Catholic Church: New Priests Will be Expected to Preach Global Warming, by Marshall Connolly.
The Church has a responsibility to care for people, and the environment. And care for one is also care for the other.
Now updated guidelines for the formation of clergy says new priests should understand this as well:
“Protecting the environment and caring for our common home — the Earth, belong fully to the Christian outlook on man and reality. Priests should be “promoters of an appropriate care for everything connected to the protection of creation.”
The new guidelines suggest that in the future, priests will also have a good grasp of the global climate change problem and will share this with their congregation.
Anthony Watts: “Whats next? Excommunication of scientists whose theories aren’t approved by the Pope?”
I wish the Pope had stayed out of this but I think it betrays his past in the belief in liberation theology. There is nothing liberating in socialism, progressivism and communism. I give you Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea. Too many of them became police states.
Besides, his timing on the climate is flawed. Things are about to change.