Here's a (paraphrased) quote from a book I'm reading:
The embattled Church, which had, in common with almost everyone else at the time, embraced Environmentalism, felt itself unable to allow any serious challenge to the IPCC although there were the beginnings of rumblings (particularly among blogging parishioners) that the Bible itself did not always support IPCC.
Replace "Environmentalism" with "Aristotelianism", "IPCC" with "Aristotle" and replace "blogging parishioners" with "the Jesuits".
This quote comes from Dr. John Lennox's book God's Undertaker: Has science buried God?. This commentary is made with regards to the Galileo affair where the Church apparently persecuted Galileo for his theological heterodoxy. In fact, Galileo's crime was upsetting secular Aristotelian by upending the a priori Aristotelian scientific method with a more open minded evidence-based approach. It was in fact the Church's adoption of Aristotelian scientific methods that got him into a spot of bother. Not theology. So says history.
And once again, the Church adopts a philosophical worldview masquerading as science (no debate wanted, reason rejected and what should be public information is privatised). And once again, it is running off with abandon, condemning objectors to the fiery pits of hell if not the stake. The Church has failed to learn from its past mistakes. And as a result is doomed to repeat its failures. Rather than strengthen the Church's social appeal, it will, ultimately, bring upon itself another long period of isolation and animosity.