Climate Change: Pope Francis Says World Headed For ‘Suicide’

Climate Change: Pope Francis Says World Headed For ‘Suicide’

PopeFrancisMikeJournalists Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference  he held aboard the flight  on the way back to Italy,
Monday, Nov. 30, 2015.

Its “now or never,” the Pontiff says

Pope Francis said the United Nations’ conference on climate change that began in Paris on Monday may be one of the last opportunities for countries to take steps toward avoiding an environmental catastrophe.

“I am not sure, but I can say to you ‘now or never’,” he said when asked if he thought the Paris summit would be a turning point aboard the papal plane on Monday, Reuters reports. “Every year the problems are getting worse. We are at the limits. If I may use a strong word I would say that we are at the limits of suicide.”

Pope Francis, who pushed for Catholics to pay attention to climate change last year, pointed to rising sea levels and Greenland’s melting glaciers as evidence of a need for nations to act during a conference with reporters on a flight back to Rome after his six-day visit to Africa.

“I am sure that the (Paris delegates) have goodwill to do something. I hope it turns out this way and I am praying that it will,” Francis said.
Visit Time, Pope Francis Says World Nearing Climate Change ‘Suicide’

Comment

Can you believe this? The world is in turmoil, killings, terrorism, bombings, Christians wiped out in the Middle East; the Church is in turmoil, with apostasy widespread, and the Pope is worried about the weather?  Share your thoughts – mine are unprintable.

Comments (69)

  • Danny Coll

    whatever he binds on earth,is bound in heaven, so hey your problems are with GOD not with his clergy !

    December 6, 2015 at 10:05 pm
    • Therese

      No Danny – not “whatever” but “what sins“. See the difference?

      December 9, 2015 at 8:30 pm
  • Athanasius

    Danny Coll

    Pope Francis has made nothing binding, so I’m afraid you’re a little misinformed on that score. Besides this, you really should read up on the limits to Papal Infallibility as defined by an infallible Church Council. It will save you future embarrassment.

    The problem today with most modern Catholics, your good self included, is that they know absolutely nothing about the faith they claim to profess. Consequently, they generally assert that Our Lord promised the Pope permanent protection from error. He did no such thing, as a cursory glance through Papal history will conclusively prove. You need to study the teaching of the Church, Danny.

    December 7, 2015 at 12:42 am
    • Danny Coll

      You talk of an infallible “Church Council” but which one?,there are hundreds.A Cursory glance through papal history conclusively proves What?. More Importantly,I know absolutely everything about the faith I profess.It was given to me, not by the Church, but by the words of Jesus Christ.It is so straightforward,and simple,that some poor souls struggle with such simplicity, convinced,that there must be so much more to it.

      December 7, 2015 at 2:12 am
      • editor

        Danny,

        Papal Infallibility – always believed by Christians from the earliest times – was eventually defined, with it’s extent and limits, at the First Ecumenical Vatican Council in 1870.

        As for your separation of Christ from His Church – that’s a real giveaway. It is not possible to have a true relationship (whatever that means) with Christ, outside of His Church. He tells us this in the Gospels, e.g. “He that hears you, hears Me” and St Augustine said “I would not believe in the Gospels, if I did not first believe in the authority of the Catholic Church”.

        So, back to the drawing board for thee, Danny…

        December 7, 2015 at 10:55 am
      • Danny Coll

        I do not separate Christ from my Church, but my faith is in Christ, A very true relationship, which you obviously find difficult to comprehend. Simplicity really can be a difficult concept,for so many people,which is where my Church comes into it.The Church is there, to offer guidance,understanding and nurturing of our faith. But to state that if all the clergy were wiped out in the morning, and all church property razed to the ground,that I could not continue a true relationship with Christ………….Well come on, isSimplicity really that difficult ?

        December 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm
      • Athanasius

        Danny Coll,

        You confuse simplicity with ignorance, perhaps wilfully so. Do not attempt to hide your spiritual sloth behind simplicity, that’s what the Protestants at the Reformation done and look where it led them.

        We all have a Confirmation duty to study our Catholic Faith in order to defend it against error. You clearly know nothing of the Traditional teaching of the Church, and by the sound of it you don’t want to know. Best just stay simple, eh? Well, that one won’t wash with Our Lord at your judgment.

        I wish my conscience would allow me to play the simplicity card, life would be so much less stressful. But I can’t lie to myself, my cross is to defend the Faith with patience in the face of so much simplicity in these days of mass apostasy.

        December 7, 2015 at 1:18 pm
      • Danny Coll

        The Protestants at the Reformation were disenchanted Catholics,dismayed at the saying’s and doing’s of the pope and clergy of that time. If the Internet and these forums were available to them, they would be using them, exactly the same way as you are, yet your tone seems to dismiss them, as some type of bad thing…………..Pot?…………Kettle?

        December 7, 2015 at 2:36 pm
      • Athanasius

        Danny Coll,

        In fact, you will find upon investigation that those disenchanted Catholics you speak of at the Reformation wanted a New Mass in English, a married clergy, rejected Transubstantiation and therefore refused to kneel to receive Communion, prefering instead to stand with their hands outstretched. They tore high altars, tabernacles and pious objects from their churches and rejected all Traditional Papal teaching. Sound familiar?

        Aside from that, Martin Luther, among others, married a nun while the apostate Fr. John Knox became a bit of a letch. I doubt very much if they would have found this blog to their liking. Perhaps they would not have been so inclined to split from the Church, however, had it turned as accommodating as it has since Vatican II.

        December 7, 2015 at 3:16 pm
      • Danny Coll

        If Fr John Knox became lecherous, this would be due to him taking the example of the Archbishop of St. Andrews, Cardinal Beaton,and others of the Church of that period. The Church at that time was neither Holy nor Sacred Luther, Knox and others were brave in the stance they took.They wanted mass in a language all could understand………can’t see God having a problem with that. Married Clergy? Can’t recall any sacred prohibition (although not my own preference) Transubstantiation, I personally have no problem believing this,though others find consubstantiation easier to get their head round

        December 7, 2015 at 4:44 pm
      • Athanasius

        Danny Coll,

        If you have no problem with the works of excommunicated heretics or with those in the Church today whose faith does not extend to believing in Transubstantiation, then you really should not be identifying yourself as a Catholic. No Catholic who has the fullness of the Catholic Faith could write what you have written.

        As for clerical celibacy, there are numerous formal Church prohibitions against it, most recently those of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

        It seems to me that while you came on this blog criticising us for not obeying the Pope, who you indirectly asserted was permanently infallible, the ensuing debate has revealed that it is in fact you who reject Papal authority, as did Luther, Knox and all the other Protestant revolutionaries.

        This exchange is now at an end, for I see that you have no interest in truth or doctrinal orthodoxy.

        December 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm
      • Danny Coll

        “my cross is to defend the Faith with patience” obviously, only until your defence collapses under the weight of your false cross.

        December 8, 2015 at 1:37 am
      • editor

        Danny,

        Instead of throwing out Smart Alec comments which are, in fact, meaningless, why not answer Athanasius properly?

        What is the “false cross” which you think Athanasius is carrying?

        December 8, 2015 at 1:40 am
      • thelittleflower

        “Fr” John Knox?

        December 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm
      • Athanasius

        Yes, Littleflower. He was Fr. John Knox prior to his apostasy, and you will know that the priestly mark can never be removed from the soul. Once a priest, always a priest.

        December 8, 2015 at 8:53 pm
      • Athanasius

        Danny Coll

        Sorry, I assumed that you would know which Council had defined Papal Infallibility so I omitted naming it. It seems you don’t know your faith as well as you claim when such basic knowledge escapes you!

        Also, the cursory glance through Papal history was to prove to you that Popes can sometimes be personally bad, even deviant, individuals, regardless of the dignity of the office they hold. This knowledge should disabuse you of the utterly false notion that everything Pope Francis says and does is good and wholesome.

        The fact is that this Pope has done more damage to the Catholic Faith by his careless statements and behaviour (I’m giving His Holiness the benefit of the doubt) than any other Pope since the foundation of the Church. Your sensus fidei should be telling you that. The very fact that you come on here spouting blind obedience to him is therefore extremely worrying. We are only obliged to obey the Pope when the Pope himself is faithful to the deposit of faith handed down through Tradition. There is, after all, a higher authority than the Pope, and that is Almighty God.

        We Catholics don’t just follow what one Pope says, we follow what all the Popes through history have continuously taught. So if one or two or three Popes deviate from that age-old teaching in a way that harms the faith, then we are obliged, say the Saints and Doctors of the Church, to respectfully disobey in favour of the Tradition teaching, in which doctrinal orthodoxy is certain.

        I think Editor said enough on the other matter – your separation of Christ from His Church – which is a classic Protestant error.

        December 7, 2015 at 11:52 am
      • Therese

        Athanasius

        I didn’t know John Knox had been a priest, and am doubly shocked by him! Thanks for the info.

        December 9, 2015 at 8:35 pm
  • leprechaun

    Danny Coll,

    The Remnant Newspaper has written to pope Francis asking him to either change course and behave as Our Lord wished when tasking St. Peter to “Feed my sheep”, or to resign from office.

    The letter carries an appendix describing in well-researched detail the need for the letter to have been written.

    The initiative is linked to a petition from the faithful.

    Given your homespun philosophy that if all the clergy were wiped out it would make no difference to your personal relationship with Our Lord, it would be interesting to learn whether you, having read the following link would be for or against signing the petition:

    http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/2198-the-year-of-mercy-begins

    December 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm
  • Dano

    I don,t have to follow the link When the Holy Spirit installs a Pope, who am I to tell the Spirit He is wrong ?

    December 9, 2015 at 6:20 pm
    • editor

      Dano/Danny Coll,

      Well, obviously, then, all the pre-Vatican II popes were wrong. Plain and simple. Most especially Pope Saint Pius X who condemned just about everything that Pope Francis believes .

      So, how to explain that. Would you say that the Holy Spirit picked Pope Pius X but then later changed his mind about his infallible teaching and picked Pope Francis to put it all right?

      Before you reply, recall some very basic attributes of God: He is immutable, unchanging, unchangeable… which is why He left us a determined body of doctrine which applies to all people in all times and places until the end of the world.

      You need to read Pascendi, Pope Saint Pius X’s landmark encyclical on the errors of Modernism (and Papa Francis is a manifest Modernist) but I’m not wasting my time putting the link on here when you think you know it all and didn’t feel the necessity to visit the link posted by Leprechaun. Arrogance?

      It is very basic Catholic theology that the Holy Spirit is not guaranteed at a conclave. Hence the Holy Spirit would be responsible for all the bad popes in history. Nope. Can’t be the case. There is only one, limited, guarantee promised by Christ, and that is that no pope will pronounce any erroneous teaching to be infallible and binding on the faithful. That’s all. There’s no guarantee that any particular pope (not pointing elbows or anything) won’t spout baloney on planes to journalists or talk nonsense in interviews with atheists.

      The Holy Spirit is never “wrong”. That’s evident in the way that the Catholic Church continues to uphold true doctrine and morality, despite the manifest evil wishes of the senior hierarchy of our times. So, in summary, it’s not the Holy Spirit Who’s wrong, it’s Papa Francis. Get over it 😀

      December 9, 2015 at 8:26 pm
  • Dano

    A couple hundred years ago, it was right to send 6&7 year old children up chimneys. no one including the clergy raised objections to this practice.This practice no longer occurs, because life evolves. God created an evolving world, and an evolving Church Some would gladly go back to the kids up the lum. others to the inquisitions, but most of us are happy moving forward with God and his Church.Time travels in one direction only. Get over yourselves, and deal with it !!!!!!!!!

    December 9, 2015 at 9:42 pm
    • editor

      Dano/Danny Coll,

      Like all Modernists you just refuse to answer the questions(s). Instead you go off at yet another tangent. Gerragrip.

      December 10, 2015 at 12:38 am
  • Athanasius

    Dano,

    Sending children up the chimneys was an unsavoury aspect of Protestant Britain, as was child prostitution at that time. That’s why it’s imperitive to oppose the looney liberals in the true Catholic Church today who are deluded enough to want to imitate the rebellious folly of the 16th century heretics.

    As for evolution. A baby grows into a child, and a child into a teenager, and a teenager into an adult. But the person remains the same, merely reaching the potential that God placed in him. In other words he develops; he does not become a different species, which is what evolution ridiculously asserts both in human and doctrinal terms! You need to look into the theory of evolution a little more, comparing its mythical claims against established scientific fact, before making further uneducated, dangerous comments like this in the public domain.

    To suggest that Divine Revelation is subject to alteration with changing times, which in essence is to suggest that Divine Revelation is neither immutable nor infallible, is both heresy and blasphemy against the Almighty. Remember the words of Our Lord: “heaven and earth may pass away but my words will not pass away.” God does not change His teaching and laws to accomodate a rebellious generation. “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever.” That is the certainty of our holy religion in the most tumultuous times of human history, like this apostate era.

    December 9, 2015 at 11:02 pm
  • Margaret Mary

    I was horrified beyond words to see the way St Peter’s is being used to promote the climate change hoax, which emphasises the need to de-populate the world.
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/sacrilege-catholic-leaders-react-to-vaticans-climate-change-light-show

    Pope Francis is on a list on a website showing how poorly he is thought of by people who know the truth about the global warming scam.http://www.wnho.net/global_warming.htm

    At least there are pro-life people who are speaking out about this abuse of St Peter’s. Why don’t more bishops and priests join in? There must be some who are appalled, apart from Father Z who quotes Scripture, “The Devil goes about like a roaring lion” to show his thoughts on the matter of projecting a picture of a lion on the front of the holy shrine of St Peter’s.

    To think this horror show took place on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception just beggars belief.

    December 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm

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