“March for Life” Embarrasses Pope Francis — Abortion Is Only a Question of Economic Systems?
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
March for life through the streets of Rome on way to St. Peter’s Square
(Rome) The sixth March for Life in Rome was a renewed success which gained by tens of thousands of participants to again bring the right to life of unborn children into public visibility. Katholisches.info reported on the use for a ban on abortion, but also about the monosyllabic, with the Pope Francis, the tens of thousands of lives protectors saluted. The Vatican expert Sandro Magister now writes of a “repellent Peter’s Square” for “those who march for life”.
“In the US it’s a classic, in Rome Pope Francis would love not to see it”
“In the US, the March for Life at the White House in Washington is already a classic. But in Rome at St. Peter’s it’s not. Pope Francis does not like to see it show up. That was clear at how badly he treated it was at the ‘Regina Coeli’ on Sunday, 8 May,” said Magister.
“At the conclusion, after which he paused for applause, first the faithful of Rome, then to those of Poland, Francis said leadenly and gravely: ‘I greet the participants of the march for life’. But he tried to cover up their applause by the next words, which he repeated twice in the text, which he read to give gestures and smiles immediately afterwards to a group of Roman scouts and a group of the Firm Lingen from Genoa. The latter he even rewarded with spontaneous, friendly words: ‘You are loud, Genoese!'”
The March for Life , which took place for the fifth time in Rome, was attended by Cardinal Raymond Burke, Archbishop of Ferrara Negri and Bishop Schneider of Astana. “Three churches representatives of whom Francis is notoriously allergic.”
“Osservatore Romano also practiced shunning the whole initiative, not even dedicating a single line to it,” said Magister. It’s a hush which was followed by the Pope’s daily in recent years. The day after the 4th March for Life in 2014 the Osservatore Romano gave space to the Freemason-friendly philosopher Marco Vannini to deny the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but not the March for Life.
“Why this aversion by the Pope” – abortion for Francis important only in anti-capitalist reading?
The Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian Episcopal Conference, controlled by the Pope’s confidant Nunzio Galatino, included a short report on 10 May that was hidden only on page 11. “To give an indication of a minimum of papal benevolence for the march, a letter from Msgr. Angelo Beciu, had to serve as the substitute of the Cardinal Secretary of State, which was not addressed to the March for Life in Rome, but to those in Portugal, which takes place on 14 May.” The march in Rome was not even honored with a “standard message,” said Magister.
“It remains to be understood why Pope Francis cherishes such a dislike, although he has condemned abortion on several occasions,” said the Vatican expert.
“One indicator could be the context that the Pope connects these two convictions. It is in the context, of what he calls, throwaway culture ‘. His real enemy within is not those that kill the young, innocent lives – they deserve mercy – but the international economic powers that have caused such killings out of idolatry and greed.”
Therefore, according to Master, “is that outside of this vision of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the March for Life becomes an obstacle to dialogue with postmodernism. Not a benefit to the image of the Church, but a burden.”
If Magister’s evidence agrees, this will result in a whole series of questions. Should it be possible that Pope Francis will reduce the killing of unborn children only to a social issue, and thus attempt to force it into an anti-capitalist reading? You change the economic system and there will be no more abortion? The millions of dead children and the millions of women and mothers, allow this mass murder, desire, seek, ask, and all those who urge pregnant women to have an abortion, are only victims of structural injustice and an unjust economic system?
2017 will in any case will bring no embarrassment for Francis, for him to ignore the March for Life. The organizers had first transferred it to a Saturday. This was consciously chosen in order to discontinue the common prayer with the Pope on St. Peter’s Square which has been ongoing since 2012.