PopeWatch: New Humanism



In a renewed and enthusiastic endorsement of globalism, Pope Francis has announced he is hosting an initiative for a “Global Pact” to create a “new humanism.” 

The global event, set to take place at the Vatican on May 14, 2020, is themed Reinventing the Global Educational Alliance. 

According to a Vatican statement issued on Thursday, Sept. 12, the Pope is inviting representatives of the main religions, international organizations and various humanitarian institutions, as well as key figures from the world of politics, economics and academia, and prominent athletes, scientists and sociologists to sign a “Global Pact on Education” so as to “hand on to younger generations a united and fraternal common home.”

“A global educational pact is needed to educate us in universal solidarity and a new humanism,” Francis said in a video message to launch the initiative. 

A Vatican-backed website launched to promote the pact added: “Educating young people in fraternity, in learning to overcome divisions and conflicts, promote hospitality, justice and peace: Pope Francis has invited everyone who cares about the education of the young generation to sign a Global Pact, to create a global change of mentality through education.”

In a strikingly secular message containing only one throw-away reference to the Lord, Pope Francis called on people to “capitalize on our best energies” and to be “proactive” in “opening education to a long-term vision unfettered by the status quo.” 

“This,” he said, “will result in men and women who are open, responsible, prepared to listen, dialogue and reflect with others, and capable of weaving relationships with families, between generations, and with civil society, and thus to create a new humanism.”

Quoting Hillary Clinton’s favorite aphorism, “It takes a village to raise a child,” Pope Francis asserted the need to create an “educational village,” in which “all people, according to their respective roles, share the task of forming a network of open, human relationships.”

At a time when the right to homeschool and the right to a free choice of school are threatened, and when countries throughout the world level taxes to provide public schooling to which no Catholic parents could safely send their child, Pope Francis omitted any reference to the prerogatives of parents as the primary educators of their children. 

Go here to read the rest.  New humanism?  PopeWatch is old enough to recall when popes used to preach Catholicism.  As with most things that this Pope does and says, this has bupkis to do with Catholicism.

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  1. Pope Francis, the Steven Covey of Catholicism.

    Expect Himself to publish, The 7 Habits of Highly Ecumenical People….aka Relativism, I’m Okay your Okay and Hell is a Fairy Tale.

    Global pact?
    Sounds like more environmentally conscious movies to be splayed on top of St. Peter’s dome.

  2. I found this in the actual invitation:

    “taking on a personal and community commitment to cultivate together the dream of a solidarity humanism,”

    What does that mean? Is Solidarity Humanism some term I missed?

  3. Saturday October 26th Cardinal Burke is hosting a Call to Holiness dinner in Roseville Michigan. This IS Catholic.
    My pact is with the Holy Catholic Church. Globally we have over 1.3 billion members. That IS a global pact worth signing. I’ll be in attendance Saturday receiving instruction from a true servant of God. What a blessing. Watered down Catholicism only weakens the faithful.
    “Go, and Baptize them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” That’s the commission I recall.

    Go and play nice with everybody not disturbing their peace even if their choices are leading them to hell. That is not a commission I remember. I sure hope it’s not what Pope Francis is selling.
    You know..the who am I to judge lethargy.

    btw….tickets still available at eventbrite.

  4. I swear this man has never read the Bible. Apparently, he has no idea how the Tower of Babel turned out. Anyway, don’t we have enough “open human relationships” already? NAMBLA must love this guy. It is simply no coincidence that parents’ primary role in educating THEIR children is not mentioned. How long oh Lord, how long?

  5. To work truly for the good of society, one must be carried away by enthusiasm for something outside society. Humanism of itself is insufficient. Detachment from the individual can be accomplished by attachment to society, but detachment from society can be accomplished only by attachment to God. For this reason there never was enunciated a principle better destined to affect social disinterestedness than that of Him Who said: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His justice and all these things will be added unto you besides.”
    – Fulton J. Sheen – “Old Errors and New Labels” (Published in 1931)

  6. Humanism in education has resulted in, such as, cursive writing becoming an elective in high school and trophies for all.

  7. I think this is a step in the right direction as part of being a Catholic include being able to reach out to all and learn from others. We live in a world with many wonderful ideas, but often a lack of knowledge, how to put all together

  8. We live in a world that has a hard time evaluating ideas with reason instead of emotion. Both the Revolution of the Proletariat and the Superiority of the Master (Aryan) Race were thought wonderful ideas; didn’t turn out that way.

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