Pope declares Sept. 1 ‘World Day of Prayer’ for environment

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Pope Francis delivers his blessing while praying at a statue of Mary overlooking the Spanish Steps in Rome on Dec. 8, 2014, during the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service

Pope Francis delivers his blessing while praying at a statue of Mary overlooking the Spanish Steps in Rome on Dec. 8, 2014, during the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service

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VATICAN (RNS) The announcement of the annual prayer day is the latest move by Pope Francis to push environmental issues up the global agenda.

  • Prayer Changes Nothing

    Prayer takes people away from actually working on real solutions to their problems.
    Prayer prevents you from getting badly needed exercise. Prayer makes you fat.
    Prayer wears out your clothes prematurely.
    Prayer contributes to global warming through excess CO2 emissions.
    Prayer messes up your knees and your neck and your back.
    Prayer reveals how stu​pid you are to the world.
    Prayer makes you think doilies are exciting.
    Prayer makes you secretively flatulent and embarrassed about it.
    Prayer makes your kids avoid spending time with you.
    Prayer makes you frothy like Rick Santorum. Just google him to find out.
    Prayer makes you hoard cats.
    Prayer dulls your senses.
    Prayer makes you post really stu​pid stuff.
    Prayer has been shown to have no discernible effect towards what was prayed for.
    Prayer wastes time.

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  • Bernardo

    Bernado’s Day of Prayer for all the young boys abused by priests, clerics, imams, rabbis, boy scout leaders, married men, and football coaches.

  • Jack

    “Prayer makes you post really stupid stuff.”

    So what’s your excuse, Einstein?

  • Jack

    This pontiff seems like he’s all heart and no head.

  • Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    Why do media and Hollywood pedophiles get a “pass” here??? You know like Roman Polanski and Woody Allen who are heroes in media world and regularly receive awards in front of cheering adoring crowds There has been a documentary made by one concerned director, Amy Berg . But no one is interested and it got nowhere. It is called: “An Open Secret.” According to one story–the only one I saw– Some movie producers agree there is a Hollywood code of silence regarding rampant child abuse in Hollywood.

  • Science not in

    The “Climate Gate” Copenhagen e-mails of 2009 reveal the corrupted “science” being touted by the Marxist Malthusians from the Cult of Global Warming. Dissenters are systematically ostracized and dubbed “deniers” and “flat-earthers” by pseudo-intellectual sophists supporting Josef Stalin-like Lysenkoism and Malthusian population control. I wish this pope would be more zealous about important religious matters at play these days, especially the worldwide persecution of Christians, the desecration of holy matrimony and the recent, horrific revelations about Planned Parenthood.

  • Bernardo

    A correction:

    Bernado’s Day of Prayer for all the young boys abused by priests, clerics, imams, rabbis, boy scout leaders, married men, Hollywood stars and producers and football coaches.

  • Richard Rush

    I will happily accept the mountain of benefits that science has brought to humanity during the last few hundred years. When it comes to progress that benefits the earth and all its living creatures, I know where to put my faith.

  • Betty Clermont

    Not only “pushes environmental issues up the global agenda” but keeps his own name in the headlines.

  • steve

    Uncle Albert thought the idea of a personally involved god was ridiculous. His views on prayer lined up with those of the OP.

    Anyway the Santorum line is timely. Can’t believe that frothy guy is still trying to become president. Cue more frothy times on the internet if RS gets any further – I doubt he will.

  • steve

    Betty says as she puts her name in lights for her brief hot flash…

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho

    Prayer can do wonders. Lord teach us to pray.

  • Greg

    So exactly what is your doctorate in, Cajetan? Maximizing returns from fleecing?

  • Fran

    Those “benefits” have not put an end to pollution (we now have a Colorado River filled with dangerous chemicals expanding out); war (we have an expanding ISIS organization which can also be found now in the U.S.); hate and prejudice is strong (the hate continues today in Ferguson, Missouri), just to name a few. Yes, things are really swell on planet earth, thanks to science.

  • Gary

    So Fran, can we count on you to refuse all the advances of modern medicine? Thought so.

    Do thank your BOMITS for all the many non-manmade diseases when you talk to him next. And those fine killer volcanoes and earthquakes and tsunamis.

  • Gary

    And don’t ever fly in a plane or take a bus or a car or a subway, or use an appliance. Uh huh.

    Your beliefs are just bizarro. Go get a reality check fast.

  • Jack

    Richard, if you care about science, you should be protesting rather loudly whenever it’s hijacked by Mother Earth worshippers, Malthusian cretins, and global governance types, none of whom care about science as science.

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  • Angela

    I agree Betty…another global agenda behind a global agenda…promo for the new world agenda hiding behind the mask of CLIMATE CHANGE…yes the climate has been changing for millions of years and will continue to do so long after humans are gone…He is trying to get brownly points for an organization that is responsible for mass genocide, mass human manipulation, millions of abortions, the destruction of Native cultures around the world…basically lying to everyone for the last 2000 years…He is just another puppet for people who are dedicated to the destruction of humanity and if anyone believes he is here to save your SOUL…all I can say is “forgive them Lord for they know not what they do”!

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