Posts Tagged ‘European bishops’

Man-made climate change ‘irrefutable’, bishops told Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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