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Monday, June 15, 2015

Thoughts on the Upcoming Encyclical on the Envioronment

I echo Fr. Tom Collins' thoughts below. If you aren't praying about the upcoming encyclical yet, start now! We need to think about man's inner ecology. It's certainly as important as the global ecology.

I have read a report that the new encyclical on the environment is just under 200 pages! I just pray that it has at least as much on the real danger of everlasting "warming" being promoted by the Culture of Desecration and Death as it does on the alleged dangers of terrestrial warming. Our modern day Chicken Little's are not crying, "The sky is falling!", but rather, "The earth is warming!" In spite of actual data that shows otherwise, they contend that the data should not be reported, but rather carefully adjusted by computer programs to indicate that humanity is indeed the earth's greatest enemy. Some are even getting so bold as to openly declare that cleansing the "disease" of humanity from the earth's biosphere will have to include the development of policies and practices to promote or benignly neglect the evil consequences of contraception, abortion, sterilization, infanticide, homosexuality, plagues, famines, euthanasia, war and ethnic cleansing. I just pray that the new encyclical will be decisively Christocentric, and not just "lead from the rear" with a new "Me too" spirituality, which struggles to catch up with the agenda and the "wisdom" of the secular progressives.

In Christ,
Fr. Tom

1 comment:

newguy40 said...

I suspect 200 pgs is way too long. Full of turgid and phraseology that will only serve to confuse and not inspire or catechize. Catholic teaching on this subject can be much briefer.

When the "official" version comes out, then I'll read it. I'll likely divvy it up in to 50 page lumps that I'll go thru per week for 4 weeks. That is how I ended up reading the Catechism cover to cover. Set myself a weekly goal and work my way thru it.

The writings of B16 and JPII as well and several Pius impressed me with the concise language that left no doubt as to what was being taught. We desperately need that sort of shepherd, IMO.