Talk about polluting the atomsphere!
Jorge Mario Bergoglio's address to a special joint session of the Congress of the United States of America was everything that the socialists in what I have long called the "cement palace" that serves as the headquarters of the "United States Conference of Catholic Bishops" and the people they have long enabled and supported in the organized crime family of naturalism of the false opposite of the naturalist "left" could have desired.
A protracted commentary will follow by later today. Suffice it for the moment, however, that to cite the statist Abraham Lincoln, who unleased a wave of terror on the Confedrate States of America solely to preserve the Union, not as a matter of justice for enslaved blacks (who he believed should be encourage to resettle in Liberia after their emancipation, not that his Proclamation of Emancipation on January 1, 1863, actually freed anyone in the southern states as President Jefferson Davis, for whom Pope Pius IX wove a crown of thorns with his own hands while he was imprisoned after the conclusion of the War between the States, of the Confedrates States of America was not exactly obseving Lincoln's executive decrees to seek to reverse the unjust decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford, March 6, 1857), the womanizing plagiratist and Communist-sympather Martin Luther King, Jr, the socialist Dorothy Day, who spoke favorably of mass murderers Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong, and Fidel Castro, whom she supported even after his excommunication by Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII in 1962, and the religious syncretist Cisterian monk named Thomas Merton proves yet again that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a man on a mission to justify his own Judeo-Masonic worldview that was fully on display this morning as the Democrats rose to their feet repeatedly.
Some say that Bergoglio made a “subtle” reference to abortion when he urged lawmakers to “defend life.” Well, he was not so subtle about the death penalty, was he? The man is a demon. To equate the obligation to defend the life of the innocent preborn with opposition to the death penalty is reprehensible, but is also part and parcel of the late Joseph “Cardinal” Bernardin’s “consistent ethic of life” (the seamless garment) that has long been a bedrock of apostasy among the conciliar “bishops” of the United States of America. Karol Wojtya/John Paul II expressed his own opposition to the imposition of the death penalty in Evangelium Vitae, March 25, 1995, in favor of a false concept of “mercy.”
Nevertheless, the just use of the death penalty, imposed upon malefactors adjudged guilty of heinous crimes after the administration of due process of law, is part of the Natural Law. The Angelic Doctor himself put the matter this way in the Summa Theologica:
I answer that, As stated above (Article 1), it is lawful to kill dumb animals, in so far as they are naturally directed to man's use, as the imperfect is directed to the perfect. Now every part is directed to the whole, as imperfect to perfect, wherefore every part is naturally for the sake of the whole. For this reason we observe that if the health of the whole body demands the excision of a member, through its being decayed or infectious to the other members, it will be both praiseworthy and advantageous to have it cut away. Now every individual person is compared to the whole community, as part to whole. Therefore if a man be dangerous and infectious to the community, on account of some sin, it is praiseworthy and advantageous that he be killed in order to safeguard the common good, since "a little leaven corrupteth the whole lump" (1 Corinthians 5:6).
Reply to Objection 1. Our Lord commanded them to forbear from uprooting the cockle in order to spare the wheat, i.e. the good. This occurs when the wicked cannot be slain without the good being killed with them, either because the wicked lie hidden among the good, or because they have many followers, so that they cannot be killed without danger to the good, as Augustine says (Contra Parmen. iii, 2). Wherefore our Lord teaches that we should rather allow the wicked to live, and that vengeance is to be delayed until the last judgment, rather than that the good be put to death together with the wicked. When, however, the good incur no danger, but rather are protected and saved by the slaying of the wicked, then the latter may be lawfully put to death.
Reply to Objection 2. According to the order of His wisdom, God sometimes slays sinners forthwith in order to deliver the good, whereas sometimes He allows them time to repent, according as He knows what is expedient for His elect. This also does human justice imitate according to its powers; for it puts to death those who are dangerous to others, while it allows time for repentance to those who sin without grievously harming others.
Reply to Objection 3. By sinning man departs from the order of reason, and consequently falls away from the dignity of his manhood, in so far as he is naturally free, and exists for himself, and he falls into the slavish state of the beasts, by being disposed of according as he is useful to others. This is expressed in Psalm 48:21: "Man, when he was in honor, did not understand; he hath been compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them," and Proverbs 11:29: "The fool shall serve the wise." Hence, although it be evil in itself to kill a man so long as he preserve his dignity, yet it may be good to kill a man who has sinned, even as it is to kill a beast. For a bad man is worse than a beast, and is more harmful, as the Philosopher states (Polit. i, 1 and Ethic. vii, 6). (Summa Theologica.)
Concilairism is Judeo-Masonry, and in this regard it is important to note that Bergoglio mentioned Moses without mentioning the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Our Lady of Ransom, pray for us!