Somebody's karma ran over someone's dogma

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Looks like the dogma of Papal infallibility is null and void. Time for a new Pope. From Breitbart:

Pope Francis Says Pandemic Is ‘Nature’s Response’ to Human Inaction over Climate Change
Pope Francis said he believes the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is “certainly nature’s response” to humanity’s failure to address the “partial catastrophes” wrought by human-induced climate change.

Asked by British journalist Austen Ivereigh whether the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity for an “ecological conversion,” the pontiff reasserted his belief that humanity has provoked nature by not responding adequately to the climate crisis.

“There is an expression in Spanish: ‘God always forgives, we forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives,’” Francis said in the interview published Wednesday. “We did not respond to the partial catastrophes. Who now speaks of the fires in Australia, or remembers that a year and a half ago a boat could cross the North Pole because the glaciers had all melted? Who speaks now of the floods?”

“I don’t know if it is nature’s revenge, but it is certainly nature’s response,” he added.

The Pope does not know whereof he speaks. He does not know that history has far greater fires in Australia (and that last year's fires were caused by stupid forest management practices). The North Pole has been recorded as ice free many times - this is a factor of winds and currents, not temperature.

I was raised in the Episcopal Church back when they had a moral compass and backbone. Now, they are just a pale shade and the churches are emptying. I was looking at Catholicism and decided against it just because of crap like this. A central authority who does not stay informed really grinds my gears. A willful lack of responsibility to ones constituents.

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Hey Dave, just FYI Papal Infallibility has extremely strict limits (your posted link discusses them), applies only to matters of Catholic dogma, and is invoked extremely rarely (like 3-4 times in the last 500 years). At all other times, he's as fallible as anyone else, especially if he's going on about something he doesn't know much about. If you're looking at Catholicism, you might want to read some of the works by JP2, Benedict, or Cardinal Burke. Scott Hahn is also good, as his work is more readable and comes from the perspective of Protestant tradition (he's a convert) that you might relate to.

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