Lifesite News: The Bishop of San Diego has made the case that “climate change” could be considered “uniquely preeminent in Catholic social teaching” since the potential death toll due to man-made temperature rise is “larger” than abortion and “threatens the very future of humanity.”
In a speech titled “Conscience, Candidates and Discipleship in Voting,” which Bishop Robert J. McElroy delivered at the University of San Diego yesterday, the bishop said that Catholic voters need to discern where their priorities lie in the upcoming 2020 election.
“Frequently in discussions of the application of Catholic social teaching to voting, the question is raised whether one issue has a unique priority among all of the other issues in its claim upon believers in the current election cycle. Some have categorized abortion in that way. Others, climate change. This question deserves deeper scrutiny,” he said. Read More …
Opinion: In May 2015 the Vatican partnered with Jeffrey Sachs, arguably the world’s foremost proponent of population control and climate change. Few know of his public stand for abortion as a way to reduce fertility.
Sachs made a plea for legalizing abortion as a cost-effective way to eliminate “unwanted children” when contraception fails in his 2008 book “Commonwealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet.”
Sachs describes abortion as a “lower-risk and lower-cost option” than bringing a new human life to the world.
It is little wonder then that Pope Francis is turning the church he leads upside down. Sachs was involved with the preparation of the 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’, causing a deeply polarized political landscape among many Catholics who remain skeptical about the church’s involvement in climate hysteria.
Jeffery Sachs/Pope Francis talking points:
Climate change is already killing people in catastrophic events.
- hurricanes in the Atlantic
- wildfires in California,
- floods and tornadoes
- disastrous drought in East Africa,
- devastating flooding in South Asia
- virtually every weather-related event
Climate change also causes thousands of less dramatic deaths.
- increasing air pollution — a direct result of increasing CO2 — results in even more deaths than historic storms.
- The World Health Organization estimates that climate change causes 150,000 deaths annually, a number that will continue to rise if we do not take prompt action.
Climate change disproportionately affects the poor.
- The unborn cannot make their own voices heard
- The Marshall Islanders whose remote low-lying homeland cannot survive the impact of rising sea levels
- the subsistence farmers whose ability to feed their children is compromised by climate change
- the families whose access to reliable water sources — and thus their survival — are threatened.
The platform of final government is under construction:
“And in the latter time of their kingdom,
When the transgressors have reached their fullness,
A king shall arise,
Having fierce features,
Who understands sinister schemes.” Daniel 8:23
The Hebrew word for transgressors is pasha`means rebels – revolting against the faith sets the stage for Antichrist.