Posts Tagged ‘European bishops’

Man-made climate change ‘irrefutable’, bishops told

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Evidence of a human factor in climate change is “irrefutable”, academics and church representatives agreed at a seminar co-sponsored by the commission of European Catholic bishops. The seminar heard several speakers call for aggressive efforts to cut down the use of fossil fuels, question the wisdom of “growth-based” economic systems, and call for substantial changes Read more

An Asian plea for humility at the Synod of Bishops

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Anybody who’s seen the movie “Pulp Fiction” probably recalls the scene where John Travolta explains to Samuel L. Jackson that in France, McDonald’s calls the quarter-pounder a “Royale with cheese” because, in light of the metric system, the French wouldn’t know what a quarter-pounder is. (It turns out that the movie got the French slightly Read more