By Kevin Roeten:
Even though Donald Trump is not on my ‘electable’ list, the ‘deport all Muslims’ mandate is a good idea. His argument with the Pope is tangible. Recently, the Pope responded to a question about Trump. “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel.” No, it’s not in the Gospel, but it is not infallible either.
Catholicism teaches the Pope is infallible–meaning not able to make an error–only when speaking of Catholic faith and morals, or speaking “ex-cathedra.” As a Catholic, I firmly believe this.
But now Vatican City is surrounded by giant walls. They were specifically built to repel Muslims. History shows in 846 A.D., Muslimslooted St. Peter’s, and the Papal Basilica outside the walls. The pirates took priceless treasures. Shocked by the sack of the most sacred sites in Christendom, Pope Leo IV built the Leonine Wall, and adding more defenses in the 15-16th centuries.
Between Mexico/US Is Essentially An Open Border
Open borders mean an ongoing imbalance between two countries. Seeing this now with the problem of illegals pouring into the U.S., and the flourishing illegal drug trade, both nations are harmed.
In the Catechism, for immigration in particular, in Paragraph 2241: “…Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material… and to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens.”
But remember, Dr. G.M. Davis, the author of “House of War: Islam’s Jihad Against the World,” argues the pope’s reputation has already been damaged. Davis accused the mainstream media of “almost intentional stupidity” in interpreting Trump’s call for a wall to mean no one can come to the US.
“Obviously what Trump meant was to get a much better handle on regulating our southern border, with ‘walls’ but also doors, gates, fences and more border security,” Davis said. “Indeed, Trump could have pointed to the Vatican itself as a model of border security: massive, impenetrable walls accompanied by efficient security, gates, metal detectors, etc., which allow countless numbers of people to come and go in a safe manner.” However, he re-emphasized his opposition to illegals, saying while it’s a “wonderful thing” for Mexico, it’s “not a wonderful thing for us.”
Crusades Come Marching In–Again
Bottom line, it seems quite possible the massive Muslim march to Europe and America may be a veiled attempt at another coup to usurp the Christian population with the Muslim one. A huge strategic attempt to ‘Moslemize’ the populated world may be occurring. Muslims could not totally survive the Crusades years ago, but have gone to different methods to accomplish their purpose now.
One must remember the differences between Islam and Christianity have literally caused wars “over the last 14 centuries.” But Islam was always the aggressor in every instance. St. Thomas Aquinas, A 13th-century Dominican friar, is considered one of the most revered theologians of any era. Over 750 years ago, he had prescient words about the spread of Islam. He argued for the truth of Christianity against other religions. He blasted Islam as a carnal, brutal religion placing earthly pleasures above spiritual awakening. Christianity, Aquinas pointed out, was spread through the miracles of Jesus Christ.
Islam spread through more worldly means, such as a fulfillment of the flesh. Muhammad “seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us,” Aquinas wrote. “His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure.”
Sanctuary Cities The Start
But why would Muslims cross the ocean, emigrate from their home countries, and live in Sanctuary Cities—which are commonly referred to as ‘no-go zones?’ Why are Muslims perpetrating mass crimes such as rapes, beatings, and shootings? Why are Muslims flocking to a land of ‘supposed’ infidels?
Open borders mean an ongoing imbalance between the two countries, which is what we see in the ongoing problem of illegals flooding into the US, and the flourishing illegal drug trade, which inflicts untold harm on the populations of both nations.
KPHO reporter Morgan Lowe went to the border to investigate just how porous it was, and was shocked at what he saw. Living in the mountain ranges near Phoenix, Arizona, Mexican drug cartel scouts kept a lookout for law enforcement so they could guide their smugglers into the city. “We’ve seen big loads of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine … they all come through here,”from Detective Eddie Castro. This was before Lowe started up the nearby mountain. After seeing enough to be killed by the cartel, Lowe fled for his life.
European nations have had sharp rises in violent crime, including rape and robbery, committed against their populations, mostly by the vast numbers of flooding Muslims. While governments and liberal media have attempted to keep news of this horrible crime wave under wraps, the Europeans have witnessed the crime sprees, and are now trying to repel those violent invaders.
Pope Is Much Different
One must remember the Pope is a pastor, not a presidential candidate. He has rightly called on nations and leaders to focus on the human dignity of the immigrant. But Catholic teaching also emphasizes the obligations of civil leaders. Those rights and duties must be respected.
The conclusion of the exchange between the Pope and Trump is regrettable. Because the media was at fault for setting up the controversy in the first place, Trump used the comments to inflame the debate. This, in a country with a long history of prejudice against Catholicism and the papacy. Meanwhile, Catholics who want a secure border and enforcement of our laws will be told the Pope is against them.
This whole immigration debate needs more clarity, not more heat. And the papacy deserves more respect than the flippant comments from Trump.
Kevin Roeten can reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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