Pope Francis continues to remake the Catholic Church.
He’s attacked the faith’s traditional stances on abortion and marriage.
Now he’s caused a worldwide outrage with an unbelievable comment.
Charlie Gard was born in London and suffers from a rare brain disorder that will kill him.
He is unable to eat or breathe on his own and has only survived because he is hooked up to life support.
In a case that sickened conservatives around the globe, his parents fought through the European courts for the right to save his life.
Doctors in London were going to kill him by removing him from life support while his parents sued for the chance to bring him to America to attempt an experimental treatment they claimed could save his life.
Europe’s highest court rejected the parent’s attempts to save their child’s life and sentenced Charlie to die by allowing doctors to disconnect the life support.
Millions across the globe were horrified that a court would tell parents they aren’t allowed to save their child’s life.
Normally, the Catholic Church would be at the front line of defending the dignity of human life.
But that was before Pope Francis used his left-wing ideology to attack the Church’s fundamental beliefs.
The Vatican released a statement that called for understanding of the “complexity of the situation” and urged for all parties in these matters to do what is best for the patient.
Reading this cowardly Vatican sttmnt on baby Gard’s death sentence reminds me of the “shhh" in Mellish's final scene in Saving Private Ryan: pic.twitter.com/YIwUB48iYe
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) June 30, 2017
To many, that came across as the Church abandoning their defense of human life.
Daniel Payne of The Federalist wrote:
“The academy attempts to explain away the courts’ decision by citing “the complexity of the situation, the heartrending pain of the parents, and the efforts of so many to determine what is best for Charlie,” acknowledging that “we do, sometimes…have to recognize the limitations of what can be done” in modern medicine.
This is preposterous nonsense, what, growing up, my family called “mental babble.” The situation is not at all “complex”: Charlie’s parents want to attempt to save his life, and the courts have made it illegal for them to do so, in direct contravention of their parental authority. The “heartrending pain of the parents” is now primarily a feature not of their dying child (whom they are trying to save) but of the soft-tyrannical decision of the British courts (which are preventing them from doing so). As for “what is best for Charlie,” the obvious fact is clear: his parents have decided that for him.
It is not up to some guys in robes somewhere to determine whether two parents can take their child to another country in a last-ditch attempt to help him survive. It is also an essay in comical cowardice for the Catholic Church to tacitly defer to such expropriated authority.
The academy claims that “we must…accept the limits of medicine,” and as evidence they point to paragraph 65 of Pope Saint John Paul II’s “Evangelium Vitae.” But this is a smokescreen: in that particular passage, the Holy Father merely allows that “one can in conscience” refuse treatment which “no longer corresponds to the real situation of the patient” (emphasis added).”
Is Pope Francis diluting Catholicism with his left-wing beliefs?
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