Breitbart: Pope Francis has conferred the title of “Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great” on Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch politician and vocal agitator for abortion rights.
Last year, Ploumen founded a pro-abortion organization called She Decides, which offers funding and support for international NGOs that provide, facilitate or campaign for abortion.
During the investiture ceremony, the prelate sponsoring the candidate recites a formula noting that membership in the Pontifical Order of St Gregory the Great “is conferred as a reward for services to the Holy See and the Church on gentlemen/ladies of proved loyalty who must maintain unswerving fidelity to God, the Supreme Pontiff, the Holy See and the Church.”
“Becoming a Knight/Dame does not merely mean receiving a title of honour—even though it is well deserved—but fighting evil, promoting good and defending the weak and oppressed against injustice,” the rite continues.
The approval of candidates for this high honor must be given by the pope himself. more …
Opinion: Pay no attention to the man behind the screen …
… which in this case means – in no way is this award connected to the fact that Lilianne Ploumen is a rabid promoter of abortion, no no no. The holy see, or Magisterium of the Supreme Pontiffs (from Pope Leo XIII to Pope Francis), is bestowing this medal because of undefined unswerving loyalty to Pope Francis, and Ploumen’s role in the diplomatic practice of the exchange of honors between delegations in June 2017 during the visit of the Dutch Royals to the Holy Father.
Whew, I am sure glad Francis had a good reason to overlook promoting the murder of unborn children!
And there is more…
According to the National Catholic Register, abortion is just one area where Ploumen’s public advocacy departs from Catholic moral teaching. Mrs. Ploumen is also a radical supporter of homosexual rights, and in 2010, “urged homosexuals to disrupt Mass in a Dutch cathedral after an openly homosexual man was denied Holy Communion”.
Pope Francis, the right man for the job opening posted in Revelation 13:11-12.