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  • Vatican Says Biden Presidency Can Play ‘Key Role’ in Paris Climate Deal

    12/03/2020 5:20:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 3, 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    Vatican Says Biden Presidency Can Play ‘Key Role’ in Paris Climate DealROME — The Vatican suggested Thursday a Biden presidency might inject new life into the stagnant Paris Climate Accord after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal in 2017.The Vatican COVID-19 Commission announced Thursday that it is organizing a webinar next week in preparation for a December 12 global climate summit to be co-hosted by the United Nations and the UK to mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement.In its preparatory document, the Vatican team lamented the lack of initiative and commitment around the Paris climate...
  • ‘Pope’s Encyclical is like Hindu Scriptures’

    11/22/2020 3:31:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 21, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    ‘Pope’s Encyclical is like Hindu Scriptures’Economy of Francesco features 'anti-science' demagogue Vandana Shiva ASSISI, Italy (ChurchMilitant.com) - A key speaker at Pope Francis' Assisi-based "Economy of Francesco" conference has compared the pontiff's 2015 eco-encyclical Laudato Sí to Hindu Vedic texts. Vandana Shiva at a "Global Catholic Climate Movement" event Dr. Vandana Shiva, who has been labeled a "pseudoscientist," said she felt she "was reading our [Hindu] Vedic texts, especially the Atharvaveda on our duty to have reverence for the Earth and all her beings" when she read Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Sí. In a Thursday interview with Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore...
  • African Catholic Climate Activists Warn Against Proposed Pipeline

    09/18/2020 5:26:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 9/12/20 | Frederick Nzwili
    NAIROBI, Kenya — As Catholic groups worldwide divest from fossil fuels, some priests, environmental conservationists and activists in East Africa are resisting an oil pipeline taking shape in their region. They say the proposed 896-mile East African Crude Oil Pipeline also threatens the livelihoods of local communities. “We are saying no to the pipeline. It is not good for the ecosystem. Our concern is that the many people would suffer in case of a spill or leak,” Capuchin Brother Benedict Ayodi, Global Catholic Climate Movement program manager for Africa, told Catholic News Service. “Our call is on the partners involved...
  • Gloom and Doom Francis: "We Are Running Out of Time"

    09/01/2020 10:07:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 1, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Gloom and Doom Francis: "We Are Running Out of Time" “Climate restoration” and combatting a “climate emergency” are for Francis of utmost importance, he writes in a September 1 message for a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Francis is full of gloom and doom, “We are running out of time” and “Creation is groaning.” He wants to “listen to the land” to hear “the voice of creation,” “We need to do everything in our capacity to limit global average temperature rise under the threshold of 1.5°C enshrined in the Paris Climate Agreement, for going beyond that...
  • Pope to take his post-pandemic pleas to global stage

    08/30/2020 7:28:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Catholci Herald ^ | August 29, 2020 | Cindy Wooden
    Pope to take his post-pandemic pleas to global stage VATICAN CITY -- When he addresses, via video message, the U.N. General Assembly Sept. 15, Pope Francis is expected to speak about using the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to rethink economic, political and environmental policies in a way that will benefit humanity and the earth. Since COVID-19 was officially recognized as a pandemic in early March, the pope has been urging individuals, organizations and governments to recognize the inequalities the pandemic has highlighted in economics and access to health care and education, as well as the ways current patterns of...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis discusses climate crisis with well-known Italian journalist

    08/03/2020 7:05:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    America Magazine ^ | August 2, 2020 | Gerard O'Connell
    [Barf Alert] Pope Francis discusses climate crisis with well-known Italian journalist Pope Francis discussed the grave ecological crisis facing humanity with the well-known Italian journalist, Eugenio Scalfari, co-founder of the influential Italian daily, La Repubblica, in an hour-long conversation on July 30, at Santa Marta, the Vatican guesthouse where Francis lives.The 96-year old Mr. Scalfari, an atheist, broke the news in an article on La Repubblica, Aug. 2, under the headline “Pope Francis and the modern society.” In it, he recalled that they have met many times over the years since Francis was elected pope on March 13, 2013 and...
  • [Barf Alert] Bishops’ CCHD Bankrolls Climate Change

    07/27/2020 5:57:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 27, 2020 | Paul Murano
    [Barf Alert] Bishops’ CCHD Bankrolls Climate Change Goal to implement 'Laudato Si' WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - The U.S. bishops' dubious charitable agency is funneling a half-million dollars to an activist group battling so-called climate change. (L to R) Bp. David O’Connell and Apb. Thomas Wenski The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced Wednesday that its domestic anti-poverty arm, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), had approved on June 9 a $500,000 grant to the Direct Action & Research Training Center (DART) for the purpose of supposedly overcoming climate change. Bishop David O'Connell, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and chairman of the CCHD subcommittee, declared this was...
  • [Barf Alert] US bishops' anti-poverty program puts Laudato Si' into action with $500,000 grant

    07/24/2020 5:02:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Nattional Catholic Reporter ^ | July 23, 2020 | Brian Roewe
    [Barf Alert] US bishops' anti-poverty program puts Laudato Si' into action with $500,000 grant The U.S. bishops' anti-poverty arm awarded a $500,000 grant to act on Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" by helping low-income communities in the South cope with and overcome the impacts of climate change. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, announced July 22 it had approved a $500,000 national grant to assist low-income people in the Southeast "to overcome the impacts and address the root causes of climate change"...
  • [Barf Alert] [Catholic) Bishops Tout ‘European Green Deal’ as Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

    05/29/2020 4:13:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    [Barf Alert] Bishops Tout ‘European Green Deal’ as Response to COVID-19 Pandemic ROME — The Catholic bishops of the European Union (COMECE) have endorsed the European Green Deal as an “underpinning strategy” for a continent-wide plan of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.“Ecological justice” must be at the core of Europe’s response to the pandemic, the bishops stated in a position paper Wednesday, because the coronavirus outbreak “has revealed both our dependence as well as our disastrous impact on a heavily fragile eco-system.”“A virus that causes a lung disease made us realise that we cannot live healthy on a sick and...
  • [Barf Alert] Special Year of Laudato Si' - Care For Our Common Home

    05/28/2020 8:01:26 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. ^ | May 27, 2020 | Fr. John Dakes
    [Barf Alert] Special Year of Laudato Si' - Care For Our Common Home Dear Friends, This past Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si’, his call for the care of the earth and the poor. As part of the anniversary our Holy Father announced a special Year of Laudato Si’, which will run through May 24, 2021.  It will be a year to reflect on the encyclical letter.  Announcing the year, he invited "all persons of goodwill to adhere to it, to take care of our common home and our more fragile brothers and sisters." As part of...
  • Stop Worrying, The Climate Has Always Changed!

    05/25/2020 10:35:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Christian Order ^ | December 2019 | RICCARDO CASCIOLI
    Stop Worrying, The Climate Has Always Changed! When it comes to climate change, even the Church acts like an atheist. December 2019 When it comes to climate change, even the Church acts like an atheist! The full second part of a series published in October by La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (The New Daily Compass). Original title. Our sub-heads.Stop Worrying, The Climate Has Always Changed! RICCARDO CASCIOLI Our investigation continues into how the incessant propaganda campaign on climate change has distorted the public’s perception of reality. The first victim of climate change is nature, or to be exact, what we think...
  • [Gag Alert] In the Year of “Laudato Si’” It’s Party Time for Everyone, Except for “My Lord”

    05/25/2020 10:17:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 25, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    [Gag Alert] In the Year of “Laudato Si’” It’s Party Time for Everyone, Except for “My Lord” In these times of global shortages, those who hold the purse strings in the Vatican - the Jesuit Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves and Cardinal Reinhard Marx, prefects respectively of the secretariat for the economy and of the council for the economy - have issued urgent calls to the heads of the curia to be “sober” and to “cut the costs of conferences, travel abroad, external consultancy.”But the celebrations for “Laudato Si’” are evidently an exception. Yesterday, Sunday May 24, the fifth birthday of...
  • [Barf Alert] HAPPY EARTH DAY! (Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si)

    04/25/2020 7:10:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Remnant Newpaper ^ | April 23, 2020 | Michael J. Matt
    [Barf Alert] HAPPY EARTH DAY! (Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si) Francis being amazing... again To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day yesterday, Pope Francis issued a weird sort of papal confession to Pachamama during one of his increasingly bizarre Wednesday Audiences: "We have sinned against the earth,” confessed His Holiness, prompting Christians around the world to lament: Wouldn’t it be great if Francis cared this much about aborted babies?Understandably, several news agencies rendered this as a kind of blasphemous play on the words of the Our Father: “Pope says nature will not forgive our trespasses.”   Speaking from...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis on Earth Day: We Have ‘Polluted and Despoiled’ the Planet

    04/22/2020 3:49:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Thomas D. Williams
    [Barf Alert] Pope Francis on Earth Day: We Have ‘Polluted and Despoiled’ the Planet ROME — Pope Francis issued a severe indictment Wednesday of humanity’s failure to care for the planet, as environmentalists commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Earth Day.”“Because of our selfishness we have failed in our responsibility to be guardians and stewards of the earth,” the pope said in his video-streamed General Audience. “We need only take a frank look at the facts to see that our common home is falling into serious disrepair.”“We have polluted and despoiled it, endangering our very lives,” the pontiff continued. “For this...
  • [Barf Alert] Vatican climate scientist says Church’s moral authority key to advancing global warming agenda

    02/25/2020 2:53:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 25, 2020 | Diane Montagna
    [Barf Alert] Vatican climate scientist says Church’s moral authority key to advancing global warming agenda Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan said he believes that the Catholic Church has a key role to play in leading a 'moral revolution' on climate change. Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan (second to Pope Francis's right). ROME, February 25, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis’s Global Education Pact is a golden opportunity to use the moral authority of the Catholic Church to institute “cradle to grave climate literacy” for children as young as pre-kindergarten, a prominent member of the Vatican’s Academy of Sciences has said.  Speaking at a Vatican...
  • Are the Holy See and the United Nations Too Close for Comfort?

    02/04/2020 8:44:13 AM PST · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Are the Holy See and the United Nations Too Close for Comfort? NEWS ANALYSIS: The relationship has come under closer scrutiny of late. VATICAN CITY —  When Pope Francis received in private audience United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in December, the U.N. chief trumpeted the fact that the Holy See’s concerns “coincide with the core values” of the United Nations Charter. These values consisted of reaffirming the “dignity and worth of the human person,” Guterres said in a statement, especially with regards to protecting the planet. The Holy See’s communiqué was similar, focusing on peace, the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals...
  • Pope’s ‘Global Education’ Sparks Concern

    01/10/2020 7:00:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 10, 2020 | David Nussman
    Pope’s ‘Global Education’ Sparks Concern Focus is on environmentalism, interreligious dialogue TRANSCRIPT Faithful Catholics are increasingly troubled by a Vatican event coming up in May, where world leaders and young people will meet with Pope Francis to forge a so-called Global Education Alliance. In a recent interview, Cdl. Raymond Burke said the meeting seems bent toward making a one-world government, adding, "With the spread of Islam, especially in Europe but also in the United States, there is an effort to dull people's consciousness about the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ as it is proclaimed in the gospel." When the...
  • [Barf Alert]Pope Francis’ 2020: Further Reform, a New Curia Constitution, McCarrick Report

    01/09/2020 2:11:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 9, 2020 | Edward Pentin
    Pope Francis’ 2020: Further Reform, a New Curia Constitution, McCarrick Report The Pope is also to take part in two events this year that will further shed light on his vision for Church and society, both of which aspire to a “new humanism” of fraternity regardless of religion but which critics see as relativizing the truth and uniqueness of Jesus Christ by promoting religious indifferentism and syncretism. The first will be a meeting entitled the “Economy of Francesco,” which will bring together young economists and entrepreneurs from around the world to “enter into a ‘covenant’ to change today’s economy and to...
  • [Barf Alert]Irish primate defends Greta Thunberg

    01/02/2020 3:14:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    The Tablet ^ | December 10, 2019 | Sarah MacDonald
    [Barf Alert] Irish primate defends Greta Thunberg The head of the Irish Church has hit out at those who attack the teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, describing her as “prophetic” and urging people to listen more to young people and what they are saying.Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh told The Tablet: “I can’t understand why people would choose to attack Greta Thunberg. She is passionate about what she believes; she is only a young girl and she is speaking prophetically to the world and what do we do? We attack her. We attack her message.”“In fact, there are a...
  • [Barf Alert] Cardinal: Europeans Should Be ‘Fiercely Ashamed’ for Treatment of Migrants

    12/30/2019 3:58:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 27, 2019 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Cardinal: Europeans Should Be ‘Fiercely Ashamed’ for Treatment of Migrants Earlier this week, the cardinal expressed his opinion that the political inaction on the Mediterranean refugee crisis is due to “fear of right-wing parties.”“I find it outrageous that we’re letting people drown in the Mediterranean; that our hearts have become so hard; that politics no longer dares to act for fear of right-wing parties,” Hollerich told RTL Radio.In his Christmas diatribe on behalf of migrants, the cardinal brought in another topic dear to the pontiff’s heart — climate change — suggesting that many of those migrating are being forced out...