Trump, a shocked Vatican, and ‘papal’ climate change

Trump, a shocked Vatican, and ‘papal’ climate change

“I concede that Francis has said some good things over the last couple of years, but the perplexing and bad have outweighed the good.”

By Matt C. Abbott
11/16/16

It appears that many Vatican officials are unhappy with Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

Boo-hoo.

From the National Catholic Register:

… Corriere della Sera reported Nov. 10 that, according to its research, most in the Vatican were backing Hillary Clinton as the ‘lesser evil.’ Trump, on the other hand, was considered ‘unelectable’ due to his ‘aggressive chauvinism,’ in addition to his threats to deport 11 million illegal Mexican immigrants and ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States.

Now that the ‘greater evil’ has won, the Vatican is viewing the United States as ‘angry and radicalized,’ Corriere della Sera wrote….

A ‘lot of incomprehension’ and ‘bitter shock’ were generally prevalent for many in the Vatican, agreed one U.S. official who spoke with the Register. Based on ‘failings of reporting,’ he said, Clinton was represented as far preferable to Trump, who was portrayed as a ‘buffoon,’ and reporting about Clinton’s shortcomings ‘never sunk in.’

Due to a general lack of understanding of the U.S. ‘culture wars’ in Italy, Clinton’s radical pro-abortion-rights position also hardly figured at all in media commentary.

I can’t help but wonder if the Vatican is becoming the enemy of authentic Catholicism. It sure seems that way. As for Pope Francis, I was certainly willing to give him the benefit of the doubt in the early months of his pontificate, as were most other orthodox Catholics. Sadly, his pontificate has turned out to be a huge disappointment.

He loves to give off-the-cuff remarks to members of the media about important moral matters that deserve far more serious and thoughtful treatment; he thrives on ambiguity in his speech and writing; he prides himself on being humble and merciful – “Who am I to judge? – yet his words and actions toward orthodox clergy and laity have been insulting and arrogant.

And he has seemingly embraced the left’s political agenda.

From Catholic World News:

The international community has a ‘serious ethical and moral responsibility to act without delay’ in combating climate change, Pope Francis said in a message to COP22, the UN climate conference taking place in Marrakech, Morocco.

I concede that Francis has said some good things over the last couple of years, but the perplexing and bad have outweighed the good.

Dare I say that President-Elect Trump just might be a bit more humble than the Jesuit from Argentina?

It appears that many Vatican officials are unhappy with Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

Boo-hoo.

From the National Catholic Register:

… Corriere della Sera reported Nov. 10 that, according to its research, most in the Vatican were backing Hillary Clinton as the ‘lesser evil.’ Trump, on the other hand, was considered ‘unelectable’ due to his ‘aggressive chauvinism,’ in addition to his threats to deport 11 million illegal Mexican immigrants and ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States.

Now that the ‘greater evil’ has won, the Vatican is viewing the United States as ‘angry and radicalized,’ Corriere della Sera wrote….

A ‘lot of incomprehension’ and ‘bitter shock’ were generally prevalent for many in the Vatican, agreed one U.S. official who spoke with the Register. Based on ‘failings of reporting,’ he said, Clinton was represented as far preferable to Trump, who was portrayed as a ‘buffoon,’ and reporting about Clinton’s shortcomings ‘never sunk in.’

Due to a general lack of understanding of the U.S. ‘culture wars’ in Italy, Clinton’s radical pro-abortion-rights position also hardly figured at all in media commentary.

I can’t help but wonder if the Vatican is becoming the enemy of authentic Catholicism. It sure seems that way. As for Pope Francis, I was certainly willing to give him the benefit of the doubt in the early months of his pontificate, as were most other orthodox Catholics. Sadly, his pontificate has turned out to be a huge disappointment.

He loves to give off-the-cuff remarks to members of the media about important moral matters that deserve far more serious and thoughtful treatment; he thrives on ambiguity in his speech and writing; he prides himself on being humble and merciful – “Who am I to judge? – yet his words and actions toward orthodox clergy and laity have been insulting and arrogant.

And he has seemingly embraced the left’s political agenda.

From Catholic World News:

The international community has a ‘serious ethical and moral responsibility to act without delay’ in combating climate change, Pope Francis said in a message to COP22, the UN climate conference taking place in Marrakech, Morocco.

I concede that Francis has said some good things over the last couple of years, but the perplexing and bad have outweighed the good.

Dare I say that President-Elect Trump just might be a bit more humble than the Jesuit from Argentina?

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2 comments on “Trump, a shocked Vatican, and ‘papal’ climate change

  1. The author writes:”Due to a general lack of understanding of the U.S. ‘culture wars’ in Italy, Clinton’s radical pro-abortion-rights position also hardly figured at all in media commentary.”
    I find it odd that Italy would not understand the “culture wars” considering they were at the forefront of pro-family demonstrations this year and are one of the last countries in Western Europe to capitulate to the “gay marriage” issue. It still hasn’t completely. They only legalized gay unions.
    The only thing I would say, is that Italians are not as used to personally involving themselves in public activism without Church leadership [which is now corrupted]. They need the Church to organize them. Unlike the US, which has many religions, and people work for common interests viewed as personally “the common good” that transcends , and even oftentimes, puts aside, doctrinal views. The Italians are activists based on dogmas, which is why Pope Bergoglio hates dogma. But in the US, activists compromise dogma for the sake of common good and sometimes, just basic natural law.

  2. No mention of Kate Steinle or the San Bernardino terror attack victims in the Vatican’s virtue signaling on the U.S. election? The archbishop of Philadelphia failed to mention them in his latest rant as well. Apparently, the unborn are getting thrown under the bus by progressive modernist fruitcakes shilling for globalist multiculturalism and climate change hysteria.

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