Posts Tagged ‘environmental destruction’

Emmy-winning director’s doco on Francis and the environment launched

Thursday, October 6th, 2022
The Letter - Laudato Si

A new documentary, “The Letter,” premiered at the Vatican this week. Available on YouTube, Emmy-winner Nicholas Brown’s doco is about the Pope’s 2015 encyclical (letter) Laudato Sì’ and how ordinary people can make his vision a reality. Francis addressed the encyclical to “all people of good will”, urging an interconnected vision for humanity and the Read more

Pope and NZ’s climate experts agree

Monday, September 5th, 2022

New Zealand climate experts’ advice is almost identical to the Pope’s. We have to modify our lifestyles. The earth is suffering. Excessive consumption of the earth’s resources has to stop. Or at the very least, change. Modify, says Pope Francis. A major new international report shows 2021 record-breaking greenhouse gas emissions. Despite that, international travel Read more

Ecological sins may be added to Catechism

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Pope Francis says the Church may add ecological sins to the Catechism – the Church’s official teaching. A request to do this came from bishops at the recent Synod for the Amazon. In its final document, the synod defined ecological sin as a sin against God and future generations. It “manifests itself in acts and Read more

AIG, All Blacks principal sponsor seems to like the colour black

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

AIG is the principal sponsor of the All Blacks. Climate change activists are putting pressure on the All Blacks to cancel the sponsorship deal with the insurance company. This followed a tip-off from an AIG staff member which revealed that AIG is insuring the on-ground works at the Adani Carmichael mine site, in northern Queensland, Read more

Oceania Bishops heartened by opposition to seabed mining

Monday, August 14th, 2017
seabed mining

Catholic Bishops representing Oceania say they are “heartened to learn of the systematic and coordinated opposition to seabed mining, which turns the ocean floor into a stage of exploitative destruction of ocean habitats.” The Executive Committee of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (CEPAC), which covers Australia, Papua New Guinea, the  Solomon Islands Read more

Pope says its a sin to destroy nature

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Environmental destruction is a sin. In what can be called a very drastic and radical departure from traditional Catholic concepts of “sin,” “charity” and good deeds, Pope Francis has actually called the act of destroying environment a “sin.” This is perhaps the first time a leader of an Abrahamic religion has spoken so much about Read more