FINALLY, the kind of decisive leadership one expects of a Catholic bishop! July 31, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, disaster, episcopate, foolishness, General Catholic, It's all about the $$$, Papa, pr stunts, scandals, secularism, self-serving, SOD, the return, the struggle for the Church.
Oh yes yes yes, here it is, that kind of firm, decisive stand so many have been praying for and hungering after for years! We finally have our man, that great, strong bishop to lead the Church in this country into the 21st century and a new, sunlit upland of glory!
Archbishop Blaise Cupich has committed the Archdiocese of Chicago to tackle climate change! Move over Augustine! Stand aside, Cyprian! There’s a new standard for Catholic leadership, and his name is………Blaise:
Chicago’s Catholic archdiocese is the nation’s first to monitor its buildings’ power and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
Archbishop Blase Cupich joined US Environmental Protection Agency officials Friday to mark the Church’s stewardship initiative, an answer to Pope Francis’ entreaty to preserve the earth.
Archdiocese officials plan to benchmark each of the 2,700 buildings — churches, schools, offices and multiple-family housing. They will track energy consumption and consider each building’s structure using the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager to rank them from 1 to 100.
Cupich said the Church is committed to following the pope’s encyclical, which took on climate change and environmental sustainability.
“Those who do not think religious organizations should have an opinion on climate change misunderstand the former and the moral dimension of the latter,” Cupich said. “We are called to care for those sickened by pollution, house those displaced by environmental calamities, and heal the spirits of those — especially our youth — who are disheartened by a world where human survival is now in question.”
Oh do tell me more about this wonderful new religion you belong to! My stars, it sounds positively iiinteresting! Why, I can just see it attracting all kinds of folks – Alinskyites, ACORN types, progressives, modernists, leftists, worldly elites……in other words, all the right kinds of people!
“Care for those sickened by pollution!” How iiinteresting! “House those displaced by environmental calamities!” Oh my, dooo tell more! “A world where human survival is now in question”……be still my heart! I feel overwhelmed at the depth of your mind-blowing pastoral sensitivity! So much concern, that just happens, by miracle, to completely align with sacred shibboleths of the progressive left! And carefully scripted with the
most repressive and anti-Catholic administration in the history of this country truly sensitive and caring Obama administration. How very, VERY convenient!
Oh children we are truly a blessed flock to have shepherds like this! Why I’m quite certain we can now look forward to a good two decades worth of the same kind of worldly, completely forgettable and politicized policy statements and PR releases from chanceries and even the bishop’s conference that afflicted the faithful from circa 1975 – 1995. Oh joy!
Feigning seriousness for a moment, I do wish our bishops would spend 1/10th the time, focus, money, and energy they spend on political matters on actual matters related to the Faith and salvation. But since we’re all saved anyway, what good is a bishop except to be a politician, right?!
Enjoy your new renaissance, modernist Catholics! It will be your last.
Now, back to channeling Bugs Bunny: