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. But a group of retired NASA scientists is taking on the pope directly, armed with the expertise that has come through decades of planning U.S. space missions and dealing with the most complex and difficult issues of climate science.
UN climate talks stall despite G7 push on carbon
Mariette Le Roux, Phys.org
Nations remain deeply divided on several underlying issues, key among them such basics as apportioning responsibility between rich and poor for emissions cuts.
Climate encyclical expected to send strong moral message to the world
Barbara Fraser, National Catholic Reporter
Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on ecology and climate is expected to send a strong moral message — one message that could make some readers uncomfortable, some observers say.”The encyclical will address the issue of inequality in the distribution of resources and topics such as the wasting of food and the irresponsible exploitation of nature and the consequences for people’s life and health,” Archbishop Pedro Barreto Jimeno of Huancayo, Peru, told Catholic News Service.
Bill Donohue: Pope’s Flock May Not Heed ‘Climate Change’ Concerns
Bill Hoffman, Newsmax
Pope Francis’s concerns about global warming and climate change are outside his expertise and may not be taken seriously by practicing Catholics, says Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
Pope Francis and 21st-Century Stewardship
Jonathon Liedl, National Catholic Register
“Lifting people out of poverty requires ready access to energy, and fossil fuels will continue to be the major source of energy for the next century,” Tom Sheahen told the Register. “Keeping energy away from the poor keeps them in poverty.” He added that a lack of efficient and cheap energy actually promotes other forms of ecological degradation, such as deforestation and over-farming.
A “People’s Pilgrimage” to highlight the effects of climate change and an upcoming papal encyclical on the environment aim this month to invigorate political will for an ambitious new deal to curb global warming.
Rabbis Against Climate Change
Arthur Waskow, Forward
Seven rabbis responded to this news by deciding that Jews should address the climate crisis in the nearest way analogous to an Encyclical: with a broad-based Rabbinic Letter.