Skip to comments.Pope Benedict XVI: we must all go green to save the planet
Posted on 01/01/2010 1:45:09 PM PST by TitansAFC
He said people needed to change how they live their lives and called for "ecological responsibility" to be taught in schools.....
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
I guess he hit his head when that woman knocked him down.
So what does ecological responsibility mean?
Sorry Pope not buying it, please stick to theology, thanks.
How does “going green” actually “save da planet?” I can’t see how making the commies richer would “save” anything.
Is that really what he said or is it Nick Squire’s spin on it?
,,, he’s tried to rope in all the disenchanted Anglicans; now he’s for the green market segment. The up and coming global church is fast becoming a division of the UN.
You cannot serve two masters, Gaia and God. I don’t recall Jesus saying we need to recycle, or was he just behind the times?
Da pope gotta learn dat “green weenying” is below his holy joe paygrade!
There’s a difference between being responsible stewards of God’s Earth and communism in the guise of environmental wackoism.
The Pope needs to read a book called “Trees”. He will understand why we shouldn’t go green.
Al Gore for Pope!
Global warming is the religion of atheists and secularists and those who refuse to realize that God is in control of the climate and not man.
It seems that the Pope has been seduced by the religion of the left.
1. The Pope only speaks to Catholics.
2. The Pope says "choices"
3. Points 1 & 2 will mean nothing to the usual suspects.
Spin. The Pope actually only said common sense things such as "An objective shared by all, an indispensable condition for peace, is that of overseeing the earth's natural resources with justice and wisdom".
What sane person would disagree with that?
He'll be caught up on the news shortly though ~ if not "here", "there".
This is from Catholic News Service on the Pope’s address:
“Pope offers thanks for 2009, encourages solidarity in 2010
By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As 2009 came to a close and a new year was about to be ushered in, Pope Benedict XVI invited the world’s Christians to look beyond the passage of time toward eternity.
Presiding over an evening prayer service with eucharistic adoration and the singing of a special hymn of thanksgiving to God Dec. 31, the pope said that with the birth of Christ earthly time was “touched by Christ” and took on a “new and surprising meaning: it became the time of salvation and grace.”
The prayer service in St. Peter’s Basilica was the pope’s first public liturgy in the basilica since Christmas Eve when a mentally disturbed woman leapt over a barrier and knocked the pope down as he processed to the altar.
Italian state and military police were out in force New Year’s Eve, keeping everyone out of St. Peter’s Square until they showed their ticket for the liturgy and passed through a metal detector or were cleared by an officer with a metal-detecting wand.
After the prayer service, the pope went by popemobile into St. Peter’s Square where, under an increasingly heavy rain, he visited the Vatican’s Nativity scene. While the Swiss Guard band played Christmas hymns, the pope entered the grotto housing the larger-than-life-sized figures of the Holy Family and knelt in prayer.
In his homily, the pope said people must look back at the past year and forward to the new year recognizing that God has transformed human history into the history of salvation.
“The various events of our lives — important or small, simple or undecipherable, joyful or sad” — should be understood in the context of God’s great love for each person and the invitation he extends to everyone to set out toward “a goal that is beyond time itself: eternity,” the pope said.
“God became human and gives human beings the unheard of possibility of being children of God,” he said. “This fills us with great joy and leads us to raise our praises to God.”
“With our voices, our hearts and our lives, we are called to say our thanks to God for the gift of his son, who is the source and fulfillment of all the other gifts” with which God has blessed humanity, the pope said.
Pope Benedict encouraged Catholics to make a New Year’s resolution to spend more time reading the Bible so that they could become more credible witnesses to God’s loving plan of salvation.
“The word believed, proclaimed and lived gives rise to acts of solidarity and sharing,” he said. While thanking Catholics for their acts of charity in 2009, the pope said he wanted “to encourage everyone to continue their commitment to alleviating the difficulties in which many families still find themselves because of the economic crisis.”
I’d have to read the actual text from his address since the UK papers and the US papers for that matter often “misinterpret” what has actually been said.