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The Pope has called for a New International Order...same-same as New World Order....let us
hope it's not the same thing as George Bush, sr & jr have in mind...let us pray it's NOT!

-Caveat Lector-

Pope Calls For New World Order
Vatican City
January 2, 2004

Pope John Paul rang in the new year yesterday with a renewed call for peace in the Middle East and Africa and the creation of a new world order based on respect for the dignity of man and equality among nations.

The Pope presided over a morning Mass at St Peter's Basilica to mark the World Day of Peace, which the Catholic Church celebrates every January 1. He appeared in good form, delivering his homily in a strong and clear voice.

This year the Pope directed his thoughts to continuing conflicts around the globe.

But he stressed that to bring about peace, there needed to be a new respect for international law and the creation of a "new international order" based on the goals of the United Nations.

He lamented continuing violence between Israel and the Palestinians and offered prayers for his ambassador to Burundi, Archbishop Michael Courtney, who was killed this week.

This story was found at:  http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/01/01/1072908854712.html

"By the end of this decade we will live under the first One World Government that has ever existed in the society of nations...
...a government with ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY to decide the basic issues of human survival. One world government is inevitable."
-Pope John Paul II (from Malachi Martin's, The Keys of This Blood, 1990).
it is not 10.Jan.2004 23:16

a catholic

The Pope has been most out spoken against the bush policies, His new years day peace message was very strongly anti bush approach to the world order. He said words to the effect that "instead of using the force of law, some have been using the law of force" which he went on to condemn. Conservatives in the church worried immediately about offending bush but many of us were quite happy.

Spoken Like a well groomed cathoilc 11.Jan.2004 00:02

Sorry Charlie!

Globalism is Globalism no matter who says it.. If Santa Claus said it it would be Globalism... Just because you wear a pointy hat and the cross.. and drool everywhere does not mean your ideas are harmless

so sorry 11.Jan.2004 18:35

a catholic

you probably did not read the pope's message and I think the original poster did not either.
this pope is difficult for most lefty/ progressive catholics. we view him as a "domestic conservatice' but "social progressive" meaning that in issues of the home ( marriage/sex/women) he is ultra traditional/conservative --- however his views about the "world order" are progressive and make most traditionals very unhappy.
I thought I would respond even though I usually don't in matters of religion as many who read this site are so "progressive" it seems at times that they refuse to hear what lefty christians are saying ---

if you want to read it 11.Jan.2004 18:58

a catholic

i forgot to add the vatican link in case you were interested in reading the text.
go to: vatican.va and after clicking your language choice go to the focus area on Prayer for Peace. Next scroll down to the "Message for the 37th World Day of Peace." it is not terribly long.
the pope's words on immigrants and the need for justice are also interesting reading.
His age does show in some decisions and he is not long for this life. I hope his progressive world views are not thrown out with the next pope. even as I pray the next pope will be domestically progressive. you never know.

If his lips are moving... 11.Jan.2004 20:27

Eyes wide open...

The problem with Catholics is that believe the Pope's and the Vatican's lies and false prophecy. Do you really think that any organization that treated the child abuse scandal the way they did can be trusted? If they feel so little about the welfare of altar boys, what makes you think they can be trusted to tell the truth about anything?

If they can continue the Inquisition into modern times, profit from the holocaust, and manipulate world financial systems and politics, do you really still think they care enough about us little people to tell us the truth, yet?

One very good example of the Pope's lies and hypocrisy is to look at the vast wealth of the Vatican and Papacy. Yet they have the unmitigated gall to lecture us about the need to impove conditions for the poor and oppressed. When the Vatican renounces greed, arrogance, injustice and usury, I'll might entertain believing anything they say. Until then, only a fool would trust these evil scoundrels.

The Pope thinks we're all fools and that we can't think our way out of a simple character assessment. He thinks we don't understand that he's the biggest liar of all when he's surrounded by gold and jewels as he lectures others on helping the poor.

Nuff said...

A warm welcome 11.Jan.2004 22:23

red suspenders

We extend a warm welcome to all allies in the struggle for world survival in the face of the Bush Regime.

This certianly isn't the time to bash catholasism... A lot more people will listen to who the Pope says to vote for than any other single person. For his brilliant attack on the evil regime I'd even like to kiss his toes right now.

Time to put aside the selfish idealisim and save the world for real.