Sunday, April 23, 2017

March For Pseudo-Science; With Idea On How Catholic Church Can Really Be Green

This is a "two-part" post as the title implies.  Both parts have as their common theme environmentalism.  First, I'll deal with the junk-science aspect.

It's obvious from the name that they dubbed for their latest media stunt "March For Science" that these people are in damage-control mode.  They understand that many people in the US are fed up with their bogus, hypocritical claims.  One "case in point" was their protest of the Dakota Pipe Line.  Their protests were ostensibly for the sake of the "environment" but in their wake they left mountains of trash that required a massive clean-up effort.

So now they claim to be upholding the banner of "science"!  Really??  What science?  Well, they hold in high esteem Paul Erlich, author of "The Population Bomb".  Remember that?  That book predicted that we would all starve ourselves to death.  But that mass starvation was supposed to occur at least twenty years ago.  His book might well have been entitled "The Bomb" for his predictions fizzled out.  It's worth noting that Ehrlich advocated abortion and contraception (even forced) to reduce the world's population.

They have the audacity to claim that their "science" is settled, that it is written in stone.  Other distinguished scientists beg to differ.  I've written before on the Heartland Institute and the Cornwall Alliance.  These two organizations have done much to demonstrate the frivolity of the claims of radical environmentalists.  We also salute Lord Christopher Monkton, who speaks truth to the harm done by environmentalism, and in particular to the harm being done by the pope's participation of that hoax.

I link now to one talk given by a so-called "illuminary" of yesterday's pseudo-science gabfest.  Perhaps this speaker didn't realize how honest she was.  She flat out states that "science, arts, etc" will wither away unless the federal government funds them.  Right there we see what that whole cabal wants - more of our money and more of our liberties.

As we've seen before, Pope Francis is in on the hoax.  I no longer believe that he is simply a naive dupe of the progressives.  He is one of them.  I mentioned Paul Ehrlich earlier in this post.  Long-time readers of this blog will note that Ehrlich was invited by the Vatican to give lectures on this topic, as were Jeffrey Sachs and other anti-life people.  We also know that Laudato Si is one giant envirowhacko screed designed to give the environmentalist movement a Catholic veneer.  I now link to one of my older posts that contains two videos that expose environmentalism and its advocates.

So much for my first topic.  Now let's move to the second topic, that is, how the Church can really do something worthwhile for the environment and reduce its carbon footprint.

When many of us go to Mass, we probably use the missalette in the pew.  It's probably made of paper, and is changed periodically, to coincide with liturgical seasons, etc.  Many people who pray the liturgy of the hours probably also use a paper booklet; Magnificat is one of the more popular ones.  Then we also see the various weekly handouts that give the hymns for the day.   Readers, does that not strike you as a considerable waste of paper, not to mention the money to print those things?  Solution?  Return to the use of the missal, the breviary, and the hymnal.  I mean the permanent ones that can be used day after day, year after year.  Yes, it will involve an initial outlay of cash, but think of the savings throughout the years in reduced subscription and printing costs.  As an added bonus, there will be less need to cut down trees.  I've had my breviary set for well over twenty years, my missal ever since the changes promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI.  What do you all think of that?


  1. B-I-N-G-O! You may find interesting the group that mass produces the Mass missalettes in the pew. The connection of liturgical seasons is connected with liturgical music which is connected with the guys who massively destroyed liturgical music veering from the preferred Latin Rite. Always follow the money and the dirty deeds of the devil.

  2. Your suggestion makes a lot of sense. I do not recall Missalettes in use with the

    Tridentine Mass before Vatican II; lay people who wanted to pray the Mass used a hardcover

    Missal. The introduction of the vernacular Novus Ordo Mass was a boon to "Church People" who make a lot of

    money from their publishing enterprises. By "Church People" I refer not only to those lay

    capitalists and clerical types who publish Missalettes and hymnals but also to the

    copyright holders of the music and prayers that we use.

    Those Saint Louis Jesuits didn't compose songs and sing for free, to cite one conspicuous

    example. The very text of the English language Mass requires a royalty payment to the

    ICEL. My parish buys the Gather hymnal and the JS Paluch World Library Publications

    Missalette, and it is sobering to read their copyright warnings.

    No, your suggestion makes sense but it is unlikely to be adopted. Why not? AmChurch would

    lose a significant portion of its revenue stream if parishes cut the paper clutter.

  3. For shame! You don't mean that FOLLOW THE MONEY explains actions of the most holy men who lead Jesus's Church? The ones who took $2,000,000,000.00 of the faithful's money to pay for their criminal negligence in allowing pederasts and pedophiles to proliferate perversion?

  4. To be fair I see many of these "green" parishes only stocked with a Gather hymnal with Mass readings.

    But I agree with your point, I've considered the online only version of Magnificat but I like a physical copy. My parish from high school to getting married converted to a permanent hymnal about 5 years ago. Most parishioners are well enough to be able to donate one to the parish. They are very nice too, with a good number of traditional prayers and free of Marty Haugen.

    I also dislike how every big celebration needs a handout. At my current parish on Easter Sunday I saw Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday and Good Friday's in all different areas of the church.


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