There are so many things in this article that are disturbing. Let us just focus on one. You can discern the rest on your own.
The article says it is important Christians who deny Climate Change or those who do not alter their lives in a way to prevent Climate Change “need ‘an ecological conversion’, whereby the effects of their encounter with Jesus Christ becomes evidence in their relationship with the world around them”.
Is Pope Francis suggesting that to save our souls, we must save our (possibly unthreatened) planet by embracing the tenets of and accept the sacrifices inherent in the Climate Change dogma? Because if this is where this is going, it leads to a whole different set of questions.
What will happen in the confessional if the parishioners are required to accept and implement proper Climate Change behaviors in their daily life? Will penitents then feel compelled, much like the breaking of one of the Ten Commandments, to admit to the priest they had their thermostats too high, forgot to recycle the newspaper, failed to buy a Smart Car, or any of dozens of other crimes against the planet? Will the priest hearing the confession be required to punish the penitent for sins against the planet? And what form would that punishment take? Would the penitent need to put solar cells on his house or donate to Green Peace to atone? Am I crazy or is this crazy?
To read more of the rationalizations the Catholic Church, lead by Pope Francis, is advancing in an effort to create compliance to social justice, economic justice, and environmental justice policies, click on this link.