Regarding witness, Pope Francis said: “We can walk when we want to, we can build many things, but if we do not witness to Jesus Christ then it doesn’t matter. We might become a philanthropic NGO but we wouldn’t be the Church, the Bride of the Lord.”

Right from the Authentic Social Justice Playbook.  Without Jesus, you might as well be Melinda Gates.  The Social Justice crowd would be well advised to take the blinkers off and stop drinking too much champagne.  The cold, hard reality is that Pope Francis is a reformer of social justice, not its lackey.

The path of the Church always entails difficulties, the Pope said, and Church leaders should be prepared to embrace them. He explained that “when we walk without the Cross, when we build without the Cross, when we profess a Christ without the Cross… we aren’t disciples of the Lord.”The Pontiff warned the cardinals that in this case: “We are worldly. We are bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, but not disciples of the Lord.”

Modern social justice is Jesus without the Cross.

 

4 Responses to “Pope Francis – Reformer of Modern Social Justice”
  1. Neal says:

    Sounds like we got Leo XIV in Francis!

    Love the line about Melinda Gates.

  2. Southern quebec says:

    Melinda Gates is ridding the world of polio because praying for it didn’t work. She doesn’t ask someone their religious beliefs before offering them the vaccine. That, my friend, is true altruism.

    Sell some of your real estate and help the world.

    • Neal says:

      sell our real estate? OK… Which of our tens of thousands of hospitals, hospices sanitariums, schools building projects etc should we sell?
      Question 2: Which of these catholic church funded and run institutions asks about someone’es religion? Name it.
      Bonus question: Can you tell me how Melinda’s funding of abortion and contraceptives helps eradicate polio? That one’s a mystery to me.

  3. Paycheck says:

    Just ignore her, Neal. She hasn’t said anything intelligent since she started posting here a year or so ago.

    The Catholic Church’s “property” is the common heritage of Catholics and the world (i.e. its Art). No one person owns anything.

    I guess she’d like to see our art and other pieces of history sold to private collectors…just like a confused anti-Catholic socialist would.

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