Pope Francis’s official statement says, “Paying tribute to the steadfast commitment shown by Nelson Mandela in promoting the human dignity of all the nation’s citizens and in forging a new South Africa built on the firm foundations of non-violence, reconciliation and truth, I pray that the late President’s example will inspire generations of South Africans to put justice and the common good at the forefront of their political aspirations.” (Source)

When the paradigm is shifted to include unborn children in the quest for human dignity, how can the highlighted text above be anything but cruelly false?

Mandela was actively pro-abortion, and not just an incidental player in the Great Genocide. There will be no praises from Socon or Bust for his legacy.   The much good that he did do (or not) was wiped out  by his pro-abort beliefs and political activism which sought the eradication of unborn children.

May God have mercy on his soul.

Pope Francis has disappointed us again, sadly.    He has spoken in defense of the unborn on many occasions, but this time he dropped the ball.

The dignity and witness to unborn life requires refraining from praising political and social activists who seek to destroy human life, or at the very least giving some semblance of balance to the picture that is being painted of their tragic legacies.

Why is it guys like Mandela get a glowing tribute but the traditional Catholic recipients of +++Francis’s arrows in the Church get no quarter?  Can someone explain to me how that calculus works, please?

No one in their right mind would be praising a pro-pedophile politician (at least not yet), even if he was the greatest “human rights defender” the world has ever seen.  But when it comes to abortion,  everyone and their dog gets a pass.  There is no accountability or even pause by those who need to share their opinion of pro-abort activists before the tongue bathing and hand wringing begins on these activists’ accomplishments.  (Mandela also had three wives and was a Communist, but these are mere trifles in the bigger debate, of course.)

This double-mindedness and mental illness concerning passing over the advocacy of abortion as having any real impact on a person’s legacy or the cult of personality that we worship over and above the truth really does have to end.

There are bleeding heart liberals all over the place, but it’s nothing like what we see from Church leadership today.  The sad fact is that there are bleeding hearts… those ones belonging to the unborn, and they continue to bleed because of, or at the very least are not saved by, this kind of witness.

Have we forgotten the Commandment:  THY SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS?

2 Responses to “On Mandela’s death and bleeding hearts”
  1. I have an “Abortion vVolence” CD from Human Life International that they recently updated onJun 13th of this year. Some parts of the CD remain the same. One segment deals with – what is termed Pro-life violence in comparison with other types of activism, i.e animal rights movement, environmental rights movement (which by the way boast of far more incidents of extreme violence to other humans while they fight for “rights” of animals and the environment, than any incidents blamed on people who by them are termed Pro-Life or in their terms, anti-abortion. Included also is the Civil Rights Movement under Nelson and Winnie Mandela. They speak of how they were responsible for unspeakable violence to fight for their “cause”. The A.N.C. is exposed as a cover name for the African National Communist Party, I believe. I may not have the exact name. What is exact is that Nelson and Winnie Mandela and their movement are known for torturing and murdering thousands of people by extremely violent ways including “necklacing” them to death , weighing them down , then setting them on fire. (Real peaceful guy ey?…Sorry , to break the bubble of yet another very falsified image and extremely incorrect portrayal of this man who is being hailed (wrongly so) as some kind of hero, as well as being into some kind of idol by the MSM. NO!…. the Catholic Church should in no way be even mentioning in any supportive and praiseworthy way this man or the horrific movement he stood for. That is totally un-Catholic. Pray for his soul of course…That is it ..
    Lifesite says regarding Mandela as well: “Smeaton quotes from a book of quotations from Mandela noting his statement on abortion: “Women have the right to decide what they want to do with their bodies.” In addition to his promotion of abortion, homosexuality, contraception and close ties to Communism, Smeaton notes Mandela’s formation of ‘The Elders” as a cause for concern.

    In 2007, Mandela announced ‘The Elders’ as a global council of retired world leaders who would give behind the scenes advice and direction to government officials and rulers around the world. The proposal was received by pro-life leaders as being of great concern since its membership formed a ‘who’s who of the pro-abortion and pro-population-control movements.”

    While during his life, Mandela denied being part of the communist party despite his friendly interaction with communist world leaders, the African National Congress revealed today that Mandela was in fact a high-ranking member of the Communist Party.

    “Madiba was also a member of the South African Communist Party, where he served in the Central Committee,” said the ANC release.

    Given the adulation Mandella has received from the worldwide media, it is possible that many Christians had little or no knowledge of the controversial aspects of Mandela’s life.

    While it may be difficult for Catholic officials to discern how to proceed with world leaders and politicians who are pro-abortion, in 2004, the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops adopted a policy on the matter. “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions,” it said.

  2. SUZANNE says:

    I think he dropped the ball. I wonder if the tribute wasn’t written by some “intern” and Pope Francis didn’t just sign off on it. This is very disappointing.

    Could it also be that Pope Francis is unaware of Nelson Mandela’s role in legalizing abortion? We can’t just assume people are aware of abortion laws in other countries.

    The problem is that everyone loves a feel-good story and these critcisms of Nelson Mandela disrupt that narrative.

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