Showing posts with label Global Warming. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Global Warming. Show all posts

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the "Political Arm" of the Pope -- Sprout of the Upper Classes Who Wants to be Rid of the Odor of His Origins

Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the "politiacal arm" of the Pope. "For decades he has labored ceaselessly in the Vatican till the election of Pope Francis. The name Sorondo is still widely known in Argentina because of his father and grandfather.
(Rome) Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, officially the Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, is the "political arm" of Pope Francis. He is responsible for a new ambiguity and accomodation in matters of life, culture of death and sterilization as a solution to environmental problems and climate change. The policy had already been laid before the pope's political adviser. He comes from the Argentine upper class. His grandfather was Argentine Interior Minister and his father a well-known political journalist. Even now accusations have been voiced that the pope's political adviser does not live like a priest, since he "never celebrates Holy Mass, and neither does he pray the breviary," says InfoVaticana .

Sprout of the Argentine upper class: learning politics already in the cradle

He was born in Argentina at the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, on 1942, as the son of a family of the upper class, and grew up in a strongly intellectual environment. His mother, Amalia Moreno Bunge, died when he was only eight years old. At the age of 26, he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires in 1968. After his ordination, he went to Italy, where he studied philosophy at the Dominican University of Angelicum and at the University of Perugia .

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Soros Foundation Spends $650,000 to Influence Pope Francis USA Visit

Edit: this is something which has been going on for a long time and the channels through which this money and influence flow have been part of the way the government does business with the Church in American politics from the very beginning.
What role did Thomas Rosica play in all this?  To listen to him, you'd think he was on Soros' payroll. 
August 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Leaked emails through WikiLeaks reveal that billionaire globalist George Soros - one of Hilary Clinton's top donors - paid $650,000 to influence Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the USA with a view to "shift[ing] national paradigms and priorities in the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign." The funds were allocated in April 2015 and the report on their effectiveness suggests that successful achievements included, “Buy-in of individual bishops to more publicly voice support of economic and racial justice messages in order to begin to create a critical mass of bishops who are aligned with the Pope.”
The monies were granted to two US entities that have been engaged in a long-term project, according to the report, of shifting “the priorities of the US Catholic church.” Grantees were PICO, a faith-based community organizing group, and Faith in Public Life (FPL), a progressive group working in media to promote left-leaning ‘social justice’ causes. Soros has funded left-wing causes the world over and was just foundto have been funding an effort to eliminate pro-life laws around the globe.
Board Minutes from the May 2015 meeting of Soros’ Open Society Foundation in New York reveal that in the planning stages of the papal visit initiative, the group planned to work through one of the Pope’s key advisors, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, naming him specifically in the report. In order to seize on the opportunity provided by the Pope’s visit to the US, says the report, “we will support PICO’s organizing activities to engage the Pope on economic and racial justice issues, including using the influence of Cardinal Rodriguez, the Pope’s senior advisor, and sending a delegation to visit the Vatican in the spring or summer to allow him to hear directly from low-income Catholics in America.”

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Politicians and Bishops in the Climate Hype -- Solar Cells Against Global Warming Instead of Prayers for Rain

(Rome) "Smog in Italy", "Poor air in Italy", "air pollution in major Italian cities", "crisis meeting because of smog." The message is also reported thousands of kilometers away from Italy in the world news. It suits well the climate hype that would be hammered into an "infidel" nation. The real emergency  is not the climate and the smog, but the politicians and bishops.
A commentary by Riccardo Cascioli *
Nothing is more appropriate than the alleged smog emergency to make the bungling politicians and the contradictory nature of the bishops visible.

The politicians

Let's start with the former. What really stands out about the smog in our cities and because of these geographical and meteorological conditions of the air, for example, is currently in the Po Valley, which is something we have previously stated. In summary it can be said that the high Smog rating these days can not wipe out the fact that air pollution has declined steadily for several decades. Although the fine dust values ​​are at the moment over the limits, they are far below the values ​​that were a permanent condition 30 years ago. The current situation is due to exceptional weather conditions and, therefore, represents the exception to the rule. For two months it has not rained and the wind is calm. Therefore, the air is above the cities. That may be neither pleasant nor healthy, but is only a temporary condition that should not be overstated and should certainly not be used as an excuse for extraordinary measures. They will only cost the taxpayers a lot of money without bringing appreciable benefits.

The lies about the air pollution

But what do we see? Instead of mayors, governors and members of the government, explaining to the people based on concrete figures   what is going on, fears are enervated and scaremongering. There are full-bodied declarations, party political polemics and a cheap slugfest with views to the next elections. Then death statistics from air pollution pile into the house and the biggest bungler of all, the five-star comedian [Movimento Cinque Stelle, left-wing populist, Eurosceptic party] writes about the increase in deaths from pollution. In 2015 more than 70,000 people, more than last year, died in Italy. The lie is that it was linked to the air pollution, has been refuted by demographers Giancarlo Blangiardo which has unfortunately not put a stop to them.
The temporary air pollution in the major Italian cities could be compared with that of the early 50s.There were really Smog deaths. If things are really today, as currently claimed by climate hysterics, then perhaps anyone of them should perhaps explain why precisely Milan  has by far  the longest life expectancy in Italy.

Is air pollution good for health? Increased life expectancy in the cities clearly

Maybe we look at the tables of the National Statistical Office: in Italy in 2014, the average life expectancy for men was at 80.3 years, for women 84.9 years. In Milan it is as high as 81.4 years for men and 86.1 years for women. If we draw a historical perspective now, we see that the life expectancy in the past 20 years has risen in Milan for men by as much as seven years and for women by five years. In 1994, it was 74.2 years (men) and 81.3 years (women). Similar is the situation in Turin. For this industrial city the  surveys go back only since 2002. Back then, life expectancy was 77.1 years (men) and 83.1 years (women). Today it is 80.7 years for men and 85.2 years for women. Even Rome has the same development. The life expectancy has risen from 1994 until 2014 for men from 74.4 to 80.8 years and for women of 80.3 to 84.7 years.
Would that  we  thought like   the eco-ideologues, we would have to draw from these figures the conclusion that air pollution is good for the health. In reality, as the mere common sense suggests, things are naturally different in every way. The explanation for the rising life expectancy must be sought elsewhere. But for ecologists and politicians these simple panic messages seem to be a lucrative business when identifying and explaining complex processes that a general improvement in living conditions enabled (economic development, better food supply, better protection against heat and especially cold, access to better medical care etc). This includes new, environmentally friendly technologies, which in turn have improved the air values ​​and therefore our health.
This cycle must be understood that the continuing economic crisis could reverse this trend. The still unexplained increase in deaths in 2015 could be an indication. If this should be, then we would have to answer the call of climate hysterics: "Because of smog ..."

The Church representatives

But we come now to the Church's representatives. Their current silence is suggestive, after an almost ecstatic intoxication at the world climate conference in Paris, where it seemed that the bishops wanted to outdo each other with dramatic statements and appeals. Where are the Monsignori who marched suddenly against climate change, held sermons about the alleged human-inflicted global warming and called on priests to give such sermons? Where are the prelates who spoke of the "last straw" in order to save the world? In those days there was not to be heard a discussion of  Smogalarm, which really has  a lot to do with the climate.  A decent rain or   a strong wind  would suffice and the matter would be downright washed and blown away.
One can also see the positive thing. By their silence they have at least spared us some of those unnecessary CO2 emissions. Perhaps we may even hope that one with some sense is  yet to come and will have put away the ideological phrases in favor of reality.

How would it be, to ask the Lord for rain?

Some rain or wind would be good not only for the residents of big cities, but also for farmers suffering from the drought. But none of the major prelates came to mind, where every simple country priest came immediately to mind earlier: to ask the Lord for rain. The Church even has ts own Masses providing  for such purposes. But who remembers that? These are irrational things for shamans and heathens, will be what many will think of them. It's inconceivable that an enlightened, post-conciliar bishop can believe in such things. For this purpose, he would have to even be aware that God is really the Almighty, as the true Lord of heaven and earth, the true creator of the universe, the earth and of man, a true master of nature, who has the power, as Jesus showed  his disciples several times,  to command the forces of nature.
But even in the Church there is the hybris that everything depends on the people and of what man does. "Only the man can still change," is what it surely must mean. For if a man does nothing, nothing happens. So also many prelates give  money instead for solar panels on the roof of the parish and speaks of a "prophetic" gesture," because that indeed is the the way that alleged  manmade   global warming is to be stopped.  Unfortunately it does not occur to begin a novena to St. Joseph or to celebrate Masses to solicit rain and wind.
* Riccardo Cascioli, chief editor of the Nuova Bussola Quotidiana
Translation: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Meteostat (Screenshot)
Trans:Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Global Warming Skeptic Uninvited to Give Input for Eco-Encyclical

(Rome) A French climatologist who is one of the well-known climate skeptics and  presented a scientifically acclaimed book on  solar activity in 2014 was to attend the climate meeting in the Vatican, organized for the end of last April by the Pontifical Academy of SciencesDespite assurances to the contrary by Cardinal Turkson, he was refused entry.
The scientist Philippe de Larminat, first a university professor in Nantes, then in Rennes, had heard of the Vatican Conference "Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity", which took place on April 28 at the Vatican. De Larminat is one of the most original thinkers among the climate skeptics. In his book "Changement Climatique" he presents the thesis that solar activity has far greater influence on the global climate, than it could ever experience from man.  A meeting at the Vatican on the subject and given the announced professional level, naturally had to arouse the interest of the scientist, as the Washington Post reported. De Larminat signed up for the meeting and bought a ticket for the flight from Paris to Rome. However, five days before the conference started, he received an electronically transmitted message that there was no place for him.

Pontifical Academy Zealously Sifted All Pending Climate Skeptics Out


De Larminats book on the solar activity
As the scientist learned, other colleagues fared no better. The Pontifical Academy of Sciences sifted all the climate skeptics out from the registered researchers with great zeal. "They didn't  want to hear any other opinion," de Larminat told the Washington Post .
Apparently, the only opinion heard was that  of the representatives for a man-made Global Warming hypothesis. Dissenting opinions or even a scientific discourse do not seem to have been desirable from the outset. The meeting was to serve as a prelude for the Pope Francis eco-encyclical.
The focus should not be so attached to the literal content of the encyclical, because paper is patient, but on the connections, Connections, that have come into existence by this document. Who wanted what from the Pope in advance  and what did he achieve in what he set out to do? Above all: Where was it conceived that  the Holy See would offer no resistance in the future within the framework of international institutions? It was the Vatican, whose delegation in the past more than 20 years,  forging coalitions among the States for the right to life and protection of the family, against abortion and overpopulation ideology.

Cardinal Turkson Secured de Larminat Right to Speak

De Larminat had a friendly encounter last March  with Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, who was officially in charge of the preparation of the eco-encyclical. Cardinal Turkson was also to present "Laudato Si"  on June 18 to the world public. In the presence of two other people, Cardinal Turkson assured the French scientist, he would have enough space to present his theses at the meeting in April.
The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences , Bishop Marcel Sanchez Sorondo, who is the real organizer of the  Holy See's approach to the man made Global Warming hypothesis, however, spectacularly  blocked any critical opinion. On April 17, he decreed an explicit veto of de Laminat's  participation at the Vatican meeting.
Some prominent conservatives, especially economic and natural scientists were contacted during the preparation of eco-encyclical from the Vatican and asked for their contribution. "Many, however, experienced a shock" when  after the presentation of Laudato Si  they had to say, "that none of their contributions were taken into account" as  Raymond Arroyo, the chief editor of the Catholic broadcaster EWTN, explained.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: InfoVaticana
Trans: Tancred verkon99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Afterthought Fake Catholic Charity President Fourth Presenter at Eco-Encyclical

Edit:  Sounds like she was included as an afterthought, if they think at all.  They probably don't really want anyone Catholic present at the presentation of this thing, because it's not really Catholic anyway. 
(Rome) Not three, but four people will present the eco encyclical of Pope Francis to the public on 18 June.
As Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi SJ turned attention  to the last "crime" as a draft eco encyclical of Pope Francis became public. Sanctions were made on Tuesday to a Vaticanist of the weekly magazine L'Espresso , which published the draft on its website. Magister himself affirms to have had no effect on the publication, which was decided by the editor.
Vatican spokesman Lombardi also announced that one more person  will participate in the announcement of the Eco-Encyclical next Thursday. To date, three presenters were called: Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace; Metropolitan Joannis Zizioulas as a representative of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople; Hans Joachim "John" Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate (IPCC).
The Catholic Herald wrote that for the first time in Church history an encyclical will be presented by a Catholic, an Orthodox and an atheist.

Dean of the Best Business School in the  USA - Head of the Largest Catholic Aid Organization of the United States

Two days before the presentation a woman was has been added: Carolyn Woo, president of Catholic Relief Services and former dean of the Mendoza College of Business of the University of Notre Dame in the United States. Thus, the confessional and ideological weights were slightly shifted in favor of the Catholic side.
Vatican spokesman Lombardi explained that Carolyn Woo will be present because of her expertise in business and commerce. "Thus a theologian, a naturalist and an economist will present the various aspects of the text," said the Jesuit.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was a founded in 1943 by the bishops of the United States during World War II as a Catholic aid organization based in Baltimore in the State of Maryland. Woo took over the presidency of the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in the US in 2012, which has more than 5,000 full-time employees. In previous years, she led a business faculty which was considered the best among all those comparable academic institutions in the United States.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Life Site
Trans; Tancred verkon99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Pleading For Sandro Magister and Against the Poison of the New Courtiers of the Pope

Sandro Magister
(Rome) The expulsion of Sandro Magister after 41 years as an accredited journalist of the Holy See has  led to diverse reactions, between unbridled glee and states of shock. The withdrawal of accreditation "is the worst thing for a Vaticanist" gleefully wrote wrote Magister's  opponent Francesca Chaouqui who is one of the "new courtiers" of this pontificate. The statement hits the point and explains the state of shock of those who afford themselves an independent view outside the jubilee choir for the Argentine pontiff. It's an attitude that is increasingly becoming a dangerous luxury when even when one as veterate and renowned as Sandro Magister Vaticanist must be put to the sword without mercy. While the courtiers have erupted in loud jubilation over the slaying of their "enemy", the voices among Vaticanists  can be counted on one hand, who dare to take sides for their previously highly respected colleagues, to move some things into perspective.
One who has done so publicly is Riccardo Cascioli, the chief editor of the Catholic  Internet newspaper La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (NBQ). Here is plea for Sandro Magister and against the "new courtiers" in the Catholic Church.

No mercy for Magister


by Riccardo Cascioli
The premature announcement of documents is never a pleasant thing, but it is difficult to understand why the pre-publication of the Pope's encyclical Laudato si  two full days has brought the Holy See to the brink of a nervous breakdown and some Vaticanists laughably losing even their sense, are claiming the incident as a conspiracy to damage from Pope Francis.
What kind of a conspiracy could depend on the contents of the encyclical being unveiled two days early? On the contrary, the initiative of the Espresso appears to have heightened the attention of the official press conference to present the Encyclical  on 18 June at 11 O'clock. And it was only in order to determine any differences between the already known version and the final version.

The Public Pillory and Toxic Malice for Magister

Yet the advance publication has been treated like a conspiracy, so that the Vatican press office even took the drastic measure and indefinitely suspended the accreditation of longtime Vaticanist Sandro Magister, who is believed to be the culprit of the incident. Not only that: The letter by which Magister's sanction was announced  was publicly posted in the press service of the Vatican and published with great luridness on the semi-official news blog Il sismografo.That's not all: as if it were not already enough punishment to publicly pillory Magister without any process, there appeared tons of poisonous comments on the internet  by colleagues and Vatican representatives against Magister.
Magister is a very famous Vatican expert. His official website chiesa.espresso and his blog Settimo Cielo are much read and at the international level. For many Catholics, but also journalists, Magister is an important reference point in order to be informed about developments in the Catholic Church and the Vatican, which go beyond the official statements. It is obvious that he has made some enemies ​​over time. The way he is now treated, in any case, raises a number of questions.

Nothing like that at Vatileaks - did not violate any embargo period

Eugenio Scalfari took the place of the Pope and formulated its own answers  of the same - impunity
Mainly because there were no comparable penalties in connection with the Vatileaks scandal, as numerous personal and confidential documents from the desk of Benedict XVI. were stolen and published and caused a scandal. By comparison, the preliminary publication of a public encyclical is ridiculous. In addition, Magister can at best be only indirectly responsible for the publication, then the copy of the encyclical-draft - as has been said from the very beginning - was landed on the table of the Espresso  -Chief Editors who decided the publishing and asked Magister to write a short introduction.
Ultimately, you can not even speak of a violation of the embargo period, as the American Vatican expert John Allen remarked. An embargo period is there when a document shall be made in available in advance to  journalists to give them time to read it and to prepare for the publication. In practice, this means: I give you a document in advance  and you commit yourself to not speaking about it before a specified time. In this specific case, the Holy See, however, had decided, which is unusual and not very pleasant, to present the Encyclical only a few hours before the press conference. No journalist had thus officially received it and was therefore bound to a fixed vesting period. A moral obligation of the Espresso chief editor would only be given if the invisible hand that has leaked him the text  would require experts to comply with the embargo period on June 18., but that seems highly unlikely.
Nevertheless, the wrath of the Vatican erupted over Magister: no extenuating circumstances, no mercy, only public disgrace and expulsion from the Olympus the Vaticanists.

No Mercy for Magister - a Reward for Eugenio Scalfari

One behaved quite differently  with the old fox Eugenio Scalfari, as in the two interviews published with Pope Francis. One in October, 2013, the other in July 2014. Both caused no small stir in the Church. Then it became known that the first interview statements were put in the mouth of the Pope by  Scalfari, which he had never said. And that the second interview was supposed to never be released because Scalfari had committed, not to speak publicly about this private conversation with the Pope. The only measure against Scalfari was a public statement by the Holy See. But on the contrary. Scalfari was even rewarded for the two interviews. Both were printed a few months ago in an official book by  the Lev Vatican Publishing house.

Reckoning With one Who did not Join in the Chorus of Adulation

The gloating of the papal Commissioner Chaouqui about Magisters expulsion
One can reasonably assume, therefore, that Magister, is rather than paying for the advance publication of the encyclical, but instead for his constant informational activities with which he strives to brighten backgrounds and illuminate decisions and statements in a way that does not correspond to the chorus of adulation which surrounds and damages this pontificate. The incident with the encyclical is just a pretext to settle accounts with a leading journalist, but is considered as a reference point for the opposition. A precise signal that is being emitted by the new courtiers and to all who dare to question, and according to an old strategy: to teach one hundred strike one.
It is therefore no coincidence that those who spread the poison against Magister, are among the enthusiastic supporters of the new charity. This includes those who should of their own volition and on the basis of their institutional position, employ a certain lack of self control. There is the s PR expert hired for a Pontifical Commission, Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui who has never forgiven Magister that he publicized her  tendency to too great loquacity, wrote immediately after becoming aware of  Magisters punishment on Facebook:
The entry ends with the words: "Happy Sandro, Ex-Vatican expert". Any further comment is superfluous. Law has Chaouqui was only correct in stating that the withdrawal of accreditation is "the worst thing for a Vaticanist."

Betting that L'Espresso already published the final version

The entry gives testimony that the spurting of venom from the Vatican is far from past. This is evidenced by a further signal: Il Fatto Quotidiano has named  the Secretariat of State Security as a source of the copy that the Espresso leaked. The daily newspaper also claimed, it involves  an alleged act of sabotage by "conservatives" against Pope Francis.  Information that has been properly spread not by chance. Rather, it appears to be a notice that we will soon be informed of things quite differently.
NB: The Vatican spokesman Father Lombardi explained that it told Espresso  that it was  only a draft of the encyclical and not to publish the final version version. He made ​​it clear that the text has undergone further changes. But we are willing to take a bet that the published text already represents the final version. On Thursday we will know it.
Text: Riccardo Cascioli / NBQ
translation: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: RAI1 / Dagospia / Facebook (screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Eco-Encyclical to be Released on June 18 -- Over-watched by UN Rottweilers

(Rome) This Thursday, June 18  the Eco-Encyclical will be presented at 11 clock in the New Synod Hall of the Vatican by Pope Francis.This was announced by the Press Office of the Holy See  and confirmed for the first time officially, that the encyclical will be titled "Laudato si" after the Canticle of St. Francis of Assisi. It will also be the first encyclical of history to also have a subtitle: "About the concern for the common house". Encyclicals have so far received the first words as a title with which they begin.
The presentation of the encyclical will be made by Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. At his side will be Metropolitan Joannis Zizoulas of Pergamum, an  84  year old representative of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. Similarly Hans Joachim "John" Schellnhuber a representative of the international institutions. Schellnhuber is the founder and director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Chairman of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and long-standing member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate (IPCC). 

IPCC and UN Are Sitting at the Presentation Table - as Watchdogs?

While the presence of the Orthodox representative underlines the appreciation of  Catholic-Orthodox relations, the presence of Schellnhuber's is evidence that makes use of the eco-Encyclical, the thesis of human-inflicted global warming and thus the UN Millennium Agenda. Schellnhuber is one of the leading advocates of a drastic and costly IPCC climate policy. It's a step that would mean a serious surrender of the Catholic Church to the powerful of the world. One step,  Pope Benedict XVI. had fought against throughout his pontificate.
The warnings and concerns of climate skeptics, conservatives and pro-lifers were obviously justified. The rapprochement between the Vatican and the United Nations has been announced since the election of Pope Francis. The new cooperation was sealed with a climate conference at the Vatican late April 2015 in the presence of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN Director Jeffrey Sachs. Already the two were mentioned at the Vatican meeting, who gave the content guidelines and direction. Is the Vatican following orders on the issue? Is Schellnhuber sitting  like a watchdog at  the presentation table? The presence of special guests or co-presenters has not been previously common.
The eco encyclical will be presented in original Italian and in French, English, German, Spanish and Portuguese translation on Thursday. One issue in the church language Latin, in which almost all encyclicals have been drawn up, has not yet been made.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Vatican Insider

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

American Catholic Unviersities Theologically Unsustainable

Edit: they're good errand boys and girls for "hope and change", but when it comes to presenting the Church's actual teaching, well, you just have to laugh at it, that's all.

Again we say: rather than promoting an agenda to determine how everyone else's resources are allocated, why not do what you were originally commissioned to do in the first place?


SUSTAINABILITY AND CATHOLIC HIGHER EDUCATION:
A TOOLKIT FOR MISSION INTEGRATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 29, 2011)—As Catholic colleges and universities
across the country begin a new school year, eight national Catholic organizations
are publishing and promoting an exciting new resource, Sustainability and
Catholic Higher Education: A Toolkit for Mission Integration. This new
resource will help schools strengthen ongoing commitments to live out Catholic
mission and “cultivate and care for” (Genesis 2:15) God’s good gift of Creation
through mission-based sustainability.

The Toolkit is being co-sponsored by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change
(www.catholicclimatecovenant.org), the Association of Catholic Colleges and
Universities(www.accunet.org), the Association of Jesuit Colleges and
Universities (www.ajcunet.edu), the Association of Franciscan Colleges and
Universities (www.franciscancollegesuniversities.org), the Lasallian Association
of College and University Presidents (www.ialu.net), Catholic Relief Services
College (www.crscollege.org), the Catholic Campus Ministry Association
(www.ccmanet.org) and the National Catholic Student Coalition
(www.catholicstudent.org).
These organizations hope that Catholic colleges and universities will use the Toolkit to strengthen Catholic mission and publicly commit themselves to
mission-based sustainability by becoming a Catholic Climate Covenant Partner
(http://catholicclimatecovenant.org/about-us/covenant-partners/) as Saint

Michael’s College recently did:

http://www.smcvt.edu/admission/news/news_story.asp?
iNewsID=1566&strBack=%2Fnews%2FDefault.asp
The sponsoring organizations believe that while many Catholic

Original site, here...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Useful Catholic Organizations Promote Global Warming

Anyone who advocates in favor of climate change is at best a useful idiot in the service of Marxism, including the Alaskan Bishops, the Irish Bishop's Conference and the USCCB. The fact that so many Catholic organizations have been so compliant for this false agenda is a sure indication of just how far the cancer has progressed now destroying the Catholic Faith wherever it has its nest and networks of mutually supporting individuals bent on destroying the Church.

As world-wide support for these initiatives which will only cost jobs and retard economic development and provide new avenues for oppression and social engineering, the propaganda organs of the Globalists, like George Soros who exploits Catholic organizations, will increase their rancour.


December 17, 2009

Frustrated by sputtering climate talks, Caritas Internationalis-- the international consortium of Catholic relief agencies-- and CISDE (an alliance of Catholic development agencies)-- are calling upon heads of state to act decisively during the Copenhagen climate summit’s final days.

“We must be clear what is causing the current deadlock: developed country commitments on emission reductions and support to developing countries fall far short of what science and justice requires,” said CIDSE Secretary General Bernd Nilles. “Developed countries hold the historical responsibility for climate change, which is impacting profoundly already on developing countries. They simply cannot shirk their responsibilities.”

“Heads of State must feel the weight of the public and moral outpouring over the last months and during this last week in Copenhagen and around the world,” he added. “The people are ready, we need our leaders to move.”

Link to original....

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Archbishop Williams is worried about non-existent threats when he might be more involved with spiritual ones.

Archbishop Nichols has greater interest in advocating the socialist agendas of climate change and "social justice" than in promoting the honor of God, indeed, it's hard to descry any visible spiritual dimension within his concerns that the environment can harm the poor.

LONDON, DEC. 8, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The archbishop of Westminster is affirming that helping the poorest persons should be at the center of the climate change debate.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols said this Saturday at a "Time to Pray" ecumenical service regarding the environment and climate change.

The service, which featured addresses by various Christian leaders, was planned in conjunction with "The Wave," a demonstration in central London aimed at drawing attention to climate change issues prior to the U.N. Copenhagen summit.

Representatives of some 190 countries have just gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a two-week conference to seek a global pact on climate change.

Archbishop Nichols addressed the topic by expressing concern for "all those whose lives are directly affected by climate change, the world's poorest and the most disadvantaged."

"This is an important perspective which we must not lose in the midst of all the other concerns expressed in recent weeks," he stated.

"We know that issues of world poverty and development cannot be separated from concerns for the environment," the prelate said. "They are intimately connected."

There is "much to do before we achieve sound and sustainable relationships between the peoples of this earth and with the environment of the created world," he acknowledged.

Lifestyles

"We sense within us never-ending demands," the archbishop affirmed, "often provoked by the culture of our consumer society."

He continued: "But we must look hard at the way we live our lives and consider again those whose future is threatened by the effects of our own lifestyles.

"Only when we are clearly prepared to change the way we live will politicians be able to achieve the change we say we want to see."

"To love God is, among other things, to give thanks and praise for the gifts of creation and to recognize that they are destined for all people," Archbishop Nichols stated.

Among these gifts, he said, is that of technology, and thus "technological advance is a crucial part of the way we will find solutions to the problems caused by climate change."

Technology is "not morally neutral," the prelate pointed out.

"Rather," he explained, "its proper use is guided always by its effect on the common good."

Thus, the archbishop continued, "let the genius of our finest minds serve the needs of all, and the needs of our environment."

"At the center of our world stands the human person," he affirmed, "every single one made in the image and likeness of God and deserving, for that reason alone, respect, freedom and cooperation."

Archbishop Nichols concluded: "It is hope that inspires us; faith that sustains us. Our union with Christ in prayer is our source of energy, of a new life for our effort as his disciples."

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Irish Bishops Conference gets Environmental

Wanting to engage the liberal politics of environmentalism, the Irish Bishops give a lending hand to the social engineering implicit in such arrangements. These environmental programs are of dubious value, but contain the seeds of increasing the power of central government and legistlating the false morality of collectivist progressivism. Just who's running these Bishop's conferences anyway?

Archbishop Dermot Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, today launched The Cry of the Earth, a pastoral reflection on climate change from the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. The launch took place in St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Belmayne, Dublin, beside Father Collins Park, Ireland's first wholly sustainable park.

Launching The Cry of the Earth Archbishop Clifford said: “We are all stewards of God’s creation. As political leaders from around the globe meet in Copenhagen next month for the UN Framework Conference on Climate Change to decide on a new global climate change deal, the Bishops of Ireland wish to raise awareness of our vital responsibility toward sustaining the environment. We need to protect the environment today and on behalf of future generations. Our response needs to be at an individual, community and governmental level.

“The Cry of the Earth, with an accompanying DVD, has been sent to all parishes and is available on: www.catholicbishops.ie. It reflects on our Christian responsibility towards the environment and outlines the scientific analysis of climate change, the theological and ethical principles as to why we as Christians have a duty to respond, and practical advice as to how we can act now to sustain the environment.”

Archbishop Clifford continued: “When the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, published his encyclical Caritas in Veritate in July, he reminded us that the ‘environment is God’s gift to everyone, and in our use of it we have a responsibility towards the poor, towards future generations and towards humanity as a whole … The Church has a responsibility towards creation and she must assert this responsibility in the public sphere.’”

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