But I found this little snippet interesting, especially in light of Pope Francis's rather open embrace of the modern MMGW movement:
"As a child I didn’t quite understand what it all meant, but through my child’s eyes it represented a planet, the utopia we had been given, the overpopulation, excesses, and the third panel we see a blackened sky that represents so much to me of what’s going in the environment.” (emphasis mine)
See that? Overpopulation. This has been a pet of the new liberalism for some generations. There are just too damn many [other] people in the world. Now, with MMGW (that's Man Made Global Warming to us), there is a new reason to whittle down those pesky numbers. Of course the question remains how do we eliminate the numbers? How do we check population growth so it doesn't do something like bring a civilization and its culture to its knees?
Pope Francis has clearly not accepted that part of the MMGW furor. But in a way that seems to be the modern Catholic approach, he accepts almost every other aspect of it. That seems to be the way the Church is going now. Accept almost every idea and every premise of the new Leftist and secular world view...except where dogma or doctrine can't be changed.
So evolution is spot on right in every way...except God made it happen. And most of the Bible, it turns out, was likely just fairy tales and legends created by ancient writers...except Jesus really was born and did rise from the dead. And almost anything you hear about homosexuality from Dr. Drew is, in fact, correct...but you still can't have actual gay sex. And women's equality, if not superiority, to men is pretty accurate...but only men can still be priests. So we have this, where the evils of humanity (especially the Capitalist West) have brought the world to the brink of annihilation, and everything must immediately be done in line with liberal, socialist based solutions...but the number of actual people in the world doesn't have anything to do with it.
How long the Church can maintain this balance remains to be seen. Since some of these things are predicated on ideas and views that are diametrically opposed to orthodox Christian doctrine, it will be interesting. But for now I fear the Church will only be able to set things aside which should ring bells and set off whistles of warning, all in the hopes of being accepted on all of the other points by this new world order.