How can anyone, at this point, take the Catholic Church seriously? Can you imagine trying to evangelize a soul who is hungering for what is supposed to be the Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth?
I renew my dialogue with “every person living on this planet” (Laudato Si’, 3) about the sufferings of the poor and the devastation of the environment. God gave us a bountiful garden, but we have turned it into a polluted wasteland of “debris, desolation and filth” (ibid., 161).
The memory of why I couldn’t ever manage to get through Laudato Si’ when it first came out just came rushing back. It is literally physically nauseating.
The perpetual genuflection to Goddess Earth now includes the enumeration of non-recycling as a capital sin, and mandating ecology as both a spiritual and corporal work of mercy. You can’t make this stuff up. HERE
Let us learn to implore God’s mercy for those sins against creation that we have not hitherto acknowledged and confessed…we can acknowledge our sins against creation, the poor and future generations…we are called to acknowledge “our contribution, smaller or greater, to the disfigurement and destruction of creation.” This is the first step on the path of conversion.
The first step on the path of conversion is to embrace the utterly false ideology of man-made global warming? It’s as if the people writing all this made bets with themselves as to who could contribute the most ridiculous claim.
As individuals, we have grown comfortable with…a “disordered desire to consume more than what is really necessary” (Laudato Si’, 123), and we are participants in a system that “has imposed the mentality of profit at any price, with no concern for social exclusion or the destruction of nature.” Let us repent of the harm we are doing to our common home. After a serious examination of conscience and moved by sincere repentance, we can confess our sins against the Creator, against creation, and against our brothers and sisters. “The Catechism of the Catholic Church presents the confessional as the place where the truth makes us free.”
Has any other document, in the history of the Church, universally condemned all of humanity for committing a particular sin? Does Francis really believe that every single person possesses a disordered desire to consume more than what is necessary? Would taking up an entire floor of a hotel as your personal living space fall into this category? And apparently it’s not venial, nope, most def MORTAL SIN, for it requires sacramental confession to be absolved.
Examining our consciences, repentance and confession to our Father who is rich in mercy leads to a firm purpose of amendment.
How come we didn’t see that phrase in Chapter Eight of Amoris Laetitia?
This in turn must translate into concrete ways of thinking and acting that are more respectful of creation. For example: “avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, separating refuse, cooking only what can reasonably be consumed, showing care for other living beings, using public transport or car-pooling, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights, or any number of other practices” (Laudato Si’, 211).
Wherein the backyard barbeque becomes mortally sinful, with all its paper plates, plastic cups, kids running through the sprinkler, the big black trash bag, charcoal and lighter fluid, leftovers, bug spray (“other living beings”), patio lights, and any number of other practices. Confessing in kind and number is going to be tough. I might need a notepad.
Francis and his toadies continue their relentless rage against the First Commandment. They choose to worship Goddess Earth instead. That is, when they aren’t worshipping Man instead. Notice the dichotomy at play: Worshipping man requires subjugating God. Worshipping Goddess Earth requires subjugating Man.
Francis must be challenged, charged, deposed, and his entire papacy anathematised.
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Outstanding post! One of, if not, the best concise critiques of this malevolent papacy!!
The secular world has been worshipping Mother Earth without ever giving a thought of our creator and now I am getting the very same message from Pope Francis. Quite frankly I am appalled. When are we ever getting a message about the complete moral, decline in the Western world, the major reason for much of our poverty inindustrialized nations. The Vatican refuses to address this issue, under the disguise of “mercy” everything is acceptable, the word sin is not heard in our churches any longer. Christ is merciful, but He also says to the woman: ” You are forgiven, go and sin no more!” Pope Francis’s message to us is strictly on social justice, to the point that he is hailed by the secular world and their leaders. It is apparent he is basically a true socialist, a Pope of the new world order, progress and very politically correct. All religions are equal, short from beatifying Martin Luther himself!!! I love my Catholic faith, yes, I am a convert and this is why I personally don’t like the direction the Vatican under Pope Francis is going. From the vicar of Christ I expect true spiritual and moral leadership, social justice is part of it, but should not be the primary message, the message of salvation is!!!
This man Bergoglio is pure evil. I am good friends with a Calvinsit couple who were becoming more sympathetic to Catholicism unti this vile serpent made his appearance. How many tens of thousands of converts will be lost to the Church because of this wicked man’s blasphemies?
There is no such thing as pure evil. Even Satan himself was create good by God and turned to evil.
I planted a tree…am I okay now?
No, you still have to examin your conscience every day to make sure you didn’t sin against it.
“Francis must be challenged, charged, deposed, and his entire papacy anathematised.”
That sums it up. This man is not Catholic. Not even close.
I have only one thought…it sux.
Just found this site. Loved this post. Loving your previous posts.
Sounds to me like “Georgie Porgie Soros” is at it again, giving Francis his marching orders. The ‘Church of Soros’ says we can divorce, remarry and still be an integral part of the Church, including of course Communion, but if we neglect to recycle, it’s off to confession!
Correct JTLiuzza! What Francis is ‘proclaiming’ is not at all ‘Catholicism’. What he is proclaiming is ‘Paganism’ pure and simple.
Francis is acting like this earth is our permanent home. And by focusing solely on the temporary and not on the eternal, he is destroying the lifeboats of salvation for many who blindly follow him. The earth cannot be held in higher esteem than the One Who created it in the first place. The servant cannot be greater than the master.
I will take Francis’ talking the talk seriously when he walks the walk, literally. The “crisis” is so serious that half-hearted answers won’t suffice and we need good examples to follow. No more carbon-heavy travel by air or auto for the Pope, cardinals or bishops. It’ll be a long walk to Lund, but Jesus and the apostles changed the world at 3 mph, so it’s obviously doable.
“Has any other document, in the history of the Church, universally condemned all of humanity for committing a particular sin?”
Well, there is original sin, as noted in Genesis…
So our pope is suggesting that our original sin is to be born consuming, each of us consuming more than we need. God’s command was to eat the fruit of any tree in the garden, but do not eat more fruit than you need; details to follow.
What do you like about this Pope? In this year of Mercy will This Pope reach out and embrace Martin Luther — 500 years of excommunication enough? Lutherans and Catholics at one Table? About time! And Francis may be Pope enough to do it …
But jettison those darn traditionalists, you know that believe the 10 commandments are still valid and the Sacraments are meaningful. Yeah he is the Pope to all that. Well done, good modernist and materialist.. pass the ketchup.
I have a Costco sized bag of Red Solo cups in my pantry….. Oh boy, WHAT SHALL I DO????? And paper plates…. And plastic forks…. And the AC goes on when I get a hot flash,… I’m doomed….
Did you take public transport to Costco, or did you walk? I mean, you certainly didn’t drive, did you?