The Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr. Adolfo Nicholas, in an interview issued a blistering criticism of the Obama Administration regarding Syria. The whole text is on the site of Vatican Radio.
Here is the summary with my emphases:
The Jesuit General has accused the United States and France of an “abuse of power”, in considering military action in Syria and says the Jesuits fully support Pope Francis’ call for a day of prayer and fasting in support of peace this Saturday.
While he says he would not normally comment on international or political situations, [!] Father General Adolfo Nicolás SJ says the current circumstances mean he cannot keep silent, stating: “I cannot understand who gave the United States or France the right to act against a country in a way that will certainly increase the suffering of the citizens of that country, who, by the way, have already suffered beyond measure.”
Fr Nicolás outlines three fundamental problems. Firstly, an abuse of power which, he says, would be like “the big boy of the neighbourhood” abusing, harassing and bullying the weaker members of the community. Secondly, he expresses concern about the lack of concrete information about the use of chemical weapons in Syria. And he highlights in particular the impact that any military action by the US and France would have upon “the ordinary innocent and poor people” of Syria.
Here’s my question for Fr. Nicholas, SJ.
If it’s suddenly okay to weigh in and denounce the Obama Administration on a matter of geo-politics, where have you been when it comes to the Pres. Obama’s promotion of abortion and a culture of death? HMMMM?!?
Obama and SYRIA: high dudgeon and smug indignation.
Obama and ABORTION: … NOTHING.
There’s a lack of “concrete information” about the use of chemical weapons in Syria?
Father Nicholas, there’s NO LACK of concrete information on the number of abortions.
There is NO LACK of concrete information about other evils that the Obama Administration is promoting.
Where have you and your Jesuits been? The biggest religious order in the Catholic Church, are you?
Harassing and bullying someone who is weak?
WHERE ARE YOU GUYS?
Suffering without measure in Syria?
THAT’s what drives you to break your silence in the press?