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Mon Apr 20, 2015, 12:27 PM

 

Conservatives Upset At Pope's 'Green Agenda'

More conservative whining about Francis...

Francis “is an ideologue and a meddlesome egoist,” Maureen Mullarkey wrote in an especially trenchant column at the conservative journal First Things about what she called the pope’s’ “premature, intemperate policy endorsements” on the environment.

Other Catholic conservatives have delivered similar critiques, while some, such as author George Weigel and Princeton political philosopher Robert George, have sought to downplay the import of any statements the pope might make on the environment.

The Vatican’s Council for Justice and Peace, which is led by Turkson and is spearheading the drafting of the encyclical, has been a special focus of lobbying by climate change skeptics who hope to influence the final version, church sources say.

Liberals and environmentalists, as well as the Obama administration, have embraced the pontiff’s “green” agenda and are hoping Francis will give support to their side.


These conservatives disgust me with their hypocrisy. I remember when more conservative Popes were in charge and they rode around on their high horses insisting that we had to obey the Roman Pontiff at all times. I remember when criticism of these Popes or the Bishops they foisted on the church was considered the height of sin by these conservatives. Now that we have someone who is the slightest bit progressive all that has gone out the window with these clowns.

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Fortinbras Armstrong Apr 2015 #1

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Fri Apr 24, 2015, 06:04 AM

1. Pope Francis, who has a masters degree in chemistry

Has better credentials as a scientist than Ms Mullarkey, with her BS in geology.

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