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  • #192786
    alanjjohnstone
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    A Call to Catholics: Let Us End Our Complicity in War

    The Bishop of Detroit

    “…I call on Catholics in the military, including chaplains, as well as all who work for the military or any branch of the armaments industry to heed Pope Francis’s call to set aside the futility of war. All Catholics should refuse to kill and should refuse cooperation with United States wars. Catholic taxpayers should make every effort to avoid paying for war and weapons. Rather, embrace Jesus, who calls us to love our enemies, put up the sword, and take up the cross….”

    How many will listen?

    #192793
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    How many will listen?

    Even that he is correct, only a few will listen to him, they do not have the balls to do that. During the Vietnam war many peoples did not want to be part of the war

    #203303
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    Pope Francis called on Saturday for a “more just and equitable society” in the post-coronavirus world, and for people to act to “end the pandemic of poverty”.

    “Once we emerge from this pandemic, we will not be able to keep doing what we were doing, and as we were doing it. No, everything will be different,” he said.

    People needed to open their minds and hearts to learn the central lesson from this crisis: “We are one humanity,” said the pope.

    https://www.france24.com/en/20200530-pope-calls-for-end-to-pandemic-of-poverty-after-virus

    Meanwhile, he appealed to the supernatural

    He prayed that the Madonna would “touch (leaders’) consciences so that enormous sums spent to possess more armaments and to perfect them be instead destined to the promotion of sufficient research to prevent such catastrophes in the future”.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pope/divert-weapons-funding-to-research-to-prevent-next-pandemic-pope-says-idUSKBN2360ON

    #204227
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    The Vatican issued its first-ever set of comprehensive environmental guidelines. The document is the fruit of a collaboration across all Vatican departments and suggests concrete ways for the Church to implement Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, including a call to all Catholic institutions to “avoid supporting companies that harm human or social ecology and environmental ecology (for example, fossil fuels).”

    This is the first-ever endorsement of the divestment movement to come from the Vatican, and it comes on the heels of the largest-ever announcement of divestment by faith institutions. In May, 42 institutions in 14 countries announced their commitment to drop fossil fuels.

    #204235
    rodshaw
    Participant

    The eco-capitalists will love him. Maybe some of them will convert.

    #205923
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    “It would be sad if, for the vaccine for Covid-19, priority were to be given to the richest!” the Pope said during his weekly general audience. “It would be sad if this vaccine were to become the property of this nation or another, rather than universal and for all…we must also cure a larger virus, that of social injustice, inequality of opportunity, marginalization, and the lack of protection for the weakest.”

    http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/audiences/2020/documents/papa-francesco_20200819_udienza-generale.html

    #205985
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    He is a Jesuit, they are like the Chamaleon, they will adapt themselves to any situation,  many of them have a doctorate degree in different discipline including Medicine, Clinical Psychology,  Economics, Sociology, Anthropology,   and Jurisprudence. The Evangelicals can not carry a candle for the Jesuits, or the Dominico, they must stand behind, the Evangelicals are the band boys (  instruments carriers  )  of the Vatican

    #206296
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    The Green Pope

    “Our constant demand for growth and an endless cycle of production and consumption are exhausting the natural world,” he said. “Forests are leached, topsoil erodes, fields fail, deserts advance, seas acidify, and storms intensify. Creation is groaning!”

    “Policy, legislation, and investment must be focused on the common good and guarantee that global social and environmental goals are met,” he said.

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/01/creation-groaning-pope-francis-denounces-endless-growth-humanitys-assault-nature

    #206300
    ALB
    Participant

    As God’s representative on Earth (self-proclaimed) the Pope presumably discussed this with him first and, as usual, this all-powerful individual refused to do anything about it himself.

    So, it’s a case of God proposes, Man disposes. Only capitalism prevents Man solving the problem. In the end, then, it’s a case of God proposes, Capitalism decides what happens or doesn’t happen, with the pope in the middle as a helpless messenger.

    #206301
    J Surman
    Participant

    Yeah – helpless AND hapless!

    #206309
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    And still millions of peoples can not see that this man does not more power than the capitalists and capitalism and that god can not help them

    #206316
    rodshaw
    Participant

    You never know, he might come out as a non-believer, like some C of E clerics did a while back.

    How about posting him a few Socialist Standards? After all, we did write open letters to David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg…

    #206333
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    How about posting him a few Socialist Standards? After all, we did write open letters to David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg…

    Have we got any pamphlets in Latin?

    #206334
    ALB
    Participant

    There is this from the Praeconium Communisticum::

    “Operarii mundi, coniungite!”

    #206386
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Have we got any pamphlets in Latin?

    He is a Jesuit, and most of them are able to speak several languages, he speaks Spanish, Italian, English, Portuguese, Latin,  French and German. Latin was a mandatory class in secondary schools in many countries in Latin America, and the secondary schools had three majors in the fourth years, peoples who  wanted to study law had to learn Latin due to the fact that the Roman legal code was written  in Latin, and many names and concept are in Latin, and the English code also had some Latin expressions

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