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Friday, April 17, 2015

'Superman Pope' Tackles 'The Moral Issue of Our Time': Climate Change

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'Superman Pope' Tackles 'The Moral Issue of Our Time': Climate Change
Pope Francis as superman, flying through the air with his white cape billowing out behind him, the image graffitied by an anonymous artist onto a wall in Rome was tweeted by the Vatican back in 2014. "We share with you graffiti found in a Roman street near the Vatican," the Pontifical Council for Social Communications from the Holy See said on its official Twitter page.

This just in from U.S. News and World Report:
"Pope Francis' climate change encyclical will be a hugely important step for the church.This summer, Pope Francis will deliver the first major encyclical of his papacy. It will be on climate change and the environment. Encyclicals are a big deal, just one level below a papal bull.

"While nearly everything the “superman pope” does is scrutinized closely by the conservative wing of the Catholic church in America, this particular call to the church is likely to receive an extra dose of attention because of the nature of the issue.

"Francis issued a general encyclical on moral issues early in his papacy. But he chose to tackle climate change and the environment as his first real issue." READ U.S. News Article HERE

REMNANT COMMENT:  I don't find this awkward or embarrassing at all, do you? I mean abortion isn't insignificant, of course, but compared to climate change, the lives of millions of murdered babies (producers of carbon dioxide, consumers of resources, potential future owners of SUVs) can hardly be called the moral issue of our time.  After all, pantheism is more than a hypothesis.

Aborted baby humans we will always have with us, but the ice caps might be melting right now and there's still time to save the baby polar bears. Francis, rightly called "Superman Pope", just might save the whole world before he's done. And, quite frankly, I think that's cool, don't you?

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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.