Posts Tagged ‘Laudato Si’

Pope: enjoying food and sex is simply divine Comments 0

Monday, September 14th, 2020

The pleasure we get from enjoying food and sex is “divine”, says Pope Francis. These pleasures have unjustly fallen victim to “overzealousness” on the part of the Church in the past which is “a wrong interpretation of the Christian message,” he says in a newly-published book of interviews with Carlo Petrini, an Italian culinary writer. Read more

Lack of respect for life, for nature have same root, pope says Comments 0

Monday, September 7th, 2020

A lack of respect for human life from conception to natural death and a lack of respect for the environment are both signs of a person claiming power over something that is not theirs to control, Pope Francis said. “They are the same indifference, the same selfishness, the same greed, the same pride, the same Read more

Religious order gives newspaper $1.5 million Comments 0

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) are giving the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) newspaper a gift of $1.5 million. The money is to be used to support and amplify “integral ecological education and journalism reflecting the spirit of Laudato Si’.” The Sisters’ gift marks the establishment of the Laudato Si’ Fund, which NCR is Read more

Judging the signs of the times Comments 0

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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In the Gospel of Matthew, there is a scene where the Pharisees and Sadducees, in their desire to test Jesus, ask him to show them a sign. In reply to them, Jesus says that in the morning when the sky is red and threatening you say that today it will be stormy. “You know how Read more

Philippine diocese becomes first to switch to solar power Comments 0

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

The Vatican has praised a Philippine diocese for becoming the first in the entire Catholic Church to adopt renewable energy. Vatican officials have released a document offering a guide for Catholics on how to take care of the earth as God’s creation and man’s “common home,” citing the diocese’s response to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Read more

Laudato si’ encyclical’s anniversary celebrations start on Sunday Comments 0

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

The Vatican will launch a year-long celebration of Laudato si’ on Sunday, to mark Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment’s fifth anniversary. The “special Laudato si’ anniversary year” is an initiative of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. The Dicastery has organised events this week in the lead-up to the celebratory year, including several Read more

Beating COVID-19 is just the beginning Comments 0

Monday, May 18th, 2020
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As we have united against the coronavirus threat, let us also work together against climate change and all threats to healthy human life on this planet, we can grow through this crisis and build a better world together says  Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand  Director, Julianne Hickey. To mark 5th anniversary of the publication of the Read more

St Vincent de Paul turns green Comments 0

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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For the first time, St Vincent de Paul has included a commitment to caring for the environment as an integral part of its strategic plan for the next five years. Caring for the planet is an essential part of living the Gospel today, says John Kennedy-Good, leader of the Society’s social justice outreach. “Vincentians are Read more

Pope Francis pushes his climate theology Comments 0

Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Thirty years ago, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople put September 1 on the Orthodox calendar as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Last month, Pope Francis did the same for the Catholic Church and on Sunday marked the occasion by issuing a new message on climate change. Moving beyond his 2015 encyclical Read more

Bishops call for an ecological spirituality Comments 0

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

California’s Catholic bishops have released an ecological pastoral statement about threats to the state’s many ecosystems. The bishops, who lead nearly 11 million Catholics, 28% of the population, are inviting the church community and all Californians to contribute to the state’s “ecological well-being”. Their 19-page pastoral statement, entitled “God Calls Us All to Care for Read more