By: Cliff Kincaid

Just in time for Christmas, Pope Francis tried to water down the church’s teaching on homosexuality, to accommodate those who practice and film anal sex in the Senate chambers. No wonder various Roman Catholic dioceses are going bankrupt because of child sex abuse scandals.

Still, outlets like Fox News featured Christmas interviews with such characters as “His Eminence” Timothy Cardinal Dolan, without raising the issue of what exactly is happening with the moral teachings of the church he represents. “God is with us,” he said. But apparently, the Pope is not.

We can expect either more bankruptcies under this latest proclamation from the Roman Catholic Pope or more of an exodus of conservative Catholics, who will justifiably refuse to contribute one red cent to this morally bankrupt institution.

The release of a Vatican document that permits the blessing of same-sex unions runs directly contrary to a March 2021, document from the Vatican’s doctrinal office. It said, “The Church does not have, and cannot have, the power to bless unions of persons of the same sex…” Suddenly, this has all changed.

Even before this flip-flop, anti-communist Professor Renato Cristin had commented that Pope Francis had emerged as the leader of the global left. The only question is whether Francis is a Marxist masquerading as a Catholic, or whether he has somehow in his own mind synthesized Christianity and Communism into a bizarre philosophy of “Christian communism.”

It appears that Francis is auditioning for the role of what many religions (other than Christianity) believe is a “World Teacher” who is to come, also known as the “Coming One.” Groups like Lucis Trust say he is known under names such as the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Kalki avatar, and so forth.

Lucis Trust is an occult Theosophist group in charge of the United Nations’ Meditation Room which sponsors the group known as World Goodwill.

Theosophy teaches that man can become God through mystical experiences, and can even perform miracles. Its original publishing house was named Lucifer Publishing and was changed in 1924 to “Lucis Publishing.”

I once visited the New York City headquarters of World Goodwill, noting books on the shelves that included several by Russian mystic Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831–1891), Mikhail Gorbachev, and the influential The Coming of the Cosmic Christ by Matthew Fox. A United Nations flag greeted visitors.

Whatever the case, as I noted in a previous column, Francis has become a significant impediment to the restoration of the fundamental values of Judeo-Christian civilization.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith taught in 2003, with the authority of Saint John Paul II, that “Catholics are obliged to oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions” and that “Catholic politicians are obliged to do so in a particular way, in keeping with their responsibility as politicians.”

If church leaders have lost their way morally, it is no surprise that politicians are morally confused as well.

Consider the outrage on the right that has greeted the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to throw Trump off the presidential ballot when he questioned the 2020 election results and urged people to protest peacefully and patriotically.

It is certainly true that Trump was never convicted of insurrection and not even charged with such an offense.

By the same token, the Supreme Court once legalized gay marriage for no rhyme or reason, and very few “conservatives” put up a stink.

In our report, “The Deep State Wears Black Robes,” we examine the non-existent grounds for the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision. It was Justice Anthony Kennedy who gave us gay marriage, writing, “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”

This New Age gobbledygook lies at the heart of the pope’s recent declaration.

Kennedy will go down in history as “the first gay justice” for his bizarre rulings in favor of homosexual rights. Perhaps Francis will go down as the first pope to turn the Vatican over to the Lucis Trust and the United Nations.

A writer for the leftist Center for American Progress acknowledged that Anthony Kennedy “wrote an opinion that was constructed largely from discarded Age of Aquarius lyrics…” and he added, “that will make it much easier for the Court’s new majority to blow this right away.”

We are still waiting.

There is no right to gay marriage in the Constitution, just as there was never a right to abortion in that document. Kennedy had also upheld Roe v. Wade, leading to more than 60 million abortions.

So let us protest the Colorado Supreme Court while demanding that the so-called “conservative” Supreme Court discard Kennedy’s gay marriage decision.

But can the Court be counted on to rule the right way?

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a law clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy, relaced Kennedy. There were rumors that Kennedy decided to retire only if one of his law clerks, such as Kavanaugh, were picked to replace him.

So Kavanaugh, nominated by Trump, is an unsteady conservative, at best.

The Supreme Court is a political institution, just like the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Francis. It cannot be counted on to do the right thing. It cannot be counted on to obey the Constitution.

Franklin Graham says that “none of us, including the Pope, has the right to ‘bless’ what God calls sin.” He is right.

To think that homosexual couples, like the kind performing in the Senate chambers on film, are entitled to official church blessings is abominable and sick.

Still, the Pope’s decision, as one homosexual journalist wrote, is the equivalent of an atom bomb. He notes that the Vatican, which functions as a government internationally, “has global influence, at the United Nations and with heads of state who mean regularly with the pope.”

For traditional Catholics, this means more than just that the church has lost its way. It means the Vatican has entered into an alliance with the “Powers of Darkness,” a growing group of people in America and around the world who have broken with the Judeo-Christian tradition to instead endorse the notion of God as a mystical force inhabiting humans, the earth, or spiritual “masters.”

As we have seen with the Pope or Anthony Kennedy, one of 15 Roman Catholics to have served on the Supreme Court, being “Catholic” doesn’t mean obedience to the moral teachings of Christ and the Bible.

  • Cliff Kincaid is president of America’s Survival, Inc.

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