This is a Christian blog dealing with various issues. “Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right.” -Charles Spurgeon. Scripture is my authority for all things regarding to life and godliness. 2 Cor. 10: 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Sunday, October 09, 2016
Pope Makes Liberals New Cardinals: one equalizes abortion to joblessness
Pope Francis announced his choices for the new cardinals on Sunday. Among them are known liberals including Archbishop Cuprich. The more conservative ones were left in the dust, like the archbishop of Los Angeles,Charles Chaput.
The report states the division between the liberals and "conservatives" within the magisterium:
A year ago, Archbishops Cupich and Chaput faced off over a theologically indefensible op-ed published by the Chicago Archbishop that suggested that abortion was no more important than a number of other social justice issues such as unemployment, immigration, and capital punishment.
In a signed essay in the Chicago Tribune, Archbishop Cupich listed a series of social ills that he said people should find “just as appalling” as the gruesome ripping apart of unborn children and the sale of their organs by Planned Parenthood.
While applauding the strong reaction to the Planned Parenthood videos, Cupich immediately added: “We should be no less appalled by the indifference toward the thousands of people who die daily for lack of decent medical care; who are denied rights by a broken immigration system and by racism; who suffer in hunger, joblessness and want; who pay the price of violence in gun-saturated neighborhoods; or who are executed by the state in the name of justice.”
This is nothing short of equalizing evil (aka "sin is sin"). This is contrary to Scripture and frankly, it trivializes heinous sins like that of murdering unborn babies to far less evil things like lack of medical care. To have the audacity to equalize abortion with joblessness is not only UNJUST, it is perverted thinking. One need only go to the book of Deuteronomy or Leviticus or Exodus, to see how God views various sins and how He punishes them accordingly.
On a side note, this demonstrates that there is no unity within the Vatican. Claims of unity by Romanists up and against divisions within Protestantism is fallacious.