(LifeSiteNews) – The Pope’s visit to Canada has thus far been a bit of a train wreck, which was sadly to be expected.
He has observed or participated in pagan rituals, and has fueled the fire of the leftist narrative that Christians were mean and evil colonizers who ruined the perfect noble paradise that existed before the French Jesuits shed their blood to save the souls of the Natives.
It has been hard to watch, and I must admit… I was dreading the visit long before he arrived.
Before I continue, I am a Roman Catholic and I love the pope, I mean that. I pray for him multiple times a day with my wife and children, and I take comfort in being a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
That being said, I sort of wish he didn’t come, and most Canadian’s don’t care that he is here.
Baffled by low turn out
Father Raymond De Souza was asked during the EWTN coverage of the Pope’s Mass in Quebec why so few people had turned out to the various papal events.
Father De Souza seemed to struggle to give a straight forward answer and sort of beat around the bush.
He suggested that maybe the event wasn’t advertised enough, or maybe there wasn’t enough notice. Or, he suggested, perhaps it was not a good idea to present the event as an Indigenous-only event, rather than something for all Catholics.
Father De Souza is not wrong to suggest what he did, but I think there is much more that he could have said.
Old news apology
Perhaps one reason why very few people have shown up to support the Pope is because he is here to apologize for something that the previous Pope already apologized for… almost 15 years ago.
In 2009 Pope Benedict apologized for the role of priests and other Church personnel in the Residential Schools system, and expressed his specific regret for any sexual abuse that took place.
This means that Pope Francis is here apologizing for something that has already been addressed. Of course, I can see how there is merit in a Pope showing empathy for a people, no issue with that. However, the people that Pope Francis is appeasing are not Catholics, nor even fans of the Pope at all.
Anyone who has been paying attention, or is a practicing Catholic, knows that the Church in this country, and the Pope, have both done all they could to right any wrongs that took place.
We have had national inquiries, paid out a zillion dollars, gone through education seminars in public institutions, and basically had the whole narrative shoved down our throats for more than a decade.
A massive national commission took place – the Truth and Reconciliation Commission – the truth came out, and people reconciled. Lots of hugs and tears took centre-stage and we have all mourned as a country many times over the wrongs that were done.
Pope Francis is not doing anything to help the cause of reconciliation in Canada that was not done before his visit.
Tired of woke hatred
Taking all this into account, it also has to be said that the line between admitting that wrong doings have taken place and being brow-beaten by your enemies has long since ben crossed.
Last summer when the rage about the non-existent mass graves was spreading faster than monkey pox in June, anti-Catholic hatred was at an all-time high.
Churches were destroyed, statues of the Virgin Mary were desecrated, and family members flipped into borderline diabolical moods when their loved ones tried to explain what really happened – I should know, I saw it myself.
It was as if a year and a half of pent up lockdown anger was masterfully unleashed by Trudeau’s fake news about Residential Schools which were supposedly concentration camps. It was a dark period, to say the least… and as I said, it was all fake.
Not that abuse at residential schools was fake, but the narrative that sparked the new wave or rage was fake.
The significance of this cannot be underestimated.
The Pope is here to apologize for the residential school epoch because the country lost its collective mind and demanded an apology because of the discovery of mass graves that do not exist!
UPDATE: The protests are spreading
German farmers also rise up. Dutch, Italian, Polish and German, this is growing into a global movement. pic.twitter.com/R4XNMoeJUf— RadioGenova (@RadioGenova) July 7, 2022
Protests led by thousands of farmers have broken out across the Netherlands, and they're now spreading to Italy, Germany and Poland - this is a fightback against not just environmental regulations and the resulting inflation, but also the elites' Great Reset agenda.
While the demonstrations themselves have been overwhelmingly free from violence on the affected farmers' part, the response to them has been anything but: Earlier this week, Dutch police opened fire on a 16-year-old tractor driver during a protest in Heerenveen.
While -- thank God -- this unfortunate incident did not result in any deaths or injuries, a formal investigation is still forthcoming, and farmers and concerned citizens now know, without question, what measures could be pursued in order to silence opposition to backers of the international Great Reset, which could spell doom for the livelihood of farmers everywhere.
That's why we're asking you to SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of farmers across world against intrusive, overreaching policies of globalist organizations and political leaders who seek to prioritize their own extreme environmental ideology over the ability for everyday farmers to earn a living and provide for their families and communities.
HAPPENING NOW: Farmers who learned from Canadian Freedom Protesters are currently blockading the Netherlands/Germany border with tractors to protest the WEF climate change policies of their government. pic.twitter.com/I7UJTusAZT— Keean Bexte 🇳🇱 (@TheRealKeean) June 30, 2022
Of course, these kinds of extreme environmental policies are not only a threat to the livelihoods of farmers in the Netherlands, or just the nations that comprise the European Union, for that matter: These regulations most certainly can (and inevitably will) make their way to every corner of our world, including countries like YOURS.
In the Netherlands, specifically, lawmakers recently approved legislative proposals to significantly decrease greenhouse emissions by the end of the decade, most notably ammonia and nitrogen oxide, which are common in farming.
This plan, as championed by Christianne van der Wal, the Dutch Minister for Nature and Nitrogen Policy since January, seeks to exceed the globalist EU's agreement among Member States to reduce greenhouse emissions as a means to combat climate change by at least 40% by the year 2030, replacing the desired percentage with an even loftier 55%.
As a result, it would seem almost inevitable that thousands of farms could find themselves in jeopardy within the coming years, but Dutch farmers have no plans to stand down; in fact, this embrace of EU and World Economic Forum (WEF)-style environmental demands is the primary force behind the ongoing protests by as many as 40,000 farmers, who, in response, have taken their tractors to highways across the Netherlands, making an unmistakable statement of resistance reminiscent of that of the Canadian Freedom Convoy truckers in order to protect their livelihoods.
Similar protests have also broken among farmers in Italy, as you can see here:
IT'S HAPPENING 🇮🇹: Italian farmers are rising up in protest, threatening to take their tractors to Rome. "We are not slaves, we are farmers! We cannot make ends meet!" pic.twitter.com/FAznWFXmM0— Keean Bexte 🇳🇱 (@TheRealKeean) July 7, 2022
Such policies are a clear tenet of the Great Reset, pushed by globalist entities around the world like the World Economic Forum. Look no further than the WEF's own "Net Zero Challenge," which seeks to coerce participants into cutting all greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, and will inevitably threaten countless jobs and livelihoods in the process.
Let there be no doubt: these extreme environmental policies and transgressions against working people cannot be expected to stop any time soon.
That's why we must take this opportunity to make our voices heard -- whether you're a farmer, yourself; work in an industry that would be negatively affected by such policies; or simply support the hardworking men and women in your country and others who wish to maintain the freedom to provide for their families without excessive government and globalist interference.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of Dutch farmers, and farmers and workers across the world, whose livelihoods can and eventually will be harmed by the extreme environmental demands of globalist entities like the EU and WEF seeking to implement the Great Reset.
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Maybe Catholics haven’t showed up to see the Pope because we don’t need to be reminded of how much our country and our leadership hate us.
Maybe we aren’t showing up because we don’t need to sit and hear a group of bishops talk about forgiveness etc., when they have done nothing to dispel the myth of the mass graves, even though it is now in the mainstream press that it was a hoax.
Francis has contributed to our suffering
The reasons why Canadian Catholics are unenthused about Pope Francis’ visit go deeper than the narrative about Indigenous issues.
Last year when Chairman Trudeau initiated a federal jab-passport system to fly and take trains in Canada, this left millions of Canadians without the ability to travel across this extensive nation to see loved ones.
The reality is, most who objected to the jabs were faithful Christians, many of them Catholic, and many for pro-life reasons.
We don’t want abortion tainted jabs, especially for a flu.
Now, the government did allow for people to request religious exemptions. But, when Catholics would apply, does the Holy Father know what the airlines would say?
“Pope Francis said to get jabbed, request denied.”
The same thing happened at workplaces – I saw some of these denied religious exemption requests myself.
It is safe to say that Pope Francis’ statements have not only been doctrinally alarming at times, but he has also made life for pro-life Canadians worse as he was used as the poster-boy for why Canadians should just shut up and roll up their sleeve like the Pope.
It is a sad state of affairs when Catholics are not excited to see the Pope, but it is even sadder when the Pope is used as justification to persecute those Catholics that don’t care to see him in the first place.