They think that (pope) Francis is a “man of the world” (rather than a man of God) , who knows what the people want. These same people agree with “Climate change” concepts: that it all because of the influence of man on the environment and its ecology; they consider that the world is overpopulated; that the earth can’t support the poor. They do not consider God in this equation at all. The headline of the original article referred to by bOb in his post below was “Pope Issues Disturbing New Age Pronouncements During Earth Day Address”.
This, in itself, tells us that the mainstream media is surprised – the words “disturbing new age pronouncements” and the fact that the ‘pope” issued them.
Sure, we are ‘stewards’ of the environment – God made the world to serve our needs, and we must protect it; but at the same time, God would not allow His people to not have the resources that sustain them. He is a Loving God and He will protect His people and is concerned for their Salvation. He will provide for their needs and sustain the earth and all that He made. He has the last say! Our world is in Apostasy – the denial of God and His power- in fact – in denial of His very existence. Man has become god.
Some of us Catholics, have the grace to discern the actions and words of the man who sits on the Chair of Peter, so all this is not new to us. Others are still blind – blinded by the secular world’s view, blinded by their bishops, many of whom are silent; blinded by the media, even Catholic Media, that only portrays the good things (pope) Francis says, and none of the pages of heresies, blasphemies (in words and actions) that he is guilty of.
He portrays himself as humble, but he is far from it.
We have at our disposal many websites, blogs, etc that keep us informed – but these are usually “Catholic” sites. Sadly, it is mainly the Catholics who are traditional in their thinking that peruse these sites. Many everyday Catholics, are ignorant of these sites and are happy to go along their places of worship, which are led by priests who are afraid to tell the truth (or simply don’t want to know).
So, these media outlets are avoided by many Catholics as well as by other Christians.
But it is possible to discern the reality of what is happening from the words and actions displayed by the (so-called pope) Francis. See example below:
“Ol’ Frankie’s at it again!” – a Christian’s perspective
(An email from our Christian friend (bOb) discussing the above article.)
“The world has becoming a frightening place in the past few months and many people have even speculated that the end of the world is nigh.
And Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, did not help to assuage those fears when, on Earth Day, he advised the billions of Catholics around the world to ask forgiveness from the earth in a screed that sounded more akin to a New Age movement speech than a Christian one.
“In today’s celebration of Earth Day,” he said on Wednesday, “we are called to renew our sense of sacred respect for the earth, for it is not just our home but also God’s home,” Zenit reported.
For starters, God’s home is heaven. The earth is God’s creation and our (current) home. But that is the least of the issues Francis’ speech.
“Because of our selfishness we have failed in our responsibility to be guardians and stewards of the earth,” he said.
“We have polluted and we have despoiled it, endangering our very lives. For this reason, various international and local movements have sprung up in order to appeal to our consciences.
“I deeply appreciate these initiatives; still it will be necessary for our children to take to the streets to teach us the obvious: we have no future if we destroy the very environment that sustains us,” Francis said.
Being good stewards of the earth that God gave us is a noble cause, even if the pope is advising children to “take to the streets” to teach us the error of our ways.
“We have failed to care for the earth, our garden home; we have failed to care for our brothers and sisters,” he continued.
“We have sinned against the earth, against our neighbours, and ultimately against the Creator, the benevolent Father who provides for everyone, and desires us to live in communion and flourish together.
“And how does the earth react? There is a Spanish saying that is very clear,” he went on. “It says: ‘God forgives always; we men forgive sometimes; the earth never forgives.’ The earth never forgives: If we have despoiled the earth, the response will be very bad.”
What is this, Buddhism?
This is where the pope went off the deep end. The earth is not conscious and it does not and cannot forgive.
The earth is a rock floating through space — an inanimate rock that has on it everything we need to sustain human life.
But one cannot “sin” against a rock. And one cannot ask for forgiveness or be granted forgiveness from a rock.”
The earth and its bounty were provided to us by God Almighty and he is whom we should both thank and ask for forgiveness of when we sin.
This pope, as he often does, used his speech to make a political statement that aligns with the leftists of the world.
“At the same time, we need an ecological conversion that can find expression in concrete actions. As a single and interdependent family, we require a common plan in order to avert the threats to our common home,” he said.
“I would like to support concerted action also on the national and local levels. It will help if people at all levels of society come together to create a popular movement ‘from below.’
“The Earth Day we are celebrating today was itself born in precisely this way. We can each contribute in our own small way,” he said.
Yes, as Christians, we should take care of the many gifts God has given us, including the earth, but that does not mean we have to go on a radical leftist agenda to do it.
It has been many years since the pope was widely considered a political figure, and he should not be dipping his toe into that arena again.
Are all Catholics being misled?
I know that bOb worries about us because we are “Catholic” and that we have this imposter pope leading us. Not all Catholics are blind. In fact many of our “good shepherds” are fearful. Archbishop Fulton Sheen, decades ago, prophesied that it was the laity who would save the Church. And indeed, we have many websites and blogs and a few courageous bishops doing this.
I know many Christians, who are not Catholics think we are doomed. So I like to remind bOb that some of us are aware, and we know far more than the mainstream media allows us to know. After all, we have “inside knowledge”. But True Christians (and true popes) follow Christ and his teachings, not the pronouncements of a man who wants to be applauded by the world.
So this is what I replied to bOb:
“He’s as pagan as they come. You can’t sin against the earth. We have heard it all before. He has been railing against God for the last 7 years, His plan was to destroy any links with God. He’s cunning and part of this evil plot. He is the False Prophet of Revelation. He is mates with the Antichrist. This hasn’t come out into the fore yet, but it will. He is helping him with the infrastructure of the one world religion. He has dismantled so much of Christianity and God’s laws but people don’t notice because they think he is ‘a man of the times’ .
But it’s a test for us. We have to stay true to God’s teachings. God will win in the end. The mainstream Media hasn’t published any of his hundreds of anti-God statements. “
General Comment by Editor of this site:
The original article (“Pope Issues Disturbing New Age Pronouncements During Earth Day Address”) shows that the image of (pope) Francis has been carefully manipulated by the mainstream Media. In fact, he has never ceased being a political figure. Even his encyclicals are part of his “political” agenda – e.g. Laudato Si – a very clever way to, years later, have the Amazon Synod with all its pagan displays.
In recent years, he signed the 28 Sustainable goals of the U.N; he signed the Abu Dhabi agreement; he signed off on the underground Church in China, and supports the official, communist directed church.
Thank heaven that his true colours are beginning to show forth!
All Christians must unite against the evil that is pervading society, by a man who is undoubtedly part of it all!