Look up any link regarding "Sustainability", no where does it mention Trust in the Creator. Office of Life, Justice and Peace newsletters Catholic Sustainability Network. Matt Cato email@example.com
FROM THE OFFICE: "TOO MANY PEOPLE"
"Sometime this year the world's population will reach the seven billion mark. Many environmental groups advocate for population control as a solution to climate change. Here in Oregon, The Oregonian printed a front page guest piece on its Opinion section about overpopulation being the root cause of our environmental problems. (Treading on a Taboo, Jack Hart; The Oregonian, June 15, 2008)
Yes, all things considered, overpopulation is an environmental problem when we consume too much of the world’s resources.
Did you know? While the U.S. represents about five percent of the global population, it consumes about 25% of the world’s energy, and generates five times the world average of CO2 emissions. The U.S. uses more energy than any other country and is the largest carbon dioxide (CO2) greenhouse gas emitter among industrialized nations worldwide.
The following formula illustrates the relationship between population and consumption:............"
For the first time, at the Oregon Right to Life Conference this Spring, many of us met Matt Cato, director of the newly expanded name, Office of "Life", Justice and Peace. It was also the first time in decades (or ever) that the Archdiocese of Portland in this capacity, had stayed for any complete Oregon Right to Life Conference. Rev. Timothy Mockaitis the Associate Director was not present. Kudos to Matt.
(Last year in 2010 the Pro-life community hosted a breakfast for Matt at the Oregon Right to Life Conference. He refused to let me attend but at least he did. That's okay there were lots of good folks there.)
First of all let me say that Matt is a nice man. He just doesn't understand about honoring the unborn as the primary life issue.
- This kindness can get in the way of having a director that isn't fit for his job.
- He was told that it would have been better to hire someone with knowledge of the pro-lifers.
- Matt seemed completely out of his element and he was at the closing session with Stephen Mosher, of the Population Research Institute but seemed very uncomfortable.
- Question to him, unanswered, "Why are most of your articles for the Archdiocese of Portland, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon promotions?"
- Question to him. "When does life begin?" Answer: "At birth". When I asked him if this was Roman Catholic Church teaching, he corrected himself, "at conception."
"The world is rapidly being divided into two camps, the comradeship of anti-Christ and the brotherhood of Christ. The lines between these two are being drawn. How long the battle will be we know not; whether swords will have to be unsheathed we know not; whether blood will have to be shed we know not; whether it will be an armed conflict we know not. But in a conflict between truth and darkness, truth cannot lose."
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen