Quick, Someone Tell the Pope

“A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system. In recent decades, this warming has been accompanied by a constant rise in the sea level and, it would appear, by an

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Thoughts on Laudato Si

Earlier last week I quipped that the original title of Pope Francis’s latest encyclical was Industrial Society and Its Future. For those who didn’t get the reference, it is the title of the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s manifesto. Now I wrote this with

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Bear Growls: Her Hotness

  Saint Corbinian’s Bear brings us this:   In what Vatican watchers say is an attempt to rekindle flagging interest in Pope Francis’ “Green Encyclical,” the Vatican unveiled a new symbol for the initiative. A Vatican spokesman explained that “we

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Thoughts on the Green Encyclical

  Having read and pondered the Green Encyclical, PopeWatch has reached certain conclusions: 1.  The Pope really, really hates markets.  Time and again he goes out of his way to bash markets. 2.  The Pope favors a top down approach. 

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The Pretense of Knowledge

  I have been viewing with some mirth the joy of the Left in regard to the release of the Green Encyclical.  Prior to Pope Francis, most of those celebrating were intensely hostile to the papacy, viewing it as enemy

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Mark Shea on Climate Change

  After the issuance of the Green Encyclical today I assume that Catholics will be debating global warming.  I thought we would kick off the debate here on TAC with Mark Shea representing both sides: 2011: As you probably know,

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Why?

    Now that the Green Encyclical is about to be released, a good question to ask is why is the Pope doing this?  The answer is obvious and disheartening.  The Pope, with a few notable exceptions, most significantly in

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