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Dutch Abortion Activist claims “Pope” Francis bestowed Pontifical Honor upon her

[UPDATES 15-JAN-2018: Vatican Attempt at Damage ControlVATICAN CONFIRMSPloumen claims Francis’ Award is Confirmation of her WorkReport by Catholic Herald / Flashback 2015: Ploumen’s private audience with Francis]

News is breaking in Novus Ordo Land that the Dutch politician and extreme abortion activist Elisabeth Maria Josepha “Lilianne” Ploumen has been made a knight in the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great by “Pope” Francis. Michael Hichborn of the conservative Novus Ordo organization Lepanto Institute reports:

On January 12, reports began surfacing on Twitter that Lilianne Ploumen, former Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Netherlands, was honored by Pope Francis with the title of Commander in the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great.  The Lepanto Institute was able to confirm from a December 22, 2017 Dutch radio broadcast that Ploumen indeed received the honor.  In a brief video clip promoting the broadcast, Ploumen displays the medal while saying that she received it from the Pope.

As the news is just breaking, there is not a lot of other online material on this yet. The report posted by the Lepanto Institute, however, is substantial and contains plenty of links. Be sure to read it in full:

In a video made public by Dutch media, Ploumen proudly shows off the honorary medal she says she received from the Vatican, from the “Pope”:

“To say that Lilianne Ploumen is ‘pro-abortion’ is an extreme understatement and doesn’t even come close to the scandalous reality of her activism”, Hichborn writes, and continues:

In January of last year, after US President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, Ploumen launched a new NGO called She Decides to provide mass amounts of funds to organizations that would no longer receive funds from the US government. The Mexico City Policy automatically denies US funding for international organizations which perform or promote abortion.

By July of 2017, Ploumen’s program had raised over $300 million.

Ironically, just a few days ago, Ploumen was awarded the Machiavelli Prize “for her campaign for the safe abortion fund SheDecides.” The article on the award indicates that “The Machiavelli prize is awarded to a person or organization which the jury considers has excelled in public communication. In particular, the jury praised the speed at which She Decides was set up and went global.”

And there is more, as the Lepanto report shows — but you get the idea.

Although we do not yet have confirmation from the Vatican on this, unless this politician is lying through her teeth and produced a fake medal with which to deceive the masses for a few hours, we can assume that the report is correct: The “Pope” has struck again and honored yet another abortion extremist while he pays lipservice to the Gospel.

With Francis, this follows a pattern that is only too familiar by now. He routinely honors, welcomes, greets, and hobnobs with public sinners, the kind with whom Sacred Scripture tells us not even so much as to eat: “But now I have written to you, not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or a server of idols, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner: with such a one, not so much as to eat” (1 Cor 5:11). Yes, Christ ate with sinners, but He called them to repentance, something Francis never does. Instead, he ignores their grave public sins and pretends all is well. The following picture is a good example:

Now it is clear that Francis did not honor Ploumen for her abortion or LGBT support but for something else. Who knows what else she did — maybe she helped build a soup kitchen for migrants or spoke up for educating the poor or something. But that is hardly the point. Someone who is as wicked as she is cannot receive “papal” honor. Would you honor an abortionist because he’s donated to autism awareness?

But with Francis, this kind of thing happens routinely. Recall but the following:

You get the drift.

As this news about Francis’ honoring of yet another abortion activist makes its way through cyberspace, countless Novus Ordo bloggers and journalists will be outraged, and rightly so (not Mark Shea, of course, but that’s another subject). Once again, however, we see that Novus Ordo outrage tends to be rather selective: Only when the subject matter has to do with sexuality — sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments — do we find the conservative “Catholic” internet community up in arms, denouncing Francis, writing open letters, asking people to sign petitions, etc. Yet, as evil as crimes like abortion, fornication, adultery, and sodomy are, we must never forget that heresy and blasphemy are so much worse, and in those two categories Francis has been even more active than in the others.

With all the attacks on God, on the Faith, and on the supernatural life of grace that Francis has perpetrated in the last (almost) five years, where has the outrage been?