At Boston College, Turkson maps ‘Laudato Si’’ path to Paris climate agreement
Brian Roewe, National Catholic Reporter
If Laudato Si’ offered a light on the path to a Paris climate agreement, the U.S. ought to be the one carrying the lantern, said the pope’s chief encyclical envoy Monday at Boston College.
Why a Popular Pope Is Willing to Be Unpopular
John Izzo, Huffington Post Canada
What most Americans and Canadians really should do is read the Pope’s encyclical. Rather than a political tirade, what they would discover is a thoughtful, measured and powerful homily on the dysfunctional and unsustainable relationship human beings have with the very planet that gave us life. From loss of biodiversity to the dire state of the oceans, the gross inequality that permeates the planet and yes, climate change, he calls us to consider the place we play in the creation whether or not we believe it be God created or a cosmic shot of good luck.
Levin: Pope Francis and Obama ‘Speak Down To Us’
“Despite Pope Francis’ progressive stance on climate change and economic equity, he has taken a back seat when it comes to reproductive health and women’s rights”, said Alexander Sanger, board member of the worldwide Planned Parenthood Federation for the Western Hemisphere Region, in a statement Friday. Timing, as they say, is everything.
Ugandans to Embrace Pope’s Climate Change Message
Edgar R. Batte, AllAfrica
The Catholic Church in Uganda has seized on Pope Francis’s June 2015 critique of profit-driven destruction of the environment, asking the youth here to care more for nature as God’s priceless gift.
Pushback in Peru: Pope Francis Has Critics Among the Rich and Poor
Justin Catanoso, Pulitzer Center
Most of Latin America is Catholic, and the pope’s’ approval ratings soar above 80 percent. Still, many of the poor depend on harsh industries—mining, drilling, and fishing—for their subsistence lifestyles.
BC Conference Explores the Vision and Impact of Laudato Si’
Ed Hayward, Boston College Chronicle
On the heels of Pope Francis’ landmark visit to the United States, US Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) ’68, JD ’72 and papal advisor Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson told audiences at Boston College on Monday that the pontiff’s stance on the environment can help mobilize world leaders to work together to combat climate change.
The Vatican’s Advisors: An Unholy Alliance with the UN Global Warming Agenda
Mike Morano, Catholic Citizens of Illinois
Pope Francis’ advisors, and the UN climate agenda he is aligning himself with, are strong supporters of development restrictions, contraceptives, population control, and abortion. Despite these strange bedfellows, the encyclical is clear in condemning abortion, contraception, and population control.