Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical Leaked Four Days Early


Maybe someone can translate it into English, all 192 pages.
192 pages... Very tempting not to read, especially given that I'm no head of state or industry magnate.
The English version will be out soon enough. I guess it's addressed to all the world and not just Catholics, so whatever it says is probably going to say nothing at all that touches upon faith or morals. Its not going to be a document that is even addressed to Catholics specifically. 
Forgive me if I'm underwhelmed by this entire concept.
(06-15-2015, 05:28 PM)PrairieMom Wrote: Forgive me if I'm underwhelmed by this entire concept.

Ha! You're entirely forgiven. I must confess I feel the same. The Catholic media is all abuzz with this thoughts ,its rather strange. 
This is not a matter of Faith and Morals and your salvation does not depend on warm or cold climate, another distraction from removing, heretics and homosexual activists  from the Catholic Church.
(06-15-2015, 04:34 PM)Lion of St. Jarlaths Wrote: Maybe someone can translate it into English, all 192 pages.

This is a rough english translation (warning:pdf):

Well, to be fair, historically encyclicals were not directed to all Christians or were the venue where doctrine is exposed, but rather they were directed to kings, nations, etc., to promote the common good.
So, I really don't have a problem with an encyclical about worldly matters, with a rather restricted target audience.
Not every papal document is going to be on serious spiritual matters. Because of the significant temporal authority that popes have historically had, no doubt many papal documents have been published simply to address temporal matters that were completely itrelevant to those living outside the Papal territory.

It is good to care for the environment. God made it, and we can glorify Him by making a reasonable effort to keep it beautiful and to help others do the same. It is only the means to an end though, not the end in itself.  It becomes idolatrous (i.e. sinful) when people begin to see it as the end rather than the means.

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