J Robert Smith
- Dec. 2, 2019
- 4 min read
VATICAN CITY — Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the church’s official teaching.
“We should be introducing — we were thinking — in the Catechism of the Catholic Church the sin against ecology, ecological sin against the common home,” he told participants at a conference on criminal justice Nov. 15.
Climate change is a favorite issue for Pope Francis. It is almost certain that it will be a major aspect of the catechism on “ecological sin.”
But his understanding of environmental care and climate change is bankrupt theologically and scientifically. [snip]
Roman Catholics beware. Pope Francis wants to introduce “ecological sins” into Catholic teachings. But the pontiff wants even more than sins against the environment, evidently. Francis has declared that eco-sins are crimes. Presumably, Francis will leave writing legal codes to secular powers. But that’s no consolation. Here’s why.Continue reading