Monday, June 22, 2015

Cardinal Wuerl Attempts Damage-Control For Laudato Si

As many know, yesterday Fox News interviewed Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington.  Chris Wallace conducted the interview and I post it below.  I have some comments and they won't necessarily occur in order, as they appear on the clip.

First the two discussed comments made by Jeb Bush regarding "getting policy from the bishops".  The cardinal seemed to intimate that Laudato Si was not putting forth policy but merely the moral framework.  As I read Laudato Si, I most certainly do see policy being put forth.  We see that quite explicityly in paragraph 173, where the pope is suggesting the use of "global regulatory norms".  Paragraph 175 goes on to say that there should be "organized international institutions..empowered to impose sanctions."  The pope is flat out calling for a surrender of national sovereignity in favor of one-world government.  I call that "setting forth policy" as opposed to mere "moral frameworks".

They then turn their attention to criticisms leveled by Rush Limbaugh.  They played one snippit of his broadcast from June 16th.  To put that piece in context, I present to you the link to the entire transcript as it appears on Rush's website.  After listening to the clip, they chuckle and Wuerl says that in this country one can speak their mind even if "they don't have all the facts".  Well, not too many authentic facts will support the global warming hoax.  Quite a few scientists are sounding the alarm regarding that hoax.  For their troubles, they have found themselves shut out of any Vatican discussions regarding the encyclical.  From the Washington Post, we read "How Climate Change Doubters Lost A Papal Fight." As you read it, take note of the treatment meted out to Philippe de Larminet.  He wasn't the only one so marginalized.  So much for "all discussing this" and "coming to the table", when scientists who see through the global warming conundrum are excluded simply because they don't tow the progressive party line.  Indeed, they (and all people of common sense) are vilified as having "obstructionist attitudes" (see paragraph 14 of the encyclical).

Today Limbaugh voiced his reply to the interview and I now link to it.  The "lunatic" to whom Limbaugh refers is, I believe, Hans Joachim Schnellnhuber.  Given what I said about the latter's theory about the "earth's maximum carrying capacity", the "lunatic" label is charitable.  Everything else that Limbaugh states, both about the interview and the encyclical, is spot on.  Now the clip:


  1. A pity you missed in ¶173, which specifically called for the respect of sovereignty...

    173. Enforceable international agreements are urgently needed, since local authorities are not always capable of effective intervention. Relations between states must be respectful of each other’s sovereignty, but must also lay down mutually agreed means of averting regional disasters which would eventually affect everyone. Global regulatory norms are needed to impose obligations and prevent unacceptable actions, for example, when powerful companies dump contaminated waste or offshore polluting industries in other countries.

  2. I become more convinced that Cardinal Wuerl is guilty of simony (through money, his soul, or both).

  3. Ha! Not very effective 'damage control' when you consider several that had differing analysis on climate change but were not allowed a seat at the table. Cardinal Wuerl says: ' Why don't we all come together to discuss this topic'.....Well, Cardinal Wuerl, why were so many already denied that had differing points of view at the climate summit in April???? Just a tad hypocritical don't you think??? Hypocrisy at its very finest!!!

  4. It it, quite frankly, a joke that someone like Wuerl defends this encyclical while refusing to obey Canon Law (cf, 915), which, ostensibly, is on a higher plane than any encyclical.

    This is the ultimate consequence of Catholicism's reductionist compromise with the world, one made centuries ago when the hierarchy sacrificed its spiritual patrimony on the altar of power, wealth, secular prestige, political influence and institutional arrogance.

  5. I am sick of this Pope and these effeminate Cardinals and Bishops.They should jump in the Ocean.The Millstone is already around their necks.

  6. I think that we need to more and more ask the Pope not to come to the US. I would advocate for a STAY IN ROME campaign. Think of all the resources he and those who want to see him are going to use. If he did not come, the savings would be huge.


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