Dominating recent headlines is U.S. President Donald Trump’s revocation of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program established under the Obama administration, which permits certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable two-year work permit and exemption from deportation. President Trump’s decision has elicited strong and passionate reactions from both sides, from the common citizen or immigrant to political leaders, and even international religious leaders such as Pope Francis. The Pope has not been one to keep silent when it comes to immigration issues and has vehemently advocated for immigrants and refugees to be accepted in Europe as well as in the United States; and he did not hold back at all when expressing his thoughts about Donald Trump’s rescinding of the DACA program. From a CNN headline: “Pope Francis says rescinding DACA is not pro-life.” It is no secret that Donald Trump campaigned on a platform of being pro-life (which means anti-abortion); which is one of the biggest reasons that he was elected. While on the campaign trail, he also promised to appoint a pro-life Supreme Court justice, which he has fulfilled, in hopes of overturning the Roe vs. Wade decision, which states that is constitutional, based on a person’s right to privacy, for a woman to have an abortion. Ironically, while Pope Francis is decrying and hurling scathing denunciations at Donald Trump’s cancellation of DACA, questioning his pro- life commitment, he is incriminating himself and the institution that he represents.
The Roman Catholic Church has always assumed a guise of being compassionate, humanitarian, defenders of the poor, the sick and the helpless; but under this seemingly blameless exterior is a history and a present sullied with horrific atrocities and brutal barbarism, almost too appalling to describe in words. Even a cursory perusal of the Roman Catholic Church’s history will reveal that the church is anything but pro-life—it is the very antithesis to life. The Jesuit order, the armed militia of the Roman Catholic Church, of whom Pope Francis is a member, reveals exactly how anti-life the church really is by the oath they have pledged their lives to. Here is just a small excerpt, which is devoted to their practice and method of abortion: “I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants' heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus.”
We need not go any further to expose this mammoth system of iniquity as being not pro-life, but rather pro-death, especially as it relates to Protestants or anyone who opposes the assumed authority of the Roman Catholic Church. However, we will look at just a few more evidences that condemn the papacy.
Over its 1260 year period of world dominance, the Roman Catholic Church has mercilessly massacred millions of people, which is one reason why the church is depicted in scripture as being drunk with the blood of the saints and the martyrs (Revelation 17:6). What is even more telling was that these murders were often handsomely rewarded and were legal, at least in the eyes of Popery, as was the case with the Inquisition. Vatican officials even to this day defend the Inquisition as expressed in the following headline from The Telegraph: “Inquisition was a mistake but legally justified, claims Vatican official.” Since it was legally justified according to the Vatican, what prevents it from being legally justified today if reinstated? In fact, Pope Francis has left the inquisition board in tact to this day. The modern name for the inquisition board is The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, of which Pope Francis has recently appointed a fellow-Jesuit as the head. Need we refer back to the above portion of the Jesuit Oath; just combine being a Jesuit with overseeing the Inquisition board. It should come as no surprise then that the Catholic Church would state from its own website that “Catholic teaching doesn’t always forbid the death penalty.”
Still not convinced that Pope Francis and the Papacy are anti-life? Consider Pope Francis’ involvement in Argentina’s “Dirty Wars,” wherein it was reported that Pope Francis was not only complicit but an active participant in kidnapping, turning individuals over to the military to be tortured who were later unaccounted for, including pregnant women. At the time of the “Dirty Wars,” Pope Francis, was the head of the Jesuits in Argentina. For those that still want to defend Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church, thinking that the church has somehow changed, consider the church’s role in the Rwanda genocide, for which they admit and have offered an apology. It must ever be remembered that the very characterization of the body of this entity, the leopard (Revelation 13:2), reveals that it cannot and will never change (Jeremiah 13:23). In fact the final crisis, the Mark of the Beast crisis, reveals the fact that the church has in no way abandoned its pro-death comportment. During this crisis, all who refuse to worship the beast, the Papacy, and refuse his mark, enforced Sunday observance, will be marked for death. “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed” Revelation 13:15. “We shall soon see and shall feel what the purpose of the Roman element is. Whoever shall believe and obey the word of God will thereby incur reproach and persecution.”
White, Ellen. The Great Controversy (1911), page 581