Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Francis contra Francis

Book reads, "all together against child labor." 
From Francis' general audience of 11 June 2014.

"Tens of millions of children are forced to work in degrading conditions, exposed to slavery and abuse, mistreatment and discrimination. I sincerely hope that the international community can extend social protection of minors to eradicate this scourge. We renew our commitment to all, especially families, to ensure that every child and child safeguarding the dignity and the possibility of a healthy growth. A childhood of hope allows children to look with confidence to the life and future...I invite you all to pray to Our Lady, which took the baby Jesus in her arms, to pray for these boys and girls who are exploited with the work and with the abuse." 
source: the Wednesday 11 June 2014 general audience of Francis upon announcing tomorrow he will celebrate the Day Against Child Labor


"The most serious of the evils that afflict the world these days are youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old. The old need care and companionship; the young need work and hope but have neither one nor the other, and the problem is they don't even look for them any more. They have been crushed by the present. You tell me: can you live crushed under the weight of the present? Without a memory of the past and without the desire to look ahead to the future by building something, a future, a family? Can you go on like this? This, to me, is the most urgent problem that the Church is facing."
source: the infamous and controversial interview Francis had with Eugenio Scalfari  which was published 1 October 2013

So which one is it Francis?   

Youth unemployment is evil or youth employment is bad?


  1. Slave labour is not gainful employment.

    1. You are correct, it isn't gainful employment. Francis doesn't make a clear distinction though. What good is the employment existing today in much of the world which properly called is debt-servitude? Debt-servitude is slavery by another more politically correct kinder terminology. Francis doesn't see usury as an evil, sure he does mention exorbitant interest but nary a word about usury. And to think he refers to having no work as one of the greatest evils in the world! What about leading souls astray? Abortion? Etc..

    2. Speaking of usury, most "Christians" of any kind generally no longer view it as an 'evil' though clearly Scripture condemns the charging of interest on money lended. This seems to me to be one of the very first areas where God's explicit condemnation of the practice was excused away and/or ignored by the vast majority of both Catholics and heretics or schismatics. I don't know how many object to it today but most seem quite happy to be enslaved via our modern system of lines or credit which Bob Goldsborough correctly termed Ropes of bondage.

      Much of the "draft" legislation that came out in the US Congress right after 9/11 was calling for unpaid labor in the form of either mandatory military service or mandatory community service - a kind of 'forced volunteerism' which ends up being unpaid slave labor - just done under more 'euphemistic' terms. One bill wanted everyone all the way up to the mid 50s in age. Fortunately none of those passed that I am aware of.

      I would certainly like to know the truth about the matter claimed in La Popessa by George Murphy where he claims Pope Pius XI took 90 million from Mussolini and allowed a Jew to invest it to save the Vatican's finances, and one of the company's Murphy alleges this Jew invested in was an Italian birth control company. That has always disturbed me since reading that book years ago and I certainly would like to know the truth of that matter.

    3. Never heard the part about La Popessa by George Murphy but will check into it.


      I apologize - it was Paul Murphy, not George. I read this book years ago, borrowed it from a friend, but his allegations about the Italian birth control company I always found extremely disturbing. Especially since the entire scenario seemed like a violation of the Council of Florence on Catholics having business dealings with Talmudists, though no one seems capable of following that anymore since they pretty much seem to own all the finances of the world in our day.

  2. Not being clear with his words demonstrates Francis is a modernist.