Rome and Radical Environmentalism
The Vatican has alligned itself to the radical global environmentalist agenda. For decades it has been working hand in hand with Communism, so this is not surprising. And under Francis I it has massively accelerated its involvement in “Green” issues, all for the purpose of accumulating ever more power.
Rome even has a ready-made “saint” for environmentalism: Francis of Assisi, who centuries ago spoke of “Brother Sun” and “Sister Moon”, “Brother Fire” and “Sister Water”, and “Sister Earth”. Today he is called by Rome its “patron saint of ecology”.
Various modern popes, including Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI, wrote and spoke about the “threats” to life posed by various supposedly impending global environmental disasters if mankind failed to wake up and “do something” to “save Mother Earth” (if the earth really is our “Mother”, if in fact she is divine, why can she not save herself?). But none more so that Francis I, the Jesuit pope. More about him and his major “Green” encyclical a little later. But let us first go back a few years, to see how Rome has been building momentum towards this key event.
Pontificating on “Global Warming”
Rome has been riding the radical environmentalist horse for years now, particularly the “global warming” lie. In 2011, the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences released a report entitled “Fate of Mountain Glaciers in the Anthropocene”. This stated, “We call on all people and nations to recognise the serious and potentially irreversible impacts of global warming caused by the anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and by changes in forests, wetlands, grasslands, and other land uses.” As always, the Jesuits are all over this issue; and Vatican spokesman and Jesuit priest, Federico Lombardi, said the report was “a significant scientific contribution to be valued in the context of the concerns about environmental problems often shown in recent magisterial documents and in the words of the Holy Father.” By the “Holy Father” he meant Benedict XVI, who was at times quite vocal on environmental issues, causing him to be dubbed the “Green Pope”.
The report parroted the usual alarmist “facts” (not facts at all) and figures regarding so-called “climate change” caused by evil Man, and how this supposedly threatened the world population. All designed to frighten people the world over into “doing something”, and handing over more and more of their freedoms to the United Nations.
“Consultation on Climate Change”
Of course, the Vatican’s promotion of the myth of a “global warming” threat galvanised Roman Catholics the world over to “get involved”. In South Africa, for example, the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s Justice and Peace Department convened a “Consultation on Climate Change” in Johannesburg in May 2011, for the purpose of getting the “Church” involved. The meeting paraded “experts” who issued dire warnings of what would happen if “something wasn’t done”.
Roman Catholic priest Albert Nolan spoke highly of the unproved, unprovable and unscientific theories of evolution and the “Big Bang”, and complained that the “Church” had become alienated from God and nature because of its “immature theology of creation”. And then he trotted out this little pearl of worldly wisdom, which could have dropped straight out of Francis of Assisi’s earth-worshipping heresy: “Learning to love all living beings, and adopting lifestyles which express our care for the environment, are part of our Christian faith and spirituality and our worship of God as the creator of all that exists.” All very nice and sweet sounding, but completely unbiblical. But considering that priest Nolan “concluded that our salvation lies in realising that we are not lords and masters with the right to dominate and exploit nature”, it is not at all surprising. Actually, “saving the planet” has nothing to do with our salvation, and all men outside of Christ would still be lost and hell-bound even if radical environmentalism succeeded in every one of its goals; and Gen. 1:28 explicitly contradicts this priest’s nature nonsense: “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Certainly we must take care of the world the Lord has entrusted to us, but we are to have dominion over it and we do, and we are to (gasp!) exploit it – wisely – for our use.
It was proposed at this meeting that a “Feast of the Creation” should be included in the “Church’s” liturgical calendar, as well as an “Earth Charter” to be signed by all concerned Roman Catholics. Socialists and Marxists love charters and signatories to them, and everyone loves a feast; and so the worship of Gaia, the Earth Goddess of ancient paganism, proceeds apace in the false “Church” of Rome, with charters and signatories and food – and plenty of wine, beloved of Papists – flowing freely.
Most especially, the participants at this meeting wanted to raise awareness among Roman Catholics of –yes, you guessed it – “climate change”. The Greens’ favourite mantra.