When Leaders Talk Hogwash

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Wave goodbye to rationality

I don’t like it when leaders who are supposed to be responsible, and whom I want to respect, talk hogwash. So these remarks by retired Pope Benedict XVI shocked me (https://www.christianpost.com/news/pope-benedict-xvi-calls-biden-a-practicing-catholic.html).

Benedict said of “president” Joe Biden, “It’s true, he is a practicing Catholic. And he is personally against abortion.” [Good grief.] “But as president, he tends–” tends?–“to present himself in continuity with the platform of the Democratic Party.” Which calls abortion “reproductive health” and invokes “the right to choose.”

I get an impression of someone trying to tiptoe through a mine field and still managing to set off every one of them.

A president is supposed to be a leader; but apparently where abortion is concerned, this president is content to be a follower. And what’s it worth, that he’s “personally against abortion,” if as president he continues to promote it?

This is every bit as irrational and loopy as the so-called “conservative commentators” who are supporting Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner’s run for governor of California. It takes one’s breath away.

I mean, really! What kind of pope thinks it’s okay to be “personally against abortion”–as if it were anything but a gross violation of Catholic teaching–even while you aid and abet the abortionists every chance you get? It’s like being “personally against bank robbery” but you drive the getaway car.

Is that truly too hard for Benedict to figure out?

No wonder our culture is floundering.

7 comments on “When Leaders Talk Hogwash

  1. These so-called leaders are actually playing the same game as the politicians. Disgusting.

  2. This was very disappointing. Pope Benedict (formerly Cardinal Ratzinger) used to be so firm about Catholic teaching, and so direct in upholding the truth. He was always charitable but always firm, someone who really did hate the sin but love the sinner. Something has happened to him, something tied in with his resignation somehow. He keeps sounding less and less like the Ratzinger/Benedict we used to know and love.

  3. In an interview Biden was asked about the priest who refused to give him communion because he was pro-abortion. Biden’s answer was that was the only time it had happened and that Pope Francis had given him communion. What is the pope doing giving communion to someone responsible for funding abortions around the world?

    1. Or “personally opposed to rape” but “a man has a right to do what he wants with his own body.”

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