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  • Pope mourns melted Iceland glacier… the nation which aborts almost 100% of babies with Down syndrome

    08/20/2019 6:57:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 19, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Pope Francis mourns melted Iceland glacier… the nation which aborts almost 100% of babies with Down syndrome ICELAND, August 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Iceland, which aborts nearly 100 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome, has held a funeral for a glacier. The glacier, known as Okjökull or “Ok,” covered 6.2 square miles in 1890. However, by 2012, it had shrunk to less than 0.3 miles, and in 2014 Icelandic scientists decided it was no longer moving. An Icelandic geologist, Oddur Sigurðsson, told Agence France-Presse that “...We made the decision that this was no longer a living glacier, it was...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis’s Greatest Fear for the Planet: ‘Loss of Biodiversity’

    08/11/2019 6:01:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 10, 2019 | Thomas D. WIlliams
    Pope Francis’s Greatest Fear for the Planet: ‘Loss of Biodiversity’ ROME — Pope Francis displayed his solid ecological credentials this week, declaring that climate change is a “global emergency” and insisting that what he fears most is a loss of biodiversity. In a wide-ranging interview published by the Italian daily La Stampa Friday, Pope Francis said that the upcoming Vatican synod of bishops on the Amazon region will focus heavily on environmental issues.Asked why he convoked the synod, Francis said it is a “child” of his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si on care for creation. “Those who have not read it...
  • [Barf Alert] In interview, pope outlines Amazon synod, warns against nationalism

    08/10/2019 8:33:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Catholic Philly ^ | August 9, 2019 | Carol Glatz
    In interview, pope outlines Amazon synod, warns against nationalism Pope Francis greets Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 17, 2019. In a new interview on the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis praised the increased awareness and efforts among young people to seek action on climate change. VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is an “urgent” gathering, not of scientists and politicians, but for the church whose main focus in discussions will be evangelization, Pope Francis said in a new...
  • Francis: “I don’t separate Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants”

    08/09/2019 8:10:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 49 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 9, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Francis: “I don’t separate Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants” Pope Francis is happy that the former German war minister, Ursula von der Leyen, a pro-gay ideologist, is the new President of the European Commission, the EU’s main executive body."Women unite," Pope Francis told the Italian daily La Stampa (August 9). For him the main challenge for the EU is "dialogue," although he himself kills any form of dialogue in his own Church.Those who are critical of mass-immigration resemble according to Francis to "Hitler in 1934."Francis uses the pro-life expression "right to life" to propagate mass-immigration claiming [falsely] that illegal mass-immigrants into...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Barreto: A Surprise (perhaps) Now Explained

    07/26/2019 10:45:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    4Christum.blogspot ^ | July 24, 2019 | Julio Loredo de Izcue
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Barreto: A Surprise (perhaps) Now Explained The nomination as cardinal of the Most Rev. Pedro Barreto Jimeno, Archbishop of Huancayo, Peru, in May 2018, was a capital surprise. Some compared it to a small atomic bomb. Indeed, Peru has always had only one cardinal, that of the primatial see of Lima, the country’s capital, which thus became a point of reference for the Church at the national level. Other seats such as Arequipa, Trujillo and Cusco could have aspired to this honor, given their historical and cultural importance. With all due respect to its citizens, certainly not...
  • [Barf Alert] Climate should be 'a central priority' for US church, says Bishop McElroy

    07/23/2019 8:07:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | January 23, 2019 | Brian Roewe
    Climate should be 'a central priority' for US church, says Bishop McElroy Omaha, Neb. — During an advocacy-focused breakout session at last month's "Laudato Si' and the U.S. Catholic Church" conference, a room of 30 Catholics were asked to list organizations and people within the church they perceived as engaged on the issue of climate change. Visit National Catholic Reporter's Online Classifieds to learn about job opportunities, events, retreats and more. Almost every corner of the church — colleges, hospitals, women religious, Pope Francis, aid organizations, even bishops' conferences of other countries — was represented in the 20 or so...
  • The Vatican and UN Environment bring faith organizations together to “care for our common home”

    07/08/2019 1:59:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    UN Environment ^ | July 8, 2019 | unknown
    The Vatican and UN Environment bring faith organizations together to “care for our common home” The UN Environment Programme’s Faith for Earth Initiative, with its slogan "One earth, many religions, one goal", aims to tap into, and harness, the enormous goodwill and power of the world’s religious authorities and believers to make a positive difference to our global environment. July 2019 is the fourth anniversary of Laudato Si', the second encyclical of Pope Francis, specifically on the environment. In it, the Pope calls on all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action" against unsustainable practices. To...
  • Amazon Synod Working Document Criticized for Serving ‘Neo-Pagan Agenda’

    06/19/2019 12:43:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Edward Pentin ^ | June 19, 2019 | Edward Pentin
    [Catholic Caucus] Amazon Synod Working Document Criticized for Serving ‘Neo-Pagan Agenda’ Cardinal Lorenzo BaldisseriThe working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on the Amazon region represents a “total opening of the gates of the Magisterium to Indian theology and eco-theology” which includes “clearly pagan” and “pantheistic elements of belief,” a Chilean author has said.José Antonio Ureta of the Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute, part of the Tradition, Family and Property movement founded the eponymous Catholic thinker, said the new document opens the Church up to these two theologies which are “two Latin American derivatives of liberation theology.”Like liberation theology,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican’s Amazon Synod appears bent on agenda that borders on nature-worship…

    06/16/2019 5:25:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 13, 2019 | Steven Mosher
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican’s Amazon Synod appears bent on agenda that borders on nature-worship…where’s the Gospel? June 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — As we approach the 2019 Pan-Amazonian Synod, scheduled to be held in October, the organizers are becoming more and more open about their goals. In the name of learning from, and protecting, the tribal peoples of Amazonia, the synod appears bent on promoting a radical form of environmentalism that borders on nature-worship, not to mention romanticizing the hunter-gatherers themselves as Noble Savages. The indigenous peoples living in the Amazon Basin offer, according to the Preparatory Document, “a model of alternative,...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Pushes Progress on Sustainable Development

    06/09/2019 1:12:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Zenit ^ | June 9, 2019 | Jim Fair
    Pope Francis on June 8, 2019, urged more progress on sustainable development goals in an address to 2019 International Conference of the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation. “Your Conference this year has chosen to reflect on the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ and the call to a conversion of minds and hearts so that the development of an integral ecology can become ever more a priority internationally, nationally and indeed individually,” Pope Francis noted. “In the four years since the publication of the Encyclical, there have certainly been signs of increased awareness of the need to care for our common home....
  • As Amazon Synod approaches, Vatican’s claims about environment deserve scrutiny

    06/03/2019 8:12:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 30, 2019 | Steven Mosher
    As Amazon Synod approaches, Vatican’s claims about environment deserve scrutiny Editor’s Note: Steve Mosher has written a two-part series on the upcoming Amazonian Synod. Part I, below, addresses certain scientific claims about the Amazon made by the synod organizers, chiefly Cardinal Barreto. Part II will address the cardinal’s new proposals — purportedly based on lessons learned from the indigenous peoples of the Amazon — on how the Church can achieve gender equality, alleviate the priest shortage, and use environmentally appropriate matter in the celebration of the Eucharist. May 30, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Preparations are in full swing for the Special...
  • [Barf Alert] Vatican Cardinal: Time to Stage an ‘Intervention’ to Stop Climate Change

    05/26/2019 11:21:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2019 | Thomas D. Williams
    [Barf Alert] Vatican Cardinal: Time to Stage an ‘Intervention’ to Stop Climate Change A top Vatican cardinal is urging nations to put an end to the “fossil fuel era” and to stage an “intervention” against climate change. In a dramatic message to the “scientific community” Friday, Cardinal Peter Turkson, the head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, said that the world is undergoing a veritable “climate crisis, caused by man’s interference in nature.”
  • The Pope as Politician; The Politician as Pope

    05/25/2019 1:44:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The Fatima Center ^ | May 22, 2019 | Ed Faust
    The Pope as Politician; The Politician as Pope A striking role reversal is taking place in the public domain: politicians want to talk about morals and moral leaders want to talk about politics.We have Pope Francis recently saying that nation states must yield their sovereignty to “intergovernmental institutions that manage their common interests.” And a homosexual politician who aspires to lead America proclaims that committing sodomy with a man he calls his “husband” has “moved me closer to God.”The Pope has identified “climate change” as a threat to the “common good” and declared himself convinced of this by having examined...
  • [Barf Alert} Listen to young climate strikers-Vatican

    05/24/2019 5:00:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    ANSA ^ | May 24, 2019 | ANSA
    [Barf Alert] Listen to young climate strikers-Vatican (ANSA) - Vatican City, May 24 - The Vatican on Friday called on international leaders to listen to the young people in Italy and around the world who staged the latest in a a series of school strikes on Friday calling for action to address the climate crisis. "We need to appeal to political leaders to be far more courageous and to listen to the dramatic cry raised by the scientific community and the climate youth movement," said Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, the prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development....
  • [Barf Alert]Pope Urges Young People to Hear the ‘Anguished Plea of the Earth’

    05/12/2019 6:35:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 11, 2019 | Thomas D. Williams
    Pope Urges Youth to Hear the ‘Anguished Plea of the Earth’ In a letter to young business people for an upcoming event titled “Economy of Francesco,” named for Saint Francis of Assisi, the pope declared that “the safeguarding of the environment cannot be divorced from ensuring justice for the poor and finding answers to the structural problems of the global economy.”“We need to correct models of growth incapable of guaranteeing respect for the environment,” he said.Saint Francis is a worthy model to follow, the pope said, because he is “the outstanding example of care for the vulnerable and of an...
  • Pope Francis calls for new ‘supranational’ authorities to enforce UN goals

    05/03/2019 5:27:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 56 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 2, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Pope Francis calls for new ‘supranational’ authorities to enforce UN goals ROME, May 2, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis made a strong push for globalism on Thursday, calling for a supranational, legally constituted body to enforce United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and implement “climate change” policies.  Speaking to members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, the Pope said: “When a supranational common good is clearly identified, there is need for a special legally constituted authority capable of facilitating its implementation.”  “Think of the great contemporary challenges of climate change, new slavery and peace,” he told members of the Pontifical Academy,...
  • Pope Francis: 'The common good has become global'

    05/02/2019 3:17:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 52 replies
    Catholic.org ^ | May 2, 2019 | CNA/EWTN
    Pope Francis: 'The common good has become global' Pope Francis called on nations to work toward a global common good Thursday, particularly in confronting climate change, human trafficking, and nuclear threats. Vatican City, (CNA) - "In the current situation of globalization not only of the economy but also of technological and cultural exchanges, the nation state is no longer able to procure the common good of its population alone," Pope Francis told the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences May 2.
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis encourages Swedish teen to continue climate activism

    04/27/2019 7:52:56 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2019 | Lisa Bourne
    Pope Francis encourages Swedish teen to continue climate activism April 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis met briefly with Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg last week during his Wednesday audience and encouraged her to continue her organized school strikes that protest inaction on climate change. “Continue, continue,” Francis told her, according to the Associated Press. “Go on, go ahead.” “Thank you for standing up for the climate, for speaking the truth,” Thunberg told Francis, the report said. “It means a lot.” Thunberg was seated in the VIP section for the audience, and when Francis approached her toward the end...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Appropriating Catholic Social Teaching for Partisan Purposes

    04/24/2019 10:48:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | April 24, 2019 | Randall Smith
    [Catholic Caucus] Appropriating Catholic Social Teaching for Partisan Purposes Unfortunately, there are clerics who, contrary to the teachings and admonitions of their Church, make the mistake of too eagerly entering into the political arena, siding with the specific agenda of one party over another, which is something they should not do unless there is a clear violation of the natural law, as, for instance, in the case of slavery, or the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany, or the abortion of children.What the Church has said is that, in most cases, the job of the clergy is to set out...
  • France proclaims trees should have rights

    04/08/2019 6:42:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 8, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    France proclaims trees should have rights April 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – “A tree is a living organism whose average lifespan is far longer than that of a human being. It should be respected throughout its life and have the right to develop and to reproduce freely, from its birth to its natural death, whether it be a town tree or a country tree. A tree should be considered as a subject of law, including when laws regarding human property are involved.” This astonishing proclamation of rights is perhaps the most extreme manifestation of anti-speciesism to date, way beyond the demands...