TO THE EDITOR:
I am perplexed by the numerous passionate responses to the recent editorial, “Socialism and the New Green Dictatorship,” by a few fellow R.I. Catholics. The editorial was correct in its assessment of the Marxist slant of the Green Agenda. The responses written about “Greta Thunberg’s prophetic voice,” the “lives of children” and “the next generation on the planet” as it pertains to global warming, or, excuse me, climate change as it is referred to now, is very troubling.
I did not read one response with any mention of saving souls? Isn’t this the primary duty of the episcopate of our Roman Catholic Church as well as the laity in the Church Militant here on earth to save as many souls as possible to get to heaven?
Keeping God’s commandments, receiving the sacraments, being in a state of grace, going to Mass, partaking in the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and daily prayer, especially the holy rosary, are essential to one’s spiritual salvation.
The earth is material only and does not have a soul. To treat it as such is “pagan worship,” which breaks the first commandment.
Saint Paul states it best when he says:
“But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils. You cannot drink the chalice of the Lord, and the chalice of devils: you cannot be partakers of the table of the Lord, and of the table of devils.” (1 Corinthians 10:20-21)
Raymond Ciarleglio, Wakefield