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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Appeasing the Left? (Telegraph: 'If we need the Pope to teach us about science, then God help us all')

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Appeasing the Left? (Telegraph: 'If we need the Pope to teach us about science, then God help us all')

This just in from Julia Hartley-Brewer at the Telegraph: "What the head of an anti-science body like the Catholic Church says about climate change is about as relevant as Kim Kardashian on the eurozone. It’s a funny old world. Environmentalists are dancing with glee after Pope Francis issued a statement calling on every man, woman and child to stand together to tackle the issue of climate change. The Pope, after all, is the highly influential leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world and a man who can bend the ear of any president or prime minister he wants at any time. 

"Getting him on board the green bandwagon is an undoubted coup for the eco-lobby.  His statement came in the form of an encyclical, a papal letter to bishops usually aimed at ending debate on a theological issue, to be formally published today, and it represents the Pope’s views on the God-given responsibility of humans to act as custodians of the earth....

"Now, I’m sure Pope Francis is a perfectly decent and moral man who means well and wants nothing but the best for mankind and our planet. But - and it’s quite a bit “but” - I’m afraid the Catholic Church lost its right to hand out moral lectures to the rest of the world some time ago."  READ ARTICLE HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: Remember how Maximilien Robespierre, mastermind of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, ended up?  He was beheaded by the Paris mob who'd hailed him as their ‘incorruptible’ god just a short while before. They beheaded the Carmelite Nuns of Compiegne in July and, in that very same month, with the echo of those sweet voices singing the Veni Creator Spiritus on their way to the scaffold still fresh in the memory of the mob, they turned on Robespierre himself and lopped off his head too.  

Unless Francis officially denies the divinity of Jesus Christ and calls on the whole world to spit on the crucifix, it's only a matter of time before the rabid enemies of the Cross will call for his head, too.
In his one-man popularity show at the expense of the traditions of the Church, the Pope's ratings at the moment are very high, but only with the far-Left, and this is because they are obviously using him to prepare for the crucifixion of the Mystical Body of Christ. Alas, he's having too much fun to realize how he's being used.

But as this Telegraph article intimates, those popularity numbers won't last as the enemies of the Church are historically never very impressed with the politics of appeasement. The pontificate of Pope Francis will be crushed by the world, the flesh and the devil just as soon as its horrific novelty becomes passé and he ceases to be useful to the enemies of the Church.

God help us, when is this deluded old modernist going to wake up?

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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.