Apparently Pope Francis has been using the services of a ghostwriter. From One Peter Five we read that Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, also from Buenos Aires, is the ghostwriter behind this much ballyhooed environmental encyclical that we all await with bated (?) breath. He and the pope go back a good bit, as the Glora TV clip will illustrate. Fernandez apparently had a hand in the writing of the Evangelii Gaudium encyclical.
Now it seems that this environmental encyclical will be delayed by Cardinal Gerhard Muller in his capacity as Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith owing to theological deficiencies. As the Cardinal stated in an interview, the mission of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith is "to provide the theological structure of a pontificate". Moreover, the Apostolic Constitution states that the Congregation must "promote and safeguard the doctrine on faith and morals in the whole Catholic world".
Cardinal Muller is to be commended for putting the breaks on this encyclical. Besides the many serious shortcomings of this new papal envirowhacko fad (and I'll elaborate in a few minutes), I wonder if Muller is concerned about some of Fernandez's other mindsets,such as the ones evinced in Fernandez's book entitled "Heal Me With Your Mouth: The Art Of Kissing". My! He certainly is a man with, uh, many interests! Or is he just getting the "smell of sheep" on himself?
I wrote a bit about that one-day envirowhacko meeting hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Sciences last week. Elaborating on that, I penned an article on this topic that will appear in a local pro-life publication. When it comes out I'll link to it. Meanwhile I'll post below an excerpt from that article that elaborates upon the anti-life screed (see here) that is the report from the meeting.
A thorough read of the document makes plain that it is
nothing more than an apologia for the United Nations Sustainable Goals
initiatives. The authors make no attempt to disguise it. Another
key attendee at this summit was none other than UN Secretary General Ban
Ki-Moon, who also has been known to advocate for abortion. I refer you to
this UN link: http://www.unece.org/sustainable-development/sustainable-development/home.html.
Interestingly enough, scrubbed from this link is any mention of Agenda 21, an
action plan that arose out of several meetings with regard to “sustainable
development”. Wikipedia gives some details of it, albeit rather
sympathetic, owing to wikipedia’s own leftist bias: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21.
Many see Agenda 21 for the snake in the grass that it is and are sounding
the alarm; see http://www.teaparty911.com/issues/what_is_agenda_21.htm
information available about “sustainable development” and Agenda 21 makes clear
the betrayal of the Faith that the Vatican hierarchy is committing by lending
its moral voice to “one-world-government” and even to “population
control”. It is particularly scandalous that these Vatican agencies
signed onto a thinly-disguised apologetics effort for abortion – in the name of
the “environment” – just a few weeks prior to the anticipated papal encyclical
on the environment. Catholics are reminded that while the Magisterium can
pronounce infallibly only on matters pertaining to Faith and Morals, it does
not have the same authority regarding matters scientific and/or economic.
Did Cardinal Muller see similar issues in the encyclical itself? Now the link to the GloriaTV expose of Archbishop Fernandez..
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