The pope's much ballyhooed encyclical is scheduled to be released next week. There are reports that it has already been named "Laudato Si" (taken from St. Francis' "Canticle of the Sun"). We don't know what the thing contains, although the players involved give us a good idea of its main thrust. As stated last month, this encyclical has significant progressive input, most notably from abortion advocate Jeffrey Sachs. I link now to an anthology of posts that I've written that detail the malevolence of his beliefs. The first post that appears when you click the link details the report that came from the meeting in late April hosted by both the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Please note the explicit call for population control. Further down, you'll see a video by American Life League that exposes more of the harm wrought by Sachs.
A few weeks ago LifeSiteNews put forth a piece to ask why Sachs, given the information set forth by American Life League, would ever have been invited to the Vatican to offer input for an encyclical. Given the fact that Sachs has been very up front about his advocacy for abortion, sterilization and contraception, we can only imagine that some at high levels of the Vatican share Sach's decidedly anti-life proclivities. One such person might be Margaret Archer, who is president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Here is her profile from the Vatican website. In all the gobblygoop that she herself wrote, there are some key omissions. Read through it and notice that you'll not find once the words "God", "Jesus Christ", "Catholic", "Church", "morals", nor any mentions of the key social encyclicals throughout the decades. "Why is that important?" you may ask. Well, I dunno! I guess that because she's head of a Vatican function, we might have hoped for at least some perfunctory lip service to Catholic social teaching. Indeed, I wonder if she's even Catholic. At any rate, her unquestioning belief in the global warming canard is so staunch as to cause her to vent her spleen at questions posed by C-Fam. Her rancor caused Austin Ruse to bestow upon her (and others) the title of "Bullies For Francis".
There is no doubt that Laudato Si will, at the very least, pave the way for progressives to exercise even more control over Church hierarchy and even world politics; both progressives and conservatives see that coming. Canada Free Press highlights an article that Sachs wrote in America. In that article, Sachs voiced his belief that the principles manifest in the US Declaration of Independence must surrender to world government. The CFP article outlines how Sachs, Ki Moon and others hope that the encyclical will pave the way for one world government. For an example of progressive gloating and cackling over this encycical, click here; at least they understand it to be revolutionary, even from their warped perspectives. Aside: as much as he rants against "capitalism", socialism can only be worse.
The rollout of the encyclical next week will be accompanied by some speakers. Among them is Professer John Schnellnhuber. This founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research believes the "carrying capacity" of the planet for population is under 1 billion people. In other words, according to this guy, there are 6 billion too many people currently inhabiting earth. Just how he intends to correct what he believes to be a "problem" is anyone's nightmare.
Speaking of nightmares, who remembers this from 2008? According to ABC back then, New York City was supposed to have been submerged by now (remember melting glaziers and drowning polar bears?) Courtesy of Media Research Council, here's a memory refresher. This encyclical, at best, will be addressing a non-existent problem.
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