U.S. exceptionalism indeed

Catholics in many countries have been receptive to Laudato Si, “but the United States was one of the exceptions.” That’s the word from who I would presume to be Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, since this article describes the speaker as “the cardinal who delivered Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment.”

Of course, it comes down to politics (since American Catholics prove repeatedly that they put far more faith in their political party’s platform than they do in any catechism or pope). The article notes: “The partisan divide over how to respond to carbon emissions contributing to climate change continues, making it more difficult for the pope’s message to resonate with Americans, said Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.”

The full article is here.

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