The Pope has given a response to the murder by Jihadists of the nuns from Mother Teresa’s order in Yemen that is fairly typical of the post Vatican II Church:
Aden, Yemen (CNA/EWTN News) – “His Holiness Pope Francis was shocked and profoundly saddened to learn of the killing of four Missionaries of Charity and twelve others at a home for the elderly in Aden,” reads the telegram, released Saturday and signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
Go here to read the rest. The last sentence is typical of the reaction of Church officials to violence since Vatican II: a call for dialogue, as if the jihadists committed murder because of an insufficient gab fest. I assume that no one around the Pope has the guts to tell him certain hard facts:
- The Jihadists who committed the murder believe they are serving God.
- The world wide publicity is precisely what they wanted.
- The Jihadists aren’t interested in dialogue but rather in gaining control of the Islamic world.
- If the Church cannot protect them, is it not sheer idiocy or worse to send nuns into third world hell holes like Yemen?
- Perhaps the next time your holiness should restrict yourself to condemning the murders and extending prayers and sympathies. Calling for such fantasies as dialogue with the Jihadists merely makes the Church look fatuous and impotent.