Pope Francis fan club takes to the media after encyclical

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Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople embrace after delivering a blessing in Istanbul on Nov. 30, 2014. Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople embrace after delivering a blessing in Istanbul on Nov. 30, 2014. Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service

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(RNS) Overall there was plenty of applause for the encyclical -- from among different faith groups, nonbelievers and, yes, scientists.

  • “Scathing” remarks? I never thought saying someone’s prescription could, cause results opposite his intentions was “scathing.” But to prejudice readers against thinking carefully about someone’s remarks, calling them “scathing” is one way to do it–a “scathing way,” no? Readers who want to UNDERSTAND, and not just dismiss, why the network of some 60 scholars (roughly a third scientists, a third economists, and a third theologians/pastors) who constitute the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation think the Pope’s prescriptions would harm the people he most wants to hurt can read “An Open Letter to Pope Francis on Climate Change” at http://www.ClimateLettertoPopeFrancis.org, and then “A Call to Truth, Prudence, and Protection of the Poor 2014: The Case against Harmful Climate Policies Gets Stronger” (http://www.cornwallalliance