The Pontiff asserted a globalist message of banning firearms
Pope Francis took to Twitter yesterday to call for a ban on all weapons amid the continuing gun control debate.
The Pontiff asserted a globalist message of banning firearms in order for humanity to enter into a new world order.
In the past, other religious leaders had called for a ban on certain types of weapons including nuclear weapons.
But Francis has gone one step further and called for an outright ban on ALL weapons.
The comment is either one of naiveté or a calculated remark designed to pave the way for a new globalists agenda or disarming America and possibly the entire world.
In 1982, Pope John Paul II addressed this two-front battle in a speech to the United Nations calling for a peaceful ban on all nuclear weapons.
From Pope John Paul II:
“To reverse the current trend in the arms race involves, therefore, a parallel struggle on two fronts: on the one side, an immediate and urgent struggle by governments to reduce progressively and equally their armaments; on the other hand, a more patient but nonetheless necessary struggle at the level of the consciences of peoples to take their responsibility in regard to the ethical cause of the insecurity that breeds violence by coming to grips with the material and spiritual inequalities of our world. With no prejudice of any kind, let us unite all our intellectual and spiritual forces, those of statesmen, of citizens, of religious leaders, to put an end to violence and hatred and to seek out the paths of peace.”
Unfortunately, stupid remarks like the tweet today have actually become the foregone conclusion for Pope Francis.
Not only is it quite bad advice, however it undermines the Catholic Church’s Catechism.
The Catechism, the official mentor of the Church, acknowledges there are specific times when war is warranted.
The Catechism gives principles for avoiding conflict, but 2309 admits self-defense is often needed.
From the Catechism:
Pope Francis said on his recent visit to Chile that he was very afraid that the world is now standing at the “the very limit” of a nuclear world war three.
The Pontiff expressed worry that the human race is just one step away from a devasting nuclear war which could affect everyone on the planet.
Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 29, 2018
2307 The 5th commandment forbids the intentional damage of human life. Because of the evils and oppressions that accompany all war, the Church insistently urges everybody to prayer and to action so that the divine Goodness may free us from the ancient chains of war.105.
2308 All residents and all federal governments are obliged to work for the avoidance of war.
However, “as long as the threat of war persists and there is no worldwide authority with the required competence and power, federal governments cannot be denied the right of lawful self-defense, as soon as all peace efforts have failed.” 106.
2309 The stringent conditions for legitimate defense by military force require strenuous factor to consider. The gravity of such a decision makes it based on high terms of moral legitimacy. At the same time:.
– the damage caused by the assailant on the country or community of nations should be enduring, dangerous, and particular.
– all other ways of putting an end to it need to have been shown to be not practical or inadequate;.
– there need to be serious prospects of success;.
– Making use of arms should not produce evils and disorders graver than the misfortune to be gotten rid of.
The power of modem methods of damage weighs very considerably in assessing this condition.
These are the standard elements mentioned in what is called the “simply war” doctrine.
The evaluation of these conditions for moral authenticity belongs to the prudential judgment of those who have the duty for the common good.
Also, how correctly would this ban be implemented?
Would the United Nations manage the destruction of all weapons with weapons of their own?
Then would this world power be turned over to destroy their own guns voluntarily?
Prohibiting all guns is such an outrageous idea it is not even worth going down the bunny hole attempting to figure out the logistics of it.