Pope Francis Promotes a “Cultural Revolution” Against Climate Skeptic US Bishops

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Pope Francis is launching a new website, apparently to mobilise opposition against US Bishops who have resisted his demands they support renewable energy and sustainable living.

Vatican Calls for a ‘Cultural Revolution’ to Fight Climate Change

Angely Mercado

Published 12 hours ago: February 26, 2022 at 9:47 am

The Vatican is once again trying to make climate action a key issue for Catholics, as it launches a program called the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, named after the Pope’s 2015 letter that framed protecting the environmental as a spiritual mandate. The new website calls on Catholics to eat less meat, take public transit and drive less, avoid single-use plastics and other wasteful habits, and take part in a “cultural revolution” to change how they interact with the natural environment and financial systems.

“Discerning a response to the ecological crisis is a profound act of care,” the website says. “The Laudato Si’ Goals guide our actions…. Their holistic approach acknowledges the planetary limits of all socio-economic systems and the human roots of the ecological crisis. They call for a spiritual and cultural revolution to realise integral ecology.”

Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church since 2013, has made environmental consciousness part of his mission for the church. (Many U.S. bishops, though, haven’t followed his lead. Some American conservatives have even called him a “fake Christian.”) This new platform contains an emotional plea for Catholics to embrace more sustainable lifestyles.

Read more: https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2022/02/vatican-calls-for-a-cultural-revolution-to-fight-climate-change/

The website is available here.

There is something oddly amateurish about this new website, which leads me to wonder whether this is actually an official church effort.

The new website is a “.org” site. Not unusual for regular websites, which usually end with “.com”, “.org”, “.net” or nation specific domains, but official papal websites usually end with a “.va”.

In addition, someone profoundly ignorant of history or the English Language chose to describe Pope Francis’ efforts as promoting a “cultural revolution”. In English, the phrase “cultural revolution” has some very dark connotations. Anyone who has any knowledge of history has heard of the Chinese cultural revolution, a communist inflicted holocaust in which millions of people starved to death or were executed for the crime of wearing glasses and looking smart, or even a suspicion that they criticised or questioned anything Mao said or did.

I’m sure this is not what Pope Francis wants, right?

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Tom Halla
February 26, 2022 2:07 pm

Or does he? Bergoglio grew up under Peron, and seems quite comfortable with neo-fascist or socialist politics.

February 26, 2022 2:17 pm

Long ago, the “church” used extraordinary methods in an attempt to stop climate change … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyXAPG4Xh5M

Mike McMillan
Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 26, 2022 3:50 pm

Bookmarked. It’s a keeper.

Bob Tisdale(@bobtisdale)
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Reply to  John Shewchuk
February 26, 2022 2:39 pm

Climate change turned me into a newt.

A newt?

I got better.

Regards,
Bob

PS: Sorry Monty Python.

Reply to  bonbon
February 26, 2022 3:56 pm

Totally agree. It’s always about power and money. The larger the church, the larger crusade — where science is irrelevant. Just ask the Cathars.

n.n
Reply to  John Shewchuk
February 26, 2022 4:59 pm

The modern model of secular rites is to sacrifice virginal human life for social, clinical, redistributive, and fair weather causes. Climate as in economic, social, and political. Let us take a knee and bray to mortal men and women with pretenses to god- and goddesshood, respectively. The new order is the old order, past, present, and monotonic.

Alba
Reply to  John Shewchuk
February 27, 2022 1:16 am

It’s an interesting theory. No doubt there is a scientific consensus in some circles that the witchcraft trials were caused by the Little Ice Age. However, Scientific American is sceptical.
“However even if we accept a role of climatic fluctuations in the history of witch hunts, it is important to note that social factors played by far the larger role. In regions with a strong government and legislation such trials were rare or nonexistent, even during climatic unfavorable phases.”
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/medieval-witch-hunts-influenced-by-climate-change/
And as I seem to recall from many examples on this website, correlation is not evidence of causation. Which is basically the argument of that video: Witchcraft trials occurred during the Little Ice Age. Ergo Witchcraft trials were caused by the LIA.

patrick healy
Reply to  Alba
February 28, 2022 5:59 am

Good points Alba but when you use the term Scientific and Consensus together, you loose any creditability you previously had.

marlene
February 26, 2022 2:19 pm

Pope-On-A-Rope

Teddy Lee
Reply to  marlene
February 26, 2022 2:46 pm

Dope Pope -on-a-rope. Swinging?

Rich Davis
Reply to  Teddy Lee
February 26, 2022 3:07 pm

Ouch! I don’t wish him dead. Well at least not by unnatural causes. He’s welcome to try his luck with St Peter at any time though. What a worthless tool.

Reply to  Teddy Lee
February 26, 2022 4:47 pm

Grow up Teddy, what would make you do a comment like this to this very good man. Climate skeptics have to use some very simple science to scientifically establish whether we are unnaturally heating the atmosphere.

Basic thermal dynamics includes hot excited energy always transfers to cold. Have you ever seen or been on a cold air balloon ride? The balloon would never leave the ground and the reason they heat the air inside the balloon.

Teddy, have you ever laid out in the direct sun for 10 hours? The answer would be no because you would need an ambulance and a burn center. Buildings are supposed to be an engineered product using regional climatic data provided by weather stations.

Keeping the science simple, when it is a 90 deg. F day we are not supposed to contribute heat to that atmospheric temperature. That is why Regional Climatic Data in Building Code warns of solar exposure being more significant than meteorological data.

On a hot summer day, go up on the asphalt or shingled roof in a pair of shorts, bathing suit and bare feet. You will last seconds before you get off the roof and you would need medical aid if you tried to stay. Hot roofs or urban heat islands are urban heat generators atmospherically. We imaged buildings in 7 provinces and 26 states with the same results. On a 90 deg. F day, the roof can be 180 deg. F. That heat transfers inside the building where we use AC(refrigeration) responding to the symptoms. That heat radiates atmospherically and is the 180 deg. F greater than the 2 deg the world is worried about?

Heat the atmosphere and there will be climate “change”. That means extremes as is happening today plus unbelievable hell coming for microwaving the atmosphere for ease of communication. It isn’t a GHG emission, it is an electromagnetic field(EMF) at microwave frequencies in the millions and billions of times per measurable second.

As I type this here, our team is finishing legal documentation applicable to all province, state and country’s Utility Commissions. It includes the Lt. Governor of every province and the Lt Governor of Canada. These QC represent the Monarch and Queen Elizabeth is the administrator. It also includes the Vatican(a country) and this Pope. YES we are dealing directly with the Vatican and Pope Francis.

Temperature is a critical consideration with all science except we calculate for it. Every professional, country and their academia were blind to temperature. Not any more. Temperature has evolved out of the calculator and what I will show you isn’t
“thermography” or graphing temperature. Thermal Radiation is the natural frequencies and vibrations of all matter above Absolute Zero(-496 deg. F or -273 deg. C) As Thermal Radiation consultants with a 43 year background, temperature for us starts at Absolute Zero.

Groundwater was considered nature’s hidden treasure. Department of Fisheries and Oceans used our work as their standard due to no one else in the world being able to. Here are 2 time lapsed IR videos of buildings, solar impact and heat transfer inside the building. Professionals know how to fix this, they couldn’t see it before.

https://youtu.be/EA3py3us5VM

MarkW
Reply to  Professor Curtis Bennett
February 26, 2022 7:00 pm

What an incomprehensible load of gibberish.
I’ve been out in the direct sun for an entire summer day more than once, and didn’t need to be hospitalized.

Smart Rock
Reply to  Professor Curtis Bennett
February 26, 2022 8:02 pm

Well “Professor” I wouldn’t mind trying what you’ve been smoking.

AndyHce
Reply to  Smart Rock
February 26, 2022 9:51 pm

I’ve taken a geat many summer hikes in the mountains that last 6 to 10 hours, wearing nothing but running shorts and hiking shoes, and often being in direct sunlight for most of he time. I got hot and tired but had no other adverse symptoms.

AndyHce
Reply to  AndyHce
February 26, 2022 9:54 pm

I’ve also worked hard in the sun all day, sawing, spliting, and stakcing firewood, gardening, doing building repair, etc. and generally felt great because of it.

patrick healy
Reply to  AndyHce
February 28, 2022 6:06 am

Andy,
You got that vital anti WuFlu cure – Vitamin D.

meab
Reply to  Professor Curtis Bennett
February 26, 2022 8:57 pm

Bennet, You OBVIOUSLY don’t know anything about thermodynamics. Nothing at all. The real question is, given that you know absolutely nothing, why did you think you wouldn’t be exposing your complete ignorance?

1) There are cold balloons – they’re not filled with air, they’re helium or hydrogen filled. Hint; it’s not just temperature.

2) The rate of transfer of heat energy is not a function of just the temperature difference. Learn about heat capacity and the insulating properties of different materials. That’s why you can touch a wooden skewer right out of the fire – don’t try that with a metal skewer. That’s why roofs are insulated, duh.

3) You can be out in the sun for 10 hours. People routinely do that. I’ve done it many times. When I was younger I worked in the field loading hay on trailers all day without a shirt. Most people would want to have sun screen on, but if you’re well tanned you don’t even need that.

4) IR imaging of buildings is a well established technique invented in 1929.
It’s used daily around the world.

You sound like you need to seek mental health care.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Professor Curtis Bennett
February 27, 2022 4:42 am

Dear Professor: as you certainly very well know, science is not the outcome of illuminating messages received from the Holy Spirit… But apart from that privileged channel, I don’t see where the Pope gets the scientific foundation for the lot of gibberish he has preached…

patrick healy
Reply to  Professor Curtis Bennett
February 28, 2022 6:05 am

What????

n.n
Reply to  Teddy Lee
February 26, 2022 5:01 pm

Oscillating with changing winds.

Nenad
Reply to  Teddy Lee
February 27, 2022 10:44 am

No.
There wind nope.

Dave Fair
Reply to  marlene
February 26, 2022 2:56 pm

Pope-On-A-Woke.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Dave Fair
February 26, 2022 7:35 pm

If only this Ode to the church on fighting climate change could renew his perspective:

Bureaucrats and Global Planners 
Preach in agitated manners, 
Predicating great disaster: 
“Climate change we now must master!” 
 
Human guilt and blame beseeching: 
“Children shame we should be teaching! 
Man has sinned by overreaching 
Fragile Gaia’s limit!” 

 

Beware: this bold apostasy 
Spins prophesy from vanity! 
The firmaments will never be 
Controlled by mortal hands. 
So, use this world, as best you can, 
To take care of your fellow man 
And leave Earth’s destiny to God’s great plan! 
 
This Universe is God’s, alone 
Commanding elements He owns. 
Perplexes any man’s control, 
Yet, still provides for every soul! 

Dave Fair
Reply to  marlene
February 26, 2022 8:25 pm

Pope-On-A-Woke

Gunga Din
February 26, 2022 2:24 pm

I’m 67 and was raised Roman Catholic but haven’t been one for about 50 years.
He doesn’t speak for God.
And from what I remember, if he’s not speaking “ex cathedra” (sp?) then even a Roman Catholic would not say that the Pope is speaking for God.
If the site is legit or not, Roman Catholic or not, he’s not speaking for God.

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Matthew A. Siekierski
Reply to  Gunga Din
February 28, 2022 3:47 am

I’m 49, R.C. the whole time. A) You spelled it right. B) the Pope can only speak infallibly when speaking on matters of faith and morals, declaring something to be universally held by all Catholics. It’s so rare it’s really not worth worrying about. Twice in 2000 years.

So yeah, in this he’s speaking for himself. We should give some weight to his statements, but are free to disagree with him without problem.

Personally I think Pope Francis is too much “in the world”, when he should be worried about the state of people’s souls. Promoting good stewardship of God’s creation is good, but what’s the point if he’s ignoring salvation? Using a plastic spoon isn’t going to send me to Hell, but being complacent in the face of clear evils, or participating in those evils, will.

John Savage
Reply to  Matthew A. Siekierski
February 28, 2022 8:25 pm

Thank you. So often these topics get hijacked by bigotry and adolescents.

Rud Istvan
February 26, 2022 2:27 pm

The Pope has been getting singularly bad advice from the usual suspects. He meddles in climate when his bishops won’t condemn Catholics like Biden who staunchly support abortion.
OTOH, the Pope is also largely irrelevant in todays world. The Church long ago lost its monopoly on information thanks to Gutenberg. With Galileo it lost it’s ‘scientific authority. And with Martin Luther it’s claim to be THE church.

my significant other was a devout practicing Catholic until the church she had served with and attended for decades refused to visit and comfort her after she was stricken by PTSD, all because she lived in an adjacent parish. She has NOT attended any Mass since except for occasionally Christmas and Easter when at our Georgia mountain home.

bonbon
Reply to  Rud Istvan
February 26, 2022 3:03 pm

PTSD – Iraq or Afghanistan?

Dave Fair
Reply to  bonbon
February 26, 2022 3:20 pm

bonbon, one can develop PTSD from many personal traumas, not just military combat. Child abuse, spousal abuse, violent crime, mental abuse … you name it, people get mentally hurt.

I (mistakenly) always believed I was above the mental effects of that sort of trauma. The lingering effects of dealing with Vietnam combat trauma and combat wounds eventually wore me down mentally and behaviorally. After many decades I can now admit it; it is no longer macho to deny it. It is, however, the individual’s responsibility to work on dealing with it and to seek help. [I’m still macho!]

commieBob
Reply to  Dave Fair
February 26, 2022 4:56 pm

People encounter something malevolent, and it breaks them. link

Dave Fair
Reply to  commieBob
February 26, 2022 6:08 pm

You misinterpret what the good doctor was saying, commieBob. People are not “broken” by malevolency; they are often misled by their own interpretation of the impacts of the actions by themselves, others or events on their own physical or mental wellbeing.

For example, I tell you that killing someone has complex and unpredictable impacts on one’s mental and emotional processes: Exhilaration of survival, sober realization of personal mortality, regret and shame for taking a human life, searching for possible alternatives in retrospect, recurring doubts, bad dreams & etc. Only sociopaths are unscathed.

Healthy people recover from PTSD, with varying lingering effects. I mostly did it on my own through life, but the VA specialists helped later on.

commieBob, based on this and many of your prior postings, I suggest you spend more time reflecting before commenting.

commieBob
Reply to  Dave Fair
February 26, 2022 6:57 pm

Did you view the linked video. What I posted is pretty much a direct quote.

Dave Fair
Reply to  commieBob
February 26, 2022 8:57 pm

Literally true, but still a misinterpretation of his message, commieBob. He was tying the “malevolently” statement into the Biblical fall of Man and people’s view of the genesis of that process. It was an introduction to the idea that a person may, through knowledge and thought, slay the idea of the power of a malevolent thought or person over oneself.

Rud Istvan
Reply to  bonbon
February 26, 2022 5:23 pm

Anaphylactic shock. In our North Georgia mountains, inspecting her rental home anchoring 8 development acres. We were almost 30 miles from town doc in box down narrow winding two lane mountain roads. Her throat was swelling closed and she had already said goodbye before I got her to local doc in the box for her epipen salvation. You have no idea.
PTSD is a diagnosis, not a cause.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Rud Istvan
February 26, 2022 3:08 pm

Rud, what was the reasoning by which the denying parish avoided its obligation to provide spiritual support to the suffering? Did her resident parish deny the reality of PTSD and the other parish not want to get involved?

I suffered from combat-related PTSD for years before I recognized it and was able to work it out on my own. The VA helped in the later stages of my recovery. It is interesting how we can be strong in many areas, but weak in a few. Is it that human nature is not amenable to Marxist theories?

Rud Istvan
Reply to  Dave Fair
February 26, 2022 5:29 pm

It was very simple. We live in an adjacent parish, much less inspirational. She served lay communion for years where she went (with me just sitting since not Catholic), a much more beautiful church without priests that cannot speak English. So they cut her off.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Rud Istvan
February 26, 2022 8:37 pm

Rud, for me as a non-Catholic (even being an atheist) you are going to have to explain in more detail if you want me to understand the situation fully. “inspirational,” “lay communion,” “where she went,” “more beautiful church,” “without priests that cannot speak English,” & etc. I don’t understand any of it. Thanks for any help.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Dave Fair
February 27, 2022 5:35 am

Rud is being unclear, true, but we’re prying.

Lay communion means when a lay person (an ordinary parishioner, not a priest or other ordained person like a deacon) assists the priest in distributing communion during mass, the church service. Technically called an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist.

The Roman Catholic Church is organized into conferences, dioceses, and parishes geographically. Wherever you live, you’re in a parish. Priests are assigned to serve a parish, nowadays probably several parishes in more than one church building. An adjacent parish is a geographical area next to the one you live in. Sounds like the priest checked the address and said “not my job, man! Wrong department”

Just interpreting the ambiguity, but it sounds like the church they regularly attended was not very inspirational and had priests who couldn’t speak English well. This church in the other parish was more beautiful, but the priest wasn’t willing to help someone outside of what he considered his responsibility.

philo
February 26, 2022 2:34 pm

The Pope was elected properly as a Pontiff. He can only be relieved by death, indictment for a substantial crime, or seriously immoral conduct.

Death is inevitable, the other two very rare.

In many Catholic circles the Pope is viewed as a stopgap interim choice.

As far as “Climate Change, an Emergency, or Not?” it is completely unproven. Both contributors here, and just drop-ins like myself, have come up with many large, major faults in the science proposed.

The current climate speculations are purely political and open to myriads of criticism. None of the “classic”predictions such as heatwaves, “climate change”, and any and all have failed.

The current Grand Solar Minimum has rolled in right on schedule and in predicted magnitude. It maybe will be even a bit colder than predicted.

There are also some other predicted effects such as the El Nino, the North Pacific Warm Pool, that have been accurately predicted.

Globally caused Climate change causing increased temperatures is still simply wishful thinking. No useful or accurate predictions have been made, particularly by a multitude of unsuccessful computer models.

Thomas
Reply to  philo
February 26, 2022 6:07 pm

“The Pope was elected properly as a Pontiff. He can only be relieved by death, indictment for a substantial crime, or seriously immoral conduct.

Death is inevitable, the other two very rare.”

The last one not so rare, but rarely discovered.

From the article, “There is something oddly amateurish about this new website”

It has to appeal to children. The Catholic Church is the most successful child molesting ring ever estblished in the history of humankind.

Alba
Reply to  Thomas
February 27, 2022 1:25 am

Have you ever heard of the Boy Scouts? Or public schools in the USA? Check the figures on these institutions and then check your claim.
https://eu.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2020/02/18/boy-scouts-bsa-chapter-11-bankruptcy-sexual-abuse-cases/1301187001/
One point to bear in mind about all the allegations, wherever they might point. An allegation is an allegation. It is not proof of guilt. Cardinal Pell of Australia was accused of child abuse. A court found him guilty and he was put in prison where he was put in solitary confinement. Eventually he was freed after Australia’s highest court found him not guilty.

whiten
Reply to  Thomas
February 27, 2022 5:28 pm

“The Pope was elected properly as a Pontiff. He can only be relieved by death, indictment for a substantial crime, or seriously immoral conduct.”
———-

Once The Pope always the Pope… only discharged from duty by death… or the edict of The Master, as the temporal or permanent disbarring of the church.

“the Pope is dead… long live the Pope”

“a pope is no more… well, next please.”

Last edited 2 months ago by whiten
patrick healy
Reply to  Thomas
February 28, 2022 6:19 am

Oh Dear Thomas!
Is that the best contribution you can make to a serious debate about the Marxist Pope us Catholics must endure?

Pop Piasa
Reply to  philo
February 26, 2022 8:05 pm

So where does this leave the pope who decided to quit and stepped down to let this elitist take over? I smell fish in the RC church and the protestants (ELCA) that follow him. This could be construed as a sign of the beginning of the biblical tribulation.

Alba
Reply to  Pop Piasa
February 27, 2022 1:29 am

I’m not sure of the meaning of your question. Pope Benedict XVI resigned. The conditions referred to above are about removing a Pope without his consent. Furthermore, I doubt that Pope Benedict XVI resigned in order to allow the succession by a particular individual. But if you have any evidence to support your claim, do let us know.

whiten
Reply to  Alba
February 27, 2022 6:20 pm

Resigned from the Vatican and the Church.

Gerard O'Dowd
February 26, 2022 2:44 pm

Pope Francis is a Leftist, an avowed Marxist-Socialist, willing to compromise with the ChiComm thugs even about something as basic as the uncompromising papal appointments of Chinese bishops for the flock in Red China. As Peter’s successor, He’s desperately searching for modern relevance in an increasing secular (atheistic) world-for himself and perhaps the RC church as a whole. Clearly he’s given up the spiritual pursuit for virtue and the sacred for something that may distract from the child abuse scandals to please the Davos crowd or the World Economic Forum and the wealthy Progressives on the US East Coast. As an engineer for salvation of the men’s souls, Francis is engaging in mission creep that has also over taken many American corporate boards to placate the NeoMarxist ESG Social Credit score advocates like the Finkster at BlackRock; perhaps the Pope should just concentrate on keeping the pedophile creeps out of seminaries and leave Gaia alone.

Steve Case
Reply to  Gerard O'Dowd
February 26, 2022 10:14 pm

…perhaps the Pope should just concentrate on keeping the pedophile creeps out of seminaries and leave Gaia alone.
__________________________________________________________

Isn’t that ever the truth!

Alba
Reply to  Gerard O'Dowd
February 27, 2022 1:36 am

If you actually looked at the evidence, I think you will find that the Catholic Church has been doing a very good job of removing the child abusers (most of whom are not paedophiles). If you look at the evidence you will find that most of the allegations date from quite a long time ago. What is much more of a problem today is homosexual clergy preying on vulnerable young men. eg. Former Cardinal McCarrick. It’s not so much the child abusers who are the problem in the Catholic Church today; it’s the active homosexual clergy who are the main problem.

patrick healy
Reply to  Alba
February 28, 2022 6:23 am

Alba – loud applause!

Reply to  Alba
March 1, 2022 3:37 pm

Pope Benedict XVI came to St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City not long after his election as Pope and communicated quite clearly that the quality of priests was more important than the quantity, as part of the Church’s attempt to rid the priesthood of sexual perversion and the priests involved. We know now, not then in 1900’s, that no amount of psychoanalysis will prevent sexual deviancy, once ingrained in the individual, be it a priest, or a teacher in NY city assigned to a “rubber room” until he/she resigns or retires.

As to faith, the Apostles Creed (Nicene Creed) summarizes the actual faith-based beliefs of the Church.

bonbon
February 26, 2022 2:54 pm

Firstly, Laudato Si was authored by Sir John Schellnhuber CBE, dubbed personally by the Queen at Berlin Embassy in 2004. John, then-chief of PKI Potsdam Climate institute is well known.
The link from the good Knight of the British Empire is the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, Cardinal Peter Turkson, who presented the Laudato si’ Action Platform, “a seven-year journey towards integral ecology.”

It is well known the Vatican has a huge problem with Beijing and bishop appointments.

It looks like the Vatican has become part of the

https://incrworld.org/

That is the late Prince Philips ARC, run by Palmer, updated.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/12/02/claim-anti-capitalist-religious-groups-can-help-the-climate-struggle/#comment-3402336

see

https://incrworld.org/assets/downloads/CAFOD-7YP.pdf

The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) is the official overseas
development agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Dave Fair
February 26, 2022 2:55 pm

The Roman Catholic Church has been in terminal decline for decades. The new “Pope on a Woke” is just hastening its decline. Ministering to peoples’ spiritual needs is a far cry from solving all the world’s social and economic problems, for which this socialist nonentity has no particular credibility. The Pope’s descent into Leftist politics will further divide Catholics by deviating from non-political religious teachings.

bonbon
Reply to  Dave Fair
February 26, 2022 3:02 pm

Has more to do with China themselves appointing Vatican Bishops, not Rome. And China not knuckling under ‘climate’ . Gotta like it!

Dave Fair
Reply to  bonbon
February 26, 2022 3:36 pm

Ah, so! Chinese Bishops are exempt from Laudato Si, but U.S. Bishops have to approve abortions. Marxist consistency. [As an atheist I don’t give a shit either way, but don’t sugarcoat killing off human life.]

Alba
Reply to  Dave Fair
February 27, 2022 1:41 am

David,
You are proof that it is not just religious people who can see that abortion involves the deliberate killing of human life. Thank you.

Alba
Reply to  Dave Fair
February 27, 2022 1:40 am

You are quite right to say that the Roman Catholic Church has been in decline for decades – if you are referring to the Western World or Latin America. It is certainly not true of Africa or China. However, how you can tell that this decline is terminal I do not know. Maybe you have a crystal ball which allows you to see into the future?

patrick healy
Reply to  Alba
February 28, 2022 6:26 am

Yes Alba, David is a weather forecaster

billtoo
February 26, 2022 2:59 pm
billtoo
Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 26, 2022 4:00 pm

It is a disaster! we’ve had to attach ice augur extensions up here in the iron range.

Dave Fair
Reply to  billtoo
February 26, 2022 3:39 pm

Man, oh Man! There are some fierce cold records in that graphic!

Scissor
Reply to  billtoo
February 26, 2022 4:15 pm

Cold.

Reply to  billtoo
February 27, 2022 9:51 am

Looks like crap software using bogus data that happens to occur within 3°F of a record…
Without identifying exactly what that record is.

I doubt the record is what a weather station experienced over the entire time that station was in operation.

More likely, it comes from one of the short climatista operated databases, where they adjusted or truncated the past so they can warm the future.

Mike Dubrasich
February 26, 2022 4:02 pm

Jesus walked the Earth during the Roman Warm Period when global ave temp was allegedly 1°-1.5 °C warmer than today. I can’t find any gospel reference in the Bible about it’s too warm, let’s panic, and slay all the goats.

Scissor
Reply to  Mike Dubrasich
February 26, 2022 4:19 pm

Pope Judas turns climate change into whine.

Mike
Reply to  Scissor
February 26, 2022 5:31 pm

😀

Chris Hanley
February 26, 2022 4:15 pm

The Pope is merely virtue-signaling 😉.

n.n
February 26, 2022 4:51 pm

God advised to follow the science, not seance.

whiten
Reply to  n.n
February 27, 2022 10:38 am

And, worship not other gods (including Gaia).

🙂

Mike
February 26, 2022 5:28 pm

”Response to the cry of the Earth” ?

For Francis….
anthropomorphism

noun

  1. the attribution of human characteristics or behaviour to a god, animal, or object.
H. D. Hoese
Reply to  Mike
February 26, 2022 6:03 pm

Very good, language exposes, also Skeptic–(Greek skepticus) thoughtful, to look, consider.

Peter K
February 26, 2022 7:58 pm

The Pope needs to be careful on this other religion. What if it is proved that CO2 has nothing to do with climate change and it’s just a natural variability. His followers of the other religion might cast doubt on all the other fables that he tells.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Peter K
February 26, 2022 8:41 pm

That’s what happens when religious leaders enter into secular issues; secular concerns divide the flock.

Alba
Reply to  Dave Fair
February 27, 2022 1:53 am

It’s very difficult being a religious leader. Non-religious people are divided over what they think that religious leaders should do. Some think that religious leaders should keep out of ‘secular matters’ while others condemn religious leaders for supposedly keeping out of secular matters. Without going into the arguments about whether they are right or wrong, it is noticeable that some people criticize Pope Pius XII for, in their eyes, not speaking out against the Holocaust.
The thing is that Christians don’t accept the notion that there is a distinction between ‘religious’ matters and ‘secular matters’ in quite the same way as some people see it. Yes, how you repair a car is not something that religious people feel is a ‘religious’ matter but how we treat other people would be regarded as a ‘religious’ matter.
As for Pope Francis, I can assure you that there are many Catholics who are concerned about the emphasis he puts on environmental matters. They do not object to his concern for the environment (although they may, like myself, think that he has got many things wrong); what they object to is the emphasis he puts on saving the planet compared to saving souls.

Myron
February 26, 2022 8:30 pm

Having been baptized and raised in the Catholic church I have to say this Pope is the opposite of so much I learned when it comes to the Catholic faith.

Peta of Newark
February 26, 2022 8:42 pm

Pope has come down very heavily on the side of ‘science’ – as in hard sciences of Physics, Thermodynamics and things that can be demonstrated repeatably in science laboratories and elsewhere

But what do these sciences have to say about the presence/existence of a Divine Being?

Do those sciences tell us with significant confidence that ‘God exists’?

Hasn’t Pope thus rather lost the way and painted himself into a corner – or is there some other motive?
Surely Shirley not the business of punishment and the buying & selling of Indulgences….

Wasn’t the “Trust in God – all others bring data” as much with trust in a God being able to forgive us our sins, rather than mere mortals to punish us?

Takes us back to the sweet little thing that answered to King Knut – with all his tide-turning prowess.
Knut took on Christianity not because he was any sort of kind gentle and forgiving sort of chap. Knut became religious so as to be God’s Earthly Representative and could then take on all sorts of raping pillaging and blood-thirsty slashing that would have made Saddam Hussein look positively saintly….

I vote: Putin For Pope

Shoki Kaneda
February 26, 2022 10:09 pm

When are Catholics going to dump this commie?

Phillip Bratby
February 26, 2022 10:43 pm

The Roman Catholic church never did support proper evidence-based science. Nothing chas changed.ges

Doug Huffman(@doughuffman)
February 27, 2022 4:34 am

ANTI-pope Jorge Bergoglio. The Holy See is SEDEVACANT, has been since 1965, six predecessors.

The Oval Office is SEDEVACANT.

Novus Ordo Watch .org

Carbon Bigfoot
February 27, 2022 6:06 am

As an ex-Catholic who suffered 8 years of Papal Propaganda, I recall the teaching that the Pontiff is infallible in matters of religion. I don’t believe that Science is a religious matter (except adopted by Eco-Nuts). In my opinion the Catholic Church has been wrong on every scientific argument since the Council of Nicaea 314-335 AD. Persecution of Galileo, Copernicus, Leonardo da Vinci to name a few that escaped being burn at the stake. Pope Francis is a Fraud and so is the Vatican. Blow that white smoke up your ass.

DeNihilist
February 27, 2022 8:13 am

Again, humans are part of nature, so to say that what humans do is unnatural is a lie.

Jon R
Reply to  DeNihilist
February 27, 2022 3:01 pm

That’s what Ted Kazinski couldn’t figure out despite all his genius.

Him and all his new disciples that are clogging up the sewers of thought.

Alba
February 27, 2022 10:12 am

Eric Worrall says:
“The new website is a “.org” site. Not unusual for regular websites, which usually end with “.com”, “.org”, “.net” or nation specific domains, but official papal websites usually end with a “.va”.”
On the point about the domain name he is partly correct. The official Vatican website promoting Laudato Si is:
https://www.laudatosi.va
But the website ‘Laudato Si Action Platform’ says that it is a “collaboration between the Vatican, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of good will.”” In which case it is not an official Vatican website and does not need to end in va.
However, I am delighted to be able to pass on a slogan found on the LSAP website:
“A journey towards full sustainability in the holistic spirit of integral ecology”.
Phew, that’s a relief.
Personally, I’m inclined to regard the whole LS promotion business as a public relations exercise in furthering the Pope Francis Fan Club. As any Catholic can tell you (well apart from true Catholics, that is), there were no Popes before Pope Francis or, if there were, none of them were of any consequence. Indeed, the real history of the Catholic Church began in 2013. Furthermore, the New Evangelisation was not exactly a rip-roaring success so Francis abandoned it and decided to concentrate on something that was much more popular in certain secular circles. Who knows, Jeffrey Sachs and Herr Schellnhuber could be in line for canonisation. In which case their joint Feast Day should be April 1st.

Cosmic
February 27, 2022 11:49 am

Hey pappy…you disgust me you blithering leftist creep.

Jon R
February 27, 2022 3:00 pm

No one expects the climate inquisition!!!!

niceguy
February 27, 2022 9:16 pm

OMG
I simply wouldn’t believe it was a thing before I opened the page myself.
From any other website, I wouldn’t even have bothered: I would have filled it under “fake news”!!!

patrick healy
February 28, 2022 5:53 am

“I’m sure this is not what Pope Francis wants”
You are just too kind Eric. To us Catholic realists this is precisely what this Pontiff wants.
He is a died in the wool Marxist in thrall to the Chinese Communists, where he has disowned the traditional patriotic Catholic Church and has been bought off by Peking and George Soros.
Not much teaching of the gospel any more.

Gordon A. Dressler
February 28, 2022 7:36 am

I’ll just observe that the Catholic Church, under Pope Francis, is returning to the days of prosecuting Galileo Galilei. In the early 1600’s AD, Galileo was prosecuted for his support of heliocentrism, the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun.

The Catholic Church then just could not objectively assess the evidence presented for a scientific fact that contradicted their dogmatic belief . . . the same exists today with the Church’s view regarding climate change™. 

Andy Pattullo
February 28, 2022 12:38 pm

That is exactly the type of “cultural revolution: a lot of climate fanatics seem to be aiming for. Depopulating the planet of humans apparently seems a good idea to the environmental zealots.

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