13 April 2014

Various Guises and Proposals

Every child, he said, has the right to grow up in a family “with a father and a mother” capable of creating “a suitable environment for the child’s development and emotional maturity.” The Pope also warned against the effort to push a “dictatorship of one form of thinking” on children comparing these to the “horrors of the manipulation of education that we experienced in the great genocidal dictatorships of the twentieth century.”

These totalitarian impulses, he said, “have not disappeared; they have retained a current relevance under various guises and proposals.”

--From the remarks of the Holy Father last Friday

The Pope's strong condemnation of abortion has been the takeaway from this speech. Rightly so. And some have noted the Pope's linking of respect for life to an economic model that doesn't treat people as mere commodities to throw way when unusable. That leaves out communism, socialism and consumerism. Great.

I want to just focus on the the last link the Pope draws: the right of parents-- a mother and a father-- to educate their children, free from an educational ideology of totalitarian impulse. I should imagine that the Pope is indeed aware of "various guises and proposals" to brainwash children. Against the faith. Against the family. For the secular power.

The family is the basic and fundamental unit of society, having not only chronological but also ontological precedence. The unholy alliance of abortion, sodomy, easy divorce, contraception and collectivism depends for its success on the control of the education of children by the godless state.

That's about it. If Pope Francis were to speak these things consistently, he might find his popularity collapsing. Quite a thought on Palm Sunday, which leads to Good Friday.

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