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Post Tagged 'Laudato Sii'

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...

EcoLinks 06.08.15

Frs. Reese and Sirico on the Encyclical: What We Can Learn David Cloutier, Catholic Moral Theology If creation is an “ordered gift,” for Fr. Reese, the emphasis is on “gift,” whereas for Fr. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.05.15

Let’s Partner Toward COP 21 Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, Do Justice The Christian Reformed Church believes that the global church has a crucial and necessary role to play if the world is to begin adequately addressing the threat of climate change. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.04.15

President of Vatican Academy Attacks Climate Change Skeptic Austin Ruse, Breitbart In a rare display of diplomatic indecorum, Margaret Archer, the president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, has lashed out at the author of a recent essay, accusing him of hate speech and moral depravity for questioning the Academy’s position on climate change. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.03.15

Podcast: U.N. Secretary General Wants to “Join Forces” With Catholic Church? Chris Manion, Population Research Institute Ban Ki Moon, Secreatary General of the United Nations, wants to “join forces” with the Catholic Church to save the planet. Continue Reading...

Christian Stewardship or UN Sustainability?

“’Sustainability’ has become big business, especially at universities,” says Kishore Jayabalan in this week’s Acton Commentary. “If there ever was an elitist/populist wedge issue, this is it, with Pope Francis and the Holy See on the wrong side of it.” So what exactly is meant by “sustainability”? Continue Reading...