Catholic reaction? Man goes ballistic at Orange Diocese Catholic climate conference August 12, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, awesomeness, Basics, different religion, disconcerting, episcopate, error, General Catholic, It's all about the $$$, Papa, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, the return, the struggle for the Church.
I’m not sure about the way he handled it – outbursts like this probably tend to turn more people off than not, and he appears to lose his cool pretty badly – but I certainly can commiserate with the sentiment. Note how most in the crowd just sort of maintain an embarrassed silence.
So the Diocese of Orange, CA hosted a climate conference on the heels of Pope Francis’ encyclical this past Saturday. Someone shot a video of some of the proceedings, which took place in the mammoth cathedral complex the Diocese purchased from a former evangelical ministry. This hideous structure, one of the most un-Catholic I’ve ever seen, boast a huge amount of office and meeting space, and it is there – not the cathedral, proper – that this conference took place.
There is much to be concerned about in the presentations. The rather broad and in many respects unprecedented aspects of Laudato Si are clearly being promoted by many Church authorities as binding on conscience and something all Catholics must correspond their faith to. I don’t know where most Church employees learn to speak, but they could sure stand a refresher course in how to engage an audience and make an impression. The church-lady sister just drones on and on. Of course, she had to greatly misrepresent St. Francis to help make her point.
Anyway, the excitement starts at ~11:30, where a man claiming to represent traditional Catholicism just unloads on the conference speakers. I guess this was in a Q&A session. He just unloads on a CRS representative for their involvement in funding abortion, contraception, and other immoral activities, then says something to the effect that the mission of the Church is the salvation of souls and not jumping on every sexular pagan bandwagon item that comes down the pike. No argument with that from me. It then descends into a bit of a fracas over whether he’ll be removed or not. I think the point rather got lost with the man’s composure, that the Church is an eternal institution founded by Jesus Christ for the salvation of souls, not just another damnable NGO sucking at the government (re: people’s) teat and advocating for the progressive consensus. Conferences like this, which seem to receive much more commitment in terms of time and resources from the institutional Church than, say, opposition to contraception, divorce, or fornication, distress many souls who see the Church slipping into the irrelevance the eternal enemy has always desired.
Anyway, let me know what you think? I give the man an 8 for intent, a 10 for passion, but a zero for execution. Overall score: 6.
Oh, and now self-described Catholics are getting major media coverage advocating that to be Catholic, one must be a vegetarian, and that every purchase involves a moral decision, so you’re going to burn in hell forever for those leather shoes, you @%&*%%! heretic.
Even more, get on your knees and pray for holy mother gaia, before she lashes out in all her pagan fury and dooms us all!
Do you think this huge push has anything to do with the massive gravy train – estimated by some to exceed a trillion dollars per decade – involved in the environmental industry, and especially the global warming cult? Governments worldwide spend billions per year funding “global warming awareness”…….I’m sure the German bishops, among others, would love to get a piece of that action.
Man it feels like 1977 all over again.