Pope Francis of Rome, leader of 1.2 billion Catholics addressed the United States Congress in a joint session. His message was simple in that he feels the actions of the lawmakers of this country should restore and right wrongs, embrace immigrants, and promote the well being of peoples. Vice President Biden and Speaker of the House Boehner set behind him.
The pope used American Icons President Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King jr, Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton who were leaders through action to emphasize his statement. He said “the yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us.” He stated his position on traditional marriage and protecting life.
Honestly most of his speech was inspiring,…but Church and State are supposed to be separate, not that you can separate me from my lord and savior. But here’s the thing Pope Francis canonized Junipero Serra. That is to say he made him a Saint, this person who is responsible for the kidnapping and deaths of 62,000 Native people.
And, the little girl Sofia Cruz, maybe I’m mistaken, but I could have sworn she handed President Obama a letter regarding her dad before, not that it wasn’t touching her being blessed by the pope.
I’m a little conflicted by the pope and all he should stand for…But your thoughts L.A?