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  • 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...
  • NETWORK OF DISSIDENT GROUPS LAUNCH ‘LAUDATO SI’ WEBSITE [Catholic Caucus]

    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"  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 19, 2017    0 Comments Website calls for Catholics to "fast for climate justice" DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - 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, LiveLaudatoSi.org, 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.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 1, 2017    31 CommentsBp. Marcel Sanchez Sorondo also calls move "unscientific" VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - 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...
  • The President Meets the Pope

    05/27/2017 4:33:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 25, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The President Meets the Pope by Christopher A. Ferrara May 25, 2017 So Pope Bergoglio has met with the President he publicly declared "not Christian" because he pledges to build a border wall. The meeting was cordial, and the First Lady and Trump's daughter Ivanka had the decency to dress modestly for the occasion, including chapel veils routinely eschewed by the Pope's more "liberated" female dignitary guests. There was, by all reports, no discussion between the Pope and the President regarding "climate change," the quasi-religious liberal dogma masquerading as science. But Trump was not allowed to escape the apostolic palace...
  • Cardinal Parolin: ‘The Holy See Stands Ever Ready’

    05/25/2017 8:32:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Zenit ^ | May 25, 2017 | Zenit staff
    Vatican Secretary of State Sends Letter for Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction May 25, 2017ZENIT StaffPope and Holy See ZENIT - HSM The Holy See stands ever ready to make its own specific contribution as the Forum works to meet the urgent challenges before us.This assurance was given by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to the participants at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction taking place in Cancun, Mexico, May 22-26, 2017.More than 5,000 experts, including policymakers and disaster risk managers, are participating in the forum, which marks the world’s foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing...
  • Author: Pope Francis Is A Socialist And An Opponent Of Donald Trump

    05/25/2017 8:16:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Philadelphia CBS local ^ | May 24, 2017 | Chris Stigall
    <p>George Neumayr, the author of The Political Pope, reacted indifferently to Donald Trump’s meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican but told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that Francis and his supporters in the US are no friends of Trump.</p>
  • Irish president gives Pope Francis ‘climate bell’ to raise awareness of global warming

    05/22/2017 7:28:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 22, 2017 | Catholic News Service
    Irish president gives Pope Francis ‘climate bell’ to raise awareness of global warming by Catholic News Service posted Monday, 22 May 2017 (CNS photo) President Michael D Higgins presented Pope Francis with a commissioned sculpture to signify a 'call to action' on climate changeThe Irish President presented Pope Francis with an unusual gift to symbolise a “call to action on climate change”, following a private meeting this morning.President Michael D Higgins offered a gold and white “climate bell”, designed by Irish artist and sculptor Vivienne Roche after he met with the Pope at the Apostolic Palace earlier today.According to a...
  • Catholics bring Pope Francis' call to protect creation to climate march

    05/02/2017 4:57:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | May 1, 2017 | Dennis Sadowski
    Carrying banners and signs with quotes from Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si'," hundreds of Catholics joined the People's Climate March to call for moral and prayerful action to protect creation. On a sweltering day that reinforced the message about the need to respond to climate change — the 91-degree temperature at 3 p.m. April 29 tied a 43-year-old Washington record for the date — many in the Catholic contingent said they felt they had a moral obligation to witness in the streets. "We march for our grandchildren. Stop global warming," read one sign propped up in the back of St....
  • His Holiness Pope Francis: Why the only future worth building includes everyone

    04/25/2017 7:57:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    TED ^ | April 2017 | Pope Francis
    A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don't, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. "Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the 'other' is not a statistic, or a number," he says. "We all need each other."
  • Catholics to open climate march with Mass, prayer, Capitol Hill visits

    04/05/2017 5:59:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Catholic News Service via Franciscanmedia ^ | April 5, 2017 | Dennis Sadowski
    Catholics participating in the Peoples Climate Movement march in the nation’s capital will be able to pray at a Mass and visit their representatives on Capitol Hill as part of two days of activities. March organizers are expecting hundreds of thousands of people to travel to Washington April 29 in a broad showing of grass-roots support for federal government action in addressing climate change and to oppose the rollback of environmental standards by the administration of President Donald Trump. Catholic organizations are planning to greet hundreds of Catholics as well. The Franciscan Action Network and Interfaith Power & Light of...
  • Homily for Mass of Inauguration of Pope Francis

    03/19/2017 7:23:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Salt & Light Media ^ | March 19, 2013 | Pope Francis
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the Inauguration of my Petrine ministry on the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin Mary and the patron of the universal Church. It is a significant coincidence, and it is also the name-day of my venerable predecessor: we are close to him with our prayers, full of affection and gratitude. I offer a warm greeting to my brother cardinals and bishops, the priests, deacons, men and women religious, and all the lay faithful. I thank the representatives of the other Churches...