Monday, 28 November 2016

Pope Bergoglio : It's okay to be "rigid" to save the planet, but not to save souls

With all the talk from the Bishop of Rome about the evils of rigidity, it comes as quite notable that he thinks differently when ti comes to "saving the planet." Pope Francis calls on scientists to create a "regulatory system," with "inviolable limits." We all need an "ecological conversion."

Heaven forbid we have a regulatory system with inviolable limits on sin and sacrilege.

Not a word about conversion to Our Lord Jesus Christ.

What irony and hypocrisy.

VATICAN CITY Humanity does not own God's gift of creation and has no right to pillage it, Pope Francis said.
"We are not custodians of a museum and its masterpieces that we have to dust off every morning, but rather collaborators in the conservation and development of the existence and biodiversity of the planet and human life," he said Nov. 28.
The pope addressed experts attending a plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Nov. 25-29 to discuss the impact of scientific knowledge and technology on people and the planet.
People in the modern world have grown up "thinking we are the owners and masters of nature, authorized to plunder it without any consideration for its secret potential and evolutionary laws, as if it were an inert substance at our disposal, causing, among other things, a very serious loss of biodiversity," he said.
An "ecological conversion" is needed in which people recognize their responsibility for caring for creation and its resources, for trying to bring about social justice and for overcoming "an unfair system that produces misery, inequality and exclusion," the pope said. In fact, with sustainable development, the tasks of taking care of both people and the planet are inseparable, he said.
He lamented how easily well-founded scientific counsel is "disregarded" and how politics tends to obey technology and finance instead.
The proof of that, he said, is the way countries are still "distracted" or delayed in applying international agreements on the environment as well as the "continuous wars of dominance masquerading as noble declarations that cause increasingly serious harm to the environment and the moral and cultural wealth of peoples."
Pope Francis told the scientists that it was up to them to "build a cultural model to tackle the crisis of climate change and its social consequences so that enormous productive capacities are not reserved only to the few."
To do that, he said, the scientists would have to be free of political, economic and ideological interests, too.
Because scientists have been able to study and demonstrate many crises facing the planet, the pope called on them to be leaders in proposing solutions to the many problems, such as water, energy and food security.
He said it would be "indispensable" for the world's scientists to collaborate and create "a regulatory system that includes inviolable limits and guarantees the protection of ecosystems before new forms of power derived from the technological-economic paradigm produce irreversible damage not just to the environment but also to coexistence, democracy, justice and freedom."


Dorota Mosiewicz-Patalas said...

It is pseudo-scientific think tanks which have convinced the populace to trust technocrats, so called experts. Now Bergoglio is turning to them to protect us.

He can"t be that ignorant. It is evil.

He is doing it in broad daylight, and people overwhelmingly follow him.

FarmerJ said...

Do these people have no Faith whatsoever? They must believe that our God, Who is infinite in goodness, infinite in knowledge, infinite in perfection, Who created a universe of over a trillion galaxies and an earth for the sole purpose of the proliferation of mankind to produce as many souls as possible to populate Heaven for God's greater glory, must have made a miscalculation. Some people obviously believe that God's Providence wouldn't provide the resources needed for the fulfilment of His plan. I'm not saying that we don't have to be somewhat responsible for the earth's resources, but I also believe that if we do His will, God will provide everything necessary to sustain mankind until the end of time, no matter how large the population becomes.

JayBee said...

Pope is right on- money, politics and power should not get in the way of scientific realities to benefit the planet --

Anonymous said...

Again the Catholic Church has Judas Iscariot sitting in the Chair of Peter. It is not surprising that Judas would choice the Culture of Death than to save souls. It quite clear we have a Pope who is reshaping the Catholic Church to a New Age Church that will not resemble anything Catholic. It is his agenda and it will succeed if he is not stopped. This must happen very quickly because the Catholic Spring is in motion at full speed ahead and the Vatican has all hands on deck to see this through to the end.

Eirene said...

The Bishop of Rome is simply parroting his Masters of the New World Order. When we all understand this, all the speculation about why, how could he, etc. will be totally superfluous. My question to one and all is WHEN WILL THE DUBIA BE ANSWERED and what is preventing the Cardinals from proceeding with the correction protocols?!

Michael Dowd said...

This quote from G.K. Chesterton springs to mind when it comes to the Pope and his latest enthusiasm for environmentalism:

— 'When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.'

Orthodox Climate Change is in. Orthodox Catholicism is out.

Kathleen1031 said...

I try not to read things Bergolio says, but I can't help but notice that statement does not sound like him at all. The vocabulary is far too specific, he does not speak like that. He is all generalities and vagueness. Again, he is parroting someone else's words, probably someone Soros subsidizes.
I am waiting for the Cardinals to take the dubia to the next step.
If it brings schism, so be it, schism will be a relief after all this. Now threats to the Cardinals? One would hope that this may energize their fellow Cardinals and Bishops, but these men have proven they are very cowardly and weak. But let schism come, we welcome standing behind even five Cardinals who love Christ and will defend His church.

Michael Dowd said...

Kathleen 1031.

I am of the same opinion but far from convinced I am right about it.