

September 2015: Pope Francis traveled to New York City to deliver a speech that kicked off a conference during which the United Nations unveiled a “new universal agenda” for humanity.

During a stop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Pope Francis stressed the unity between Christianity and Islam. These words were directly spoken by him…

“I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer. My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca.

“In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful.”

July 2015: During a trip to Ecuador, Pope Francis spoke of the need for “a new economic and ecological world order” in which the wealth of the planet is “shared by everyone”.

July 2015: Pope Francis denounced global capitalism and refers to its excesses as the “dung of the devil”.

June 2015: Pope Francis called for “a new global political authority” that would have the resources necessary “to deal with the world’s economic problems and injustices”.

October 2014: Pope Francis publicly embraced the theory of evolution by making statements such as these…

-“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so.”

-“The Big Bang, which today we hold to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the intervention of the divine creator but, rather, requires it.”

-“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”

By fully embracing the theory of evolution, Pope Francis has aligned himself with the leftist social engineers that are seeking to merge humanity into a socialist new world order, and he has aligned himself against “fundamentalists” that believe that there is one true God that created the heavens and the earth.

June 2014: For the first time in the history of Catholicism, Pope Francis authorized “Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran” at the Vatican. In ancient times, this would have been considered blasphemy, but today nobody really even notices when something like this happens.

March 2013:During his very first ecumenical meeting as Pope, Francis made it very clear that he believes that Christians and Muslims both “worship the one God”…

“I then greet and cordially thank you all, dear friends belonging to other religious traditions; first of all the Muslims, who worship the one God, living and merciful, and call upon Him in prayer, and all of you. I really appreciate your presence: in it I see a tangible sign of the will to grow in mutual esteem and cooperation for the common good of humanity.

“The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions – I wish to repeat this: promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions – it also attests the valuable work that the Pontifical Council for interreligious dialogue performs.

The evidence very clearly shows that Pope Francis is a globalist, and the globalists are absolutely convinced that this planet could be transformed into some sort of great progressive utopia if they could just get humanity to unite.

But when they are finally able to achieve their goal, it won’t be a utopia at all. Instead, it will bring about the greatest tyranny that humanity has ever experienced under the rule of the Antichrist.

Whenever you deny the truth, you open yourself up for deception.

And everyone out there that chooses to believe that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism and that all religions are equally valid paths to the same God is opening the door wide to great deception.

In this day and age, it is imperative that we all learn how to think for ourselves and to boldly speak the truth – even if that means disagreeing with the Pope himself.

LINK: http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1034#75KMZBZAGxibjosa.99


This is very sensitive for individuals who refer to themselves as “Catholic,” so I want to be very careful about how I say this.

The obvious prophecy connection is in Revelation 13, which refers to two “beasts” who appear on the global stage. The first beast comes “out of the sea” and is referred to by most scholars as “Antichrist.”

Beast #1 “was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it [or he] was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.”

Beast #2 comes “out of the earth” and exercises all of the authority of the first beast. He is called “the false prophet” in Revelation 16:13, 19:20 and 20:10.

The false prophet “forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.”

This comes straight from “The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

IF this passage speaks of a one-world religion, and IF — as the prophecy of St. Malachy foretold (http://www.uscatholic.org/articles/201308/what-prophecy-st-malachy-27710) — Pope Francis is the “last pope,” then we need to be watching this man  and everyone he associates with very carefully.

Stand firm!

 

 

Recommended Reading …

RECOMMENDED READING …

 

 

 

  • Thirteen Bloodlines of the Illuminati by Fritz Springmeier

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/bloodlines/index.htm

 

  • Rule by Secrecy by Jim Marrs

 

  • Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House by Gary Aldrich

http://www.amazon.com/Unlimited-Access-Agent-Inside-Clinton/dp/0895264064/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1453585500&sr=1-1&keywords=unlimited+access+an+fbi+agent+inside+the+clinton+white+house

 

  • Damage Control: The Larry Nichols Story by David M. Bresnahan

http://www.amazon.com/Larry-Nichols-Story-Control–President/dp/1890828106/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1453585660&sr=1-1&keywords=Damage+Control+by+David+M.+Bresnahan

NOTE: I bought this book back in the Clinton years for a fraction of what is being asked right now for used copies … Interesting! — PY

 

 

Pope Francis vs. The Jewish Sanhedrin

Pope Francis vs. The Sanhedrin

July 09, 2015 | 

A re-established and self declared Israeli Sanhedrin, the religious High Court composed of 71 sages, has declared that it is putting Pope Francis on trial unless he retracts his statement that the Jews have no right to the land of Israel or to Jerusalem. In February 2013, the Vatican officially recognized the “State of Palestine” but more significantly, the Vatican signed a treaty in June with “Palestine” in which the Holy See switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the “State of Palestine”.

This treaty is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian state and as such, constitutes an official recognition. The trial and judgment will be on September 20th, 2015. If Pope Francis chooses to ignore the summons, he will be judged in absentia. The Sanhedrin sent a letter to Pope Francis in reaction to the Vatican’s recent support of the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral moves to declare themselves a nation, reported the Hebrew magazine Matzav Haruach on June 24.

The letter stated: “Because the Vatican recognized the organization known as the Palestinian Authority as a nation, and has begun to refer to it as a nation in its documents. His honor has named the head of said authority as an ‘Angel of Peace’, as was explained by a spokesman for the Vatican, that his intention was to encourage Abu Mazen to advance towards peace. These actions, to our great dismay, are consistent with a long series of actions and stances that are as in the days of the Roman Catholic Religion, that swore to persecute Israel because we refused to accept their Messiah as the Messiah of Israel, and to renounce our faith. The recent announcements and actions of the Vatican are a rebuke to the Jewish Nation and to the Bible, which you use to interpret the prophecies, as if God has abandoned his original Nation of Israel. Reality has proven the opposite to be true.”

“We require from you an apology for your recognizing as a nation those who stole the land, those who are known as the Palestinian Authority, and we are informing the Vatican that the sole God given right to the land of Israel is to the Nation of Israel. If His Honor the Pope, and the Vatican, do not apologize within two weeks of receiving this letter, and if he does not change his ways, we shall judge these actions in the Court of Mount Zion, in a court of 71 Jewish elders of Zion, and enact the prophecy of ‘The liberators will rise up upon Mount Zion, to judge the Mountain of Esau and the kingdom shall be God’s’ (Obadiah 1:21). The court shall judge the Vatican in its presence or in absentia, and it is possible that the Vatican will be found guilty of anti-Semitism, as has been known to be done several times throughout history, and to place responsibility upon the Vatican for all of the outcomes of its actions.”

The letter was signed, “The Secretariat of the Court of Mount Zion”. The authorized representatives of the High Court are Rabbi Yoel Schwartz, Rabbi Dov Levanoni, Rabbi Israel Ariel, Rabbi Daniel Stavsky, Rabbi Yehuda Edri, and Rabbi Dov Meir Shtein. The Sanhedrin has no political or legal status, and clearly has no authority over the Vatican. However, it is comprised of some of the greatest rabbis of the modern Jewish nation, men who have dedicated themselves to Torah, serving God and Israel. One of the main leaders behind the revival of the Sanhedrin is Rabbi Yoel Schwartz, well known for his advocacy in strengthening non-Jewish support for Israel.

The court’s rulings have the highest spiritual significance. The commandment to appoint judges is learned directly from the Bible (Exodus 18:13) and the present Sanhedrin is an effort to reestablish a tradition dating back to Moses. Pope Francis’ recent visit to Israel and many of his actions caused disturbing waves in the difficult situation in the region. His controversial description of Abbas as an “angel of peace” led to the Vatican backtracking and attempts to placate Israel.

The Pope’s much-publicized meditation at a section of the security barrier prominently displaying pro-boycott graffiti was used by the Palestinians in an appeal to remove the much-needed security measure. That section of the wall also showed graffiti comparing the wall around Bethlehem to the Warsaw Ghetto. Pictures of the Pope’s visit to the wall went viral and became a symbol for anti-Israel sentiment.

While in Israel, Pope Francis attended Sunday mass at the Church of the Nativity. In his sermon, Latin Patriarch Fuoad Twal accused Israelis of being the present-day version of Christ killers by referring to the Palestinians as walking “in the footsteps of the Divine Child,” and likening the Israelis to King Herod. Shockingly, Pope Francis echoed his remarks in a later speech.

Pope Francis embraced the Palestinian mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammed Hussein calling him “dear brother” in a show of great affection. In 2012, Hussein said it was the destiny of Muslims to kill Jews, who he claims are “subhuman beasts and the enemies of Allah.” Sheikh Hussein has also praised suicide bombers and said their souls “tell us to follow in their path,” remarks the Pope has never condemned.

Most significant, perhaps was a story of the Pope’s visit Caroline Glick told The Jerusalem Post. In a conversation with the Pope, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu mentioned that Jesus spoke Hebrew. Pope Francis corrected him, saying that Jesus spoke Aramaic. A flustered Netanyahu agreed that educated Jews at the time spoke Aramaic, but the language of the common people and the language Jesus preached in was Hebrew. Reuters wrote of the exchange, noting that, “Modern-day discourse about Jesus is complicated and often political.”

The report went on to explain, “Palestinians sometimes describe Jesus as a Palestinian. Israelis object to that.” Pope Francis embraced Arab leaders, but more significantly, he accepted Palestinian national status, precluding any negotiated peace process, and voiding the validity of Israel’s claim to their God-given homeland.

LINK: http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2015/July09/095.html#H3tH8MVTwwOFUGGI.99

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Pope says Abbas is an “angel of peace”!

POPE CALLS PALESTINIAN LEADER ‘ANGEL OF PEACE’ DURING VISIT

Francis made the compliment during the traditional exchange of gifts
Pope calls Palestinian leader ‘angel of peace’ during visit

by ASSOCIATED PRESS | MAY 16, 2015

Jerusalem: Israel under pressure!

Israel at center of international diplomatic storm as vatican, FIFA, EU step up pressure

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The Palestinian decision to internationalize their conflict with Israel seems to be paying off as Israel is coming under diplomatic pressure on several fronts at the same time. The Vatican decision to recognize “Palestine” as a state, an expected French-sponsored resolution to the United Nations Security Council, and the possible expulsion of Israel from FIFA (http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sports/Israel-Football-Association-head-meets-FIFA-president-in-attempt-to-thwart-suspension-vote-402339), the international soccer federation, are creating the sense that Israel is losing the diplomatic battle.

“There is a sense of erosion,” a senior Israeli official told The Media Line on condition of anonymity.

“We see more and more countries and organizations buying into the unilateral logic of the Palestinians.”

But he warned, ultimately it will not be possible to create a Palestinian state without Israeli approval.

“No matter how much the Palestinians obtain in declarations and international organizations it can’t replace negotiations,” he said. “Palestinians have given up on negotiations and we believe it’s a huge mistake.”

The latest decision by the Vatican to sign a treaty with the state of “Palestine”, concerning the Holy See’s activities in the Palestinian Authority, comes before a weekend meeting between the Pope and the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas.

It is an important symbolic move by the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. At the UN, the Vatican and “Palestine” are both considered non-member observer states. In a statement, PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi welcomed the decision.

“The significance of this decision goes beyond the political and legal into the symbolic and moral domains and sends a message to all people of conscience that the Palestinian people deserve the right to self-determination, formal recognition, freedom, and statehood,” she said in a statement.

Some Israeli analysts said the move by the Vatican, while purely symbolic, was nevertheless important.

“It’s a big deal because the Pope is the spiritual leader of hundreds of millions of Christians,” Eytan Gilboa of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University told The Media Line. “Christians are being murdered all over the Middle East but what is important for him is the particular recognition of Palestine.”

But others said that Israel should be more concerned about its relationship with the US, then with the Vatican.

“This has basically been Vatican policy all along,” Amiel Ungar, an Israeli commentator. “The big enchilada is how much the Obama administration is behind the European moves.”

France is expected to soon present a new resolution to the UN Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state. In the past, the US has vetoed all such resolutions, but after the election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the US has said it will “reassess” that decision.

The guidelines of Netanyahu’s new government does not include any mention of a Palestinian state, a change from the previous government. A group of former European leaders and diplomats has called for more pressure on Israel, and charges that EU political and financial aid has achieved nothing but the “preservation of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and imprisonment of Gaza.”

At the same time, the Palestinians have been campaigning in FIFA, the international football federation, to suspend Israel’s membership or to level sanctions on Israel for limiting the free movement of Palestinian soccer players and refusing them permission to travel abroad. The 200 national leagues in FIFA are expected to vote on the resolution in the coming weeks.

All of this is expected to lead to growing international pressure on Israel, but it could also end up backfiring and encouraging Palestinians to stay away from the negotiating table.

“Israel has only three cards it can use with the Palestinians – giving up territory, international recognition, and the release of Palestinian prisoners,” Eytan Gilboa said. “But if they get the recognition without any negotiations, what motivation do they have to negotiate with Israel?”

LINK: http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Israel-at-center-of-international-diplomatic-storm-as-vatican-FIFA-EU-step-up-pressure-403201

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Israel ‘disappointed’ Vatican reached agreement recognizing Palestinian state

 

Then King Solomon summoned into his presence at Jerusalem the elders of Israel, all the heads of the tribes and the chiefs of the Israelite families, to bring up the ark of the Lord’s covenant from Zion, the City of David. All the Israelites came together to King Solomon at the time of the festival in the month of Ethanim, the seventh month.

When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the priests took up the ark, and they brought up the ark of the Lord and the tent of meeting and all the sacred furnishings in it. The priests and Levites carried them up, and King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted.

The priests then brought the ark of the Lord’s covenant to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim. The cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark and overshadowed the ark and its carrying poles. These poles were so long that their ends could be seen from the Holy Place in front of the inner sanctuary, but not from outside the Holy Place; and they are still there today. There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets that Moses had placed in it at Horeb, where the Lord made a covenant with the Israelites after they came out of Egypt.

When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the Lord. And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled his temple.

(1 Kings 8:1-11, New International Version)

Francis is Petrus Romanus?

Fascinating …

Is he, in fact, Petrus Romanus?

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IN this season of Lent, we shall deviate from our regular production of insurance-related articles to tackle a more spiritual discourse, but not exactly spiritual. We give way to other human needs and to feed, as well, the necessities of our faith.  I am referring to the papal predictions by Saint Malachy.

As a high-school student in the 1980s, I purchased an innocuous book, titled Book of Predictions, which compiled hundreds of predictions by dozens of soothsayers, from Nostradamus to forgettable quacks. Toward the end of the book was a section on “Saint Malachy’s Papal Predictions.” This was in the 1980s and the incumbent pope at that time was, of course, Pope John Paul II. In reading the book, the natural query was, who would be the next pope after John Paul II?

The book credits Malachy for “accurately” forecasting the identity of every single Roman Catholic pope from 1143 A.D. He predicts the popes by using descriptive terms which can be associated with the pope. And he gave these terms in the sequence by which the popes would succeed. In the case of Pope Paul VI, for example, Malachy predicted using the words: “flower of flowers.” Paul VI was eventually represented by Flos Florum and his coat of arms showed three fleurs-de-lis. John Paul II’s successor was predicted with the phrase Gloria Olivae or “glory of the olive.” Prior to the assumption of Pope Benedict, almost all interpreted that the next pope would be from the Benedictine Order for the order is also known by another name: Olivetans. Instead, Cardinal Ratzinger chose to be known as Pope Benedict.

Succeeding Gloria Olivae is Petrus Romanus. What is earth-shaking of Malachy’s predictions is that Petrus Romanus is the last on the list, triggering the speculation that Petrus Romanus is the last pope. The naming for Petrus Romanus comes with a prediction that “the 7-hilled city will be destroyed.”

In 1909 it was reported that Pope Pius X had a vision, after which he allegedly uttered, “What I see is terrifying. Will it be myself? Will it be my successor? What is certain is that the pope will quit Rome, and in leaving the Vatican, he will have to walk over the dead bodies of his priests.”

Among the other books I have read is the book on the Fatima apparitions in Portugal. Any devotee would, of course, know about the three secrets of the Fatima. The Third Secret remained a secret until it was finally revealed on June 26, 2000. That third secret, of a 1917 vision, was written in a letter made in 1944. The letter stated:

“We saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendor that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the Earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!’

“And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father.’ Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions.”

The apparition at Fatima has received full recognition of the Catholic Church.

In March Pope Francis spoke about the possibility of being assassinated. Pope Francis has said: “Life is in God’s hands. I have said to the Lord, ‘You take care of me. But if it is Your will that I die or something happens to me, I ask You only one favor: that it doesn’t hurt. Because I am a real wimp when it comes to physical pain’” And quiet oddly, just a few weeks ago, he spoke about serving as pontiff for “another two or three years,” adding: “I feel that the Lord has placed me here for a short time” and that he had “a vague sensation he would not reign as pope for long.

In the same month he made a surprise announcement declaring a massive holy festival on the month of December to mark the Extraordinary Jubilee Year beginning December 8. The last jubilee was in 1983 called by John Paul II to celebrate the 1,950 years since Jesus Christ’s redemption. The theme of the festival is mercy. It is expected to draw millions of Catholics to Rome and the Vatican. Almost simultaneously, the Islamic State militants “singled out” the Vatican for possible attack, showing online the group’s black flag flying over Saint Peter’s Basilica. This was released together with images of the beheaded 21 Coptic Christians in Egypt. The Islamic State’s propaganda magazine Dabiq ran a cover photo of the militant group’s flag flying above the Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican with the headline: “The failed crusade.” In the February 22 issue of the USA Today, it was reported that the terrorist group called Italy “the nation signed with the blood of the cross.” The Italian Interior Ministry is reported to be making plans to deploy 5,000 police officers to Rome after their deployment for the Milan Expo, which will end in October this year.

The Vatican has officially remained silent about these threats.

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Obama and Pope Francis Teaming Up?

Obama and Pope Francis Teaming Up to Push Liberal Agendas in 2015

The Pope has struck a liberal tone on certain key issues and has even agreed to address the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on the importance of combating climate change- a catch-all term favored by liberals to encompass any slight variance in weather.
The Pope is expected to address the United Nations in 2015 on the issue and call for a summit of world religious leaders from many different faiths to discuss the issue.
Further, the Pope was reportedly involved in the recent thawing of relations with Cuba, a nation that has been on-the-outs with the U.S. for a half-century due to the Communist dictatorship that infests the imprisoned island.
The Pontiff has also spoken-out against trickle-down economics, the economic policy that serves as a generator of economic growth and is aimed more at providing opportunities for the poor rather than mere handouts and government dependency.
As Pope Francis crusades for liberal political issues, it seems clear that Obama, who has served as arguably the most-hostile president to religion in history, has found a true ally and a way to help mend fences with Catholics who have taken issue with his extreme secular agenda.
The Washington Times reports:
President Obama increasingly is finding a key policy ally in the Vatican, with Pope Francis standing virtually shoulder to shoulder with the White House on income inequality and a historic diplomatic reboot with communist Cuba. The pontiff next year also appears poised to offer greater support to the president on climate change initiatives and reportedly wants to be a leading voice at a U.N. global warming summit next year, where the American president will make perhaps his greatest pitch to date for more dramatic action on the environment.
But in the long term, analysts say, Democrats may pay something of a political price.
To soothe American Catholics, who may have grown suspicious of the church’s partnership with a liberal White House, the pope in the coming months and years is likely to zero in on fundamental disagreements with the Democratic Party on issues such as abortion and religious liberty, said Joseph Prud’homme, a political science professor and the director of the Institute for the Study of Religion, Politics, and Culture at Washington College.
“I believe Francis will remind the faithful in his position as supreme pastor about what he has consistently said about life and religious liberty. I hope, and I expect, that he will, after these initiatives [on Cuba and climate change], remind the faithful of the unending position of the church with respect to the sanctity of human life, the importance of religious liberty,” Mr. Prud’homme said.
He added that Francis could create a deeper, almost irreparable rift between the church and the Democratic Party and create further headaches for liberal Catholics in electoral politics unless the Democratic Party “changes and recalibrates its center of gravity away from these issues which, from the position of the church, represent grave and serious moral error.”
While abortion and other moral issues represent a philosophical chasm between the Catholic Church and the Democratic Party, the past several years have proved the two can work together.
The White House praised the pope this month for playing a critical role in a landmark deal with Cuba, one in which the U.S. will re-establish formal diplomatic ties and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than five decades.
Francis invited administration officials and representatives of Cuban President Raul Castro’s government to the Vatican for a series of meetings this fall. The first Latin American pope also sent letters to Mr. Obama and Mr. Castro, urging the two leaders to change course and end the isolation of the past 50 years.
“He played a very important role,” Mr. Obama said of the pontiff in an interview with ABC News this month. “The pope doesn’t wield armies. He can’t impose sanctions. But he can speak with great moral authority, and it makes a difference. And it certainly made a difference in this case.”…
The pope also has become one of the Democrats’ biggest allies on income inequality, which Mr. Obama has cast as perhaps the biggest challenge facing the U.S. economy today.
Last year, Francis offered a clear rejection of “trickle-down economics,” seemingly embracing Democratic policies of greater redistribution of wealth to struggling Americans.
“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories, which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” he said. “This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.”
High-profile Democrats, such as Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, cited the pope’s words when arguing for more government spending on programs to aid low-income Americans and to shrink the wage gap between the rich and the poor.
“Those of us in America should pay heed” to the pontiff’s words, he said after Francis’ comments on income inequality.
Of course, helping the poor is a very Christian message; however, the kind of policies pushed by Obama and other leftist zealots only bind the poor to government dependency and President Obama’s radically-secular agenda and war on religion should be enough to spook the Pope from associating too-closely with a man who serves as one of the most-hostile leaders to religious freedom in the civilized world. 
LINK: http://www.tpnn.com/2014/12/31/obama-and-pope-francis-teaming-up-to-push-liberal-agendas-in-2015/
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