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Okay, not exactly. The article title reads ‘Climate change message must be preached at parish levels’, so we’re only talking semantics here. A distinction without a difference.
The article’s from the – you guessed it! – the National Schistmatic Reporter, and boy does it contain some howlers.
And hey – if you punch your monitor, don’t send me the bill. Send it to the NSR.
In a telephone interview Jan. 22, Mayer made a strong plea for faith communities to begin building a major movement that elevates climate change above its current “footnote” status and places it squarely in the center of both spiritual and public concerns. The pulpit could be an effective beginning point, he said.
Within the Catholic church, climate change deserves “the same emphasis as abortion and birth control,” he said. “But when I talk to young people, they tell me those topics are all they hear about in sermons, and they’re bored.”
“Climate change,” Mayer said, “is the moral issue of our time.”
Angry yet? Who are these “young people”, who say that they hear about abortion and contraception in sermons all the time? Give me a break! I don’t know about you, but in the church where I attend, I’ve never heard a homily about abortion – even on Respect Life Sunday – or contraception. That’s been the case for the past five or six years.
And even if he’s talking about homilies concerning the HHS mandate and its deleterious effect upon the Church, I still doubt that’s all they hear. I’m sure they still hear the homilies about recycling and how Jesus’ miracles weren’t really miracles.
And by the way, 55,000,000+ aborted babies – the result of 40 years of legalized abortion in this country – might beg to differ that climate change is the moral issue of our time. Let me add that if we as a Church and as Catholics are incapable of stopping the heinous evil of abortion, then we sure as hell are going to be incapable of stopping climate change. Let’s see…willful destruction of an unborn child vs. a global ecosystem that can squash us like a bug any moment it wants to…hmmm…gosh, that’s not a toughie at all. Moral issue of our time, my big fat Catholic attitude.
Ok, here’s a little more…
Besides pushing the president, “we have to connect climate change to people’s self-interest — the green jobs that will be created by sustainable energy projects,” he continued.
But issues of self-interest go much further than jobs — they touch people’s hearts and spirits, he said. Think about the amount of stress, grief, worry, fear and depression that will surface when individuals begin experiencing the effects of climate change in their personal lives. Who will be there to minister to them, to comfort them? Mayer wonders.
You see what I endure for you, my faithful readers? I actually read these brain-squeezing articles so you don’t have to. I risk losing IQ points doing this stuff. It’s a nasty job, but I do it out of love for each and every one of you. I do this so you won’t have to undergo stress, grief, worry, fear and depression you’d experience from reading all this nonsense.
A longtime friend and student of the late environmentalist Fr. Thomas Berry, Mayer said he experienced an epiphany in 2003.
“I woke up in the middle of the night and realized, ‘My God, global warming is the biggest issue facing humanity today,’ ” he said.
Yeah, and in those ten years, how many millions of babies were aborted, worldwide? We’re awash in the blood of the innocent, and he’s getting night terrors about junk science.
Now here’s the clincher, waaaaaaay down at the bottom.
The Rev. Richard Cizik, an evangelical Christian clergyman who heads the progressive New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, was interviewed on a local Fox affiliate last week on the pray-in. He told the interviewer he believes more churchgoers will accept the truth of climate change if their pastors would preach about it from the pulpit. (emphasis mine)
Which only goes to show – when priests preach truth from the pulpits…and I mean the truths of the Catholic faith…when they preach them as being important and necessary for a good and holy life, and for our salvation, their congregation believes them. By their own admission, these progressives profess that people will believe if it comes from a priest.
Sadly, due to lack of faith in many of the truths of the Catholic Church, they resort to junk science or any other liberal progressive worn-out idea, and call it preaching, when really all it is, is plain nonsense.