Skip to comments.US cardinal urges Catholics to take ‘St. Francis Pledge’ on climate change
Posted on 10/01/2010 6:50:23 AM PDT by Antioch
In a letter to parishes dated October 4-- the memorial of St. Francis of Assisi-- Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles will announce the formation of the Archdiocesan Creation Sustainability Ministry, according to the electronic newsletter of the Catholic Climate Covenant.
We exhort our faith communities and all our brothers and sisters to take the St. Francis Pledge, an initiative that urges Catholics nationwide to pray for, learn about, assess, act and advocate for populations affected by climate change, especially those that are most vulnerable, Cardinal Mahony adds.
The St. Francis Pledge is a promise and a commitment by Catholic individuals, families, parishes, organizations and institutions to live our faith by protecting Gods Creation and advocating on behalf of people in poverty who face the harshest impacts of global climate change, according to the Catholic Climate Covenant, an initiative of the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change. In marked contrast to some environmental organizations, the Catholic Climate Covenant states that it holds to an authentically Catholic Pro-Life position which uncompromisingly excludes abortion, artificial contraception, and/or sterilization.
The coalition, in turn, is a partnership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, and ten other organizations.
Catholic social teaching on safeguarding the environment is summarized in Chapter 10 of the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, which was issued in 2004. Pope Benedict further reflected on the topic in his 2010 World Day of Peace message.
Here’s the thing Cardinal.
St Francis isn’t the Patron site of Fake Science and Kleptomarxism.
That position goes to Al Gore.
So conservatives were right all along. Environmentalism IS a religion.
I’m pretty sure St. Francis would NOT like his name used in an effort to promote Gaia worship and a major scam.
Feed your sheep.
Wouldn't that include population control?
It may not be a blast for you, Cardinal, but it’s definitely a blasphemy.
Doesn’t this guy know who created the earth? Does he think God screwed up somewhere and we have to fix God’s mistakes? He would fit in will with Bishop Conlon in the Steubenville Diocese. He would enjoy our homilies on amnesty and healthcare as a universal human right.
Looney toons. I’m surprised he doesn’t float off into earth orbit, buoyed by the vacuum between his ears ...
Before I clicked on the link, I figured out it was Cardinal Mahony just from reading the headline.
Thus, Satan gets the credit.
This Environmentalism IS a religion - not of God, not promoted by God (show me the Scriptures to prove otherwise), not commanded by God (show me the Scriptures to prove otherwise).
“...an initiative that urges Catholics nationwide to pray for, learn about, assess, act and advocate for populations affected by climate change, especially those that are most vulnerable, Cardinal Mahony adds.”
I’m down with that. “Climate Change” is about stifling human productivity and initiative, effectively creating poverty. Capitalism has done more to lift people out of poverty than any other economic device. I’ll take your lead, Padre, and pray that all nations turn away from Watermelon Marxism, aka “Climate Change” and towards the Capitalistic model in order to enrich the lives of their citizens.
We exhort our faith communities...to take the St. Francis Pledge,... to advocate for populations affected by climate change, especially those that are most vulnerable, Cardinal Mahony adds.
The most vulnerable population is the American taxpayer.
If you held a weightless balloon 'filled by' a vacuum and released it, would it ascend at an increasing rate approaching infinity once beyond the drag of earth's atmosphere?
Darned if I know, but I can picture Mahoney, bless his heart, hovering at about 30,000 feet ;-). Or maybe lower, so he could interact with the flocks of Canada geese.