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The powers that be at the Vatican appear to have what they consider to be bigger issues than trifles like religious liberty or the slaying of the unborn:

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met Friday with Vatican officials who helped draft Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on ecology, evidence that the Obama administration is seeking to hitch its climate-change message onto that of the popular pope.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters that her aim in visiting was to show the Vatican how aligned President Barack Obama and Francis are on climate change. She said she wanted to stress that global warming isn’t just an environmental issue, but a public health threat, and yet also a chance for economic opportunity.

“I think the most important thing that we can do, working with the pope, is to try to remind ourselves that this is really about protecting natural resources that human beings rely on, and that those folks that are most vulnerable — that the church has always been focused on, those in poverty and low income — are the first that are going to be hit and impacted by a changing climate,” she said.

She added, however: “It’s certainly not my place to dictate to the pope what he should be doing in an encyclical.”

Go here to read the rest.  Ms. McCarthy need not be concerned.  I suspect that the powers that be at the Vatican and the denizens of the Obama administration are basically on the same wavelength.

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  1. Correct, the Old Adam.

    Enviro-nazis’ and Obama-worshipping idiots’ wars against coal electricity production and fossil fuels (energy independence) in general have been a major contributor to the decline and fall (high electric, gas, and home heating oil prices) of the middle class. Plus, this unites the Vatican with the fanatical crowd that worships creation rather than the Creator, e.g., the push for zero population growth.

    Old saw: “if you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas.”

  2. Old Adam and T Shaw, sadly the current denizens of the Vatican do not seem to know even Catholicism. If they did, then Ezekiel 34:1-10 would make them shake in their shoes and fall prostrate before the Blessed Sacrament, begging forgiveness of an Almighty God Whose mercy for unborn children may well become His justice for clerics gone wild.

  3. So is this what is meant by the remark, later and ceaselessly explained/defended, that Catholics shouldn’t obsess about abortion. It is disturbing that this unserious nonsense, along with our socialist administration, is being taken seriously by the Vatican.

  4. In France, it is the Hard Left that has been most suspicious of the Environmental movement. After all, it requires little prescience to foresee that “Tracking, transparency, certification, eco-taxes, environmental excellence, and the policing of water, all give us an idea of the coming state of ecological emergency. Everything is permitted to a power structure that bases its authority in Nature, in health and in well-being.”

    More than that, “There is no ‘environmental catastrophe.’ The catastrophe is the environment itself. The environment is what’s left to man after he has lost everything. Those who live in a neighbourhood, a street, a valley, a war zone, a workshop – they do not have an ‘environment;’ they move through a world peopled by presences, dangers, friends, enemies, moments of life and death, all kinds of beings. Such a world has its own consistency, which varies according to the intensity and quality of the ties attaching us to all of these beings, to all of these places. It iss only us, the children of the final dispossession, exiles of the final hour – the ones who come into the world in concrete cubes, pick our fruits at the supermarket, and watch for an echo of the world on television – only we get to have an environment … What has congealed as an environment is a relationship to the world based on management, which is to say, on estrangement. A relationship to the world wherein we are not made up just as much of the rustling trees, the smell of frying oil in the building, running water, the hubbub of schoolrooms, the mugginess of summer evenings. A relationship to the world where there is me and then my environment, surrounding me but never really constituting me. We have become neighbours in a planetary condominium owners’ board meeting. It’s difficult to imagine a more complete hell.”

  5. Hey, does anyone known what energy source heats cools, and lights up Vatican City, besides the gusts of wind that comes from the bureaucrats that energize the windmills?

  6. : While most of the world’s industry has been cleaned up with the notable exception of Communist China, our movies, television and literature is polluted with adultery, fornication, pornography and vicarious violence. The latter fulfills sadistic curiosity in much the same manner as the deadly entertainments in the Roman Coliseum. Our distraction machine media diverts our attention from the genocide in progress in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere. We worry about carbon footprints while ignoring the bloody footprints encircling the world. Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father, and that they be in accordance with the will of God. Pope Francis! Focus! Like your namesake, rebuild His Church.

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