Speaking of which the Bear has intended to do another installment of "Dear Reinhard," but can't get it in edgewise what with Piccolo Uovo getting the Vatican equivalent of the Newberry Award or whatever.
Catholic Earth Day
The Bear, even as a Bear, must respectfully object to Catholic Earth Day.
It puts "The Earth" on the calendar with our saints, not to forget Our Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is faddish, and institutionalizes the hoax of Global Warming. It subtly suggests that the Earth is in the hands of man, instead of being sustained by God, and that man's all-powerful actions extend to its destruction or preservation.
Now, the Pope says he's just doing what the Orthodox are doing. After all, who could complain about the orthodoxy of the Orthodox? However, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has long been the engineer on the environmental wacky train. If the Bear were stuck in Istanbul as one of 120,000 Christians surrounded by 75 million Turks, he'd probably pick some pagan hobby horse to ride, too. Pope Francis doesn't have that excuse.
Worst of all, the Church is now stuck with this silliness forever.
It would be as if Pope Paul VI declared Pet Rock Day in 1976, and here we are, in 2015, still having to blog about pet rocks once a year. How embarrassing.