Vatican Hosting Immigration Control Conference Featuring Border Wall Experts, Trump Supporters. Not.

By John Zmirak Published on August 6, 2017

In a move that surprised many U.S. Catholics, Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, head of the Vatican science and social science academies, announced an upcoming conference. It’s called “Security of Nations and Defending the Common Good: Immigration, National Sovereignty, and Citizenship.” The event will be held in Rome November 2-4.

It will feature academics who study how to reduce the flow of people from one country to another. Also invited are specialists in border security and wall construction. Keynote addresses feature several leading Republican politicians from Texas who back Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Sorondo defended the move, saying:

The Church clearly teaches that nations have a right and duty to protect the common good by establishing requirements for immigrants. And limits on their numbers. Also that immigrants have duties. They must obey the laws of the countries they hope to enter. They must pay taxes. And respect those lands’ material and spiritual heritage with gratitude. It’s all there in the Catechism (#2241). We reject the reckless statements by some advocates of unlimited immigration. They make a caricature of Catholic teaching. Some have even acquainted those concerned with the impact of mass immigration with infamous murderers such as Herod or Cain. It’s time to rein in such adolescent, Manichean rhetoric.

Okay, Just Kidding

Nah. None of the above is true. The Vatican has adopted a stance toward immigration that is 180 degrees opposed to the plain words of the church’s own binding Catechism. Following its lead, bishops conferences in developed nations like the U.S. push for de facto open borders. As for the Manichean rhetoric accusing immigration skeptics of murder … that comes from a speech by Pope Francis.

The Vatican has adopted a stance toward immigration that is 180 degrees opposed to the plain words of the church’s own binding Catechism.

But there will be a conference. The Vatican science office run by Archbishop Sorondo is hosting not an immigration but a population control conference. It’s inviting supporters of abortion, sterilization and China’s coercive population policies. The politicians it’s inviting are not border control Republicans from Texas, but pro-abortion Democrats from California.

The Usual Suspects

So wipe off the coffee you spewed on your PC screen. Everything is back to normal. As LifeSiteNews reports, the real guests at the real conference include the following worthy members of the globalist eco-oligarchy:

Vatican invitee Jeffrey Sachs made a plea for legalizing abortion as a cost-effective way to eliminate ‘unwanted children’ when contraception fails in his 2008 book Commonwealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet.

  • John Schellnhuber. Remember him? He’s the Gaia-loving pantheist who helped write Pope Francis’ Laudatio Si. He has warned that global warming could reduce the earth’s “carrying capacity” to just 1 billion people. LifeSiteNews notes that he is “one of the strongest advocates of the theory that the earth is undergoing catastrophic global warming. Schellnhuber is also known for his advocacy of a one-world government.”
  • Sir Partha Dasgupta. “Dasgupta is a proponent of population control, lauding China’s Human Development Index despite that country’s brutal ‘family planning’ policy. He is also a patron of Population Matters, formerly known as the Optimum Population Trust, that lobbies for a ‘sustainable population size,’ including the ‘reversing of population growth’ in many countries.”
  • Jeffrey Sachs “who co-hosted the Vatican’s 2015 conference on climate change, [and] believes that abortion is a legitimate way to reduce the population. Sachs made a plea for legalizing abortion as a cost-effective way to eliminate ‘unwanted children’ when contraception fails in his 2008 book Commonwealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. He describes abortion as a ‘lower-risk and lower-cost option’ than bringing a new human life to the world.”
  • California Democrats and Planned Parenthood supporters “U.S. Congressman Scott Peters; state Senator Kevin de Leon, president pro Tempore of the California State Senate; and California Gov. Jerry Brown, who will deliver a keynote address on the closing day of the event.”

The Globalist Catechism

So that’s all okay, then. I have studied Catholic doctrine all my life and published seven books on it. So I understand perfectly where Archbishop Sorondo derives his logic. Let me break it out into the old-fashioned language of the Baltimore Catechism:

Q: Is it right for states to try to control the number of people who enter their borders?

A: No, because Jesus was a Palestinian refugee. And the Bible says you shall not oppress the alien (Exodus 22: 21)

Q: The same book of the Bible says that we have to execute witches, just three lines before that. (Exodus 22: 18) May we do that, too?

A: No. That’s absurd and outdated.

Q: May we try to diminish the number of children which every married couple on earth has, by using government coercion and pressure?

A: Yes, because human beings are a threat to the earth. Their consumerist lifestyles, capitalist greed, and voracious air conditioners are killing the polar bears.

Q: What about the many scientists who question that hypothesis? They say that the climate has always changed. That the computer models used to predict the climate 100 years from now can’t even get next year’s average temperature right.

A: You’re obliged to accept the consensus of scientists because Pope Francis has. His teaching authority is just as binding here as it is on abortion.

Q: But you’re inviting abortion proponents to the conference. Not to mention boosters of contraception — which, last time I checked, the Church opposes. Are you inviting any climate catastrophe skeptics, too?

A: No. There is a limit. We don’t welcome extremists or cranks.

Q: So Western countries have to keep their borders open to unlimited immigration. But if we are worried about the sheer numbers, we have a morally acceptable recourse. We can use global agencies and government pressure to get people in poor countries to have fewer children?

A: It is not Christian to build walls.

Q: How many refugees does the Vatican accept as citizens?

A: Our citizenship is different. It’s special. Unlike yours.

Q: Would you admit Syrian refugees as Vatican citizens? Maybe let them vote themselves benefits from the Vatican’s treasury? Could they vote to sell off your churches and museums?

A: No. We are guarding a sacred heritage for all mankind.

Q: But America isn’t? Or Poland?

A: No. Those are just names on maps. If someone wants to move from one place to another, you have no right to stop him. 

Q: But I can try to keep him from breeding?

A: No more questions. You are clearly not a Christian.

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  • Hmmm…

    Have to decide who is your God. If God be God, then serve Him – period.

  • Morenowthanever

    So is this Vatican continuously trying to out loon themselves? Do they have any idea what an absolutely irrelevant joke they have become? When will the exorcism take place in that den of demons?

    • Dean Bruckner

      That was my thought–it is becoming a nest of demons. The sex parties are closing in, and for all we know may have happened inside the Vatican as well as those confirmed outside. The only thing left is to commit abortions actually inside the Vatican.

      • ArthurMcGowan

        Orgies inside St. Peter’s Basilica are routine.

  • Mensa Member

    “The wall” sounds like another multi-trillion dollar boondoggle to me.

    Then, of course, Conservatives will blame Democrats for the national debt.

    • Patmos

      “sounds like another multi-trillion dollar”

      That’s probably because you either: A. Prefer your own thoughts to reality, or B. Are a troll.

      Not sure what you think you’re doing with your posts here.

      • Dean Bruckner

        Soothing his violated conscience.

    • Patmos

      I mean, are you lonely? Going through a crisis of faith because you’re such a wimp? What?

    • Dean Bruckner

      The New Jerusalem has a wall. From what you’ve written, it sounds like you may be on the wrong side of it.

  • Patmos

    It’s weird how little the present day Vatican deals with the word of God.

  • Richard W Comerford

    Mr. Z. wrote in part:

    “No more questions. You are clearly not a Christian”

    That is not only funny; but it captures, I think, the attitude of so many modern Catholic Church bureaucrats.

    God bless

    Richard W Comerford

  • sheilakippley

    Pray the rosary every day for the conversion of Pope Francis as well as for the Fatima intentions.–Sheila and John Kippley

  • tz1

    CS Lewis pointed out that we don’t burn witches because we don’t believe witches exist, or if someone tries to cast a spell that they are delusional.
    If there were actual witches that could kill people by pointing a wand and chanting “Avra Cadaverous”, we would handle it differently.

    Meanwhile, the Vatican has a barrier, so I say, “Pope Francis, Tear Down that Wall”

  • Dean Bruckner

    You had me until “border security.” I kind of read over the seminar title like so much bureaucratic argle bargle, but “reduce the flow” woke me up. I knew it was parody within a few words after that.

  • BTP

    I think the place to begin the analysis is to assume the most likely end is the one desired by the Holy Father. If the most likely end is schism, what does that suggest about intent? And what would that mean?

  • bbb

    Follow the money.
    If Obama had wanted to rent the Vatican as he did the Taj Mahal I am certain the modern Catholic church would have seriously considered the offer.
    And of course there is always room for reasonable debate, if that is what this conference is all about.
    Otherwise, once again, the Catholic Church is making up its own rules.

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