Papal Smear II

One of the bits of idiocy in the Border/Bier vomitorium is that Pope Francis has done something completely novel in introducing a reverence for nature into Catholicism. For instance, the mock him for calling the earth "sister." Of course, as ill-educated idolators of the god of "progress," they don't know any history, and are unaware that eight centuries ago, a Catholic saint wrote the following:

Canticle of The Sun

Most high, all-powerful, all good, Lord!
All praise is yours, all glory, all honor
And all blessing.
To you alone, Most High, do they belong.
No mortal lips are worthy
To pronounce your name.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through all that you have made,
And first my lord Brother Sun,
Who brings the day; and light you give to us through him.
How beautiful is he, how radiant in all his splendor!
Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Moon and Stars;
In the heavens you have made them, bright
And precious and fair.
All praise be yours, My Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air,
And fair and stormy, all the weather’s moods,
By which you cherish all that you have made.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Water,
So useful, lowly, precious and pure.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through Brother Fire,
Through whom you brighten up the night.
How beautiful is he, how gay! Full of power and strength.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Earth, our mother,
Who feeds us in her sovereignty and produces
Various fruits with colored flowers and herbs.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through those who grant pardon
For love of you; through those who endure
Sickness and trial.
Happy those who endure in peace,
By you, Most High, they will be crowned.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Death,
From whose embrace no mortal can escape.
Woe to those who die in mortal sin!
Happy those She finds doing your will!
The second death can do no harm to them.
Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks,
And serve him with great humility.

2 comments:

  1. They're believers in the myth of progress?

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  2. Another nice one! Rush Limbaugh said about a year ago that "no Pope would ever say what Francis has said", establishing himself as being completely ignorant of Catholic social thought. I'm finding out now that Benedict and St. John Paul the II said very similar things that Francis has been saying - and the the care of the environment has been a part of Catholicism for longer than even the existence of the Democratic Party.

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