Catholic theologians expressed concern and dismay about President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, with at least one theologian calling such action “objectively sinful.” The president’s announcement had come one week before a group of Catholic theologians met for their annual convention, which focused on the intersection of faith and care for the environment.
“By reneging on its commitments, the U.S. could well undermine the shared trust that keeps other nations committed to the accord, with potentially devastating consequences for the entire planet,” said Jesuit Fr. David Hollenbach, outgoing president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. “This suggests that Trump’s decision to withdraw can be seen as objectively sinful.”
Source: National Catholic Reporter