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Post Tagged 'environment'

EcoLinks 06.17.15

Leak of Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change Hints at Tensions in Vatican Jim Yardley and Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times Who leaked it and why? Was this the work of frustrated conservatives in the Vatican, as some experts have speculated? Continue Reading...

Alejandro Chafuen: Pope Francis, Sound Theology, Politicized Science

Alejandro Chafuen, member of the Board of Directors of the Acton Institute, discusses the theology, science, and political impact of Pope Francis’ environmental statements: Although the Pope writes and speaks as he is not an expert on bio-technology—allowing for differences of opinion—when he speaks about political economic topics he does it with conviction and certainty. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.16.15

Themes of the Pope’s Encyclical on Climate, Equity and the Environment Emerge in Italian Leak Andrew Revkin, The New York Times The Guardian translated several noteworthy passages, including one that essentially endorses the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the conclusions that emerged a year ago at a four-day meeting on sustainable development and climate change hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Science meeting last year (which I reported on at length). Continue Reading...

Pope Francis Encyclical Leak Fuels Speculations

A draft of Laudato Sii is circulating and causing an uproar. This document seems to align with climate scientists, arguing that “the bulk of global warming is caused by human activity.” However, this draft may not be the final encyclical, Rev. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.15.15

Italian magazine publishes leaked version of pope’s eco-encyclical Crux An Italian magazine on Monday published what it claims to be a leaked copy of Pope Francis’ highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, including papal backing for the idea that human beings are primarily responsible for climate change, but the Vatican warned the document is a draft and should not be considered official. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.12.15

Liberal Clergy Lobby Vatican Ahead of Pope’s U.S. Visit Aisha Bhoori, TIME “The Gospel is political,” said [former undocumented immigrant from California, Father Jesus Nieto-Ruiz]. “We cannot distinguish and say, ‘Okay, the Gospel must explain theocracy,’ and then let the politicians run our lives with no principles whatsoever. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.11.15

Pope’s new encyclical will provoke backlash, says Peruvian archbishop Catholic Herald Archbishop Pedro Barreto Jimeno of Huancayo, Peru, told Catholic News Service: “(The encyclical) will have many critics, because they want to continue setting rules of the game in which money takes first place. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.10.15

Video: Catholicism and the challenge of ecology Catholic News Service 7 Things to Expect from Pope Francis’ Upcoming Encyclical Ryan Mayer, Catholic Vote “Environmentalists” and other neo-pagans are already claiming the encyclical as proof that Pope Francis is the radical lefty they hope and think he is, while those more wary of eco-extremism and enviro-politics are already playing the part of apologists, carefully explaining what does and does not fall under the competence of the teaching office of the Successor to Peter. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks: 06.09.15

Is the Pope a communist? Ed Stourton, BBC News He does, however, seem to enjoy provoking people. He will soon publish an encyclical expected to deal with climate change, and a priest who has been briefed on the contents told us “If some people think that he’s a Marxist (now), wait and see what he says on the environment!” Retired NASA Scientists Take on Pope Cliff Kincaid, Canada Free Press With the papal encyclical on climate change scheduled for a June 18 release, the liberal media can be expected to portray the Vatican document as a major step forward for the United Nations agenda of controlling and taxing the use of natural resources by governments and people. Continue Reading...