Hat/Tip Lynnette A. (Thank you, again :))
About six months ago, I mentioned how Margaret Archer, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) paved the way for socialists to influence Laudato Si. My remarks concerning Archer were rather perfunctory.
Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute has released a piece in which he delves into Archer's past career, revealing her own Marxist mindset. He also exposes the same in several other members of the PASS. How is it that all these people, who espouse and promote ideologies at odds with Church teaching, were granted admittance to positions of influence?
Remember the plane interview that the pope gave last month, just as the UN summit on climate change was set to begin in Paris? At that time, he said that the summit was "humanity's last chance to thwart climate disaster" and that the world was "at the limits of suicide". Voice of the Family announced today that the pope is pleased with the final agreement that came from that gabfest, although the language contained therein promotes abortion and contraception. I urge you all to read VOTF's excellent analysis. I needn't rehash it here, but will now touch upon an American who was present at that meeting.
He is California Governor Jerry Brown and he's known in many circles as "moon beam". What follows is just one reason why he so richly deserves that moniker. In an address that he gave to the other attendees at the UN meeting in support of their objectives, he advised them to "never underestimate the coercive power of the central state in the service of good". Yes, he actually uttered that bald-faced endorsement of governmental coercion of citizens. It is screed worthy of Josef Stalin or Chairman Mao: not of a governor of one of the fifty United States of America.
Now recall that the pope is pleased with the final outcome of this meeting, this "last chance for humanity"! The pope cannot be blind to the rampant, overt socialism oozing forth from the Vatican and the summits that he supports. Regrettably he seems to be of like mind with the Marxists.