Pope Francis: “We feel that we must disagree with those prophets of doom who are always forecasting disaster, as though the end of the world were at hand.” Evangelii Gaudium (quoting John XXIII). Pope Francis: “Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain.” Laudato si.
How does one reconcile these two statements? It is really quite simple: With John XXIII, Francis rejects traditional Catholic “prophecies of doom,” including those of a long line of pre-Vatican II Popes who warned about the dire consequences of the world’s apostasy. But he accepts liberal prophecies of doom, including those of his atheist, pro-abortion advisers on “climate change.”
Christopher A. Ferrara: President and lead counsel for the American Catholic Lawyers Inc., Mr. Ferrara has been at the forefront of the legal defense of pro-lifers for the better part of a quarter century. Having served with the legal team for high profile victims of the culture of death such as Terri Schiavo, he has long since distinguished him a premier civil rights Catholic lawyer. Mr. Ferrara has been a lead columnist for The Remnant since 2000 and has authored several books published by The Remnant Press, including the bestseller The Great Façade. Together with his children and wife, Wendy, he lives in Richmond, Virginia.