Recently, Paul Ehrlich, long-time mouthpiece for "population control" (in other words, sterilization, contraception and abortion) was invited by two Papal Academies to speak at a "Biological Extinction" conference last week. Some might remember him authoring "The Population Bomb". It helped galvanize the population control fanatics, despite the fact that the only things that are bombing are the ridiculous predictions put forth in that book. In some ways that Vatican conference might have been right up his ally, for he seems to have made it his life's mission to make mankind "biologically extinct".
LifeSiteNews had a piece about him, exposing why the only place he should have gone in the Vatican is the nearest confessional - or baptism font if not Catholic. Here's an interesting quote from him: "If you can’t take care of the [poor] people in your own society, when you live in a rich society, and so on, it tells us we really need very fundamental changes in our attitudes, our ethics, our morals, how we run the world." He also said that there was "agreement" that a "driver" of extinction is "human overpopulation". That is to say "there are too few people because there are too many people". Gotta love the logic! Keep these statements on a "back-burner in your brain as we take a look at another progressive spewing his poison in the Vatican.
I refer now to Archbishop Paglia. He is not only the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, but he is the one who had a picture of himself painted on his cathedral wall with him depicted as engaging in homosexual relations - that one! A living-will bill is before the Italian parliament. Of this bill, Paglia opines that it should stop "excessive" treatment for the terminally ill. When he states, "While the will of the patient on access or not to therapies must be respected, a will guaranteed by Constitutional dictates," he is flat out lobbying for the establishment of death panels.
Here's another telling quote. As you read this, bear that Ehrlich quote in mind: "Furthermore, we must combat on the one hand all forms of excessive treatment and on the other give ample space to palliative treatment so as not to let patients suffer. It is equally urgent to help sick people live for as long as is decently possible," Decently possible! Who will determine what's "decent"? Why, the death panel, of course!
There is definitely a common undercurrent in the thinking behind those two statements. That is, "if we are to care for the majority of people, we must be willing to expend the unborn/dying/etc. It will require a fundamental change in our morals but that must be done" So apparently one of the fundamental changes in our morals should be the abolition of the Fifth Commandment, according to both Ehrlich and Paglia and most likely others in the Vatican; else these two wouldn't enjoy the bully pulpits that they now have. Does that include Pope Francis himself?