Pope Francis is again making waves in the Catholic Church.
His brief time as pontiff has been filled with many controversial decisions.
And now Pope Francis issued a jaw-dropping declaration about climate change.
The mainstream media have a love-hate relationship with Pope Francis.
The overwhelmingly Left corporate press have a strong aversion to Christianity, but they have a soft spot for Pope Francis because of his liberal positions on many issues.
That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone because Pope Francis is a Jesuit, a liberal order within the church, and a devotee of liberal theology, a philosophy of combining Christianity with Marxist principles.
And Pope Francis showed just how liberal he was when he recently announced that he’s considering adding sins against the environment as a component of the church’s teachings.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
Pope Francis, who has made the environment a signature cause of his pontificate, said he was strongly considering adding the category of “ecological sin” to the Catholic Church’s official compendium of teachings.
Pope Francis has stressed the importance of environmental protection since his election in 2013. He dedicated an entire encyclical, “Laudato Si,’” published in 2015, to the topic.
In that document, he called global warming a major threat to life on the planet and called for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels. He also blamed the global market economy for plundering the earth at the expense of the poor and future generations.
This is precisely the type of language that socialist environmentalists use.
Capitalism and fossil fuels are somehow sins against the planet.
This is a peculiar stance because it’s free markets and property rights that have created unimaginable prosperity and lifted billions out of grinding poverty.
We could perhaps reduce our carbon footprint by going back to an agrarian society that gets by on subsistence farming, but hundreds of millions around the globe would very likely die.
The truth is, the climate is always changing, and nobody can say with any certainty the extent to which human beings have an effect.
But the Left wields the fear of global warming as a cudgel against free markets, and unfortunately Pope Francis is playing directly into that fear-mongering.
How do you think the idea of an “ecological sin” will be received by the faithful?
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