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Remembering Pope Benedict XVI: the ‘Green Pope’

Quite rightly, much is being said about Pope Francis and his ecological reflections. But we should not forget Pope Benedict XVI, and how important his papacy was for advancing and understanding a Catholic environmental doctrine, in full continuity with what Pope Francis is teaching. It is hard to explain the importance of Pope Benedict’s on […]

The IPCC Loss of Credibility

Roger Pielke Jr. has an interesting post on the latest measures involving the IPCC, and the predicted changes ahead. Read it here.  I have posted before on the complications of the IPCC here and here. Very basically, the IPCC has had to implement new procedures to guarantee freedom from conflict of interest and other potential elements […]

“People are not a liability”

These were some of the words of Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, at the 44th Session of the Commission on Population and Development. He spoke on the topic “Fertility, Reproductive Health and Development.” While supportive of the UN’s goal of promoting human dignity, Archbishop Chullikatt offered criticisms of how the UN […]

Contemporary Watermelon

This is  an opinion piece and guest post by Tom Collingwood. Thanks Tom: Former “Green jobs Czar” under President Obama, Van Jones is now calling for environmental laws that would give mother nature the same status as human beings. While at first blush this appears as a silly agenda, upon reflection there is a more […]

Holy See Observer on Redefining Gender

I have mentioned before the 55th session of UNESCO’s Commission on the Status of Women which is ongoing, and the Vatican’s participation. Recently there has been a stronger statement by Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, on the ideological attempt to redefine gender. Before denouncing the ideological move, the Archbishop cites […]

What happened in Cancun?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtmydiQTHpc] This is video shows the key moment in Cancun where a climate ‘agreement’ was reached. Many news outlets hailed the meeting as a big success, and indeed there was an agreement, but how significant is it? Not so much. John Broder has a good piece in the NYT that summarizes what actually went on, […]