Pope Francis Silly in the US: #2 : Brutal Colonialist Made a Saint
First time ever anyone is made a 'saint' by a Pope on US soil: Junipero Serra.
The -rather transparent- reason why: demographics. Pandering to the RCC hispanics.
But was Junipero Serra really such a good guy?
Ran forced labor camps:
Was hellbent on erasing the local culture
Some critics call this "cultural genocide." .. Serra was interested in assimilating natives into "civilization." And for native groups, and many other contemporary progressives, it's a cultural imperialism that doesn't deserve to be honored.
But hey, who cares?
What counts in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church is that he did it the Catholic way:
Pope Francis isn't an American progressive; he is a Catholic pope. And it's not surprising that he believes the "saving" of Native American souls was a good thing in and of itself.
But it is all ok because hey Frank is changing everything!
.. of all the nonsense Francis did or said while in the US.
Hoping it won't rehash some other OP, but I'm trying to be exhaustive.
Francis was pretty efficient with his nonsense/day ratio in the US.
Native American groups communicated their objections. Frank turned a deaf ear.
It doesn't matter what you really do in the RCC apparently,
as long as you do it by the book.
Mother Theresa is probably the most disgusting example of such fraud in the XXth century.
apparently pope photo op doesn't care about the truth.
You are shattering my immense respect for the man and his institution.
Are you trying to say the RCC could be a big team of snake oil salesmen?
When Francis looks so personable and likeable?