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POPE FRANCIS & CLIMATE CHANGE (THE RELIGION)

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IS POPE FRANCIS GOING ALL GREEN?

IF SO, SO SAD

It’s all about that encyclical of his, Laudato Si  – a frightful document

[Dear Guardian Angel of Hetch-Hetchy: snatch Francis from the smothering, strangling, green chasm pit.]

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Is The Catholic Church Drifting Into Eco-Spirituality?

A series of initiatives by the Catholic Church aim to draft parishioners into earth warriors.
(The Federalist)

Is Catholicism on a slide into nature mysticism? It is a discomforting question for a Catholic to ask, but it bears scrutiny. Messianic environmentalism is about to assume the status of dogma in Pope Francis’ looming encyclical. Once discarding our incandescent light bulbs and biking to work become a religious obligation, it will be too late to ask the question.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Catholic West

Emmet Scott

(The New English Review)

Pray God, let’s hope not!

Of course, the Pope is no enthusiast of the likes of Che.  (Pope Francis should know the ends & outs of the man, they being both Argentinians.)  Yet, the pope donning such a shirt illustrates the foolishness – and danger – of going all hog-wild for the Climate Change Totalitarians.

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THE THING IS (THE FRIGHT IS) IS THAT GEORGE SOROS (THAT GREAT CLIMATE CHANGE (THE RELIGION) FRIGHT HAS BEEN ORDERING POPE FRANCIS’ KOWTOWING

Pope Maker: The Soros Syndicate 

your puppet

Pope Maker: The Soros Syndicate

Elizabeth Yore (The Remnant)

Pope and Soros nn Unholy Alliance – The Remnant Newspaper

Elizabeth Yore (The Remnant)

Company Way or Timeless Magisterium

Much within to digest.  Open up.

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Making Dogma Out of Unsettled Science

[OPEN HERE]

by Fr. George W. Rutler

(Crisis)

In the Broadway redaction of Pygmalion, Professor Higgins regretted how proper English is considered freakish, and “in America, they haven’t used it for years.” The problem glares in the speech of television commentators, for whom coiffures are more important than diction: while grammar is banished from the social media, our urban landscape has become a jungle of incomplete sentences and dangling participles. By the time one reaches California, the subjunctive has completely disappeared. To have been reared speaking English is a blessing, for it is a language hard to learn by adoption and even native speakers can find its subtleties daunting. Consider, for instance, the differences between affect and effect, whether and if, since and because, which and that, nauseous and nauseated, farther and further, continual and continuous, disinterested and uninterested; and that is just for starters. Many English speakers think that the Greek derivative parameter means perimeter; and that leads to all sorts of problems.

A perimeter is a border, and a parameter

[OPEN HERE]

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BELOW

OPEN. READ. ALL OF IT.

 NOTE THE VERY LAST PARAGRAPH.

ISIS Monsters and Christian Victims

(FrontPage)

Today in the Islamic Middle East, Christians like the Abada family in Iraq suffer real persecution the likes of which most of us can scarcely imagine.

Even three-year-old children aren’t safe.

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Where Did Pope Francis’s Extravagant Rant Come From?

In his new encyclical, Pope Francis has diverted the gospel into a series of ill-supported political pronouncements.

Is The Catholic Church Drifting Into Eco-Spirituality?

A series of initiatives by the Catholic Church aim to draft parishioners into earth warriors.

Pope Francis Is a Leftist And Must Be Called Out

Pope Francis has associated with revolutionaries and ideologies that destroy human life and living conditions. The right response is not silence.

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THIS ONE AIN’T BAD

Smashing Traditions: the Vatican War Machine is Back

(1Peter5)

Reply from a reader:

CadaveraVeroInnumero

QUOTE: “This doesn’t even touch on the long list of theological distortions, humanist concerns, and elevation of worldly matters — like climate change — to a level of ordinary magisterial teaching, despite the fact that specific prescriptions on these topics are clearly outside the Church’s areas of competence”

Within the lookout of thousands of years, the kicking up of “climate change” – the ideology, the religion of it – to magisterial teaching may seem a silly and insignificant recess game. But it is no small thing: this fading & crossing of boundaries, this kicking of the ball by the papal foot from the yard and field to the hearth, the bedroom, and down the hall into the cloisters of the House of God.

Even in its littleness this kicked up papal ball smashes windows and slams through doors, shattering liturgical panes and splintering the doctrinal wood. Worse, it signals signage for the kicking of other yard balls into the house: laying low and leveling even the rules and goalposts of those games properly played  in fields and barnyards.

Worse upon worse, it gives clearance for the damning games of metaphysical thieves and ontological robbers: the collapsing of the natural into the supernatural, or the collapsing of the supernatural into the natural – or both.

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Christians, Capitalism, and Culture: A Response to David Bentley Hart

by Samuel Gregg

Instead of engaging in sweeping condemnations of contemporary capitalism, those concerned about the present state of Western culture should focus upon the theological and philosophical errors shaping our time.

Pope’s Cardinal Says that Francis’ View on Global Warming is as Authoritative as that on Abortion

(LifeSite)

The hell it is!

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THE WORLD’S FANATIC “POPULATION ELIMINATIONIST”

DRAFTING THE POPE’S CLIMATE DOCUMENT

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Pro-Abort Papal Advisor, Jeff Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs: Global Pro-Death Guru Driving FrancisTeachings

 The notable International Child Advocate Elizabeth Yore attended the conference in Rome and offered her incisive rebuttal to the alarmist remarks of “environmentalists” like Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Ehrlich. Yore states, “There is an undeniable, profound moral and ethical schism between the moral teaching of the Catholic Church on life, and the Sustainable Development agenda and its draconian anti-life means promulgated by Sachs and the UN.”

(Please! Please God, no)

For Pope’s Environment Encyclical, an unusual line-up of presenters for official Vatican press conference, including climate change radical.

 (Rorate Caeli)

I find this frightening.  That that papacy would embrace a dogma which destroys human flourishing. And, at the behest of Climate Control of climate control minions

Pope’s Climate Encyclical Made Possible Passage of the UN’s Pro-Abortion Goals

(LifeSite)

Social Engineering of the Globe with Sustainable Development Goals

 

WHAT IS THE APPEAL IN LOOKING LIKE A BRANCH OF THE UN?

 Guy Noir – Private Eye,

[O]ur underground correspondent we keep on retainer in an Atlantic seaboard city that knows how to keep its secrets, also seemed quite exercised about this, as he communicated recently:

Much better to sound like a government official than a Pope, even if we insist we are no NGO. When there is a “Speaker’s Line Up” and an “official presentation,” you realize we have ceased to be dealing with religion and are instead competing with government and celebrity machines. How long before we see The EarthKeeper’s Bible or Spiritual Disciplines for the Environmentally-Aware…?

Here were are: Augustinus, “For Pope’s Environment Encyclical, an unusual line-up of presenters for official Vatican press conference, including climate change radical” (Rorate Caeli, June 10, 2015):

he Vatican has just revealed in today’s Bollettino the line-up of speakers for the official presentation of the “Environment Encyclical”, Laudato Si, on June 18 at the New Synod Hall.

The most interesting is probably Prof. John Schellnhuber, Founding Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, proponent of a “zero-carbon world,” known for his “aggressive stance on climate policy,” and for having famously declared in 2009 that the “carrying capacity” of the Earth is less than one billion people! He is also known, according to Augustinus, for his “intense advocacy of rapid de-industrialization in order to stave off global warming.” You’ve really got to read the quotes to believe this guy’s for real. And, last but not least, he is an advocate of a real form of “World Government,” something advanced also in the cause of climate control. One has to wonder why the Vatican selected him to be the sole layman and environmental “expert” to present on the occasion of the debut of the Pope’s new encyclical. Really.

Posted by Pertinacious Papist at 9:17 PM

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THEN THERE IS THIS: THE GREAT DESECRATION

Francis Effect: the Vatican profaned

Antonio Socci (Rorate Caeli)

Image of Muslim woman in burka defiles St. Peter’s
The incredible show on St Peter’s Basilica: a Neo-Pagan obscenity for the Feast of the Immaculate!
The sense that St. Peter’s Basilica has been profaned is strong. The symbolic significance of the event is a Church immersed in darkness, but illuminated by the world, by the new climatist-religion-ideology (all  financed by the World Bank Group which will now have to explain to us what politics compatible with the teaching of the Church it is promoting..)

The holy place par excellence, the heart of Christianity transformed on a maxi-screen for the show of the New World Power Ideology …and the Nativity Crib was left in darkness.

Translation: Contributor Francesca Romana

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‘Sacrilege’: Catholic leaders react to Vatican’s climate change light show,

(Voice of the Family)

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Vatican ‘climate change’ light show image where halves of people’s faces were shown, with a focus on one human eye.
(via LifeSite)

Saint Peter’s: a Basilica Desecrated – by Roberto de Mattei 

(Rorate Caeli)

The image that will remain tied to the opening of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy is not the anti-triumphalist ceremony celebrated by Pope Francis on the morning of December 8th, but the pretentious spectacle Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home, which brought the day to a close, by inundating the façade and Dome of St. Peter’s with lights and sounds.

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THAT PARIS HERESY “CLIMATE” SUMMIT

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COP21: The Only Six Things You Need to Know About the Paris Climate Debacle

By JAMES DELINGPOLE, BREITBART

(FrontPage)

Sometime round about now the negotiators at the Paris COP21 climate conference will be thrashing out the final details agreement which will make no measurable difference to “climate change” but will definitely cost all of us a great deal of money.

Here is what you need to know.

  1. All that stuff you’ve read and heard about “time running out”, “deadlock” , “last minute deals” — it’s all a charade; everything was pre-ordained.

(Read more…)

GLOBAL WARMING: TIME-OUT

Historical and Investigative Research – 11 Dec 2015

by Francisco Gil-White

Messages left on the Eiffel Tower in the context of the COP negotiations

As I write, the Associated Press reports that:

“Talks on a global pact to fight global warming appeared to make progress late Friday, with some negotiators telling The Associated Press a deal was close.”

The global pact is being hammered out by the COP (the Conference of the Parties) in Paris. The stated goal is to limit human CO2 emissions in order to stop global warming. But perhaps they should take a break. You know, pause. After all, the Earth has.

Global warming stopped 18 years ago—they call it ‘the pause.’

(Read more…)

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TO PULL THE WORLD INTO THIS CLIMATE HERESY POPE FRANCIS’ VATICAN JUMPS INTO THE GLOBALIST CAULDRON. LOCKING THE LID ON US ALL – AND THE GOSPEL TRUTH

Welcome, Wealthy. Francis Receives Them with Open Arms

(CHIESA)

And  receives lavish donations from them. Name by name, all the magnates of finance and technocracy to whom the pope has given audience this year[. . .]

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Influence Peddling at the Chair of Peter

Maureen Mullarkey March 11, 2016

You do not have to read between the lines of this morning’s broadcast from Chiesa to see an analogy emerge between Pope France and Hillary Clinton, an enthusiastic trafficker in influence. Chiesa‘s headline runs: “Welcome Wealthy. Francis Receives Them With Open Arms.” These are not ordinary people of means. They are political players buying leverage and prestige from a pope who sees himself a player among principalities and powers. Hillary was her husband’s bagman back in Arkansas and has been selling access ever since. Continue Reading

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Pope Claims Enviromentalism a Work of Mercy

(Restore DC Catholicism)

Pope Francis did Obsolescence to Climate Change Nonsense

(Restore DC Catholicism)

Species Triumphalism: Suicidal guidance from FrancisVatican

(Barnhardt)

  Vatican Bishop Mocks Right Wing Critics Who Think UN is the Devil

(LifeSite)

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  • A Catholic Perspective on Climate Change Bruce Colbert (American Thinker) Pope Francis must not undermine the Catholic tradition of belief in the market in favor or collectivist delusions.
  • American capitalists not so popular in the Vatican  (via CA. Catholic Daily)  The following comes from a May 12 The Hill article by Timothy Cama: Pope Francis’ closest adviser castigated conservative climate change skeptics in the United States Tuesday, blaming capitalism for their views. Speaking with journalists, Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga criticized certain “movements” in the United States that have preemptively come out in opposition to Francis’
  • Catholics, the Environment, and a “Culture of Waste‘”, Zigler (CWR). Recent popes have highlighted the necessity of caring for the environment—but how does what they say differ from secular environmentalism?
  • Vatican & the UN “environmentalist” pro-abort agenda (P. Blosser) You doubtless know about the Papal Environmental Conference at the Vatican on April 28th hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which, when all is said and done, looks for all the world like social grandstanding extravaganza mutually exploited by the Vatican and by UN leftists (see, e.g., Rebecca Terrell’s “How Green Was My Vatican“). Everything, it seems, from international poverty and overpopulation to human trafficking and modern slavery, and the sexual abuse of children, supposedly can be blamed on environmental problems.
  • Catholics, the Environment, and a “Culture of Waste‘”, Zigler (CWR). Recent popes have highlighted the necessity of caring for the environment—but how does what they say differ from secular environmentalism?

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ON THE RELEASE OF THAT LAMENTABLE DOCUMENT

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Everyone is trying very hard, picking out good, half decent bits & pieces.undergirding

Won’t have it.

The thing that’s striking is the document’s overarching and  undergirding Environmentalist Religionists themes and notions.  It is more than just damnably wrong; the attempt to upturn the truth of God and Creation is Gnostic.

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NOW THIS

Concerning the “Ecological” Path to Salvation

By James V. Schall, S.J.

(Crisis)

The most problematic issue that Pope Francis’ earth-warming advocacy brings up is its scientific status; at best, it is opinion backed by some evidence.

On Sustainability

 James V. Schall, S.J.

(The Catholic Thing)

What Does “Sustainability” Really Mean?

William Briggs

(Crisis)

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BINGO!

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 Where Did Pope Francis’s Extravagant Rant Come From?

Maureen Mullarkey

 (The Federalist)

Subversion of Christianity by the spirit of the age has been a hazard down the centuries. The significance of “Laudato Si” lies beyond its stated concern for the climate. Discount obfuscating religious language. The encyclical lays ground to legitimize global government and makes the church an instrument of propaganda—a herald for the upcoming United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Take no comfort from “Laudato Si’s” restatements of the Catholic Church’s traditional positions on the sanctity of life, the primacy of the family, and rejection of abortion. In this context, orthodoxy and pious expression serve a rancid purpose. They are a Trojan horse, a vehicle for insinuating surrender to pseudo-science and the eco-fascism that requires it.

… Replete with cooing reference to Francis of Assisi, “Laudato Si” ignores the single aspect of Assisi’s “Il Poverello” most relevant to our time. It is not the fey proto-hippie of high-fructose legend that speaks best to us now. It is the would-be martyr who sailed to Egypt alongside Crusaders to preach the gospel to a Muslim sultan.

Resurgent Islam and the spread of Sharia are the church’s enemies, not oil, coal, and gas. None are poorer than those who live, despised, in the path of ISIS. Where, then, is the encyclical calling for the conversion of Islam away from its murderous climate of hatred? Instead, the Vicar of Christ calls the world—intending primarily the West—to “ecological conversion.”

Intellectual and moral confusion of such magnitude is a judgment on the ecclesial culture that produced it and the popular culture that consents to it.

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RAYMOND ASKS A QUESTION

Where’s the Pope’s Encyclical on Christian Persecution?

by Raymond Ibrahim(FrontPage)

If even the Pope does not speak up for persecuted Christians, what can be expected of Western, secular politicians?

Christians Burn While Pope Worries about ‘Worldly’ Matters,

Raymond Ibrahim (FrontPage)

Indifference from the top.

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DEVASTATING!

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 ALMOST THE LAST WORD ON THE SUBJECT

 The Climate Wars Damage to Science

Mattt Ridley (Quadrant)

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FROM LIFESITE NEWS:  SENSE & SANITY

Science Writer Exposes the Climate Wars Damage to Science

The Pope’s Climate Letter Urges Dialogue with Everyone so Why . . .

Pope’s Encyclical Pro-Climate Change but Anti-Population Control

Professor Schellnhuber Climate Science and the Population Problem

Vatican Eco-Guru Champions Occupy Wall Street Thugs

Growing Alarm Over Dangerous Impact of the Encyclical

Former NASA Scientists War Pope of Climate Change Bandwagon

Strong Winds from the UN to Change the Vatican

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POPE FRANCIS COMES TO THE U.N. AND AMERICA TO STIR UP MISCHIEF ABOUT ALL THIS CLIMATE NONSENSE

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ON AND ON, THE FRIGHTFUL COMMENTARY GOES

R.R. Reno on the strengths and weaknesses of Laudato Si

(P Blosser)

R. Reno, editor of First Things, says in his substantial article that the conjunction of concerns in the Pope’s recent encyclical is fitting [emphasis mind]:

The Holy See’s New Alliances – I. Behind Laudato Si: Meet the Irish dissident who was one of the chief advisors behind this encyclical – and what he said about its theology

(Rorate Caeli)

DEVASTATING!

  • The “Super Encyclical” is here  (Rorate Caeliu) The welcome graphic for the Encyclical on the Vatican website. Not very subtle about its target. [Open it up. Take a look at that graphic. ]
  • Op-Ed: “Rome: the Age of Emptiness(Rorate Caeli) We are very honored to post this new article by a very wise, knowledgeable, and highly influential cleric, writing under the pen name of don Pio Pace.
  • Which Papal Document will Renew the Earth?by Christian Browne (Crisis) It was not  my intention to offer a fulsome commentary and critique of Laudato Si. However, as I commenced my third and closest reading of the document, I found myself overwhelmed.

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Mixing Up the Sciences of Heaven and Earth

by Fr. George W. Rutler (Crisis)

A museum curator here in New York recently showed me some extraordinary documents and I touched them with awe, albeit with cotton gloves.  There was Benjamin Franklin’s annotated copy of the Constitution.

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FR. “Z” HAS A . . .

The encyclical ‘Laudato si” and “integral ecology”

Posted on 23 June 2015 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Yesterday His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, was on with a popular radio show host, Vicki McKenna – who really ought to have a national show! – to talk about Laudato si’.

Also, since Rush’s critical remarks about the encyclical were played in the program, you might want to check his first two hours yesterday.  He also took on Card. Wuerl, who had attacked Rush on Fox News Sunday.  HERE

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FROM THE ENGLISH PUBLISHER OF THE ENCYCLICAL

THE DOCUMENT CALLS US SENTIMENTALIT – IN A CATHOLIC WAY, SO WHY IS THIS CATHOLIC PUBLISHER MUSSELING THE TRUTH?

We, for one, won’t be taken in!

Even the much lauded R. Guardini (reading of the document through his mind) needs to factor in the observations of the articles above.  What Francis is doing is a radical deconstruction of the original (Jewish) reading of Genesis; he is committing a supersuccessionist reading of the story (& mandate) of Creation.

[Yet, thank God, they did publish Fr. James Schall delicious piece posted above! Give them that.]

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IT NEVER ENDS!

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HUMORED TRUTH

A Franciscan Woodstock: “We are billion year old carbon, we are caught in the devil’s bargain, and we got to get ourselves back to the garden”

POPE FRANCIS’ ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

Posted by Pertinacious Papist at 8:20 AM

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FROM GOOD OLD RORATE CAELI

 Edgar Degas
The Ironing Ladies (1886)/ (detail) Musée d’Orsay

Eminently Forgettable

Four days on, and no one is speaking of the most important and revolutionary encyclical in the history of mankind and all creation anymore…

No Rerum Novarum…

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THINK POPE FRANCIS IS SIMPLY WRONGHEADED (and wrongly tutored) ON THIS CLIMATE STUFF. WHAT’S RECEIVING THIS FROM BOLIVA’S HENCHMAN? 

(From Walid Shoebat):  The Catholic Church has been the greatest enemy against Communism. When the communists took over Mexico, the Catholics with both faith and arms in the Cristero War; when the atheist communists were slaughtering tens of thousands of Christians in Spain, the Pope declared a crusade that was led by Franco; in the communist regime in Romania, the Catholics were slaughtered and horrifically tortured because they defied communism. There are communists in the Catholic Church, but the Church will never embrace communism.

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THE ABOVE MAY BE SO, THEN WHY THIS?

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by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

I bring to your attention three interesting analysis pieces about Pope Francis following his trip to South America.

AND, HERE’S THIS FROM RORATE CAELI

[Wherein Lays the Truth of the Matter?]

Socci: COCA AND “HAMMER AND SICKLE”: FRANCIS’ TRIP

For the record: Pope Francis personally clarifies that he was not offended by Hammer-and-Sickle “crucifix”, explicitly acknowledges the Marxism of its Jesuit originator — and praises him. 

WHAT ARE WE TO THINK?

The Pope and the Hammer and Sickle

Could another gift more accurately represent the pope’s value system than Christ crucified on the symbol of communism?

Dennis Prager

(FrontPage)

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SOME BOOTS-ON-THE-GROUND FACTS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA

Latin America’s Leftist Slide

Arnold Ahlert (FrontPage)

Bad ideas take a long time to die

The Pope and Perón

Samuel Gregg (CWR)

Does a long-deceased Latin American populist provide us with insight into Pope Francis?   Until Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope in 2013, the most famous Argentine of modern times was an army officer and politician named Juan Domingo Perón. Perón served as Argentina’s president from 1946-1955 and 1973-1974. Although Perón died 42 years ago, the man and the movements he inspired have cast a long shadow over many Argentines’ lives. Given…

(Left) Pope Francis waves as he arrives to preside at the Way of the Cross at World Youth Day in in Krakow, Poland, July 29 (CNS photo/Paul Haring). (Right) Official portrait of President Juan Perón, 1945 (via Wikipedia).

“Laudato si’,” a Too-Argentine Encylical

(Chiesa)

The effects of Latin American “prejudice” on the solutions proposed by Pope Francis to heal the world, in the critical analysis of an Australian theologian and economist

The People, Mystical Category.” The Political Vision of the South American Pope

(CHIESA)

An essay by Professor Zanatta has come out in Argentina and Italy, on the “populism” of Francis. The thread that ties together his visit to Lesbos and his affinity for the anti-capitalist and anti-globalization “popular movements”

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NOW SOME WISE WORDS FROM FR. “Z”

Where is the liberal ‘c’atholic anger at insult to the Pope and the Church?

by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Let’s play this out.How would the libs react were someone to give a Confederate Battle Flag to the Pope during his visit to these United States?What would Amerika and Fishwrap say if the Pope, handed the flag, smiled and nodded and mummured quiet comments?Would they say that it isn’t about “ideology“?   “No, no!”, they’d explain,  “It’s a symbol of… rights of states and .. and … tradition!”During papal visits, Popes are presented with all sorts of things. Sometimes the junk, such as paintings, winds up on the walls of Vatican offices, as it did in ours.Let’s imagine that the Pope were to be presented with a painting of Our Lord crucified during the burning of Atlanta. Instead of Our Lady and St. John by the Cross, you see Gen. Lee and Jefferson Davis. Above the Lord’s head, in place of INRI, DIXIE.Would there be any official statement that that wasn’t about ideology?Would there be any liberal reaction?But, my bad.  I keep forgetting that Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, Dredd Scott v. Sanford  – denying personhood to human beings – were liberal non-ideological projects too.

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SOME THINK THE POLITICS (THE RELIGION) OF “CLIMATE CHANGE” IS SEXY. THEY’RE MORE RIGHT THAN NOT. “CLIMATE CHANGE” DOGMA FEEDS “QUEER/GENDER THEORY” DOGMAS – BETTER, SNUGGLES UNDER THE SHEETS.

Pope Francis “gratified by UN goals that demand “universal access to sexual and reproductive health”

(Voice of the Family)

Pope Francis has said that he is “gratified” by UN goals that call on member states to “ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health” by 2030. The term “sexual and reproductive health”, as generally defined, includes access to contraception, including abortifacient methods, and, often, other forms of abortion. In a message entitled “For the celebration of the world day of prayer for the care of creation” Pope Francis stated that he was “gratified that in September 2015 the nations of the world adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, and that, in December 2015, they approved the Paris Agreement on climate change”.

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, agreed by nation states in September 2015, consist of 17 goals and 169 targets, which will determine the direction of international aid and action until 2030. These goals were endorsed by the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Sustainable Development Goals call on member states to:

“ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs” (Goal 7 Target 3)

The term “sexual and reproductive health care services” is defined by United Nation bodies as including contraception, including forms that have an abortifacient mode of effect. The United Nations Population Fund states that “sexual and reproductive health” includes access for all to “the safe, effective, affordable and acceptable contraception method of their choice”. Furthermore it is used by many international governments, including that of the United States, and by agencies such as Planned Parenthood, to include other forms of abortion.

The World Health Organisation also considers abortion to be integral to “sexual and reproductive health”. The WHO:

“develops norms, tools and guidelines on reproductive health in general and abortion services in particular, and supports countries in reforming their health systems. Its role includes:

  • distributing existing evidence on abortion;
  • assisting Member States in evaluating health systems’ response to the needs of women with unwanted pregnancies;
  • promoting methodology in quality control of abortion services; and
  • training of trainers in, for example, counselling and abortion care.”

The WHO, as part of its work to promote “sexual and reproductive health”, actively works to “improve access to abortion and the quality of their abortion services” in “countries such as Ireland”, which currently have restrictive abortion laws.

The implementation of the SDG’s call to “ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services” will necessarily involve the further extension of attempts by UN agencies and international organisations to radically increase contraception use and access to abortion worldwide. It will be instructive therefore to consider what is already being done in the name of “universal access to sexual and reproductive health care”.

The “Maputo Plan of Action for the Operationalisation of the Continental Policy Framework for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” aimed at “Universal Access to Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Africa”. It was produced in 2006 following a special session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Health in Maputo, Mozambique.

The document specifically identified “Abortion Care” as an integral part of sexual and reproductive health. It’s plan of action for “Implementing the Continental Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy Framework ” included the following resolutions:

5.2.1a Train service providers in the provision of comprehensive safe abortion care services where national law allows

5.2.2 Refurbish and equip facilities for provision of comprehensive abortion care services

5.3.1a Provide safe abortion services to the fullest extent of the law

5.3.2 Educate communities on available safe abortion services as allowed by national laws

The “Maputo Plan of Action” targets for attaining “universal access to sexual and reproductive health” explicitly included access to “family planning” and “emergency contraception”. The document also specifically targeted its children, stating that “Addressing the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents and youth”  is a key component of sexual and reproductive health.”

The “Maputo Plan” is one of many projects in which the promotion of abortion and contraception is integral to efforts to achieve “universal access to sexual and reproductive health” around the world. The implementation of the SDGs will lead to the further spread of abortion and contraception worldwide, bringing about the deaths of countless numbers of unborn children and causing immense harm to individuals and societies.

Pope Francis has professed himself “gratified” by international targets that will result in unimaginable devastation and suffering for an untold number families around the world.

This is perhaps the most tragic example of the now well-entrenched collaboration between the Holy See and the world’s leading proponents of abortion, contraception and population control, under the guise of promoting sustainable development. A selection of Voice of the Family’s commentary on this collaboration can be found below.

Holy See rep “welcomes” UN target for “universal access to sexual and reproductive health”, 3 June 2016

Climate agreement welcomed by pope but pro-lifers concerned about language that promotes abortion, 22 December 2015

‘Sacrilege’: Catholic leaders react to Vatican’s climate change light show, 9 December 2015

Synod adopts alarming sociological approach in place of clear doctrine, 12 November 2015

Professor Schellnhuber: climate science and the population problem26 June 2015

Launch of new encyclical by head of Catholic agency accused of funding contraception shows urgent need for reaffirmation of Humanae VitaeAny discussion on the environment must stem from understanding that the family is the key to sustainable development, 21 May 2015

Vatican endorsement of UN Sustainable Development Goals threatens unborn children, 29 April 2015

Leading global pro-abortion advocates speak at Vatican conference, 28 April 2015

Papal Appointment to new Congregation on Family, Laity & Life – Disasterous (Fatima Perspectives)

Create An “Authentic Human Ecology,” Which Can Help Restore “The Original Balance Of Creation Between The Human Person And The Entire Universe.” – FrancisOrders To New Academy For Life Abp. Paglia A Cavalcade Of Frightening Leftist Gibberish(via Canon212)

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 NOW IT’S THE GEORGE SOROS VATICAN, THE SOROS PAPACY. POPE FRANCIS THE VICAR OF THE GLOBALIST

SOROS

Pope Maker: The Soros Syndicate

Elizabeth Yore (The Remnant)

Pope and Soros An Unholy Alliance – The Remnant Newspaper

Elizabeth Yore (The Remnant)

Company Way or Timeless Magisterium

Much within to digest.  Open up.

Over a decade ago, with typical hubris, George Soros bragged, that he “is the Pope’s boss, now.” It appears that his boast became a self-fulfilling prophecy in the Francis pontificate.

your puppet

Leaked Emails Show George Soros Paid to Influence Bishops  

(LifeSite)

HARD-LEFT FRANCIS WORKING
FOR CHRIST OR SOROS?

 How billionaire George Soros is trying t0 hijack the Catholic Church for his progressive agenda  (LifeSite)

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Pope Francis holds his pastoral staff as he arrives to celebrate Mass at Revolution Plaza in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, where a sculpture of revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara and a Cuban flag decorate a nearby government building. Pope Francis opens his first full day in Cuba on Sunday with what normally would be the culminating highlight of a papal visit: Mass before hundreds of thousands of people in Havana's Revolution Plaza. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

POPE: “IT IS THE COMMUNISTS WHO THINK LIKE CHRISTIANS”

During this week where Americans have been distracted by the unexpected upset of a presidential election that could very well change the course of our collective future, Pope Francis has been busy making political statements of his own.

In yet another interview with Eugenio Scalfari (see our standard rebuttal to “you can’t trust Scalfari!” here), this exchange was reported to have taken place:

You told me some time ago that the precept, “Love your neighbour as thyself” had to change, given the dark times that we are going through, and become “more than thyself.” So you yearn for a society where equality dominates. This, as you know, is the programme of Marxist socialism and then of communism. Are you therefore thinking of a Marxist type of society?

It it has been said many times and my response has always been that, if anything, it is the communists who think like Christians. Christ spoke of a society where the poor, the weak and the marginalized have the right to decide. Not demagogues, not Barabbas, but the people, the poor, whether they have faith in a transcendent God or not. It is they who must help to achieve equality and freedom”. [emphasis added]

One of the most hotly contested criticism of Pope Francis is that he is ideologically aligned with Marxists. We’ve covered some of the connections before, so I won’t rehash them here. What seems fair to say is that this is the most direct admission yet that Francis identifies his program of social justice as something compatible with Communism – itself an intrinsic evil.

Pope Francis receives a crucifix fashioned into a communist hammer and sickle from Bolivian president Evo Morales.

Pope Francis receives a crucifix fashioned into a communist hammer and sickle from Bolivian president Evo Morales.

Of course, this seems all of a piece. On the eve of the US Presidential election — which featured the most pro-abortion candidate for the presidency in this nation’s history — Francis was busy meeting with his friend Emma Bonino, Italy’s most famous and prolific abortionist. They got together to talk about the migrant crisis, something so close to his heart that he not only overlooks Bonino’s crimes and calls her one of Italy’s “greats”, he also used it to take a swipe at then presidential candidate (now president-elect) Donald Trump, saying:

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Everything You Need To Know Before Obama’s Global Warming Plan Goes To Court

(The Stream)

 

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IS POPE FRANCIS GOING ALL GREEN?

IF SO, SO SAD

It’s all about that encyclical of his, Laudato Si  – a frightful document

[Dear Guardian Angel of Hetch-Hetchy: snatch Francis from the smothering, strangling, green chasm pit.]

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Is The Catholic Church Drifting Into Eco-Spirituality?

A series of initiatives by the Catholic Church aim to draft parishioners into earth warriors.
(The Federalist)

Is Catholicism on a slide into nature mysticism? It is a discomforting question for a Catholic to ask, but it bears scrutiny. Messianic environmentalism is about to assume the status of dogma in Pope Francis’ looming encyclical. Once discarding our incandescent light bulbs and biking to work become a religious obligation, it will be too late to ask the question.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Catholic West

Emmet Scott

(The New English Review)

Pray God, let’s hope not!

Of course, the Pope is no enthusiast of the likes of Che.  (Pope Francis should know the ends & outs of the man, they being both Argentinians.)  Yet, the pope donning such a shirt illustrates the foolishness – and danger – of going all hog-wild for the Climate Change Totalitarians.

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THE THING IS (THE FRIGHT IS) IS THAT GEORGE SOROS (THAT GREAT CLIMATE CHANGE (THE RELIGION) FRIGHT HAS BEEN ORDERING POPE FRANCIS’ KOWTOWING

Pope Maker: The Soros Syndicate 

your puppet

Pope Maker: The Soros Syndicate

Elizabeth Yore (The Remnant)

Pope and Soros nn Unholy Alliance – The Remnant Newspaper

Elizabeth Yore (The Remnant)

Company Way or Timeless Magisterium

Much within to digest.  Open up.

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Making Dogma Out of Unsettled Science

[OPEN HERE]

by Fr. George W. Rutler

(Crisis)

In the Broadway redaction of Pygmalion, Professor Higgins regretted how proper English is considered freakish, and “in America, they haven’t used it for years.” The problem glares in the speech of television commentators, for whom coiffures are more important than diction: while grammar is banished from the social media, our urban landscape has become a jungle of incomplete sentences and dangling participles. By the time one reaches California, the subjunctive has completely disappeared. To have been reared speaking English is a blessing, for it is a language hard to learn by adoption and even native speakers can find its subtleties daunting. Consider, for instance, the differences between affect and effect, whether and if, since and because, which and that, nauseous and nauseated, farther and further, continual and continuous, disinterested and uninterested; and that is just for starters. Many English speakers think that the Greek derivative parameter means perimeter; and that leads to all sorts of problems.

A perimeter is a border, and a parameter

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BELOW

OPEN. READ. ALL OF IT.

 NOTE THE VERY LAST PARAGRAPH.

ISIS Monsters and Christian Victims

(FrontPage)

Today in the Islamic Middle East, Christians like the Abada family in Iraq suffer real persecution the likes of which most of us can scarcely imagine.

Even three-year-old children aren’t safe.

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Where Did Pope Francis’s Extravagant Rant Come From?

In his new encyclical, Pope Francis has diverted the gospel into a series of ill-supported political pronouncements.

Is The Catholic Church Drifting Into Eco-Spirituality?

A series of initiatives by the Catholic Church aim to draft parishioners into earth warriors.

Pope Francis Is a Leftist And Must Be Called Out

Pope Francis has associated with revolutionaries and ideologies that destroy human life and living conditions. The right response is not silence.

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THIS ONE AIN’T BAD

Smashing Traditions: the Vatican War Machine is Back

(1Peter5)

Reply from a reader:

CadaveraVeroInnumero

QUOTE: “This doesn’t even touch on the long list of theological distortions, humanist concerns, and elevation of worldly matters — like climate change — to a level of ordinary magisterial teaching, despite the fact that specific prescriptions on these topics are clearly outside the Church’s areas of competence”

Within the lookout of thousands of years, the kicking up of “climate change” – the ideology, the religion of it – to magisterial teaching may seem a silly and insignificant recess game. But it is no small thing: this fading & crossing of boundaries, this kicking of the ball by the papal foot from the yard and field to the hearth, the bedroom, and down the hall into the cloisters of the House of God.

Even in its littleness this kicked up papal ball smashes windows and slams through doors, shattering liturgical panes and splintering the doctrinal wood. Worse, it signals signage for the kicking of other yard balls into the house: laying low and leveling even the rules and goalposts of those games properly played  in fields and barnyards.

Worse upon worse, it gives clearance for the damning games of metaphysical thieves and ontological robbers: the collapsing of the natural into the supernatural, or the collapsing of the supernatural into the natural – or both.

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Christians, Capitalism, and Culture: A Response to David Bentley Hart

by Samuel Gregg

Instead of engaging in sweeping condemnations of contemporary capitalism, those concerned about the present state of Western culture should focus upon the theological and philosophical errors shaping our time.

Pope’s Cardinal Says that Francis’ View on Global Warming is as Authoritative as that on Abortion

(LifeSite)

The hell it is!

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THE WORLD’S FANATIC “POPULATION ELIMINATIONIST”

DRAFTING THE POPE’S CLIMATE DOCUMENT

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Pro-Abort Papal Advisor, Jeff Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs: Global Pro-Death Guru Driving FrancisTeachings

 The notable International Child Advocate Elizabeth Yore attended the conference in Rome and offered her incisive rebuttal to the alarmist remarks of “environmentalists” like Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Ehrlich. Yore states, “There is an undeniable, profound moral and ethical schism between the moral teaching of the Catholic Church on life, and the Sustainable Development agenda and its draconian anti-life means promulgated by Sachs and the UN.”

(Please! Please God, no)

For Pope’s Environment Encyclical, an unusual line-up of presenters for official Vatican press conference, including climate change radical.

 (Rorate Caeli)

I find this frightening.  That that papacy would embrace a dogma which destroys human flourishing. And, at the behest of Climate Control of climate control minions

Pope’s Climate Encyclical Made Possible Passage of the UN’s Pro-Abortion Goals

(LifeSite)

Social Engineering of the Globe with Sustainable Development Goals

 

WHAT IS THE APPEAL IN LOOKING LIKE A BRANCH OF THE UN?

 Guy Noir – Private Eye,

[O]ur underground correspondent we keep on retainer in an Atlantic seaboard city that knows how to keep its secrets, also seemed quite exercised about this, as he communicated recently:

Much better to sound like a government official than a Pope, even if we insist we are no NGO. When there is a “Speaker’s Line Up” and an “official presentation,” you realize we have ceased to be dealing with religion and are instead competing with government and celebrity machines. How long before we see The EarthKeeper’s Bible or Spiritual Disciplines for the Environmentally-Aware…?

Here were are: Augustinus, “For Pope’s Environment Encyclical, an unusual line-up of presenters for official Vatican press conference, including climate change radical” (Rorate Caeli, June 10, 2015):

he Vatican has just revealed in today’s Bollettino the line-up of speakers for the official presentation of the “Environment Encyclical”, Laudato Si, on June 18 at the New Synod Hall.

The most interesting is probably Prof. John Schellnhuber, Founding Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, proponent of a “zero-carbon world,” known for his “aggressive stance on climate policy,” and for having famously declared in 2009 that the “carrying capacity” of the Earth is less than one billion people! He is also known, according to Augustinus, for his “intense advocacy of rapid de-industrialization in order to stave off global warming.” You’ve really got to read the quotes to believe this guy’s for real. And, last but not least, he is an advocate of a real form of “World Government,” something advanced also in the cause of climate control. One has to wonder why the Vatican selected him to be the sole layman and environmental “expert” to present on the occasion of the debut of the Pope’s new encyclical. Really.

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THEN THERE IS THIS: THE GREAT DESECRATION

Francis Effect: the Vatican profaned

Antonio Socci (Rorate Caeli)

Image of Muslim woman in burka defiles St. Peter’s
The incredible show on St Peter’s Basilica: a Neo-Pagan obscenity for the Feast of the Immaculate!
The sense that St. Peter’s Basilica has been profaned is strong. The symbolic significance of the event is a Church immersed in darkness, but illuminated by the world, by the new climatist-religion-ideology (all  financed by the World Bank Group which will now have to explain to us what politics compatible with the teaching of the Church it is promoting..)

The holy place par excellence, the heart of Christianity transformed on a maxi-screen for the show of the New World Power Ideology …and the Nativity Crib was left in darkness.

Translation: Contributor Francesca Romana

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‘Sacrilege’: Catholic leaders react to Vatican’s climate change light show,

(Voice of the Family)

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Vatican ‘climate change’ light show image where halves of people’s faces were shown, with a focus on one human eye.
(via LifeSite)

Saint Peter’s: a Basilica Desecrated – by Roberto de Mattei 

(Rorate Caeli)

The image that will remain tied to the opening of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy is not the anti-triumphalist ceremony celebrated by Pope Francis on the morning of December 8th, but the pretentious spectacle Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home, which brought the day to a close, by inundating the façade and Dome of St. Peter’s with lights and sounds.

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THAT PARIS HERESY “CLIMATE” SUMMIT

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COP21: The Only Six Things You Need to Know About the Paris Climate Debacle

By JAMES DELINGPOLE, BREITBART

(FrontPage)

Sometime round about now the negotiators at the Paris COP21 climate conference will be thrashing out the final details agreement which will make no measurable difference to “climate change” but will definitely cost all of us a great deal of money.

Here is what you need to know.

  1. All that stuff you’ve read and heard about “time running out”, “deadlock” , “last minute deals” — it’s all a charade; everything was pre-ordained.

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GLOBAL WARMING: TIME-OUT

Historical and Investigative Research – 11 Dec 2015

by Francisco Gil-White

Messages left on the Eiffel Tower in the context of the COP negotiations

As I write, the Associated Press reports that:

“Talks on a global pact to fight global warming appeared to make progress late Friday, with some negotiators telling The Associated Press a deal was close.”

The global pact is being hammered out by the COP (the Conference of the Parties) in Paris. The stated goal is to limit human CO2 emissions in order to stop global warming. But perhaps they should take a break. You know, pause. After all, the Earth has.

Global warming stopped 18 years ago—they call it ‘the pause.’

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TO PULL THE WORLD INTO THIS CLIMATE HERESY POPE FRANCIS’ VATICAN JUMPS INTO THE GLOBALIST CAULDRON. LOCKING THE LID ON US ALL – AND THE GOSPEL TRUTH

Welcome, Wealthy. Francis Receives Them with Open Arms

(CHIESA)

And  receives lavish donations from them. Name by name, all the magnates of finance and technocracy to whom the pope has given audience this year[. . .]

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Influence Peddling at the Chair of Peter

Maureen Mullarkey March 11, 2016

You do not have to read between the lines of this morning’s broadcast from Chiesa to see an analogy emerge between Pope France and Hillary Clinton, an enthusiastic trafficker in influence. Chiesa‘s headline runs: “Welcome Wealthy. Francis Receives Them With Open Arms.” These are not ordinary people of means. They are political players buying leverage and prestige from a pope who sees himself a player among principalities and powers. Hillary was her husband’s bagman back in Arkansas and has been selling access ever since. Continue Reading

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Pope Claims Enviromentalism a Work of Mercy

(Restore DC Catholicism)

Pope Francis did Obsolescence to Climate Change Nonsense

(Restore DC Catholicism)

Species Triumphalism: Suicidal guidance from FrancisVatican

(Barnhardt)

  Vatican Bishop Mocks Right Wing Critics Who Think UN is the Devil

(LifeSite)

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  • A Catholic Perspective on Climate Change Bruce Colbert (American Thinker) Pope Francis must not undermine the Catholic tradition of belief in the market in favor or collectivist delusions.
  • American capitalists not so popular in the Vatican  (via CA. Catholic Daily)  The following comes from a May 12 The Hill article by Timothy Cama: Pope Francis’ closest adviser castigated conservative climate change skeptics in the United States Tuesday, blaming capitalism for their views. Speaking with journalists, Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga criticized certain “movements” in the United States that have preemptively come out in opposition to Francis’
  • Catholics, the Environment, and a “Culture of Waste‘”, Zigler (CWR). Recent popes have highlighted the necessity of caring for the environment—but how does what they say differ from secular environmentalism?
  • Vatican & the UN “environmentalist” pro-abort agenda (P. Blosser) You doubtless know about the Papal Environmental Conference at the Vatican on April 28th hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which, when all is said and done, looks for all the world like social grandstanding extravaganza mutually exploited by the Vatican and by UN leftists (see, e.g., Rebecca Terrell’s “How Green Was My Vatican“). Everything, it seems, from international poverty and overpopulation to human trafficking and modern slavery, and the sexual abuse of children, supposedly can be blamed on environmental problems.
  • Catholics, the Environment, and a “Culture of Waste‘”, Zigler (CWR). Recent popes have highlighted the necessity of caring for the environment—but how does what they say differ from secular environmentalism?

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ON THE RELEASE OF THAT LAMENTABLE DOCUMENT

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Everyone is trying very hard, picking out good, half decent bits & pieces.undergirding

Won’t have it.

The thing that’s striking is the document’s overarching and  undergirding Environmentalist Religionists themes and notions.  It is more than just damnably wrong; the attempt to upturn the truth of God and Creation is Gnostic.

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NOW THIS

Concerning the “Ecological” Path to Salvation

By James V. Schall, S.J.

(Crisis)

The most problematic issue that Pope Francis’ earth-warming advocacy brings up is its scientific status; at best, it is opinion backed by some evidence.

On Sustainability

 James V. Schall, S.J.

(The Catholic Thing)

What Does “Sustainability” Really Mean?

William Briggs

(Crisis)

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BINGO!

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 Where Did Pope Francis’s Extravagant Rant Come From?

Maureen Mullarkey

 (The Federalist)

Subversion of Christianity by the spirit of the age has been a hazard down the centuries. The significance of “Laudato Si” lies beyond its stated concern for the climate. Discount obfuscating religious language. The encyclical lays ground to legitimize global government and makes the church an instrument of propaganda—a herald for the upcoming United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Take no comfort from “Laudato Si’s” restatements of the Catholic Church’s traditional positions on the sanctity of life, the primacy of the family, and rejection of abortion. In this context, orthodoxy and pious expression serve a rancid purpose. They are a Trojan horse, a vehicle for insinuating surrender to pseudo-science and the eco-fascism that requires it.

… Replete with cooing reference to Francis of Assisi, “Laudato Si” ignores the single aspect of Assisi’s “Il Poverello” most relevant to our time. It is not the fey proto-hippie of high-fructose legend that speaks best to us now. It is the would-be martyr who sailed to Egypt alongside Crusaders to preach the gospel to a Muslim sultan.

Resurgent Islam and the spread of Sharia are the church’s enemies, not oil, coal, and gas. None are poorer than those who live, despised, in the path of ISIS. Where, then, is the encyclical calling for the conversion of Islam away from its murderous climate of hatred? Instead, the Vicar of Christ calls the world—intending primarily the West—to “ecological conversion.”

Intellectual and moral confusion of such magnitude is a judgment on the ecclesial culture that produced it and the popular culture that consents to it.

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RAYMOND ASKS A QUESTION

Where’s the Pope’s Encyclical on Christian Persecution?

by Raymond Ibrahim(FrontPage)

If even the Pope does not speak up for persecuted Christians, what can be expected of Western, secular politicians?

Christians Burn While Pope Worries about ‘Worldly’ Matters,

Raymond Ibrahim (FrontPage)

Indifference from the top.

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DEVASTATING!

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 ALMOST THE LAST WORD ON THE SUBJECT

 The Climate Wars Damage to Science

Mattt Ridley (Quadrant)

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FROM LIFESITE NEWS:  SENSE & SANITY

Science Writer Exposes the Climate Wars Damage to Science

The Pope’s Climate Letter Urges Dialogue with Everyone so Why . . .

Pope’s Encyclical Pro-Climate Change but Anti-Population Control

Professor Schellnhuber Climate Science and the Population Problem

Vatican Eco-Guru Champions Occupy Wall Street Thugs

Growing Alarm Over Dangerous Impact of the Encyclical

Former NASA Scientists War Pope of Climate Change Bandwagon

Strong Winds from the UN to Change the Vatican

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POPE FRANCIS COMES TO THE U.N. AND AMERICA TO STIR UP MISCHIEF ABOUT ALL THIS CLIMATE NONSENSE

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ON AND ON, THE FRIGHTFUL COMMENTARY GOES

R.R. Reno on the strengths and weaknesses of Laudato Si

(P Blosser)

R. Reno, editor of First Things, says in his substantial article that the conjunction of concerns in the Pope’s recent encyclical is fitting [emphasis mind]:

The Holy See’s New Alliances – I. Behind Laudato Si: Meet the Irish dissident who was one of the chief advisors behind this encyclical – and what he said about its theology

(Rorate Caeli)

DEVASTATING!

  • The “Super Encyclical” is here  (Rorate Caeliu) The welcome graphic for the Encyclical on the Vatican website. Not very subtle about its target. [Open it up. Take a look at that graphic. ]
  • Op-Ed: “Rome: the Age of Emptiness(Rorate Caeli) We are very honored to post this new article by a very wise, knowledgeable, and highly influential cleric, writing under the pen name of don Pio Pace.
  • Which Papal Document will Renew the Earth?by Christian Browne (Crisis) It was not  my intention to offer a fulsome commentary and critique of Laudato Si. However, as I commenced my third and closest reading of the document, I found myself overwhelmed.

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Mixing Up the Sciences of Heaven and Earth

by Fr. George W. Rutler (Crisis)

A museum curator here in New York recently showed me some extraordinary documents and I touched them with awe, albeit with cotton gloves.  There was Benjamin Franklin’s annotated copy of the Constitution.

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FR. “Z” HAS A . . .

The encyclical ‘Laudato si” and “integral ecology”

Posted on 23 June 2015 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Yesterday His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, was on with a popular radio show host, Vicki McKenna – who really ought to have a national show! – to talk about Laudato si’.

Also, since Rush’s critical remarks about the encyclical were played in the program, you might want to check his first two hours yesterday.  He also took on Card. Wuerl, who had attacked Rush on Fox News Sunday.  HERE

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FROM THE ENGLISH PUBLISHER OF THE ENCYCLICAL

THE DOCUMENT CALLS US SENTIMENTALIT – IN A CATHOLIC WAY, SO WHY IS THIS CATHOLIC PUBLISHER MUSSELING THE TRUTH?

We, for one, won’t be taken in!

Even the much lauded R. Guardini (reading of the document through his mind) needs to factor in the observations of the articles above.  What Francis is doing is a radical deconstruction of the original (Jewish) reading of Genesis; he is committing a supersuccessionist reading of the story (& mandate) of Creation.

[Yet, thank God, they did publish Fr. James Schall delicious piece posted above! Give them that.]

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IT NEVER ENDS!

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HUMORED TRUTH

A Franciscan Woodstock: “We are billion year old carbon, we are caught in the devil’s bargain, and we got to get ourselves back to the garden”

POPE FRANCIS’ ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

Posted by Pertinacious Papist at 8:20 AM

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FROM GOOD OLD RORATE CAELI

 Edgar Degas
The Ironing Ladies (1886)/ (detail) Musée d’Orsay

Eminently Forgettable

Four days on, and no one is speaking of the most important and revolutionary encyclical in the history of mankind and all creation anymore…

No Rerum Novarum…

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THINK POPE FRANCIS IS SIMPLY WRONGHEADED (and wrongly tutored) ON THIS CLIMATE STUFF. WHAT’S RECEIVING THIS FROM BOLIVA’S HENCHMAN? 

(From Walid Shoebat):  The Catholic Church has been the greatest enemy against Communism. When the communists took over Mexico, the Catholics with both faith and arms in the Cristero War; when the atheist communists were slaughtering tens of thousands of Christians in Spain, the Pope declared a crusade that was led by Franco; in the communist regime in Romania, the Catholics were slaughtered and horrifically tortured because they defied communism. There are communists in the Catholic Church, but the Church will never embrace communism.

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THE ABOVE MAY BE SO, THEN WHY THIS?

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by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

I bring to your attention three interesting analysis pieces about Pope Francis following his trip to South America.

AND, HERE’S THIS FROM RORATE CAELI

[Wherein Lays the Truth of the Matter?]

Socci: COCA AND “HAMMER AND SICKLE”: FRANCIS’ TRIP

For the record: Pope Francis personally clarifies that he was not offended by Hammer-and-Sickle “crucifix”, explicitly acknowledges the Marxism of its Jesuit originator — and praises him. 

WHAT ARE WE TO THINK?

The Pope and the Hammer and Sickle

Could another gift more accurately represent the pope’s value system than Christ crucified on the symbol of communism?

Dennis Prager

(FrontPage)

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SOME BOOTS-ON-THE-GROUND FACTS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA

Latin America’s Leftist Slide

Arnold Ahlert (FrontPage)

Bad ideas take a long time to die

The Pope and Perón

Samuel Gregg (CWR)

Does a long-deceased Latin American populist provide us with insight into Pope Francis?   Until Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope in 2013, the most famous Argentine of modern times was an army officer and politician named Juan Domingo Perón. Perón served as Argentina’s president from 1946-1955 and 1973-1974. Although Perón died 42 years ago, the man and the movements he inspired have cast a long shadow over many Argentines’ lives. Given…

(Left) Pope Francis waves as he arrives to preside at the Way of the Cross at World Youth Day in in Krakow, Poland, July 29 (CNS photo/Paul Haring). (Right) Official portrait of President Juan Perón, 1945 (via Wikipedia).

“Laudato si’,” a Too-Argentine Encylical

(Chiesa)

The effects of Latin American “prejudice” on the solutions proposed by Pope Francis to heal the world, in the critical analysis of an Australian theologian and economist

The People, Mystical Category.” The Political Vision of the South American Pope

(CHIESA)

An essay by Professor Zanatta has come out in Argentina and Italy, on the “populism” of Francis. The thread that ties together his visit to Lesbos and his affinity for the anti-capitalist and anti-globalization “popular movements”

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NOW SOME WISE WORDS FROM FR. “Z”

Where is the liberal ‘c’atholic anger at insult to the Pope and the Church?

by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Let’s play this out.How would the libs react were someone to give a Confederate Battle Flag to the Pope during his visit to these United States?What would Amerika and Fishwrap say if the Pope, handed the flag, smiled and nodded and mummured quiet comments?Would they say that it isn’t about “ideology“?   “No, no!”, they’d explain,  “It’s a symbol of… rights of states and .. and … tradition!”During papal visits, Popes are presented with all sorts of things. Sometimes the junk, such as paintings, winds up on the walls of Vatican offices, as it did in ours.Let’s imagine that the Pope were to be presented with a painting of Our Lord crucified during the burning of Atlanta. Instead of Our Lady and St. John by the Cross, you see Gen. Lee and Jefferson Davis. Above the Lord’s head, in place of INRI, DIXIE.Would there be any official statement that that wasn’t about ideology?Would there be any liberal reaction?But, my bad.  I keep forgetting that Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, Dredd Scott v. Sanford  – denying personhood to human beings – were liberal non-ideological projects too.

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SOME THINK THE POLITICS (THE RELIGION) OF “CLIMATE CHANGE” IS SEXY. THEY’RE MORE RIGHT THAN NOT. “CLIMATE CHANGE” DOGMA FEEDS “QUEER/GENDER THEORY” DOGMAS – BETTER, SNUGGLES UNDER THE SHEETS.

Pope Francis “gratified by UN goals that demand “universal access to sexual and reproductive health”

(Voice of the Family)

Pope Francis has said that he is “gratified” by UN goals that call on member states to “ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health” by 2030. The term “sexual and reproductive health”, as generally defined, includes access to contraception, including abortifacient methods, and, often, other forms of abortion. In a message entitled “For the celebration of the world day of prayer for the care of creation” Pope Francis stated that he was “gratified that in September 2015 the nations of the world adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, and that, in December 2015, they approved the Paris Agreement on climate change”.

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, agreed by nation states in September 2015, consist of 17 goals and 169 targets, which will determine the direction of international aid and action until 2030. These goals were endorsed by the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Sustainable Development Goals call on member states to:

“ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs” (Goal 7 Target 3)

The term “sexual and reproductive health care services” is defined by United Nation bodies as including contraception, including forms that have an abortifacient mode of effect. The United Nations Population Fund states that “sexual and reproductive health” includes access for all to “the safe, effective, affordable and acceptable contraception method of their choice”. Furthermore it is used by many international governments, including that of the United States, and by agencies such as Planned Parenthood, to include other forms of abortion.

The World Health Organisation also considers abortion to be integral to “sexual and reproductive health”. The WHO:

“develops norms, tools and guidelines on reproductive health in general and abortion services in particular, and supports countries in reforming their health systems. Its role includes:

  • distributing existing evidence on abortion;
  • assisting Member States in evaluating health systems’ response to the needs of women with unwanted pregnancies;
  • promoting methodology in quality control of abortion services; and
  • training of trainers in, for example, counselling and abortion care.”

The WHO, as part of its work to promote “sexual and reproductive health”, actively works to “improve access to abortion and the quality of their abortion services” in “countries such as Ireland”, which currently have restrictive abortion laws.

The implementation of the SDG’s call to “ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services” will necessarily involve the further extension of attempts by UN agencies and international organisations to radically increase contraception use and access to abortion worldwide. It will be instructive therefore to consider what is already being done in the name of “universal access to sexual and reproductive health care”.

The “Maputo Plan of Action for the Operationalisation of the Continental Policy Framework for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” aimed at “Universal Access to Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Africa”. It was produced in 2006 following a special session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Health in Maputo, Mozambique.

The document specifically identified “Abortion Care” as an integral part of sexual and reproductive health. It’s plan of action for “Implementing the Continental Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy Framework ” included the following resolutions:

5.2.1a Train service providers in the provision of comprehensive safe abortion care services where national law allows

5.2.2 Refurbish and equip facilities for provision of comprehensive abortion care services

5.3.1a Provide safe abortion services to the fullest extent of the law

5.3.2 Educate communities on available safe abortion services as allowed by national laws

The “Maputo Plan of Action” targets for attaining “universal access to sexual and reproductive health” explicitly included access to “family planning” and “emergency contraception”. The document also specifically targeted its children, stating that “Addressing the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents and youth”  is a key component of sexual and reproductive health.”

The “Maputo Plan” is one of many projects in which the promotion of abortion and contraception is integral to efforts to achieve “universal access to sexual and reproductive health” around the world. The implementation of the SDGs will lead to the further spread of abortion and contraception worldwide, bringing about the deaths of countless numbers of unborn children and causing immense harm to individuals and societies.

Pope Francis has professed himself “gratified” by international targets that will result in unimaginable devastation and suffering for an untold number families around the world.

This is perhaps the most tragic example of the now well-entrenched collaboration between the Holy See and the world’s leading proponents of abortion, contraception and population control, under the guise of promoting sustainable development. A selection of Voice of the Family’s commentary on this collaboration can be found below.

Holy See rep “welcomes” UN target for “universal access to sexual and reproductive health”, 3 June 2016

Climate agreement welcomed by pope but pro-lifers concerned about language that promotes abortion, 22 December 2015

‘Sacrilege’: Catholic leaders react to Vatican’s climate change light show, 9 December 2015

Synod adopts alarming sociological approach in place of clear doctrine, 12 November 2015

Professor Schellnhuber: climate science and the population problem26 June 2015

Launch of new encyclical by head of Catholic agency accused of funding contraception shows urgent need for reaffirmation of Humanae VitaeAny discussion on the environment must stem from understanding that the family is the key to sustainable development, 21 May 2015

Vatican endorsement of UN Sustainable Development Goals threatens unborn children, 29 April 2015

Leading global pro-abortion advocates speak at Vatican conference, 28 April 2015

Papal Appointment to new Congregation on Family, Laity & Life – Disasterous (Fatima Perspectives)

Create An “Authentic Human Ecology,” Which Can Help Restore “The Original Balance Of Creation Between The Human Person And The Entire Universe.” – FrancisOrders To New Academy For Life Abp. Paglia A Cavalcade Of Frightening Leftist Gibberish(via Canon212)

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 NOW IT’S THE GEORGE SOROS VATICAN, THE SOROS PAPACY. POPE FRANCIS THE VICAR OF THE GLOBALIST

SOROS

Pope Maker: The Soros Syndicate

Elizabeth Yore (The Remnant)

Pope and Soros An Unholy Alliance – The Remnant Newspaper

Elizabeth Yore (The Remnant)

Company Way or Timeless Magisterium

Much within to digest.  Open up.

Over a decade ago, with typical hubris, George Soros bragged, that he “is the Pope’s boss, now.” It appears that his boast became a self-fulfilling prophecy in the Francis pontificate.

your puppet

Leaked Emails Show George Soros Paid to Influence Bishops  

(LifeSite)

HARD-LEFT FRANCIS WORKING
FOR CHRIST OR SOROS?

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21st Century California Reverts Back to the Wild West

By Victor Davis Hanson // Works and Days by PJ Media

I grew up listening to stories of turn-of-the-century rural Central California from my grandfather Rees Alonzo Davis (1890-1976). He was the third generation of the Davis family to have lived in my present house—great nephew of Daniel Rhoades, who had walked into the High Sierra in early 1847 as part of a party sent to help save the Donner Party. Years later, after a small strike in the Mother Lode, Rhoades became a land baron near the shores of the now dry Tulare Lake, in modern-day Lemoore (where his strange mausoleum is currently a California historical site). He died, I think, when Rees was five or six, but his Rhoades portrait still hangs in my stairwell.

Much of my grandfather’s lectures concerned the law and his appreciative sense of progress. Without law in the wild days of his preteen years, sometimes farmers, he lamented, shot it out to adjudicate competing claims over water rights from a common ditch. He referenced a land of early epidemics; his daughter, my aunt, caught a summer polio virus in 1921, and lived most of her life in the living room of my house (d.1980), courageously struggling against a disease that had left her scarcely able to move.

Can California Be Saved?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Crime is back up in California. Los Angeles reported a 20.6 percent increase in violent crimes over the first half of 2015 and nearly an 11 percent increase in property crimes.

Last year, cash-strapped California taxpayers voted for Proposition 47, which so far has let thousands of convicted criminals go free from prison and back onto the streets. Now the state may have to relearn what lawbreakers often do when let out of jail early.

The Anti-Empirical Left

by Victor Davis Hanson

President Obama entered office promising to restore the sanctity of science. Instead, a fresh war against science, statistics, and reason is being waged on behalf of politically correct politics.

After the Sandy Hook tragedy, the president attempted to convert national outrage into new gun-control legislation. Specifically, he focused on curtailing semi-automatic “assault” rifles. But there is no statistical evidence that such guns — semi-automatic rifles that have mostly cosmetic changes to appear similar to banned military-style fully automatic assault weapons — lead to increased gun-related crimes.

The promiscuous availability of illegal handguns does. Handguns are used in the vast majority of all gun related violent crime — and in such cases they are often obtained illegally. Yet the day-to-day enforcement of existing handgun statutes is far more difficult than the widely publicized passing of new laws.

Late-term abortions used to be justified in part by an argument dating back to the 1970s that fetuses were not yet “human.” But emerging science has allowed premature babies five months old or younger to survive outside the womb. Brain waves of fetuses can be monitored at just six weeks after conception. Such facts may be unwelcome to many, given the political controversy over Read more →

The Scorching of California

By Victor Davis Hanson (City Journal)

In mid-December, the first large storms in three years drenched California. No one knows whether the rain and snow will continue—only that it must last for weeks if a record three-year drought, both natural and man-made, is to end. In the 1970s, coastal elites squelched California’s near-century-long commitment to building dams, reservoirs, and canals, even as the Golden State’s population ballooned. Court-ordered drainage of man-made lakes, meant to restore fish to the 1,100-square-mile Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, partly caused central California’s reservoir water to dry up. Not content with preventing construction of new water infrastructure, environmentalists reverse-engineered existing projects to divert precious water away from agriculture, privileging the needs of fish over the needs of people. Then they alleged that global warming, not their own foolish policies, had caused the current crisis.

Will California Ever Thrive Again?

Victor Davis Hanson

The state is sinking, and its wealthy class is full of hypocrites.

By Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online

There was more of the same-old, same-old California news recently. Some 62 percent of state roads have been rated poor or mediocre. There were more predications of huge cost overruns and yearly losses on high-speed rail — before the first mile of track has been laid. One-third of Bay Area residents were polled as hoping to leave the area soon.

Such pessimism is daily fare, and for good reason.

The basket of California state taxes — sales, income, and gasoline — rates among the highest in the U.S. Yet California roads and K-12 education rank near the bottom.

After years of drought, California has not built a single new reservoir. Instead, scarce fresh aqueduct water is still being diverted to sea. Thousands of rural central-California homes, in Dust Bowl fashion, have been abandoned because of a sinking aquifer and dry wells.

One in three American welfare recipients resides in California. Almost a quarter of the state population lives below or near the poverty line. Yet the state’s gas and electricity prices are among the nation’s highest.

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A Nobel Laureate’s Views on Global Warming (Gates of Vienna)

The Fundamental Issue for Climate Science by Edward R. Dougherty on (Public Discourse)

Today, we face a new epistemological crisis. In the realm of natural phenomena, our desire to know has outstripped our understanding of what it means to know. This has serious implications for assessing the data and statistical models presented by climate science