French Catholics Launch a Bridge between Catholic faith and decay, radical ecology and theology

August 27, 2015

GCCM’s friends in France have a blog called:  Un Pont lancé…entre foi catholique et décroissance, écologie radicale et théologie, or in English: Launched a Bridge between Catholic faith and decay, radical ecology and theology.

We will cover some highlights in future blogposts here.  In the meantime, some of the resources available at the site include the following:

Articles, excerpts, documents …

June 2015

Earthquake spiritual, cultural and political: Encyclical of Pope Francis,  Laudato If

… delight of environmentalists: “The pope is with us (a miraculous Encyclical)” Fabrice Nicolino

Humus, humanity, humility  Man Who Planted Trees

Francis and Citadel cathotartuffes,  SL

Excerpts: Jacques Ellul,  Theology and technical  (“neutrality” of the theological technique?)

Excerpts: Günther Anders,  The Obsolescence of man  (the dissolution of the family by the art)

Response to a joke:  “Ecology is the return to the candle?”, Journal La Croix 04/06/15

 May 2015

Article: Miseries of liberalism riches of our faith, by Anne Josnin

Liberator Assault: Mozart – Concerto No. 20

Documentary: Claude and Lydia Bourguignon 

Documentary: The struggle of the landless in Brazil (1), (2), (3)

Excerpts: Bernard Charbonneau,  The Green Light  (libertarian temptation of Ecology)

Excerpts: Dom Gregory Dix,  The Shape of the Liturgy  (man / mass Eucharistic man)

Cathotartufferie: Choirs pious parrots around the golden calf

Petition: disembark Maud Fontenoy schools

Synthesis of books first published on the blog of journalist Patrice de Plunkett

André Amar,  Growth and moral problem   (The modern myth of growth, based on an outburst of aggression, broke with the Judeo-Christian sources of Western morality.)

Günther Anders, The Obsolescence of Man – Volume 1: On the soul at the time of the second industrial revolution(Three main themes: prométéenne shame, as man’s inferiority complex facing the machine; media construction of a “ghost world” conditioning the consumer desires; blinding nuclear Apocalypse).

Hans Urs von Balthasar,  Love alone is worthy of faith (Facing the anthropocentric drift of modern times and the Gnostic temptation, theology must start from the absolute center of which everything proceeds: the revelation of the gratuitous love of God All Other, manifested in the self-emptying of Christ. Seized, man is called to respond to love with love.)

Jean Bastaire,  The glory of land – ecology parousiaque test   (Through Christ transfigured and risen, not only man but the whole of creation is promised reconciliation, salvation and eternal glorification.)

Jean Bastaire,  singing creatures – Christians and Irenaeus universe Claudel (1), (2) (More or less forgotten for a few centuries, the long tradition of cosmic Christianity in the light of biblical revelation, recognizes the beauty and dignity of all creatures.)

Jean Bastaire,  for a Christian Ecology   (The cosmic dimension of salvation is at the center of Christian ecology: it opens man to renounce his omnipotence predatory and restoration of its unifying vocation in Christ of all creation.)

Claude and Lydia Bourguignon,  the soil, land and fields – to regain a healthy agriculture   (Life of soils and fields depends on subtle interactions within ecosystems An agriculture manager must understand and respect the complexity of life. . Industrial agriculture is incapable of gasoline).

François Brune,   The consistent happiness – Essay on the advertising standards  (daily harassment advertising, playing on all of our springs psychic shortcomings, fears and frustrations, is working to enclose the individual in his urges to reduce its horizon of life the consumption.)

William Cavanaugh, Eucharist-Globalization – The liturgy as a political act (Under the influence of liberal political theory, the modern state has relegated the Catholic faith to the private sphere and has replaced the church as the center of salvation L. Eucharist frees us from this hidden theology and restores faith in its political essence.)

Vincent Cheynet,  decay or decadence   (The decay is not firm opposition to the ideology and the growth of society, anthropologically based on the refusal of all limits and the infant fantasy ever.)

Yves Congar,  For a servant and poor Church   (The Church hierarchy and authority, such as Jesus taught the apostles is entirely subordinate to the principle of fraternal service to the achievement of the Mystical Body. In its history, the Church, after the Gregorian reform, has largely betrayed the Gospel ideal.)

Jacques Ellul,  The Forgotten Hope  ()

André Gorz,  Miseries of this, wealth possible(1), (2)  (the “post-Fordist” capitalism continues as standard and as a justification of rights, a job which he abolished yet massively accessibility and dignity. We must Exodus dare wage society.)

Charles Journet, The Seven Words of Christ on the cross (1), (2)  (A slow meditation these seven words, which through the breach of each of them, plunges us into the mystery of redemption.)

Jean-Pierre Lebrun, a world without limits  (1), (2) (In a psychoanalytic perspective, the illusion of a world without limits, promoted by the potentially totalitarian discourse of science, is hinged directly to our desymbolization companies and the shaking of the father figure.)

Henri de Lubac,  Catholicism – The social aspects of dogma (1), (2)  (Catholicism is social by nature: facing the ambient individualism which Catholics are no exception, Sacred Scripture, the Fathers of the Church, all dogmas and sacraments reveal the universal scope of the redemption and salvation of the world.)

Henri de Lubac,  The drama of atheistic humanism  (1), (2), (3) (Humanism positivist, Marxist and Nietzschean are the three main faces of an inhuman face atheism which will rise the prophetic genius of Dostoevsky.)

Jean-Claude Michéa, Empire of the lesser evil – Essay on the liberal civilization  (1), (2), (3), (4) (Brave New World, or the soulless world of contemporary capitalism is the logical culmination of the original liberal philosophical project inseparably economic, cultural and political.)

Lewis Mumford,  The Human Transformations  ()

Patrice de Plunkett,  The ecology of the Bible to the present day – To end the conventional wisdom (1), (2)  (The persistent myth of a Judeo-Christianity causing environmental devastation, can not resist reading what the Bible reveals about the role of man in the universe.)

Mohammed Taleb,  Ecology from the south – For ethical anti-capitalism, cultural and spiritual  (Far from the “sustainable development” of the dominant Ecology North, the South basically popular, carries a radical critique of the capitalist modernity. environmental issues and social justice are inseparable from their spiritual sources.)

Jean Ziegler,  Mass destruction – Geopolitics of hunger  (1), (2) (Former UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food describes the workings of a multiple neoliberalism at the source of a mass murder by hunger.)

Maurice Zundel,  Do you believe in man?   (Slave of its biology, the man believes in his knowledge and in his power, not its value and dignity, manifested in the depths of himself in and exceeded the total gift of self.)

Maurice Zundel,  Wonder and  Poverty. (Christ reveals the poverty of God in the washing of the feet by the imitation of Christ, the man discovers his one true greatness is born to himself in his humiliation and in Him becomes universal presence of the Mystical Body.)