Who could have predicted, six months ago, what the encyclical
Laudato Si’, would hold in store? Seems like Jennifer Roback Morse could.
In a January 2015 piece for The Daily Caller, Morse made some predictions that turned out to be spot on.
I do not know what he is going to say. Neither, dear reader, does anyone else you are likely to read. However, I can tell you two things that he will certainly not say. And those two unsaid things have the potential to speak volumes, if only we will listen.
He will certainly not say that overpopulation is the cause of any environmental problem. This old trope will be completely absent from the Holy Father’s document.
He will certainly not say that contraception, abortion or sterilization, voluntary or involuntary, are necessary components of any comprehensive solutions to environmental problems.