Not Left, Not Right, Just Catholic

The release of Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Laudato Si’, has a lot of left-wing analysts over the moon.  “Pope Francis vs. Vampire Capitalism!” blares Salon.  “Eco-Feminist Theology?” asks The Huffington Post.  The more grounded analysts at Politico, however, took a closer look at the encyclical and asked a different question: What does abortion have to do with climate change? Buried in Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change, released Thursday, was a bold exhortation that pro-life conservatives support action to stop global warming on moral grounds. “[C]oncern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion,” he wrote.