Cardinal Peter Turkson, who had a major role in the drafting of Laudato Si, granted an interview to a news outlet called Mongabay. In it, he unabashedly admitted that the preamble to the agreement and Laudato Si bore very striking resemblances. I've no doubt that they are very similar. This only goes to show how the current Vatican leadership - including Pope Francis - are taking their marching orders from progressive puppet-masters. Turkson might attempt to pretend that Laudato Si was some sort of inspiration for the Paris Agreement. However, could it be that the drafters of Laudato Si and the Paris Agreement are simply taking their talking points from the same sugar-daddies? They certainly aren't basing their theories on solid science!
The Church hierarchy has no moral right to try to cram the "climate change" ideology down our throats. The mission of the Church is to save souls; that's the mandate given to her by Jesus Christ Himself. The Church disgraces herself when she lets that divinely-ordained mission play second fiddle to progressive pet projects that are designed to insinuate one-world government as the world's de facto deity. That disgrace is being allowed by, if not perpetrated by, the pope.
For instance, the Church must uphold Christ's teachings on marriage and the evil of homosexual conduct. The Italian Parliament is deliberating bills to legalize sodomy and the adoption of children by perverts. Good people are taking a stand. This past weekend, an organization called "Committee to Defend Our Children" organized a rally in Rome, dubbing it "Family Day 2016". Hundreds of thousands of good people made their voices heard. Cardinal Angel Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa and president of the Italian Bishops' Conference played a key leadership role and was present at that rally. Pope Francis, however, distanced himself from the rally, going so far as to cancel a meeting he had scheduled with Bagnasco. The Remnant has more details. They give their opinions on the "whys and wherefores" of the pope's reluctance to stand with faithful Catholics. They are opinions but I believe they are well-reasoned.
I mention all this to remind us all that it is outside the Church's realm of expertise to pronounce on "climate change". We are free to disagree with the hierarchy's progressive take on the matter. In light of the flimsy scientific basis for it and the progressive ramifications of it, I'd suggest we disagree with it vigorously.
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