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  • In Glasgow Francis Will Be a No-Show. In His Place Will Be Greta

    10/20/2021 3:41:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 19, 2021 | Sandro de Magister
    In Glasgow Francis Will Be a No-Show. In His Place Will Be GretaIn Glasgow, at the United Nations conference on climate change to be held from October 31 to November 12, Francis will not be there. He has removed the trip from his schedule. But if he is not going - Father Thomas Reese, former editor of the Jesuit weekly “America,” proposed to his confrere Pope - why not include Greta Thunberg in the Vatican delegation? Why not give none other than her the pope’s seat? Not outside the conference, to demonstrate with the people oppressed by the politicians’ vacuous...
  • Vatican: The Art of Stroking the Red Dragon Across the Scales

    10/19/2021 5:36:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    FSSPX News ^ | October 18, 2021 | FSSPX
    Vatican: The Art of Stroking the Red Dragon Across the Scales The meeting organized between Pope Francis and 22 leading religious leaders, who came to Rome to discuss ecology a few days before the opening of COP26, once again demonstrated how much the provisional agreement between the Holy See and China remains at the heart of the present pontificate.Tienzin Gyatzo, the 14th Dalai Lama, was not among the 22 religious leaders gathered at the invitation of the host of St. Martha’s house to talk about ecology, a few days before the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26),...
  • The Pope, Ecumenical Patriarch & Archbishop of Canterbury Walk Into a Bar

    09/15/2021 10:13:57 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Stream ^ | September 14, 2021 | William M Briggs
    The Pope, Ecumenical Patriarch & Archbishop of Canterbury Walk Into a BarGuy called the Pope says, “I’ll have a Holy Water, with a twist.” Archbishop of Canterbury says “In the spirit of ecumenism, I’ll have the same.”Ecumenical Patriarch says, “Those bubbles are made from CO2. Are you sure those drinks are sustainable?”[LAUGH HERE]That’s a warm-up joke to lead us into the ones the Tittering Trio put out in their “Joint Message for the Protection of Creation.” Find it on the Vatican’s website — which is optimized for Mosaic browsers.‘… For the Sake of the Earth’The Message starts out with a...
  • US Bishops urge Catholics to form an ‘ecological conscience’

    09/02/2021 3:31:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Vatican News ^ | September 2, 2021 | Devin Watkins
    US Bishops urge Catholics to form an ‘ecological conscience’The Bishops of the United States encourage American Catholics to take part in the month-long Season of Creation by responsibly forming their “ecological conscience”.By Devin WatkinsAs the Season of Creation got underway on Tuesday, US Bishops released a statement on the need to participate in the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which was held on the same day.The Day of Prayer kicked off the Church’s annual Season of Creation which runs through 4 October, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology.In their statement...
  • (Bishop) Schneider: Vatican More Concerned About Trees, Rivers Than Human Souls

    08/27/2021 7:14:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 26, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Schneider: Vatican More Concerned About Trees, Rivers Than Human SoulsThe current Church crisis is worse than the 4th century Arian crisis because it touches all levels of the Church’s life, Bishop Athanasius Schneider told TaylorMarshall.com (Video below).Arianism was a dispute over Christ's Divinity while today's crisis concerns most Church teachings, the liturgy, pastoral life, the papacy, the clergy, and all aspects of the Christian Faith.Even the very first commandment is denied by the claim that "all religions are equal". Schneider observes that "we are destroying the revelation itself” and thus “becoming not only non-Christians but to some extent pagans.” He...
  • New archdiocesan action plan to care for creation ‘is for all of us,’ Cardinal Gregory says

    08/16/2021 10:14:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Catholic Standard ^ | August 16, 2021 | Patricia Zapor
    New archdiocesan action plan to care for creation ‘is for all of us,’ Cardinal Gregory saysWith a new action plan, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is encouraging parishes, Catholic schools and other institutions, families and individuals to follow the guidance of Pope Francis to protect the Earth, care for all human life, and combat climate change using education and actions small and large. The “Laudato Si': Embarking On A Seven-Year Journey Promoting An Integral Ecology” action plan released by the archdiocese on Aug. 16 uses Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical on the environment, Laudato Sì’, On Care for Our Common...
  • COVID-19, global warming and diminishing Catholic guilt

    08/04/2021 5:40:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | August 4, 2021 | Fr. Thomas Reese, S.J.
    COVID-19, global warming and diminishing Catholic guiltWould that the pope could declare vaccine skeptics and climate-change deniers heretics and put their books, articles, Facebook pages and tweets on the Index of Forbidden Books.(RNS) — COVID-19 and global warming are enough to make me long for the days of clerical power and Catholic guilt. In those good/bad old days, the church’s hierarchy was able to issue thunderous edicts and most Catholics would follow its directions like sheep. If the laity did not, they would feel guilty and fear going to hell.The church used to have the power to make and break...
  • EarthBeat Weekly: How can ordinary Catholics live out Laudato Si'?

    06/26/2021 7:33:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 71 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | June 25, 2021 | Barbara Fraser
    EarthBeat Weekly: How can ordinary Catholics live out Laudato Si'?"So what can ordinary Catholics do about climate change?"That's a question that pops into the EarthBeat inbox from time to time. Environmental issues, especially climate change, often appear so overwhelming that our own actions seem insignificant.But they're not. In his 2015 encyclical "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home," Pope Francis made it clear that slowing global warming requires systemic change, but it will also take the efforts of all of us to care for our common home.When I asked recently what issues our readers would like to see more...
  • Vatican to host interreligious climate conference ahead of UN summit

    06/23/2021 2:18:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 22, 2021 | Jeanne Smits
    Vatican to host interreligious climate conference ahead of UN summitThe Vatican will welcome about 40 leaders of ‘world religions’ and ten ‘leading scientists’ to set out their vision for combating ‘climate change’ both on moral grounds and following the scientific ‘consensus.’June 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The Vatican will host an interreligious “Faith and Science” event in October in preparation for the COP26 climate conference that will take place one month later, with world leaders meeting in Glasgow November 1–12 at the invitation of the U.N. to agree on how to tackle “climate change.”The Holy See presented its support for the...
  • Regime Change: Francis Becomes Biden's Altar Boy

    05/16/2021 4:56:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 16, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Regime Change: Francis Becomes Biden's Altar BoyFrancis received on May 15 John Kerry, the special Climate Envoy of Biden's woke regime, who visited the Vatican for a closed-door conference on the same day about “Dreaming of a Better Restart.”"Restart" seems to have replaced the ominous "reset." Participants included the finance ministers of Mexico, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Argentina, left-wing economists, and the heads of the World Bank, the African Union, the Rockefeller Foundation and the International Monetary Fund.A flattering Kerry told VaticanNews.va that he met Francis because he is a “moral authority on the subject of climate crisis” and...
  • Vatican blocks Biden communion ban in US, pushes vaccine, silent on German schism

    05/15/2021 3:38:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 14, 2021 | John-Henry Westen
    Vatican blocks Biden communion ban in US, pushes vaccine, silent on German schismIn recent weeks, U.S. bishops have lined up on either side of the debate, with leftists in the hierarchy outing themselves for their infidelity.May 13, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Another unbelievable couple of weeks in the Vatican have just wrapped up. We’ve not only seen the Pope’s vaccine-pushing conference featuring Chelsea Clinton (and a whole host of other pro-abortion bigwigs), but we’ve also witnessed Rome’s public push to excommunicate all mafia members while simultaneously blocking an effort by many U.S. bishops to refuse Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and many...
  • Senior Biden Administration Officials Participating in High-Level Vatican Conference on Friday

    05/14/2021 5:54:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Cathollic Register ^ | May 13, 2021 | Edward Pentin
    Senior Biden Administration Officials Participating in High-Level Vatican Conference on FridayTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen and climate envoy John Kerry will take part in the conference, entitled ‘Dreaming of a Better Restart.’VATICAN CITY — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, President Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry, and the heads of the IMF, World Bank, and African Union will be taking part in a high-level Vatican conference on Friday on the theme “Dreaming of a Better Restart.” Hosted by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, the one-day meeting, which includes the participation of finance ministers from the US, France, Spain,...
  • U.S. Bishop Chairmen Express Support for Commitments at Leaders Summit on Climate

    04/27/2021 4:25:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    USCCB ^ | April 26, 2021 | Public Affairs Office
    U.S. Bishop Chairmen Express Support for Commitments at Leaders Summit on ClimateWASHINGTON – President Joe Biden convened the Leaders Summit on Climate on April 22-23, which included a video message by Pope Francis. Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, respective chairmen of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committees on Domestic Justice and Human Development and International Justice and Peace, have released the following statement in support of the Holy Father:“Pope Francis addressed a virtual gathering of over 40 leaders from the highest levels of world government at the White...
  • Vatican observes 'Earth Hour'

    03/28/2021 7:55:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Vatican News ^ | March 29, 2021 | Vatican News staff writer
    Vatican observes 'Earth Hour'On Saturday, along with the Vatican, symbolic monuments of cities all across the globe turn off their lights, to demonstrate the serious global climate crisis.By Vatican News staff writerVatican City State took part in the traditional international initiative Earth Hour 2021, promoted annually by the environmental organization, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).On Saturday, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Rome time), the lights of the dome and the facade of St. Peter's Basilica, as well as the colonnade, were turned off. Only a few lights remained on for safety reasons.Earth hourEarth Hour is billed as...
  • U.S. Bishop Chairmen Express Concerns with Executive Order on Supreme Court Decision

    01/25/2021 11:02:29 AM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    U.S. Bishop Chairmen Express Concerns with Executive Order on Supreme Court DecisionWASHINGTON — Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee for Religious Liberty; Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development; Bishop Michael C. Barber, S.J., of Oakland, chairman of the Committee on Catholic Education; Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism; and Bishop David A. Konderla of Tulsa, chairman of the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, issued a statement responding...
  • Vatican Advisor: Francis Shows That Climate Alarmism Is “Not” a Leftwing Cause

    01/23/2021 9:32:51 AM PST · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 23, 2021 | Gloria TV
    Vatican Advisor: Francis Shows That Climate Alarmism Is “Not” a Leftwing CauseFrancis makes it "very clear" that climate alarmism is "not a partisan issue," the German economist Ottmar Edenhofer told leftwing TheGuardian.com (January 15).A former Jesuit, and professor of “Economics of Climate Change” in Berlin, Edenhofer was appointed as an advisor of the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.In the Vatican, Edenhofer plans to propagate “climate refugees” and the idea that rich countries which are "more responsible" for toxic emissions should pay money to poor countries.Francis is for him an important influencer, "We cannot underestimate that the pope is...
  • Pope Francis pledges zero CO2 by 2050 at pro-abortion UN climate conference

    12/15/2020 7:24:18 AM PST · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 14, 2020 | David McLoone
    Pope Francis pledges zero CO2 by 2050 at pro-abortion UN climate conferenceThe pope joined pro–population control world leaders including U.N. secretary general António Guterres and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in a video conference commemorating the Paris Climate Accord.VATICAN CITY, December 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — “The moment has come for a change of direction,” Pope Francis urged the world in a video to the U.N. virtual Climate Ambition summit on Saturday, before begging viewers not to “rob the new generations of their hope in a better future.” The summit, attended by numerous state leaders, was held to mark five years...
  • 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...