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Pope Francis Vs American Catholics

Pope Francis will shortly arrive in America. It is the land which in the nineteenth century welcomed millions of Catholics from Europe seeking to find a new life. I hate to remind Donald Trump but his ancestors arrived in an America in which the Know Nothing Party was attaining 20% of the vote based on its promise to ban the immigration of Catholics. Millard Fillmore was the Donald Trump of the 1850s. Now, Pope Francis will be confronting American Catholics who do do not want Hispanic Catholics to arrive and take away their jobs picking fruit, working in meat packing plants, hauling garbage of taking care of children.

The Pope will meet John Boehner who denies the reality of global warming, who denies the Pope’s plea for decent wages and medical coverage. Heck, whatever Pope Francis says, John simply does not believe. So, what happens when the Pope discovers that many,many American Catholics simply are not on the same page?

I go it, why don’t Republican Catholics just shut down the Catholic Church!

Can He Change The Catholic Church?

There is no question that Pope Francis seeks to make dramatic changes in the Catholic Church. What he seeks for Catholics is not exactly what Catholics such as Marco Rubio or Rick Santorum or Jeb Bush would desire in their version of Catholicism. Pope Francis is attempting to create a Catholic church for the 21st century. It would be an institution in which the poor, the working class, the middle class would enjoy a sense that their leaders are concerned with a world in which the good life goes to those whom Jesus regarded as his flock. It would be a church in which the wealthy would be expected to pay their fair part of the needs required by the State. In simple words, pay higher taxes and provide higher wages to those who do the real work.

However, at some point, Francis has to address the most critical issue for Catholics–what is the role of women? His recent step to make annulment easier is a good beginning. However, given the continued drop in the number of young Catholic males the ONLY way to get more native born Catholics into the priesthood must include:

Marriage for priests.

Female priests.

Sorry, there is no other alternative!

Bad News For American Catholic Republicans

I understand the following Catholic Republicans are not nor have they ever been scientists:

Marco Rubio

Donald Trump

Rick Santorum

Jeb Bush

But, Pope Francis who is not a scientist decided to consult scientists. This is a rather unusual approach for an ignorant person, but by asking scientists he now realizes there is climate change. Bishop John Soto of Sacramento urged California legislators to rally around the banner of climate change and take action. He said legislation to confront climate change is “not only for the good of California, but can set a high mark for the world.”

We have come a long way from the time when Catholic clergy sent scientists to the stakes, now Republicans are the ones ready to kill the messengers of truth.

I Don’t Serve Gays!

Members of the Republican party are among them most rapid defenders of the US Constitution and continually remind one and all about our FOUNDING FATHERS. The very first amendment to the US Constitution was a clear statement that religion had no place in the government. They had witnessed during colonial times efforts by the British government to require support for the Anglican Church. The essential theory of the new government was that each person had a right to practice an individual religion but when it came to government, none was allowed.

There are some county clerks in the state of Kentucky who refuse to issue marriage licenses to gays and lesbians because their religion forbids them to do anything that would support such individuals. Of course, the same people who support this action are terrified at the prospect of Sharia law. Idiots, you can not oppose imposing religion upon government employees while defending the right of government employees to impose their religion upon citizens!

Pope Francis Comments Upset Catholics

I recognize that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and folks like Rudy Giuliani or Rick Santorum are devout Catholics and certainly have a right to be upset these days. What about that stuff regarding “the idolatry of money!” Doesn’t that man know it is the wealthy who create high paying jobs for those working in fast food?? Robert Royal of the Faith and Reason Foundation is real angry at this guy from Italy telling we Americans how to live or think. “I was astonished by some of the things he’s said about public order. He’s the pope least prepared to do public comments in the past 150 years!”

After all, how does he dare to comment when prior popes like Pope Pius XII were willing to negotiate with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Then again, he knew enough to keep his mouth shut during the Holocaust. Now, there was a real pope who opposed abortion, adultery, gays,that is those gay of the sexual persuasion. The Catholic church has lost contact with many secular Catholics and silence Pope Francis, and there wille even more silence on Sundays in Church.

Walls Separate People

West Bank settlers in Israel are people who believe that God halts his work in this universe in order to check on their daily violation of human rights. In 1948, the United Nations awarded what is now known as the West Bank to Palestinians. Regardless of what God seeks for the Jewish people, in this case, if God really wants to uproot olive trees and reduce Palestinians to second place status, the simple fact of life is the West Bank does NOT legally belong to Israel

West Bank settlers are now building a wall to separate the Jewish settlement of Har Gilo from the rightful Palestinian farmers. Ironically, most of the impacted Palestinians are Catholics. The Vatican is seeking to protect them. Sorry, Pope Francis the Rabbis now rule Israel.

Advise To Republicans

I thought it might be neighborly of me to offer a few words of friendly advice to those running for president as Republicans.

Mike Huckabee: Mike,there is job opening at Tucker’s Used Car Dealership in Hope,Arkansas. They need a fast talking man who can spout bullshit as long as cars are sold.

Rudy Giuliani: Rudy, you are the only man in America who can stand up to Donald Trump. The sound of two hot air specialists would warm the hearts of all Republicans. Just imagine you and Donald on the stage all by yourselves!

Marco Rubio: You continue insisting that “I am not a scientist.” Since I am your buddy, I have purchased a place in a college course in science so you can, at least argue, I have yet to complete my science course.

Jeb Bush: How about promising that if you get the nomination you will go to Mexico and face down the drug lords?

Scott Walker: Scott,we now know that you are a Catholic. From now on have by your side a Rabbi and a Priest.

Rick Perry: Rick, I just don’t think the glasses make you come across as wise. How about a clown face?

Forever Donald

Donald is currently wandering into TV programs explaining that when he says the word, “blood,” it simply means that he has blood in his eyes so he assumes that anyone else also has it. And, by golly, it is a good thing to have blood in your eyes because it means you are full of anger and ready to handle anything. For some reason that Megyn bitch did not know that Donald was giving her a compliment.Frankly, this entire episode is simply an attempt by that foreign immigrant Rupert Murdoch to impose his foreign ideas upon the American people. According to Donald, it is time to stand up for America and end the rule of wealthy people like the Koch brothers and who else can accomplish this goal, but a rich guy?

I stand with Donald. He is the only Republican who speaks the truth. He does not give a damn about Student Debt, he does not give a damn about the crumbling infrastructure, he does not give a damn about income inequality, hell, he made it on his own, why can’t everyone else? Big Money is attempting to stifle his fight against Big Money. Yes, I stand with Donald in the fight to end wealthy people taking over this nation, and who else but Donald can accomplish this task???

And, ISIS, watch out because Donald has a plan to send all you nut cases to the women in Heaven!

Jeb Bushed By Events

During the recent Great Debate, Jeb Bush stood out by not standing out. He had all the impact of one who already has his $100,000,000 and believes that God in His wisdom believes the Bush family is entitled to become a President. In reality, since announcing his candidacy,Jeb has not caused any impact on the race, but stands on the stage with a look akin to the deer caught in the headlight of an oncoming car. He DOES look serious, he Does come across as someone who has no idea why these other people are on HIS stage. Frankly,he does not give a damn about Donald Trump nor does he even know that Marco Rubio is also from the state of Florida.

The only reaction from members of the media is his inability to confront the War in Iraq. OH, sorry, he now admits it was a MISTAKE. Jeb is the only Republican candidate who makes Hillary Clinton come across as a fighter for something. Let me summarize his platform:

1. We have to do something about the Middle East.

2. We spend too much money on women. How about a few bucks for the Koch brother?

3. I do not like the Affordable Care Act. I will eventually inform America about health care.

4. Student Debt? Never heard of this.

5. Hispanics? I married one.

Anyway,Mom and Dad are on my side.

Marco Stands For Life!

Marco Rubio is a nice young man with a wife and kids. He is also a Catholic and feels the need to behave according to the dictates of his religion. “I personally and deeply believe that all human life is worthy of the protection of the laws. I believe irrespective of the conditions under which that life was conceived or anything else.”In other words, Senator Rubio does NOT believe in the laws of the United States of America because the US Supreme Court has ruled that abortion is a right of a woman. When it comes to issues of rape or incest, the Senator does not believe in exceptions.

I hate to inform Senator Rubio but our FOUNDING FATHERS did NOT believe that your personal religious belief took precedent over the laws of the land They wanted complete separation of state and religion. Actually, most of our Founding Fathers were Deists who did not want any religion to impose its ideas upon the people of America.

Marco you always boast about how your ancestors came from Cuba, but this is NOT a Catholic nation.