Barack Obama has invited some individuals to meet the Pope who are either meant as an in-your-face lack of decorum. Obama invited a pro-abortion nun, a transgender woman Vivien Taylor who was told to bring friends, two Catholic gay activists, and the first openly gay Episcopal bishop among others.
Others invited are a gay Catholic blogger Aaron Ledesma, Catholic gay activist and Church critic Nicholas Coppola, and Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of the Catholic dissident group New Ways Ministry, who in 1999 was barred by the Vatican from working in ministry to homosexuals. GLAAD and LGBT leaders were invited and they invited dissidents in return.
Is it possible the Pope is welcoming them? All are leftists, and the Pope does want to reach out to groups usually barred from the church.
Update: The Vatican is expressing displeasure with the Obama administration’s move to invite certain LGBT activists to the White House for Pope Francis’s visit next week, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
In addition, the Pope has been getting his advice on the green movement from communists, pro-abortionists, population control advocates and radical gay priests so it isn’t impossible to believe that he asked they attend.
Pope Francis has appointed leftist Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe as a consultor for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Lifesite News reports. His Marxist bent seems to foreshadow the new direction of the Catholic church. It would never have happened under Pope Benedict XVI which is could be why Pope Benedict is “retired”. He has said that gay sex can express Christ’s ‘self-gift’.
President of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, said it is Obama’s Catholic-baiting. “From inviting an aggressively anti-religious atheist organization to the White House; to trying to force Catholics, like the Little Sisters, to violate Catholic moral teaching; and now, to this attempt to exploit a papal visit to promote an agenda that is offensive to faithful Catholics, he has shown a religious intolerance that is mind-boggling,” he wrote Wednesday on The Catholic League website.
In any case, this is what Obama does routinely. Trips to Russia include gay activists, when he goes to conservative African countries, he tells them to legalize gay marriage, he praises the baby-butchers at Planned Parenthood when vile videos exposing their baby chop shop business are posted.
The retired Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He is recently divorced from his gay partner and had previously been married to a woman for 14 years.
Far, far left Sister Simone Campbell, head of the social justice-Marxist NETWORK and leader of the radical leftists on the nun bus tour, “Nuns on the Bus”, will attend. She worked hard at minimizing U.S. Bishops concerns over the HHS mandate.
Sister Simone rallies for the ideals of the Progressive left and associates with the group Faith in Public Life. Faith in Public Life is the George Soros-funded, Center for American Progress-associated political progressive organization also engaged in a media campaign against the Fortnight for Freedom, which was the U.S. Bishops effort to rally Catholics against the HHS mandate. They won, the Bishops lost. Read more on this link.
Pope Benedict XVI was investigating these nuns who oppose most of Catholic doctrine. Pope Francis ended the investigation this year and there were no repercussions for the organization.
The umbrella organization is the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the president, Sister Sharon Holland is the president. She was pleased with the decision of course. “We learned that what we hold in common is much greater than any of our differences.”
Discover the Networks says the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) advocates for massive worldwide redistribution and seeks to bring “systemic change” to a world replete with “inaccessibility to basic resources”
LCWR seeks to bring “systemic change” to a world replete with “inaccessibility to basic resources”; “suffering, oppression and violence”; “multinational corporations” that “exert [excessive] control over legitimate governments”; the misuse of religion “to justify political and personal aggression”; and “environmental degradation [that] threatens all of God’s creation.”
Rejecting capitalist efforts to promote an “ever-growing economy,” LCWR instead favors “a steady state economy that respects Earth’s limits and needs while distributing the limited resources equitably so that all are guaranteed their basic needs.” Advocating wealth redistribution on a global scale, the Conference calls for the creation of “an economy in which well-being flourishes in communities of less industrialized nations,” and where “de-growth” or “downsizing” is required of “industrialized nations that use a disproportionate share of Earth’s resources.” Further, LCWR urges Americans to “awaken from our own addiction to the industrial, consumerist economic way of life which so violates the sacred web of life.”
They want more entitlement programs, support Occupy Wall Street, are anti-Capitalists, prefer open borders, want government-run healthcare and government everything, are radical environmentalists, and they are pro-abortion and euthanasia.
They appear to be communists.