US Bishops to Spend $500K to Help Poor Overcome ‘Climate Change,’ Put Laudato Si’ ‘In Action’, by Doug Mainwaring

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Catholic commentators are calling the move a ‘farcical’ waste of money, dismissing it as ‘nothing more than globalist gibberish pandering to the new world order elites.’

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews, Aug 5, 2020

Doug MainwaringWASHINGTON, D.C., August 5, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that it will spend $500,000 to “overcome the impacts” and “address the root causes” of climate change in order to help the nation’s poor.

Bishop David G. O’Connell, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and chairman of The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) subcommittee, hailed the move as an “effort to put Laudato Si’ in action.”

“The adverse effects of climate change devastate poor communities around the country and with this project, CCHD and DART will seek to live out the call of Pope Francis to respond to ‘the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor,’” he said. Laudato Si’ is the pope’s 2015 encyclical on the environment for which critics accused the pope of throwing the weight of the Catholic Church behind the globalist environmental agenda.  …

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