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Thursday, February 18, 2010

If The PC Crowd Is POed about Making Pope Pius XII a Saint, How Do You Think They Will React to This?

A couple days ago I joined a Facebook group entitled Promoters of the Cause for Sainthood for Christopher Columbus. No this is NOT a joke. Over 100 years ago Patrick John Ryan, then Archbishop of Philadelphia, & the Knights of Columbus petitioned the Pope to canonize Christopher Columbus. (Vatican Is Doubtful on Sainthood for Columbus) & while nothing has come of it yet, it isn't impossible for it to happen should it be God's will.

Like I said, this will definitely send the PC crowd over the edge given how they view my paisan Cristofero Columbo as a villian rather than the hero he was. I am not saying he made mistakes, but with the exception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, maybe St. Joseph & a few others, how many saints never made a mistake? How many never sinned?

Columbus is remembered as discovering America while searching for a new route to the Orient. But what most history books ignore is the fact that his prime motive was to evangelize.

In his encyclical Quarto Abeunte Saeculo (ON THE COLUMBUS QUADRICENTENNIAL) Pope Leo XII wrote: "By his toil another world emerged from the unsearched bosom of the ocean: hundreds of thousands of mortals have, from a state of blindness, been raised to the common level of the human race, reclaimed from savagery to gentleness and humanity; and, greatest of all, by the acquisition of those blessings of which Jesus Christ is the author, they have been recalled from destruction to eternal life." (emphasis mine)
He went on to add: "Columbus certainly had joined to the study of nature the study of religion, and had trained his mind on the teachings that well up from the most intimate depths of the Catholic faith. For this reason, when he learned from the lessons of astronomy and the record of the ancients, that there were great tracts of land lying towards the West, beyond the limits of the known world, lands hitherto explored by no man, he saw in spirit a mighty multitude, cloaked in miserable darkness, given over to evil rites, and the superstitious worship of vain gods. Miserable it is to live in a barbarous state and with savage manners: but more miserable to lack the knowledge of that which is highest, and to dwell in ignorance of the one true God. Considering these things, therefore, in his mind, he sought first of all to extend the Christian name and the benefits of Christian charity to the West, as is abundantly proved by the history of the whole undertaking." (emphasis mine)
Like I said, this will definitely send the PC crowd over the edge. Remember how they treated the 500th Anniversary in 1992? Many of them had hoped Pope John Paul II would condemn Columbus during his Oct 1992 visit to Santo Domingo. In it he said: "On October 12, exactly five centuries ago, Admiral Christopher Columbus, with his three ships, arrived in these lands and planted the cross of Christ. That is the beginning of the sowing of the precious seed of faith. And how can we not give thanks for that? {The Europeans} announced the love of God our savior to people whose sacrifices to their gods. . ." The Pope did admit things were done in the name of Christianity that were wrong, & rightly so. But the 1 thing he did not, would not & could not condemn was the fact that Columbus' voyage opened to door to spread the Gospel. & that is the 1 thing the PC crowd sees as the worst sin, proclaiming Christ & converting the natives from their relgions to Catholicism. Never mind that those were false gods & the sacrifices included human sacrifice. To the PC gang the fact that it was a part of their faith makes it OK. (Just like the see abortion as OK today, another human sacrifice to false gods.)
So I say once again, God willing, that someday we will celebrate 12 October as St. Cristofero Columbo's feast just as we will 1 day celebrate the feast of Pope St. Pius XII. Of course when it does occur I hope the hospitals are ready for the huge influx of PC moonbats suffering from apoplexy.



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