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:
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