Why is Francis flying to another Continent?
In order to preach to others not to cause CO2 emissions with things like, erm, flying. He also wants to promote his favourite political agenda: Peronism.
Flying over an ocean with his entire entourage. Isn't this hypocritical?
Yes, it is. But Francis lives in a shame-free zone in which reason, coherence, or even basic sense of decency are not allowed to enter. And he also is, let us say it, rather stupid.
Why did Francis also visit Cuba?
Officially, because it's a Catholic Country. Unofficially, in order to boost the local Communist regime, which persecuted Catholics and destroyed everything than could be destroyed for more than half a century. But they hate Capitalism, like him.
But is a Pope not supposed to be critical of Communism?
A normal Pope, yes. A faithless Peronist who chose religious life in order to scrounge a comfortable and privileged existence, no.
What else did Pope Francis do in Cuba?
He talked, as always, a lot of nonsense. He went so far as to say that it is good that there is dissent and division within the Church. The usual rubbish, on steroids.
Why would he say that?
Because he is evil and, as already stated, stupid to boot. He wants to undermine Church teaching with his Modernist or outright secular rubbish, but being the ass he is he can't go at it with any subtlety. This is why nowadays even big traditional outlets mock him.
What will Francis do in the United States?
Officially, he will take part in some World Catholic gathering or other, of the kind which makes stupid girls of stupid parents pregnant. Unofficially, he clearly wants to boost Obama's socialist, environ-mentalist and homosexualist agenda. It is his agenda, too, so it makes sense.
Why do you say that?
Because of the rubbish the man has been producing from his Peronist mouth since records began. There is truly no reason to believe he will change his tune now. Mind, he will hint at a Catholic thing or two. This will appease the Pollyannas and delight the assorted groupies.
What else do I need to know?
He will attend a reception at which Obama has invited all sorts of perverts, dissenters, and outright enemies of the Church. Of course he could have prevented this, but he clearly didn't. He wants to spread his own anti-Gospel.
Will it work?
No, it will not work. He couldn't even fill the hotel rooms, no matter how cheap. People are starting to see through him. The novelty effect has disappeared, and he now looks like yesteryear's reality show hero.
Those among you who read me with a certainly regularity will know that I am not exactly a friend of Communism. If you ask me about Cuba, I’ll tell you things you probably don’t want to hear. If you ask me about the Castro brothers, I will tell you things no lady should ever hear.
With all this, I find it utterly despicable that some Cubans would play “Occupy” at the expense of sacred buildings, with a Tabernacle inside them.
This happened in Cuba in the last days, and in various degrees in more than one location. You can read the details here. The Holy Father is visiting in September, but no political grievance – no matter how justified – can be taken as an excuse for not only disrupting church life, but taking sacred buildings as hostages of one’s own grievances.
Truly, it seems that the mentality of modern times – that as long as I have some grievance I can feel authorised to do whatever I please – is not halting even in front of the altar.
This is one of those days when we Catholics are allowed to get a bit of a perspective; not intellectually – we know that already- but in a more emotional way.
As the communist regime in Cuba is waiting for the Castros – and very possibly only one of them, though I can’t say I wish the second a long life – to kick the bucket to follow them soon after in an inglorious grave, for the first time in 60 years a Catholic procession celebrating the island’s patron Saint has taken place.
It is a bit as if the Castros’ regime were dying in installment or, if you prefer the image, were being eaten by worms little by little, its body in advanced state of decomposition whilst its heart is still beating, someway.
Or you can put it in a different way still: that the stench of the decomposition of the Castros’ regime is being covered by the fragrance of the True Faith, re-emerging in the open to make clear that you can suffocate Truth for a while or even for longer, but in the end you can’t kill it, and you can’t avoid its re-emerging one day.
I suggest to those who haven’t done it yet to watch the beautiful Andy Garcia’s The Lost City.
Or if you like, you might celebrate the day with the wonderful anti-Castroite song fruit of the genius of Donald Fagen, The Goodbye Look.
Castros soon six feet under, Catholicism alive and kicking.