The Catholic leader directly states that accumulating wealth is a root cause of ruin of an entire planet–and that the end is imminent. That “we have come to see ourselves as her (earth’s) lord and master, entitled to plunder her at will.” What will other Catholics say, those who are climate-change deniers? As Naomi Klein says, “You can’t out-Catholic the Pope.” The excerpts below highlight radical thinking that I never thought to hear from the Catholic Church: a call for revolution.
“Yet all is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start.”