Christians Burn While Pope Worries about “Worldly” Matters

In June, Pope Francis released his first independent encyclical. It merely served to highlight the indifference to the plight of persecuted Christians around the world.

The Pope warned about issues dealing with the environment, but he did not once mention the plight of persecuted Christians — even though he is well acquainted with it, and even though previous popes mentioned it when Christians were experiencing far less persecution than they are today.

Encyclicals are formal treatises written by popes and sent to bishops around the world. In turn, bishops are meant to disseminate the encyclical’s ideas to all the priests and churches in their jurisdiction, so that the pope’s thoughts might reach every church-attending Catholic.

  • ontario john

    But what about Cecil the lion. Will he address that issue?

    • Alex

      No – he’s New Age like this pope appears to be; they had a post about that the other day ….

    • BillyHW

      It’s the most important question of our time.

  • Solo712

    The RCC has become part of the racket. To stay silent on the world-wide persecution of Christians speaks for the type of church that signed Concordat with the Nazis.

  • Xavier

    Pope:Christianity as Obama:U.S. Constitution

    • It is a silly regime in Rome.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Wasn’t ‘worldly’ formerly a Catholic insult?

  • Quite a strange world we live in.

    The head of the Catholic church promotes Marxist ideas and ignores the slaughter of Christians.

    • BillyHW

      Also seems to be obsessed with gay sex.

  • Pope Hopey Changey should resign.

    • BillyHW

      Or die. Both work.

  • ntt1

    As a lapsed Anglican it gives me a sort of wry pleasure that catholics are now enjoying leadership by the cognitively impaired as well.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Right on cue, it’s Prof. Tom Lehrer.

  • Since that encyclical, Pope Francis has made a rather stark comment on the victims of past tyrannies, including communism, which seems to have gone unnoticed:

    While more words from him regarding violence in the Middle East would be more than welcome, what good would it do when the powers that be sit on their @$$es and do nothing?

    Has everyone forgotten that the Pope has no divisions but Obama does?

    • Blacksmith

      While I agree with your point about divisions, I think he needs to keep saying it loudly and often.

      • He does need to speak up but I don’t know why such moot points are made. Obama does not want ISIS to fail and Trudeau has promised to never fight them.

        To think seventy years ago, two atomic bombs destroyed a force akin to ISIS. Now, we are too afraid to even utter the words “terrorism” or “jihadi” without fear of giving offense. People with the power to eliminate ISIS for (nearly) good are reluctant to do so but everybody is mad at the one world leader without tanks.

        Low-hanging fruit, is my point.

        • Blacksmith

          He is just one more on my list of people I don’t agree with. I am definitely more pissed at the so called leaders of the west, and Europe.
          As a Catholic I am deeply disappointed in the current Pope.

          • I am more angry at them than at Pope Francis. I don’t expect him to launch military attacks at ISIS. I do expect that of the West and the results have been disappointing.

          • Blacksmith

            Then we are pretty much on the same page I think. The fault lies in the western powers for letting this get so far out of hand. I think we need a strong leader in the church to support what is right and follows the teachings of the bible. That is me personally though.
            If we hadn’t allowed the godless leftist take over in schools this world would be a different place.

          • if we had the wontons to finish something once we started the world would be a different place.