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    Pope Francis Political Agenda?
    Speaking to the US Congress?

    Does Congress understand that Pope Francis enthusiastically endorses a new U.N. document that promises to wipe out poverty by 2030 by reordering the world economy along the lines of socialist principles. The document, titled “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,”

    Does Congress understand that the U.N. plan calls for a centrally managed economy, more regulations of human activity, LESS FREEDOM.

    “If the US Congress continues on this trajectory, we will lose everything that sustains any semblance of individual liberty and freedom,” “Someone else will decide what to manufacture, how much to make, who and how much an individual may purchase, and at what cost. Someone else will tell you where you can work, for how long, at what wage. Someone else will tell you where you can live, how big it will be, how many children you can have and where you will send them for indoctrination. There will be no private property rights, no ability to pass wealth to your children.”

    FREEDOM IS NEVER MORE THAN ONE GENERATION AWAY FROM EXTINCTION. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

    Does the US Congress understand, that this might be, that generation?

    If you are a concerned American Citizen?

    Perhaps, the America people should learn more from each other?
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    The Politics of Pope Francis
    The Wall Street Journal Sept. 21, 2015 7:17 p.m. ET

    Perhaps America and this pope can learn from each other.

    Pope Francis arrives Tuesday on his first visit to the United States, and the welcome event illustrates his unique and paradoxical appeal. The Argentine pope is being celebrated more for his embrace of progressive economics than for the Catholic Church’s moral teachings.
    Millions of American Catholics will of course welcome the pope as a spiritual messenger and the head of a religion of some 1.2 billion world-wide. As a pastoral shepherd he has set a Christian example that Americans of all faiths might emulate with his modest life-style and manifest concern for the poor and least powerful. His public American itinerary—to a Harlem school, a Philadelphia prison—reflects this pastoral mission. He is a man of God who avoids the ostentatious trappings of man.
    Yet the pope will also visit the White House and speak to Congress, and this is where his tour takes on an extra-religious resonance. Pope Francis has overtly embraced the contemporary progressive political agenda of income redistribution and government economic control to reduce climate change.
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    The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Counsel Stephanie Barclay on whether the Pope will publicly support a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare’s contraceptive mandate. Photo credit: Getty Images.
    President Obama, who shares both ambitions, is therefore giving the pope the kind of hearty embrace we can’t imagine him giving to his predecessor Pope Benedict. Secular progressives who disdain the Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion, same-sex marriage and divorce are ignoring all of that catechistic unpleasantness and claiming the pope as an evangelist for their agenda. You might call them cafeteria progressives, after the old line about Catholics who are selective in which church teachings they follow.
    There is some risk for the pope and his church in this progressive bear hug. One is that the pope will come to be seen as a seeker of political popularity more than a speaker of hard and eternal truths. Another is that politicians may use the pope to serve their own political and cultural needs, as with the official White House guest list to meet the pope.
    The Journal reported last week that the Vatican was upset that the presence of prominent dissenters from Catholic teaching will make it appear that the pope endorses their views. We doubt the White House intended any offense, but the oversight reveals how little secular liberal elites understand about traditional religious mores. You can bet the protocol office would not make such a mistake with a Muslim cleric of similar importance.
    Our own hope for the papal visit is that he has a chance to better understand America and the capitalist roots of its prosperity. Like many Argentines of the left, Pope Francis seems given to suspicion about American wealth. But liberty and not coercion is the source of our strength and of the wealth that has lifted millions out of poverty.
    Cuba, where Francis arrived this weekend, has denied its people economic freedom—and religious freedom—for the six decades of its revolution and remains poor and unable to develop the “new technologies” that Pope Francis has said should be available for all.
    The U.S. has prospered by respecting property rights and relying on the voluntary decisions of individuals. The rule of law here means that unlike in countries such as Argentina, an American can build a large, successful business even if no one in the government likes him. And unlike in Argentina, capitalist success creates millions of jobs that allow men and women without political connections to support their families and live in dignity.
    In Washington, D.C., the pope will visit a homeless program run by Catholic Charities. But he should know that Catholic Charities can do its good work because of the contributions from lay Catholics who succeed in a capitalist economy. The pope may also be surprised to learn that individual Americans voluntarily do far more than any government to assist the world’s poor.
    A 2013 report from the Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity found that nearly $31 billion of annual U.S. government aid to developing countries was eclipsed by $39 billion of private charity, plus another $108 billion of private capital flows. Americans also sent more than $100 billion of remittances to the developing world, often from immigrants working in the U.S. Nobody goes to Cuba to earn money to support relatives in America.
    AS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE, Pope Francis is sometimes given to an almost Malthusian, anti-modern pessimism. In his recent encyclical, “Laudato Si,” Francis wrote that “the earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.”
    Well, he should have seen East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall, or the air in Beijing today. Coercive governments are the worst befoulers of the environment. Democratic capitalism has created the wealth and electoral consent to clean the air and water, AND ONLY CONTINUED ECONOMIC GROWTH will create the resources to deal with climate change if it does become a serious threat to the Earth.
    Catholics understand that while the pope speaks for God on matters of faith and morals, his infallibility does not extend to his economics or environmentalism. We hope he enjoys his visit to the land of the free, and that the education goes both ways.

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    Pope Calls for New World Government

    Zero Hedge
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    POPE FRANCIS is being celebrated more for his embrace of progressive economics than for the Catholic Church’s moral teachings?

    Pope Francis writes, “I would like to enter into dialogue with all people.” The Guardian called it “the most astonishing and perhaps the most AMBITIOUS papal document of the past 100 years.”
    Just saying….
    A DESIRE FOR POWER, INFLUENCE, AND AUTHORITY IS EMBEDDED DEEPLY IN HUMAN NATURE. For many people, the very word “AMBITION” smacks of greed, corruption, or a win-at-all-cost mentality.

    AMBITION, if properly harnessed by good judgment and rooted IN AN APPRECIATION FOR THE BENEFITS OF CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLICANISM, could work to advance the public good.

    We must know POPE FRANCIS,
    He is arguably the most popular man in the world, and his popularity continues to grow. With popularity comes power—power to influence, power to install, POWER TO PURSUE AMBITION—power that could ultimately affect the global financial system!

    What do I know? I’m just a concerned American Grandmother.
    I know how to read. I know how to research online. I know how to document, copy, paste and disseminate critical information in cyberspace.

    Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To …

    Zero Hedge

    Jun 18, 2015 – Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Pope Francis says that global warming is a fact and that a new global …
    Zero Hedge
    “Basically they are rebooting Agenda 21,” said Tom DeWeese, president and founder of the American Policy Center, and they are calling on the world’s most visible religious leader to promote the agenda.
    The U.N. 2030 Agenda includes 17 goals that aim for the re-ordering of all human activity.
    As the choppy waters of September 2015 move ashore, all eyes will be on Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, jittery stock markets and signs in the heavens.
    Pope Francis is expected to enthusiastically endorse a new U.N. document that promises to wipe out poverty by 2030 by reordering the world economy along the lines of socialist principles. The document, titled “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” also seeks to “strengthen universal peace” and usher in a new era of shared prosperity.


    ‘Mega’ Agenda 21 resurrected with pope’s help

    Aug 31, 2015 – He has been a reporter and editor at several suburban newspapers in the … Pope Francis is the 266th pope, and he will arrive in the U.S. to meet with … The document, titled “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for …. The 29-page document will be up for a vote of the General Assembly at the Sept. 25-27 …

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/mega-agenda-21-resurrected-with-popes-help/#mmvXx8UcrVDFgwfA.99


    Pope Francis’ Call to Action Goes Beyond the Environment …


    The New York Times

    Jun 20, 2015 – IN Pope Francis‘ sprawling new encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” there are … It’s a document calling for global action, even a “new world political authority,” that’s drenched in frank contempt for the existing global leadership class.


    Much More Than an Economic Plan – theTrumpet.com

    The Philadelphia Trumpet
    Much More Than an Economic Plan. From the March 2014 Trumpet Print Edition ». The pope wants to radically transform the global financial system, and he’s …