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  • [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...
  • 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 KPBS.com) 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...