Pope Francis’ political activism is raising this big red flag

Pope Francis has been a controversial Pope.

His tenure at the head of the Catholic Church has millions of Christians questioning his decisions and priorities.

Francis has ventured into political activism on a key issue and it is raising this big red flag.

Pope Francis has thrown himself 100 percent into the radical environmentalist movement.

Francis tried – and failed – to pressure Donald Trump into remaining in Barack Obama’s Paris Global Warming agreement.

Now Francis has delivered a major Papal pronouncement about so-called “climate refugees.”

Francis wrote:

“The dramatic contradictions I experienced during my visit help us to understand the importance of the present symposium’s theme. It is not just the homes of vulnerable people around the world that are crumbling, as can be seen in the world’s growing exodus of climate migrants and environmental refugees. As I sought to point out in my Encyclical Laudato Si’, we may well be condemning future generations to a common home left in ruins. Today we must honestly ask ourselves a basic question: “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” (ibid., 160). In the wake of the ecological crisis we ought to undertake a serious examination of conscience regarding the protection of the planet entrusted to our care (cf. Gen 2:15).”

Pope Francis has condemned the spread of so-called “fake news,” but he is promoting one of the great hoaxes in human history.

So-called “man-made global warming” is nonsense.

There is no scientific validity to substantiate the alarmist predictions of anti-capitalist and anti-American environmental alarmists.

Francis’ activism on an issue that is outside the Catholic Church’s traditional values is disturbing millions of the faithful who believe the Pope is watering down the Church’s beliefs in order to promote a more liberal version of Catholicism.

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70 Responses

  1. hawksblood1 says:

    The Pope is evil. He is destroying the religion he is. He is trying to change things he has no right to. On the earth warming – only a foll could not see it. Never mind if they don;’t believe it they have no clue to what the Governments are doing around the world.
    Did you ever hear of HAARP, C.E.R.N , Fracking, Chem-trails. They are all real. Whether you believe it or not. Stay in the dark. Just like the president you do things to keep people voting for them or keeping them in favor. Like Trump talked about making MJ legal. He will win so many people over. The Pope knows people are worried about the changing planet. I know all about it. I am in Hawaii and know much more then most people why the volcano is going off. There are facts out there .

  2. Frank says:

    As one raised Catholic, I am extremely disappointed in this radical leftist pope. Rome better take notice since he is running the Church and State and ignoring the example of John Paul the Polish one a true Pope a Saint!

  3. Gene Pratt says:

    This fool is living proof that shows why religion and politics should be separate from each other!! He has lost all perspective of religion to follow political ideas, he needs to step down and let a religious pope take over!! Catholics who follow him will all end up in hell because he has become an advocate for the political devils instead of following God!!

  4. Francis should stick to Christianity and not be delving into animism. If he’s feeling the urge to be a tree-hugger, go outside and hug an Italian tree today, then go back inside and concentrate on making the Catholic Church great again like it was pre-1963.

  5. N says:

    Liberalism is a mental disorder and Pelosi, The pope, Behar, Hillary, Comey, Whoopi, Baldwin, Beck, Waters, mcShame and Griffin are the poster girls!!!Just more liberal useful idiots on display !

    • Ann says:

      The Pope needs new non-political advisors and stick to the Bible and religious teachings as they were meant to be!
      Jesus was not into politics!

  6. N says:

    Deep State traitors are everywhere!The evil liberal demoncrat Nazi’s party at work here!Don’t forget the RINOs(Ryan, Gowdy, McShame , McConnell, Rubio , Romney, Sessions, Grahams etc) they’re just as bad! Drain the rat infested Swamp ASAP, President Trump!

  7. Nunyer Binnis says:

    The pope is a tool of international communism/globalism. His father is satan.

  8. Capn Jack says:

    This Pope is either getting senile or he has sold out to Soros.

  9. Bill says:

    The Pope should be replaced by a Pope who will due what the position is called for which is to guide his followers towards Peace and Unity. This Pope is only pushing his political opinion causing hatred and division.

    • Larry Yerger says:

      The Pope is counterfit as well as the church! The Vatican controls more wealth than any other entity in the world. Ever seen him at a disaster offering monitory help?Hell No! He came to Texas to piss and moan about our immigration didn’t offer to pay to feed and house them!

  10. Mott says:

    Stick up running the church and let others run the world. Sorry but in your jog your “opinion” like mine means nothing, Stick to running the church.

  11. Vasu Murti says:

    Doing Enough for Animals: An Open Letter to Pope Francis

    It is said that St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) bought two lambs from a butcher and gave them the coat on his back to keep them warm; and that he bought two fish from a fishwoman and threw them back into the water. He even paid to ransom lambs that were being taken to their death, recalling the gentle Lamb who willingly went to slaughter (Isaiah 53:7; John 1:29) to pay the ransom of sinners.

    “Be conscious, O man, of the wondrous state in which the Lord God has placed you,” instructed Francis in his Admonitions (4), “for He created and formed you to the image of His beloved Son–and (yet) all the creatures under heaven, each according to its nature, serve, know, and obey their Creator better than you.” St. Francis felt a deep kinship with all creatures. He called them “brother” and “sister,” knowing they came from the same Source as himself.

    Francis revealed his fraternal love for the animal world during Christmas time 1223: “If I ever have the opportunity to talk with the emperor,” he explained, “I’ll beg him, for the love of God and me, to enact a special law: no one is to capture or kill our sisters the larks or do them any harm. Furthermore, all mayors and lords of castles and towns are required to scatter wheat and other grain on the roads outside the walls so that our sisters the larks and other birds might have something to eat on so festive a day.

    “And on Christmas Eve, out of reverence for the Son of God, whom on that night the Virgin Mary placed in a manger before the ox and the ass, anyone having an ox or an ass is to feed it a generous portion of choice fodder. And, on Christmas Day, the rich are to give the poor the finest food in abundance.”

    Francis removed worms from a busy road and placed them on the roadside so they would not be crushed under human traffic. Once when he was sick and almost blind, mice ran over his table as he took his meals and over him while he slept. He regarded their disturbance as a “diabolical temptation,” which he met with patience and restraint, indicating his compassion towards other living creatures.

    St. Francis was once given a wild pheasant to eat, but he chose instead to keep it as a companion. On another occasion, he was given a fish, and on yet another, a waterfowl to eat, but he was moved by the natural beauty of these creatures and chose to set them free.

    “Dearly beloved!” said Francis beginning a sermon after a severe illness, “I have to confess to God and you that… I have eaten cakes made with lard.”

    The Catholic Encyclopedia comments on this incident as follows: “St. Francis’ gift of sympathy seems to have been wider even than St. Paul’s, for we find no evidence in the great Apostle of a love for nature or for animals…

    “Francis’ love of creatures was not simply the offspring of a soft sentimental disposition. It arose from that deep and abiding sense of the presence of God. To him all are from one Father and all are real kin…hence, his deep sense of personal responsibility towards fellow creatures: the loving friend of all God’s creatures.”

    Francis taught: “All things of creation are children of the Father and thus brothers of man… God wants us to help animals, if they need help. Every creature in distress has the same right to be protected.”

    According to Francis, a lack of mercy towards animals leads to a lack of mercy towards men: “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”

    “The livestock population of the United States today consumes enough grain and soybeans to feed over five times the entire human population of the country. We feed these animals over 80% of the corn we grow, and over 95% of the oats… Less than half the harvested agricultural acreage in the United States is used to grow food for people. Most of it is used to grow livestock feed…

    “The developing nations are copying us. They associate meat-eating with the economic status of the developed nations, and strive to emulate it. The tiny minority who can afford meat in those countries eats it, even while many of their people go to bed hungry at night, and mothers watch their children starve…

    “To supply one person with a meat habit food for a year requires three-and-a-quarter acres. To supply one lacto-ovo-vegetarian requires only one-half of an acre. To supply one pure vegetarian (vegan) requires only one-sixth of an acre. In other words, a given acreage can feed twenty times as many people eating a pure vegetarian (vegan) diet-style as it could people eating the standard American diet-style…

    “In a world in which a child dies of starvation every two seconds, an agricultural system designed to feed our meat habit is a blasphemy. Yet it continues, because we continue to support it. Those who profit from this system do not need us to condone what they are doing. The only support they need from us is our money. As long as enough people continue to purchase their products they will have the resources to fight reforms, pump millions of dollars of ‘educational’ propaganda into our schools, and defend themselves against medical and ethical truths.

    “A rapidly growing number of Americans are withdrawing support from this insane system by refusing to consume meat. For them, this new direction in diet-style is a way of joining hands with others and saying we will not support a system which wastes such vast amounts of food while people in this world do not have enough to eat.”

    –John Robbins, Diet for a New America

    Raising animals for food, even raising animals for animal by-products like milk and eggs, means wasting valuable acreage, because the animals have to be fed plant food! If we eat lower on the food chain, fewer resources are required to feed everyone, which means less agricultural acreage, etc., which means fewer rodents and insects are killed when fields are ploughed for farming, etc.

    If you carry this argument to its logical conclusion, a vegan diet is the least violent, because it requires one-third less acreage than a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, and twenty times less acreage than a meat-centered diet.

    “One man’s meat is another man / woman / child’s hunger.”

    This slogan is part of the “Enough” campaign, with its aim of reducing meat consumption. The campaign highlights the waste of resources involved in feeding grain to animals:

    “Every minute 18 children die from starvation, yet 40% of the world’s grain is fed to animals for meat.”

    Vegetarianism for a trial period is advocated to “help the hungry, improve the environment” and “stop untold animal suffering.” Vegetarianism is also recommended on health grounds. This campaign actually has the support of organized religion.

    Ronald J. Sider of Evangelicals for Social Action, in his 1977 book, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, pointed out that 220 million Americans were eating enough food (largely because of the high consumption of grain fed to livestock) to feed over one billion people in the poorer countries.

    The realization that meat is an unnecessary luxury, resulting in inequities in the world food supply has prompted religious leaders in different Christian denominations to call on their members to abstain from meat on certain days of the week. Paul Moore, Jr., the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of New York, made such an appeal in a November, 1974 pastoral letter calling for the observance of “meatless Wednesdays.”

    A similar appeal had previously been issued by Cardinal Cooke, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York. The Reverend Eugene Carson Blake, former head of the World Council of Churches and founder of Bread for the World, has encouraged everyone in his anti-hunger organization to abstain from eating meat on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

    “Is this not the fast I have chosen? To loosen the chains of wickedness, to undo the bonds of oppression, and to let the oppressed go free? Is it not to share thy bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless? Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own.”

    —Isaiah 58:6-8

    “Honourable men may disagree honourably about some details of human treatment of the non-human,” wrote Stephen Clark in his 1977 book, The Moral Status of Animals, “but vegetarianism is now as necessary a pledge of moral devotion as was the refusal of emperor-worship in the early church.”

    According to Clark, eating animal flesh is “gluttony,” and “Those who still eat flesh when they could do otherwise have no claim to be serious moralists.”

    “Clark’s conclusion has real force and its power has yet to be sufficiently appreciated by fellow Christians,” says the Reverend Andrew Linzey, author of Christianity and the Rights of Animals. “Far from seeing the possibility of widespread vegetarianism as a threat to Old Testament norms, Christians should rather welcome the fact that the Spirit is enabling us to make decisions so that we may more properly conform to the original Genesis picture of living in peace with creation.”

    Father Thomas Berry, a Catholic priest, author, and founder of the Riverdale Center of Religious Research in New York, wrote in 1987 that “Vegetarianism is a way of life that we should all move toward for economic survival, physical well-being, and spiritual integrity.”

    In 1992, members of Los Angeles’ First Unitarian Church agreed to serve vegetarian meals at the church’s weekly Sunday lunch. Their decision was made as a protest against animal cruelty and the environmental damage caused by the livestock industry.

    The Reverend Marc Wessels, Executive Director of the International Network for Religion and Animals (INRA) made this observation on Earth Day 1990:

    “It is a fact that no significant social reform has yet taken place in this country without the voice of the religious community being heard. The endeavors of the abolition of slavery; the women’s suffrage movement; the emergence of the pacifist tradition during World War I; the struggles to support civil rights, labor unions, and migrant farm workers; and the anti-nuclear and peace movements have all succeeded in part because of the power and support of organized religion. Such authority and energy is required by individual Christians and the institutional church today if the liberation of animals is to become a reality.”

  12. dasbunker says:

    Never before has there been a need for a Pope on a Rope.

  13. Pope Francis needs to pay closer attention to Church business, i.e. pedophile priests and the lack of Papal Authority that he should have over his “flock” for they are beginning to question him on his ability to lead the Catholic Church

    • Bill says:

      As a practicing Roman Catholic and a student of parochial school and 8 years of teaching by the old fashioned nuns, who told us the Pope was ‘infallible’ and his words and actions were that of God on earth. Forward fast to 2018, as a thinking adult, I believe the Pope is capable of error as a human being. But as things go in the world, he errs on the side of peace and is a non violent world leader. If more world leaders had peaceful resolutions and open to each others differences, we might have a better wold, something to think about!

    • larry says:

      i believe
      that the pope is evil and doing the devils work

  14. Don Baker says:

    This is a bogus pope with no credibility. I urge Catholics to boycott the collection plate while this fraud is in office.

  15. larry says:

    Pope Francis is a known Pedophile and a Puppet of George Soros

    • The more this Pope is to be admonished , He is a Pope , not a politician, most especially in cahoots with Soros, notoroius for using his money to create trouble around the world. . His church is his responsibility, he should relinquish the title and give it to the most deserving in the catholic religion.

    • Dana says:

      Larry: Can you prove your statement? Is it a FACT? If so, prove it or is this just your opinion?

  16. Kathy says:

    Sadly this pope is herding Catholics away from the church and those who are not leaving are not listening to his trash talk. He is providing an excuse for those who were looking for one to leave the church…so sad when you think of how many years its been in existence. Global warming and the environment sure isn’t my priority and if it is his them open the gates of the Vatican an invite all in to “save” them from this so called crisis. So glad Mr. Trump ignored this man. Come back John Paul…

  17. JLM says:

    Addendum to previous comment:
    If the pope is so concerned about earth’s resources, he could issue a pronouncement ex cathedra making birth control acceptable to Roman Catholic teaching, thus reducing over population, especially in poor countries, ending as a corollary at least some child abuse, family suffering from lack of resources, depletion of public welfare resources, and, most importantly, many abortions.

  18. JLM says:

    The present pope seems the ecclesiastical equivalent of Gore, Obama, and marxism rolled into one–an unholy trinity if there ever was one. If Gore is serious, he could give up his planes, large hous(es), and air conditioning. Ditto the Pope–no more air conditioning in any Roman Catholic buildings except hospitals. House refugees at St. Peter’s. Sell the countryside retreat and sleep on a camp bed. In the winter, use a kerosene space stove for heating.

  19. Frank Norton says:

    I have always thought that the Church was about false news, and now the Pope has proved it to me. From a night club bouncer, to the leader of a world church of some billions of worshipers. The Vatican with its high walls, has become the richest government in history.

    If the truth be told, the Earth has gone thru many major and minor extinctions. It is all about Earth resources. With over 7.6 trillion people, humanity uses up the total Earth output of resources in mid October, and sooner each year. Humanity’s time is running out. Earth is fighting back. Let us not forget that we are from dust to dust. Humanity must finally go for another species to take its place. Scientists say it will be the octopus . Imagine that. The planet is 75 % covered with water, and the Octopus is an acquitic species.

  20. jim says:

    This is a very messed up pope. more of a communist agitator / community organizer. And has been totally kow tow to islam. Needs to GO..

  21. Cheryl says:

    There is only one more burial plot left for a pope. According to St. Malachi’s prophecy, this is the last pope. He us showing more and more by his actions, he is also the false prophet when you figure what’s going on in the world, study the Bible and if you check in the Scriptures, we have already witnessed the antichrist for the last 8 years.

    • Rockln’ Ramone says:

      It has been less than two years and his name is Donald J. Trump.

      • Jhn says:

        WHAT A MORON!! As the previous remark says, STUDY the Bible and then decide for yourself. So stop being a fool and learn something. Remember, Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt.

    • RMEEE says:

      OH ARE YOU TELLING THE WHOLE TRUTH! IF ONLY ALL THE FOOLISH PEOPLE WILL LISTEN. GOD BLESS YOU FOR TRYING. AND MAY GOD BE WITH US IN THIS EVIL TIME

  22. FIREBALL XR5 says:

    Somebody get the pope some fresh alterboys to keep him busy. That should keep him out of politics.

  23. Barb says:

    Only in discussing religious issues is the pope supposedly infallible. With this one…one has to wonder even about that since he is interfering in social isdues which he has no business doing. The cardinals had better do something about ridding the church of this pretender before he does irreparable harm.

  24. Michael says:

    Many of you say the pope should stay out of politics, I agree but the evangicals should do likewise! As much as many of you claim global warming is false, it isn’t just look at the record number of forest fires, flooding, tornados, hurricanes, and rising sea levels.

    • SapientHetero says:

      Those of us who understand science AND politics and have been following this issue for decades realize that global warming (or cooling, or climate change) is the biggest con game in human history, backed by the lies of self-serving politicians and wealthy leftists hoping to gain more power and money, respectively, at the expense of the middle class. Only the gullible and shallow personalities who thrive on the approval of others are taken in by this transparent nonsense.

      • Walt Tendee says:

        Thank you Sapient. Well said. Politicians should stay out of the scientific realm. “Lawyers” are trained to interpreting law, not natural
        proceedings in the universe.

    • Parduc says:

      Why don’t you ask the Jews and Muslims to stay out of politics too?
      Rising sea levels is fake news.
      There is global cooling since the Vikings named Greenland, which is now covered with ice. NASA claims that the Southern ice cap is the largest ever.

    • Walt Tendee says:

      Michael you cite natural occurrences similar to seasonal changes in temperature. Sorry but I don’t get the logic of your connecting the Pope and evangelicals.

    • Jhn says:

      You speak of evangelicals like the whole of the worlds people who are evangelicals should keep their ideas to themselves. How insane to equate that group to the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Go to an evangelical church and you will NOT hear ramblings of politics. You will hear sermons and songs about the true leader of Christianity, JESUS CHRIST. There are insane people who claim to be able to preach the gospel and state facts but generally they are just trying to make a name for themselves, such as one I recall who said, “Not God bless America but God damn America.” Damn America fro what? Defeating the hate of Hitler, stopping communist aggression as we knew it before the greatest president since Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan, or maybe telling people to be responsible for themselves and trying to show them how. The USA is also the only country that went into countries who tried to destroy us and rebuilt their country after we defeated them in their attempts to take the world over.

  25. Robert Collins says:

    He should go down in history as : Pope Nut” He is chasing Catholics away from the church.

  26. glenda LaFont says:

    Definitely not taking Christ’s place on earth, no one can. I no longer have anything to do with the Vatican.
    This guy is the false prophet.

    • Donna says:

      AMEN TO THAT.!!

      • Karl says:

        To Michael, if you are so Serrano about global warming, please show the rest of us the facts. Apparently Gore brainwashed you. Or maybe you are,a Demorat.
        The California fired are human creation, you stupid. Can you give us an explanation of why we in S.C. had rain for the all spring time this year. We’re is the drought?

  27. ahemtonto says:

    Unfortunate that the Pope has been transformed into a Gore environmental zealot. It has long been evident that data were and continue to be corrupted to support the prevarication that global warming is caused by mankind. The Pope should venture into arenas where he has expertise and remain removed from those that require disciplines that are not in his bailiwick. I am absolutely in favor of preserving our environment. However the ultra lefts movement to gain control of an immense amount of the global wealth, through the black art theatrics of climate science, backed with subjectively corrupted algorithms and the snake oil salesmanship of Gore and other talking heads that are nothing but paid thieves for venture capitalists, is ludicrous.

  28. Larry says:

    The Pontiff is 3/4 or more bubble off level….

  29. Steve says:

    This “pope” obviously is so NWO , & sucking up to islam so much ; any of his “flock” that follows this guy will end up getting raped , tortured & murdered by the islamists & their sharia law cult . This guy sure isn’t Pope Urban II ……….!

    • Nancy says:

      I am Catholic, and my friends and I are also very Conservative and love our President. Trust me, many of us are not too happy with this POPE, you have to be pretty liberal to agree with him. He has no place in world politics, his job is Head of the Catholic Church as Peter was head of the disciples and Christ’s favorite who he told to build his church on the Rock of Peter and go out and spread the WORD. Pope Francis is NOT that guy, Pope John Paul was, and still remains my very favorite.

      • Bill says:

        Totally agree Nancy! This Pope is doing absolutely nothing to help the Church when it truly needs to reinvigorate and grow its membership. Yes, Pope John Paul was a great Pope.

        • Jhn says:

          I know a lot of people who are strongly Catholic, and not one of them likes the present Pope. They even go so far as to say that he is positioning HIMSELF to control the world when the anti-Christ takes the power of money and movement. Some have stated that he could well be the anti-Christ. Whatever the truth is, he is destroying the Catholic Church and his hopes of being the world power broker.Jh

  30. Dee says:

    The pope needs to stick to religion and STAY out of politics

  31. John says:

    Only 24% of Catholics now attend Sunday Mass Mortal sin if notat Mass. Abortion viewed as favorable by most Catholics. Mortal sin. Morning pill taken by many Catholics to avoid pregnancy Mortal Sin.. Where are the Bishops and Cardinals that should be guiding us and instructing us. Homosexual Priests should be defrocked or put in Monestaries but kept away from young altar boys Duty of Bishops and cardinals. Leadership required but where is it.

    • Jhn says:

      Don’t think you should have included abortion. I have suffered through years of guilt because I didn’t demand that my, (now ex.) wife not have an abortion. We both suffered through it for years and finally couldn’t even face each other, thus the divorce. The true world of Catholics, Evangelicals and Jews is strongly against abortion, but the weak ones such as I was at a point in my life take the easy way out, that proves to not in fact be the easy way out, at least emotionally or spiritually.

  32. Oscar Burress says:

    This Political Activist should step down now!! Thsi so called POPE is he has done more damage to the Catholic Religion than any good.

  33. CaptTurbo says:

    The Marxist “pope” is a fraud.

  34. Jarhead says:

    If the Pope wants to be in Politics so badly he should leave the Church as soon as possible.

  35. Marlene says:

    The pope should stick to religion and shut up about politics.

  36. Jarhead says:

    Get him to retire or resign FAST…..he is not helping the Holy Roman Catholic Church……

  37. Tom Martin says:

    I would like changes in the church. It is antiquated. But, stay out of politics. The hierarchy of the Catholic Church have proven they are incompetent in solving our own internal problems.

  38. Earl says:

    The Pope is the leader of the Catholic Church. He is not the leader of the whole World. It seams to me that he should be leading all Catholics to pray for guidance in this so called problem, after all GOD CREATED THE WORLD AND GOD WILL DECIDE ITS END.

  39. Ed says:

    The Earth must exist when Jesus returns, so either it must be very soon if what the pope preaches is true. Or the pope does not believe the Bible. All these evironmental pacts want to reverse progress in the US while allowing other countries no restrictions. I agree 100% with the President, we should not enter into agreements which are not equal on all nation’s. Besides if CO2 was the real problem wouldn’t the solution be to grow more plants since increased plant growth would require more CO2? Many of the marijuana production facilities are sealed grow rooms where they raise the level of CO2 on purpose to increase growth rates and production. If the old science adage that nothing can be created or destroyed, only it’s form changed is true, we are not creating CO2, we are releasing it from storage back to where it existed before. It had to exist in the atmosphere before to become stored in the areas where we find it today.

    • Jhn says:

      I read in a science journal some time back that, bovine, meaning cattle, produce more gas that is harmful to our environment through flatulence than all the cars on our roads. So, if true, instead of trying to force us into oblivion why not use science to develop a feed source that doesn’t produce gas in cattle’s digestive system.

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