Shock: Pope Francis Appoints Pro-Abortionist Member of Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Shock: Pope Francis Appoints Pro-Abortionist Member of Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis appointed prominent abortion advocate and supporter of the United Nations’ climate change-oriented policies Jeffrey Sachs as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in a move that has drawn significant criticism from concerned Catholics.

Announced October 25, the Vatican described Sachs, having been a regular visiting figure at the Academy for some time, as a “distinguished” professor while highlighting his work in “sustainable development” but avoiding any mention of his support for abortion.

The appointment prompted numerous Catholics to protest, with Bishop Joseph Strickland calling for the Pope to clarify his actions, and Restoring the Faith Media telling LifeSiteNews that Sachs’ “‘expertise’ is reduction of the global human population, an aspiration which squares perfectly with the naturalist worldview driving the radical, superstitious COVID agenda.”

Pro-abortion globalist a regular figure in Vatican halls

Sachs was behind the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development goals, and is an architect of the pro-abortion and pro-LGBT Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Click here to read more…

Editor writes…

It’s not good enough for one bishop here or there to comment with concern about Francis’s shocking words and actions.  This pope needs to be told, in no uncertain terms, that he must stop attacking the Faith and Morals – he’s an absolute disgrace.  He’s so ignorant of the Faith that he probably doesn’t even know that a pope cannot be deposed, so maybe his concerned episcopal colleagues could use language carefully (and economically) to give him the impression that he’s about to be booted out of office.  He just might fall for it; after all, he’s fallen for every other nonsense in the book – man-made climate change for starters. Or maybe those same episcopal colleagues could scour the history books, Canon Law, whatever, to find a loophole that would, in fact, see him booted out of office.  One hopes and one prays…

Comments (34)

  • Laura

    Pope Francis is beyond the pale. I do agree with the idea of thoroughly searching the history books and canon law to see if he can be gotten rid of but I guess if that was possible, it would have been done by now.

    I read the Lifesitenews report really quickly and this jumped out at me, because I’d seen this in the LifeSite headlines last week. One commentator says: “Last week, Francis told pharmacists that they must not become accessories to the homicide of abortion, but this week appoints to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences one of the world’s leading proponents of abortion as a tool of population control,”

    He’s causing confusion all over the place, on every imaginable subject. He’s the worst pope in history, so far, just let’s pray there’s not worse to come!

    October 26, 2021 at 2:41 pm
  • Athanasius

    Jeffrey Sachs is not even Christian, he’s Jewish, and, as is well documented, a majority of Jews are inclined towards Socialist ideology (which is why Communism’s theoreticians, financiers and leaders are exclusively Jewish).

    Sachs himself, though he may try to deny the fact, is a Communist at heart. Here’s just one proof of that, though his population control and climate change policies render conclusive proof: “…During a January 2021 interview, despite the interviewer’s repeated prompting, Sachs evaded questions about China’s repression of the Uyghurs by alluding to “huge human rights abuses committed by the U.S.” Subsequently, 19 advocacy and rights groups jointly wrote a letter to Columbia University questioning Sachs’ comments.The letter’s signatories wrote that Sachs took the same stance as China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a digression to the history of U.S. rights violations as a way to avoid discussions of China’s mistreatment of Uyghurs. The rights groups went on to say that Sachs “betrayed his institution’s mission” by trivializing the perspective of those who were oppressed by the Chinese government.Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief at The Globalist, and J.D. Bindenagel, a writer, wrote that Sachs is actively promoting “a classic Communist propaganda ploy”…”

    That a Successor of St. Peter would employ such a man in any capacity in the Catholic Church speaks volumes about that Pope’s beliefs. Francis is now evidently not Catholic in his mindset, he’s a cultural Marxist. Who could ever have imagined such a man sitting in the Chair of Peter! This is the Third Secret of Fatima unfolding before our very eyes.

    October 26, 2021 at 2:48 pm
  • westminsterfly

    Look at that picture. The Pope’s expression. You only ever see him with that devious grin on his face when he’s with globalists / pro-aborts / atheists / communists / LGBT – dissenters of any and every stripe, you name it. For anyone who tends towards orthodoxy there are only scowls. He appears to rejoice in error and hate truth. Apparently, according to this report, even some liberals are getting fed up with him now (although maybe not for the right reasons . . .)

    October 26, 2021 at 3:55 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers

    Does this really surprise any of us on Here ,who now know that Horror Bergoglio is not nor probably ever has been a Catholic. He and Sachs are cut from the same cloth ,and as WF says Bergoglio Always has that Stupid Grin on His Face ,when He’s meeting and giving Audiences with Globalists Etc Etc . Never when He’s giving an Audience to Faithful Catholics.
    On second thought Bergoglio doesn’t Give Audiences with Faithful Catholics. Also as WF says even some of the So Called Libs are getting Fed up with Bergoglio.

    Question to put out there . What will this Horrible Man who Dresses up as a Pope every day
    Do next. Well Halloween is coming up ????

    October 26, 2021 at 4:20 pm
  • graeme taylor

    When Saul was persecuting the Church, the faithful entreated Our Lord and He threw him from his horse and blinded him, this was the beginning of the making of St Paul.
    We need to entreat Our Lord to grant Pope Francis a Pauline Conversion before his forthcoming death.g

    October 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm
    • editor


      An excellent idea. Done, if not dusted, in the Catholic Truth office!

      October 26, 2021 at 4:56 pm
    • Athanasius

      Sadly, Graham, because the Conciliar Popes have categorically rejected Our Lady of Fatima’s request for the consecration of Russia, the very opposite has happened to them as happened with St. Paul, by which I mean they have gone from faith to blindness and from building up the Church to destroying it. I suppose we still have to pray for this Pope, even though it does look more and more like he is actively and deliberately trying to destroy the Church, for such is our duty in charity. We can’t read or judge his soul, but my goodness we can see what his words and actions represent, and it’s not the spirit of Our Lord.

      October 26, 2021 at 5:28 pm
  • editor

    N O T I C E . . .

    Janice’s husband asks if I would post the following (final) update…

    Janice and the twins continue to do well. Many thanks for all the prayers. Neither of us are vaccinated and we do not regret that decision. No health benefit could ever justify using an abortion tainted vaccine. Neither do we believe the government has the right to take away our God given freedom.

    I’m sure we’re all pleased to learn this good news and will keep this family in our prayers.

    October 26, 2021 at 4:55 pm
  • Lily

    I just cannot believe this pope. He is truly the worse imaginable person to be sitting in the chair of Peter at any time but especially at this crucial point in history.

    Yes, let’s pray for a Pauline conversion. St Francis doesn’t seem to be cutting it, LOL!

    October 26, 2021 at 4:59 pm
  • RCAVictor


    I hope the “shock” in your headline was tongue-in-cheek. There is nothing shocking about this appointment, when you consider who made it. What would be shocking is if he appointed Cardinal Burke instead…..

    October 26, 2021 at 10:57 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      I knew someone would say that … But don’t you recall my many exhortations never to lose the sense of “shock” – be surprised at nothing this pope does, but shocked at (it seems) everything.

      While on the subject – a question. Why does lightning shock people? Answer: Because it doesn’t know how to conduct itself.

      You have to laugh!”

      October 26, 2021 at 11:23 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Don’t worry, my sensus fidelium is still shocked – or maybe disgusted would be more accurate – but my intellect has reached numbness.

        October 27, 2021 at 3:28 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        Your intellect is anything but numb. Unlike our Dear Leader. I was reading somewhere that while real intellectuals think that the earth revolves around the sun, Nicola Sturgeon think it revolves around Scotland – at least the parts that voted for independence in 2014 😀

        October 27, 2021 at 8:01 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        Tell you what truly shocked me earlier this evening: I tuned into GB News in the middle of (or at least it had already started) a discussion about the UK Budget, and the restoration of foreign aid. Mark Dolan, GB News presenter, was hosting the conversation between a former Brexit Party MP and (drum roll) Jeffrey Sachs. Unless I’d witnessed it myself, I could not have imagined the arrogance of Sachs. Utter and undisguised arrogance. He more or less said we should all eat cake, in order to keep feeding money to the “needy” overseas. The former MP was well able for him, pointing out that the “aid” went into the pockets of dictators to enable them to live their lavish lifestyles. What a nasty man, is Jeffrey Sachs.

        I tried to find the clip just now but I’m guessing that because Mark Dolan’s show is still “live” there won’t be any clips available until tomorrow at which time I will search out the relevant segment, entitled The Clash, and post it here. I can’t find the words to say how utterly callous and arrogant is Jeffrey Sachs. A snake.

        Allow me to add that the fact that Pope Francis presumably doesn’t see this man’s deviousness and patent arrogance, speaks volumes about his (Francis’) spiritual blindness and lack of a moral sense. And I don’t mean a Catholic moral sense, I mean any kind of moral sense.

        October 28, 2021 at 11:28 pm
  • editor

    I have just received an email from Lionel (Paris) our some-time (French) blogger -. More shocking stuff. Although not strictly on the “Jeffrey Sachs/Pope” topic, it is relevant… I think it fits better on this thread than the vaccine thread… I clicked “translate to English” but you may have to do that again, I’m not sure.

    October 27, 2021 at 9:31 am
    • westminsterfly

      Appalling, but not surprising.

      October 27, 2021 at 10:20 am
    • Athanasius


      This further demonstrates the evil that has penetrated into the highest places in the Vatican. The devil is having a field day right now!

      October 27, 2021 at 11:18 am
      • editor


        He certainly IS having a field day in Canada, that’s for sure. Read this and be ready to catch your jaw…

        Juxtapose the above report of the idiot and faithless bishop with the Protestant (Polish) pastor who has been abused by the Canadian legal system, big time, for daring to keep his church open during lockdown and then refusing to obey unlawful orders. Hence, unjustly charged with contempt of court and narrowly missed imprisonment – this time. Nobody needs a vaccine passport to enter his church!

        I was so outraged on reading the above CWR report on this that I was tempted to post it as a separate thread but I’m not long home from being out 😀 and since this thread isn’t exactly bursting at the seams, I thought I’d give myself a break because, as you know, I’m often heard saying “gimme a break!”

        Seriously, how that bishop can even begin to consider himself a Christian, let alone a bishop of the Catholic Church, beats me. I’d call him an apostate (among other things) but what do the rest of you think?

        October 27, 2021 at 7:56 pm
      • Athanasius

        I followed the link and read that article. I was so outraged by it that I emailed the following letter to the Archdiocessan secretary to Bishop Daniels. It’s late and I have a busy day at work tomorrow so it’s not perfect, but I think it conveys the essential truths Bishop Daniels is obviously blind to.

        October 28, 2021

        Dear Ms. Howse

        It is very difficult for a Catholic with a supernatural sense of the faith to comprehend the enormity of the crime against God committed by clergy who value the health of the mortal body above that of the immortal soul, as is the tragic case with your Bishop, Robert Daniels.

        I read today with incredulity of Bishop Daniels’ state-compliant mandate that all faithful aged 12 years and above must be COVID vaccinated if they wish to continue to attend Mass and receive the Sacraments. Never in the history of our holy religion has such a diabolical declaration been issued by a shepherd of souls, not even in times of the worst deadly plagues against which COVID-19 does not remotely compare.

        If Bishop Daniels took the time to research official sources on this virus he would soon realise that the global mortality rate is relatively low (around 0.02%) – it has never represented a truly serious threat to humanity!

        The official global death count attributed to COVID stands now at 4.6 million people from a world population of 8 billion souls. It is also an established fact that a majority of those deaths have been of elderly people with pre-existing serious health conditions.

        Compare this with the more than 100 million previously-healthy people of all ages who died at the turn of the 20th century from Spanish Flu and you will begin, hopefully, to realise the devious nature of the COVID narrative and the eradication of human rights and freedoms in its name.

        Also, virtually no children have died of COVID. Contrarily, a sizeable number of young people have died or suffered serious injury from complications arising from these experimental gene therapies – falsely called “vaccines” – which were created and/or tested using the stem cell lines of murdered babies.

        In the European Union alone, ‘Eudravigilance’, the EU monitor for adverse drug reactions, records 27,000 vaccine-related deaths and more than 2.6 million vaccine-related injuries, many of which are life altering. In Scotland, my home country, the public health system records 5520 vaccine-associated deaths between December 2020 and June 2021. Over the same period it reports only 3,800 deaths within 28 days of testing positive for COVID.

        This means that like Israel, Taiwan and some other nations, Scotland is now demonstrating higher death rates from the vaccines than from the virus. Furthermore, it is now well established that the vaccinations DO NOT prevent COVID re-infection, nor do they prevent viral spread.

        I only quote these few examples, of which there are many others, to show how utterly blind your bishop is to the facts, but it’s really his spiritual blindness which is of the greatest concern.

        As you will doubtless be aware, Our Blessed Lord cured all manner of sick and lame people during His mission on this earth, including lepers. There is not a single example in the Gospels of anyone being hindered from approaching Him on health grounds, or under any other worldly pretext.

        What this demonstrates is that your bishop, by his evil edict, shows himself to be in the service of the spirit of this world rather than in that of Our Saviour. This is quite evident by his ready compliance with the diktats of inferior earthly authorities who have no business interfering in the superior supernatural mission of the Church.

        To actively deprive any soul of the graces of the Mass and the Sacraments, which are essential to their sanctification and eternal salvation, on the grounds bodily health concerns is, tragically, a sign that Bishop Daniels may have lost the Catholic Faith. His further insistence on child vaccination is just unconscionable.

        I would very much appreciate your showing this letter to Bishop Daniels in the hope that he will see the very great evil he is presently perpetrating against the souls over which Our Lord has placed him as shepherd. Every priest and lay person with even a modicum of the Catholic faith left in them has a duty to resist this wicked edict, which is certainly not of God.

        Please also encourage others to pray for Bishop Daniels, for he is at present in the greatest danger of losing his own immortal soul.

        Here are two links to the wise and holy counsel of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano and Bishop Athanasius Schneider in the matter of COVID and the forced vaccination programme. These two faithful prelates leave us in no doubt about the evil presently unfolding in our nations and within the Church.

        Sincerely in Jesus & Mary

        October 28, 2021 at 1:46 am
      • Michaela


        That letter is just spectacular. If that doesn’t pull that bishop up short, nothing will.

        October 28, 2021 at 9:12 am
      • editor


        I can’t find a better word than Michaela’s “spectacular” – that is truly a first class epistle.

        I have to say, I’m in perpetual admiration of the way you doggedly keep writing to idiot priests, superiors and bishops. I consider them a truly lost cause. For the most part, I do what I can here, and shake the metaphorical dust thereafter – with very few exceptions. So, as they say south of the border, well done YOU!

        October 28, 2021 at 2:25 pm
      • Athanasius

        Editor & Michaela

        Thank you both for your kind support. I know it will probably not even dent this Bishop Daniels, who clearly has no Catholic Faith, but it may just niggle at his Secretary and she might sho it to some priests. God alone knows if these letters do any good, but at least my conscience is clear as regards my Confirmation duty to write them. On the surface, though, it seems that every letter I have written to priests and prelates has generally fallen on deaf ears, including the superiors of the SSPX who, like their Modernist confreres, also fail in even basic human courtesy to respond to concerns raised. Sad, but such is the age of pride we live in.

        October 28, 2021 at 3:23 pm
      • westminsterfly

        It was ever thus. I’ve written many letters in my time and received few replies. It’s the bog-standard modernist response to dealing with anything they can’t answer, because they know you’re right. Cdl Nichols is a master at it. When people wrote to him about the notorious Soho Masses, if the letter showed that the person had no real evidence of dissent, but had just read about them and wanted to register concern, he wrote a short letter back (and I saw some of these letters) saying that all was well, reports had been greatly exaggerated, Church teaching was always observed, etc, etc. When you wrote to him (as I did) giving 100% incontrovertible hard evidence of dissent being promoted at these Masses – silence. What can you say?

        October 28, 2021 at 4:16 pm
      • Athanasius


        If only they understood that by silence they’re heaping coals of fire upon their own heads – apparently blinded by clerical pride to the damage their scandalous disdain has on souls. I have no idea how or when this Pharisaical spirit got into the seminaries but it’s been like a disease in the ranks of the clergy for decades. There’s very little “Learn of Me, for I am meek and humble of heart” in the agenda of religious superiors today. It’s all pray, pay and obey.

        October 28, 2021 at 7:46 pm
    • RCAVictor

      I wonder if Francis himself is vaccinated, or if he considers himself exempt like the rest of the “elites.”

      October 27, 2021 at 3:32 pm
      • Athanasius


        He’s certainly vaccinated against Tradition – never known a Pope to be so antibody in his view of Sacred Tradition as a disease to be extinguished!

        October 27, 2021 at 3:48 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Well allegedly both Francis and Benedict have been: But I say, allegedly. It could just be propaganda. It is the Vatican News website, after all.

        October 27, 2021 at 3:54 pm
  • editor


    Yes, it could well be propaganda. My first instinct with anything coming out of the Vatican is exactly the same as anything come from the BBC – yeah right!

    October 27, 2021 at 7:57 pm
    • westminsterfly

      Both have been triple-jabbed apparently!

      October 28, 2021 at 10:01 am
      • editor


        Sheer madness. As is this incredible report here…

        The Devil must be in a permanent state of hollow laughter…

        October 28, 2021 at 2:24 pm
  • westminsterfly

    I know, I saw that. Treating deceased humans as sewage. Disgusting. These people are sick in the head. They’re trying to start it in the UK: but the only objection is environmental pollution, it would seem. Sorry about the long link! This is why it is imperative – especially if your family are not Catholic, or not practising, that you make crystal clear in your Last Will and Testament that you want a traditional Requiem Mass and Burial. The LMS do a free pdf booklet that you can leave with your executors/solicitors/family members: I urge people to complete one. I already have and deposited it with the parish I attend and my solicitors/executors.

    October 28, 2021 at 4:06 pm
  • editor

    Incredible – read this from the Catholic Parliamentary Office (Scotland) – Facebook…

    Pope Francis will deliver “Thought for the Day” on BBC Radio 4 at 7.45am on Friday 29th October”

    Embarrassment, with bells on.

    Here’s the only comment below (spoof) very likely to be removed…

    James Gallagher

    “Do what Greta says. (Saves me repeating it.) And you Rosary-twitchers, don’t be counting your prayers. And don’t be rigid. Be flexible, like me. And humble, like me, and ….ad nauseam…”

    Thank you, James!

    October 28, 2021 at 11:23 pm
    • editor

      I’ve just listened to Francis’ Thought for the day – it’s available to hear for the next 29 days.

      Utterly, and unimaginably, horrendous. He speaks about social, humanitarian and ethical crises, denounces borders and his mention of the “spiritual” is only to downplay the importance of religion. God is only mentioned in the context of “creation”… “God’s creation”. Well, I think most atheists and humanists will overlook that wee irritation given the rest of his purely pagan talk.

      It’s simply more confirmation of what we already know, that this pope is about as Catholic as Sadiq Khan… or Greta Thunberg.

      October 29, 2021 at 9:45 am
  • Theresa Rose

    From the Remnant Newspaper comes this article that Pope Francis is owned by the New World Order. Yes that and being pro abortion.

    October 29, 2021 at 7:04 am

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