Folks, the convergence and visibility are for your great benefit in these disturbing times. Read, watch, listen, take action. Act, and God will act. This stuff needs to be shouted from the rooftops.
Reported enthusiastically via vaticannews.va:
The first chapter of Our Mother Earth…highlights the need to protect our common home through the union of “the whole human family in the search for a sustainable and integral development”. This premise is developed in the second chapter…Pollution, global warming, climate change, and loss of biodiversity, the effect of uncontrolled exploitation, are destined to grow exponentially if there is no change of direction in the short term. We need an “environmental conversion”, Pope Francis (sic) says, that is possible through the promotion of a truly ecological education that would create, especially in the young, a renewed awareness and ultimately a renewed conscience.
In the new article that concludes Our Mother Earth, Pope Francis (sic) turns his gaze upwards, in order to offer an even wider vision of a discourse that is not focused solely on the concern for the protection of the environment…In this final chapter, Pope Francis (sic) develops the “theology of ecology” in a profoundly spiritual discourse.
Creation is the fruit of God’s love…especially for man, to whom He has given the gift of creation, as a place in which “we are invited to discover a presence”. He continues:
“This means that it is for humanity’s capacity for communion to condition the state of creation […] It is therefore humanity’s destiny to determine the destiny of the universe.”
In addition to reviewing one’s own lifestyle and changing one’s mentality, we must also have a vision. Believers can find this vision in the liturgy, and especially in the celebration of the Mass. Bread and wine are the first foods that humans obtained by transforming the fruits of nature, the wheat and the grapes, through their own ingenuity. In the Mass, humans offer bread and wine to God; and God, through the Holy Spirit, transforms them into the Body and Blood of Christ…Bread and wine, the Pope (sic) says, are inserted into a circle of symbols: gift of God, commitment of man, work, effort; necessary food and daily bread; joy and the feast of wine. “And just as in the Eucharist the bread and the wine become Christ because they are bathed by the Spirit, the personal love of the Father; so creation becomes the personal word of God when it is used with love”.
How’s that for a false equivalence? Our “love of creation” = God’s love for us in the gift of the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Seems a bit at odds with 1 John 2:15: “Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.”
To sum up, a new “theology of ecology” has now been launched, whereby we are to “embrace a wider vision” and “discover a presence” in Our Mother Earth (Pachamama), as we journey toward our own “environmental conversion” and ultimately a “renewed conscience,” as we seek communion with creation in order to realize “humanity’s destiny to determine the destiny of the universe.”
And now on this lovely Saturday, the pictures from Rome via barnhardt.biz show us this:
All that’s missing now is the orgy.
But then, it’s probably just being held at Cardinal Coccopalmerio’s place. I’m thinking October has been a big month for the male prostitutes and drug dealers of Rome.
Via the Messa in Latino blog, this picture was taken at 3:55pm Rome time (09:55am EDT) Saturday 26 October.