The new guidelines for seminarians seek to transform our future priests into radical environmental propagandists:
Citing Pope Francis, the text censures “committed and prayerful Christians” who under the pretext of realism and pragmatism “ridicule expressions of concern for the environment.” The document, titled “The Gift of the Priestly Vocation,” calls on these Christians to undergo an “ecological conversion” so that their faith in Christ will “become evident in their relationship with the world around them.
This ecological conversion must be “profound” and “interior,” the text states, because being protectors of the environment “is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.”
The guidelines say that “it will be necessary for future priests to be highly sensitive to this theme and, through the requisite Magisterial and theological guidance, help to acknowledge the appeal, immensity and urgency of the challenge we face.”
“This must then be applied to their future priestly ministry, making them promoters of an appropriate care for everything connected to the protection of creation,” it reads.
Go here to read the rest. This Pontificate has an alarming propensity to ignore old sins on the grounds of mercy while imposing new sins. The call for an “ecological conversion” would be Monty Python funny if it were not the Vicar of Christ calling for this kidnapping of Christian devotion for raw political gamesmanship.