"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Screenshot: Pretty much the entire page at Pewsitters is devoted to Laudato si ...



Filled with stories shooting down the encyclical or just trashing it and making a fool out of the Pope.

Why Must Laudato Si include a non-Christian prayer?... more

Global Warming Manifesto: 'Consumerism' causes abortion? 
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The responsibility for this disastrous encyclical lies squarely on the shoulders of the pope. 
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Just to point out a few... go here to see the rest of the coverage.

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(Just don't drink the water.)

10 comments:

  1. Terry,

    I think the best course of action is for all of us to read Laudato Si' in its entirety (I'm half way done) and then prayerfully reflect how it speaks to us. Don't let the partisans on either side bum you out. I think many people who are theologically "conservative" are at peace with the encyclical. And some on the left will inevitably object to portions of it that reiterate traditional dogma (Francis is pretty clear that the Creator God is our "Father").

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  2. I just taught someone about infallibility today; he had the erroneous impression, after having been raised a Catholic and sent to Catholic school, that every time a pope speaks, he's infallible.

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    1. Did you impress upon him that if the pope says it is going to rain, it will do so, but if he doesn't perceive it is because he is too sinful and will probably go straight to hell? Ultra-Mottramism.

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  3. BTW - I totally accept the idea of global warming - climate change and have real concerns about the environment - from destruction of forests to clean water issues, concerns about pollution of the oceans - Fukishima - the extinction of certain species and so on. I think it is a combination of man and nature. I hail the new encyclical.

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    1. I do too. Printed up an article yesterday to read and reflect on. It is titled, " 11 Things You Probably Won't Hear about Pope Francis' Encyclical."

      Found it on The Stream website and pretty much sums it up for me.

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    2. Hi Yaya. I just saw a thing on our missing groundwater - it isn't just a problem for California. A friend sent me a link to an article on how our medicines are leeching into drinking water - from birth control to anti-depressants. This has been in the literature before.

      As a hospice nurse - how do you dispose of the drugs after a patient dies - the local procedures used to be flushing or running through the garbage disposal in the facility dietary dept..

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    3. In the old days, we used to dispose of any narcotics down the toilet. I remember tossing Morphine, Phenobarbital, Dilantin, Lorezapam, Dilaudid, Valium, down the potty and wondering just what effect it would have.

      As it turns out, times have changed and now, as required by Federal law, we must dispose of such medication in a bag either filled with cat litter or coffee grounds. When those two are not available, detergent or dirt with soap will do. Anything to make the meds unconsumable. (Is that even a word?)

      After that is done, we double wrap the stuff and toss in the trash. Still bothersome since not sure how they destroy at the local garbage disposal. Maybe they burn it?

      One more thing, there is one medication that has to be flushed since it can be toxic if handled by human hands. But what it does to the wild life, I don't know.

      Off topic, I know, but since you asked. :)

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    4. Thanks Yaya - good to know these materials aren't flushed any longer.

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