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  • Letter to Congress Urging Funding for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    11/10/2017 4:24:00 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    United States Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | November 10, 2017 | Oscar Cantú / Frank J. Dewane
    By supporting the UNFCCC, the United States can direct attention and resources towards adaptation measures that help all people, especially the poor, adapt to the effects of climate change globally.
  • Cath Cauc: ...Jeffrey Sachs yells at Vatican reporter: ‘You’re disgusting’

    11/06/2017 7:55:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 6, 2017 | John-Henry Westen
    Jeffrey Sachs at the Vatican in November 2017. World-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs yells at Vatican reporter: ‘You’re disgusting’ ROME, November 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – “You’re disgusting, you’re disgusting, disgusting,” yelled world-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs in the hallowed halls of the Casina Pio IV in the heart of the Vatican Gardens. Sachs, the Columbia University professor whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries, was in a full rage, threateningly pointing his finger in the face of this reporter during his outburst. I sat there rather stunned but also, I must admit, somewhat intimidated since this man marches in echelons...
  • World needs ‘brain washing’ on climate change, Jerry Brown says at Vatican

    11/05/2017 10:27:52 AM PST · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 4, 2017 | Christopher Caldego
    VATICAN CITY Gov. Jerry Brown challenged the world’s religious leaders to further engage as he minimized the negative effects of President Donald Trump on meeting the climate-change challenge. “The Trump factor is very small, very small indeed,” in comparison to the commitments taking place around the world, Brown said to a burst of applause Saturday at an event organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. “That’s nothing to cheer about, because if it was only Trump that was a problem, we’d have it solved. But that’s not our only problem. “The problem … is us. It’s our whole way...
  • Pro-abortion California politicians invited to Vatican

    11/04/2017 11:38:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | November 3, 2017 | California Catholic Daily
    Pro-abortion California politicians invited to Vatican Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, is part of a large state delegation at the Vatican climate conference that also includes Gov. Jerry Brown November 3, 2017 by Admin 1 Comment Above: Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, speaks at a news conference in a Clairemont park, Jan. 21, 2016. (image from Rep. Scott Peters is part of a large California delegation at the Vatican climate conference that also includes Gov. Jerry Brown and Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher V. Ramanathan.Peters, D-San Diego, is encouraged that the Roman Catholic Church is speaking out about the impacts...
  • German Cardinal: Number-One Challenge Facing Europe Is ‘Climate Change’

    10/27/2017 6:02:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 27, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams
    619 Screen shot by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.27 Oct 2017291 27 Oct, 2017 27 Oct, 2017 In launching an international Vatican conference on the future of Europe on Friday, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx listed off his idea of the three greatest challenges facing Europe, the first of which was “climate change.” “The European Union and all of Europe find themselves facing great challenges,” the Cardinal said at a press conference Friday morning, “for which citizens expect, if not conclusive answers, at least clear objectives and prospects from their politicians and from politics.” The Vatican forum titled “(Re)thinking Europe: A...
  • Pope Francis says DACA repeal not "pro-life" and refutes climate change deniers

    09/11/2017 8:19:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    America Magazine ^ | September 11, 2017 | Gerard O'Connell
    On the flight back to Rome from Cartagena on Sept. 10, Pope Francis addressed two questions that are much discussed in the United States today: the situation of the 800,000 Dreamers whose could face deportation and the moral responsibility of governments that deny climate change. Responding to a question about the negative effects of the suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in the United States, Pope Francis said that since the president presents himself as pro-life, then he should also be pro-family and not do anything that would be detrimental to the family. The pope also addressed...
  • The pope’s environmentalism grows ever more ridiculous

    09/01/2017 9:44:57 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 1, 2017 | George Neumayr
    The pope’s statements on climate change read like press releases from the Sierra Club. Even the pantheism of modern environmentalism creeps into his comments. “Listen to the cry of the Earth,” he lectured leaders this week. The pope is still miffed that Donald Trump blew off his counsel on the Paris climate accord. Trump had responded to the pope’s lobbying with the wonderfully neutral comment, “He is something.” Socialists, meanwhile, sing the praises of the pope. The socialist Brazilian sociologist Michael Lowy gushes about the pope’s use of environmentalism to try and undermine the free market and empower statist pols:...
  • (Pope) Francis' "Prayer For the Care of Creation" Failed

    09/01/2017 9:00:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 1, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Pope Francis established a “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” to be celebrated on September 1. The day should “contribute to resolving” an alleged ecological crisis. Francis asked the bishops and Christian communities worldwide to inaugurate and further develop the initiative. He himself celebrated in 2015 and 2016 a liturgy of the word for the occasion. In 2016 the celebration was a fiasco because St Peter's Basilica was nearly empty. This years event was cancelled.
  • Population Control, Abortion, Global Government: Just Another Day at the Vatican

    08/07/2017 9:59:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | August 4, 2017 | Chris Jackson
    LifeSite News reports that The Pontifical Academy of Science (PAS) has announced yet another population control conference. You can read the article here. The bottom line is that the invited speakers at this conference include various climate alarmists who zealously preach the pretext of man-made climate change to justify their agenda of population control (including birth control and abortion) which must be carried out by global governance in order to save the planet. One of the speakers at the coming conference even said “sometimes politicians have to take citizens to task “with coercion” to overcome their own resistance to change.”...
  • Vatican archbishop: All should accept that global warming is a fact

    07/19/2017 4:00:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 65 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 19, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    The head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences has again inferred that denial of the controversial concept of manmade climate change equates to flat earth mentality. "From the scientific point of view, the sentence that the earth is warmed by human activity is as true as the sentence: The earth is round!” said Archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo. The archbishop has been a consistent and zealous promoter of manmade climate change as a non-negotiable Church issue, despite the status of care for the environment as a prudential matter.   Climate change ideology continues to be contested as a ploy perpetrated with...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Paglia explains new direction for Pontifical Academy for Life

    07/19/2017 3:53:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 19, 2017 | Catholic Culture
    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia explained the new strategic vision of the Pontifical Academy for Life in an interview with Austen Ivereigh for Crux. The Italian prelate brushed aside criticism that the Pontifical Academy has downgraded its commitment to the pro-life struggle, explaining that the institution will now pursue a more diverse agenda. He spoke about a commitment to the environment, observing that in the Book of Genesis, God gives Adam and Eve a mandate to care for his Creation. Archbishop Paglia criticized groups that oppose abortion without also devoting attention to issues such as the environment and the death penalty, and...
  • Religious and indigenous leaders seek to save rainforests

    06/19/2017 7:21:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | June 19, 2017 | Josephine McKenna
    Religious and indigenous leaders seek to save rainforests Metropolitan Emmanuel, right, of the Orthodox Church of France gives a speech during a meeting with religious leaders on ways to protect tropical rainforests from threats in Oslo, Norway, on June 19, 2017. (Courtesy of Reuters/Alister Doyle) Josephine McKenna Religion News Service  |  Jun. 19, 2017 Eco Catholic 2Share PrintemailPDF Rome Religious and indigenous leaders from 21 countries gathered in Norway on Monday to launch a new initiative aimed at saving the world's tropical rainforests from the impact of deforestation and climate change. It was the first time leaders from Catholic, Protestant...

    06/19/2017 4:03:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | Trey Elmore
    Network of Dissident Groups Launch ‘Laudato Si’ Website by Trey Elmore"  •  •  June 19, 2017    0 Comments Website calls for Catholics to "fast for climate justice" DETROIT ( - An organization calling itself the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) has launched a website on the anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si. The website,, features a pledge to "Pray for and with creation, Live more simply, Advocate to protect our common home." On the site, Catholics are encouraged to participate in an interfaith "Fast for Climate Justice" and to give up meat on...
  • Paris Agreement or not, Laudato Si’ moves ahead in Monterey diocese {Catholic Caucus]

    06/18/2017 8:58:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    America Magazine ^ | June 1 2017 | Jim McDermott
    <p>But in parts of the U.S. church the pope’s encyclical has sparked creativity and innovation with impacts not so easily set aside. One such experiment in California that the Vatican itself highlighted is the Diocese of Monterey’s advocacy of Community Choice Energy.</p>
  • The Vatican's Anathema Hurled at Trump for Heresy against the Environmentalist Religion

    06/07/2017 5:23:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 2, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Vatican's Anathema Hurled at Trump for Heresy against the Environmentalist Religion by Christopher A. Ferrara June 2, 2017 When President Trump announced yesterday (June 1) that “as of today, the U.S. will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord and the draconian and financial economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country,” he was merely announcing his refusal to advance a truly absurd treaty that could not bind the United States in the first place because it had never been ratified by the Senate as required by the Constitution. Instead, Barack Obama had unlawfully attempted to employ an...
  • Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron talk climate after US withdrawal from Paris Accord

    06/03/2017 1:11:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Aletia ^ | June 2, 2017 | Diane Montagna
    Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron talk climate after US withdrawal from Paris Accord Diane Montagna | Jun 02, 2017 Antoine Mekary | Aleteia and Stephane De Sakutin | AFP Share 274 Comment 1 Print Two years after Laudato Sí, climate conversations are heating up VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Friday spoke by telephone with newly-elected French President, Emmanuel Macron, one day after President Donald Trump announced a US withdrawal from the Paris Accord.During the 10-minute conversation, the pope and the French president spoke about the struggle against climate change and refugees, the French news outlet Le Figaro reported.According to Élysée Palace, President Macron also...
  • Vatican message to Muslims calls for “global ecological conversion”

    Vatican message to Muslims calls for “global ecological conversion” Diane Montagna | Jun 02, 2017 Mohd Rasfan / AFP Share 58 Comment 2 Print The Vatican’s annual message to Muslims for Ramadan focuses on care for the environment VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has sent Muslims throughout the world a special message for Ramadan and for the feast of ‘Id al-Fitr, which this year falls around June 24.The message, called ‘Christians and Muslims: Caring for our Common Home,’ is based on Pope Francis’ letter to all humanity on the need to care for the environment, Laudato Si’.Issued by the Pontifical...
  • Trees have sex, feel pain, says German forester

    06/02/2017 12:52:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.02.2017 | Elizabeth Schumacher
    Peter Wohlleben’s bestselling book claims that trees can talk to one another and have relationships and social structures. A petition started by German academics is now circulating to denounce these “fairy tales.” “Trees are very social beings,” says German forester Peter Wohlleben; “the parents, the ‘mother trees’, look after their offspring…they like to stand close together and cuddle.” They also talk to each other, have sex, form friendships and feel physical pain, he told the Canadian documentary series “Intelligent Trees.” Wohlleben’s bestselling book “The Hidden Life of Trees,” caused a stir at Britain’s Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts...
  • Vatican message for Ramadan focuses on ecology

    06/02/2017 8:12:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | June 2, 2017 | unknown
    The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has released its annual message to Muslims on the occasion of the month of Ramadan. The theme of this year’s message—dated May 19 and released June 2—is “caring for our common home.” Noting that Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ is addressed to all of humanity, the pontifical council’s president and secretary stated that “our vocation to be guardians of God’s handiwork is not optional, nor it is tangential to our religious commitment as Christians and Muslims: it is an essential part of it.” “May the religious insights and blessings that flow from fasting, prayer...
  • Vatican Official: Trump Pulling Out of Paris Climate Change Deal a ‘Slap in the Face’

    06/01/2017 2:42:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 89 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 1, 2017 | Christine Niles
    Vatican Official: Trump Pulling Out of Paris Climate Change Deal a ‘Slap in the Face’ News: World News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Google+Share to EmailShare to Print by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  •  June 1, 2017    31 CommentsBp. Marcel Sanchez Sorondo also calls move "unscientific" VATICAN CITY ( - A high-ranking Vatican official is calling President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Treaty a "slap in the face." Speaking Thursday to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Bp. Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, said, "If he...