Monday, June 22, 2015

What Encyclical?

A brief post from Rorate Caeli notes that the eco-cyclical seems to have already dropped off the radar.

Exactly as the Bear predicted. No legs. Here's another thing. Global Warming Pope Francis somehow manages to make everything about Global Warming Pope Francis. (That would include the Catholic Faith.) Celebrity is a very different thing from respect, from moral authority, from persuasiveness.

We have before us a tragic figure. He could have been the Catholic Pope. Instead he's Global Warming Pope Francis: guru for all, a walking, talking kaleidoscope of gimmicks, one-liners, and insults.

Eco-cyclical -- DOA.

"What am I going to do with 100,000 anti-fracking tee shirts I bought?"


  1. There's a "performance" aspect to this papacy that troubles me. Can't quite put my finger on it but it doesn't feel right. Like where he has to say that Laudato Si is now "part of the Church's social doctrine," as if to say "I'm making my mark!"

    Earlier he said something like whatever he says during his daily sermons "that's magisterium."

    No, it's not.

  2. Maybe his 'popularity' is beginning to wane after this. It may help a little, but he is still in a most powerful position. I hate to say this, but his Papacy thus far has been a disaster. In his quest to be 'popular for the world at large', he has managed to insult faithful Catholics over and over again until the faithful have begun to tune him out as much as possible. I read one commenter who stated that he was anything but 'mean spirited'.??? Maybe it's just me, but he seems to get at least a little that way with faithful Catholics.


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  3. There is a performance aspect, but it's been that way since JPII. Every pope now feels the need to be operatic.


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