Skip to comments.Catholic Associations Call for Fossil Fuels Divestment
Posted on 12/21/2022 6:33:26 PM PST by marshmallow
The Laudato Si’ Movement, together with Italian Catholic Action and other Catholic national realities, launch an appeal for “an economy of peace” as a sign of closeness to the people of Ukraine.
“Rise up quickly” (Acts 12:7). Inspired by Pope Francis’ exhortation at the last Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, several Catholic associations, including the Laudato si’ movement and Italian Catholic Action, called other Catholic national realities to work toward sustainability and a “greener” future.
“This year,” a press release reads, “place your commitment to divest from fossil fuels as a sign that you have ‘divested’ from your investments in an extractive and plunder economy whose geopolitical interests are causing conflicts around the world and particularly in Ukraine.”
The appeal pointed to the process of “ecological conversion” that the Italian Church is living, playing its role in “changing course toward an economy of peace.” This is possible by encouraging communities “to pray and contemplate the gift of Creation” and embracing “sober personal and community lifestyles.”
Time is short
The communiqué touched on Pope Francis’ words related to the theme of energy transition. “Time is running out! Deliberations must go beyond a mere exploration of what can be done and concentrate on what needs to be done, starting today. We do not have the luxury of waiting for others to step forward or prioritizing short-term economic benefits.”
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Stay in your lane, Padre!
We grow rice (mainly organic) here in the Philippines.
Never mind that we need cheap diesel to run farm machinery, ship food to the market, and fossil fuel to make fertilizer (the price of which has tripled in the last year or two).
Translation: the price of rice will be so high that the poor in the city won't be able to afford it.
and the price of transportation for those commuting to work will go up too. Cooking with LPG (Propane) will become more expensive, meaning deforestation to get wood will be the result.
The good news is that the locals except for the elites in Manila etc. don't listen to the bishops, and the bad news is that the young are converting to Protestantism, where they can hear sermons on Jesus and not the environment.
Time is running out! There is panic in Heaven!
Perhaps it is good news; cf. Romans 11:13-14 (it might work for Catholics too, I'd be happy for the Catholic Church to come back to Jesus first and last)
“the bad news is that the young are converting to Protestantism, where they can hear sermons on Jesus and not the environment.”
Hearing sermons on Jesus is bad news... how?
The same Church that put people to death for suggesting Earth wasn’t the center of the Universe.
LAUDATO SI “movement” ?? This is just silly.
Yank their tax exempt status!
The problem is that many of these churches are prosperity gospel or churches that have entertaining services that resemble happy concerts instead of prayer.
Sometimes those who confront tragedy find they can't be happy all the time as their charismatic church seems to insist, so they end up rejecting any religion.
we are in a rural area and I have heard only one sermon on the environment, probably because most of those attending the early mass that I attend are workers in the Palenke or are tricycle drivers or work as domestic helpers. In other words, the poor. The protestants tend to be middle class.
“Hearing about Jesus is good, but here I was being sarcastic”
Oh. Good! LOL! I should’ve recognized it — obtuse sometimes.
“The problem is that many of these churches are prosperity gospel or churches that have entertaining services that resemble happy concerts instead of prayer.”
Right. Don’t even get me started on THAT subject! I’ve never been to one in to the prosperity gospel travesty, but we’ve walked out of churches, mid-service, because of the music.
Like I told one preacher when he called, if I want to see a floor show, there’s a flight to Vegas every day. (That’s the last time I ever filled out a Visitor’s Card before the service. Nobody needs to know my phone number.)
And that’s in TN. We had no idea it would be hard to find a good church here in the buckle of the Bible Belt.
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