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  • [Catholic Caucus only] Pope calls plastics littering oceans an ‘emergency’

    09/01/2018 7:40:55 AM PDT · by sitetest · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2018 | AP
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis wants concrete action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans. Francis made the appeal in a message Saturday to galvanize Christians and others to work to save what he hails as the “marvelous,” God-given gift of the “great waters and all they contain.” He said efforts to fight plastics litter must be waged “as if everything depended on us.”
  • [Cath Cauc] Catholics Have No Obligation to Follow Francis’ Green-Left Agenda - Cardinal Müller

    07/29/2018 5:25:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 29, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Catholics Have No Obligation to Follow Francis’ Green-Left Agenda - Cardinal Müller Catholics are not obliged to follow Pope Francis’s green-left agenda in opposing fossil fuels and favouring agreements on environmental issues, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has told The Weekend Australian (July 27). Müller is in Sydney to address the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy conference. "We are not a green party", he added, "Environmental policy is nothing to do with faith and morals. Those issues are for politicians and for people to vote for the party they agree with." “Bishops are not scientists, environmental experts or politicians." Müller recommended that...
  • [Cath Cauc] “I propose to the Pope that environmental protection be included in the Code”

    07/17/2018 3:53:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Vatican Insider / La Stampa ^ | July 17, 2018 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    A new canon to be inserted in the Code of Canon Law, dedicated to the “grave duty” of the Christian faithful not only “not to harm” but also to “improve” the natural environment. This is the proposal that Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, President Emeritus of the Dicastery for Legislative Texts, intends to make to Pope Francis, as he himself announced during the meeting entitled “Dialogue on Catholic Investments for the Energy Transition”, held in Rome last 12 July 2018. The meeting was an opportunity for discussion - behind closed doors - between representatives of Vatican institutions, foundations and Catholic organizations committed...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Towards a “Christ-Free” Church

    07/11/2018 7:45:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 11, 2018 | Riccardo Cascioli
    In presenting the Vatican Conference held July 5-6 to mark the third anniversary of Laudato Si, the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development announced that it has become “plastic-free” as a way of giving good example to everyone. But is this the witness that Christ has asked for?Last week, from July 5-6, a large international conference was held at the Vatican which wanted to make a big deal about the third anniversary of the publication of the encyclical letter Laudato Si. The title of the conference was “Saving Our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth.”...
  • [Barf Alert] Cardinal warns of 'possible collapse' of Earth's livability at Vatican event

    07/06/2018 11:03:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 50 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | July 5, 2018 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Vatican City — The Vatican's secretary of state warned July 5 that humanity is facing a "possible collapse" in the Earth's ability to sustain life, as part of a two-day conference hosted by the Catholic Church to urge global leaders to mitigate the devastating impacts of climate change. In an address opening the "Saving Our Common Home" event, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said there is a "clear urgency" to the task and that people around the world, "as members of the common household, need to come together." The Vatican's Dicastery for Integral Human Development is hosting the July 5-6 event among...
  • Economist Sachs acts as pope’s cheerleader on ‘Laudato si’

    07/04/2018 5:59:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | June 30, 2018 | Christopher White
    Jeffrey Sachs - one of the world’s best-known economists - is also arguably one of the world’s biggest cheerleaders of Pope Francis and believes him to be the most important moral leader in the world today. Sachs, who is not Catholic, has advised the Vatican on papal documents for over 25 years now. Despite having notable disagreements with the Church on issues such as contraception and population control, he’s accepted the call of the last three popes for people of “goodwill” to dialogue with the Church and seek common understanding.Through his work with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Sachs was...
  • Pope Francis Decries ‘Exodus of Climate Migrants and Environmental Refugees’

    06/08/2018 2:22:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis has once again denounced an “ecological crisis” sweeping the world, which is allegedly producing a “growing exodus of climate migrants and environmental refugees.” The pope’s words formed part of a message he sent to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, and to the participants in an International Symposium titled “Toward a Greener Attica: Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People,” taking place in Athens, Greece this week. Although the pope does not specify what he means by “a growing exodus of climate migrants and environmental refugees,” one must infer that he believes that significant numbers of...
  • Exclusive: Pope convenes Big Oil, investors to talk climate change

    06/01/2018 7:34:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Axios ^ | May 31, 2018 | Amy Harder
    Pope Francis is hosting a gathering next week at the Vatican with executives of major oil producers and investment firms to talk about how the companies can address climate change, according to several people familiar with the event. Why it matters: It’s one of the most significant developments showing how corporations are working with other world leaders on climate change amid President Trump’s whole-scale retreat on the issue. Situational awareness: One year ago today, Trump announced his intention to withdraw America from the Paris climate deal, which now has support from every country except the United States. Three years ago,...
  • [Cath Caucus] New definition of ‘pro-life’? Pope tweets ‘to safeguard water is to protect life’

    03/22/2018 3:00:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 22, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    ROME, March 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-life eyebrows were raised Thursday morning by a tweet from Pope Francis that seemingly added two environmental issues to the pro-life mission. “To defend the earth and to safeguard water is to protect life,” the pontiff said on Twitter. The March 22 tweet came on World Water Day, and highlights an issue Francis has stressed multiple times in the past. In his papal encyclical Laudato Si' (On Care for Our Common Home), he declares the availability of safe drinking water “a basic and universal human right, since it is essential to human survival and,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] That darn global warming rears its ugly head Monday at the Vatican

    02/26/2018 2:50:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Call Me Jorge .... ^ | HereisJorge
    That darn global warming rears its ugly head Monday at the Vatican (click images to enlarge)
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican science academy tweets NYT story supporting population control

    02/07/2018 6:41:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 7, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    The Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences tweeted yesterday without comment a New York Times article about people using birth control to stop having children because of "climate change" fear.  The alarmist New York Times article said some people are “acutely aware that having a child is one of the costliest actions they can take environmentally” and are therefore using artificial contraception to prevent that from happening.
  • Pope encourages primary-school education in diversity, ecology

    01/05/2018 4:35:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | January 5, 2018 | editor
    Editor's Note: In a January 5 address to Italian primary-school teachers, Pope Francis called for an “educational alliance between the school and the family,” and encouraged education in ecological awareness. The Pontiff also said: “Christian teachers, whether they work in Catholic schools or in state schools, are called to stimulate in the pupils the openness to the other as a face, as a person, as a brother and sister to know and respect, with his or her history, merits and defects, riches and limits.”
  • Scientists Call for Ban on Glitter

    12/29/2017 1:08:26 PM PST · by packrat35 · 47 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 12/28/2017 | The Weather Channel
    Glitter can add a beautiful sheen to lotions and other cosmetics. But its effects on the ocean aren’t so pretty.
  • [Catholic Caucus] USCCB To Spearhead Meeting Of Katholyc Social Justice Warriors

    12/21/2017 8:45:54 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | December 20, 2017 | Restore DC Catholicism
    USCCB To Spearhead Meeting Of Katholyc Social Justice Warriors In February 2018, the USCCB will be hosting the "2018 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering".  What will they be discussing?  How about the wanton slaughter of thousands of babies everyday via abortion?  That's going on 2 million babies in the US alone that have been murdered since 1973.  But no, that's not going to be mentioned at this "gathering".  How about the encroaching of gay sexual perversions in our culture as these people maul and mutilate anyone who dares to live by their Christian principles?  That too doesn't rate a blip on...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican praises pro-abortion Governor Jerry Brown

    11/28/2017 12:30:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | November 27, 2017 | California Catholic Daily
    In a Tweet from Casina Pio IV, the headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Vatican called the California governor a “true leader,” singling him out for his views on global warming November 27, 2017 by Admin Leave a Comment Argentinian Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, who runs The Pontifical Academy for Science, sits next to Governor Jerry Brown at a meeting earlier this month at the Vatican on climate change. (image: Pontifical Academy of Science) The Vatican gave a shout-out to California Gov. Jerry Brown Sunday, praising him for his war against climate change and his defense of human “dignity...
  • [Catholic Caucus] PETITION: Remove the ‘crucified cow’ on display in Catholic church

    11/24/2017 2:13:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Life Petitions ^ | November 23, 2017 | Life Petitions
    A “crucified cow” has been erected as “art” at the center of a consecrated Catholic church in the Belgian town of Borgloon. Local Catholics are urging the local bishop to have it removed and offer public prayers of reparation, but so far it has remained in place.The “art” exhibit by Tom Herck is to be displayed until early December in the small parish church of Saint John the Baptist.The “artist” went through the grueling process of actually nailing the 500 kg corpse of a cow to a cross before covering it with silicone paint. The cow on the cross,...
  • Photo directory of population controllers influencing the Vatican

    11/23/2017 11:06:58 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 22, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    A recent Vatican-run conference on the environment featured a list of influential abortion, contraception, and population-control advocates who made presentations on the theme of saving the planet from so-called man-made “climate change.”  A LifeSiteNews investigation has found that almost 30 percent of conference speakers hold views on contraception, abortion, and population control contrary to Catholic teaching. Not all conference speakers were investigated for this report.  During the conference, Taiwanese professor Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee argued that cutting the earth’s population in half by 2050 should have priority over “renewable energy” as the “smarter” way to conserve earth’s resources.  If “we allow a...
  • 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...