Caring for Creation
"The Francis Effect II: Praised Be You – On Care for our Common Home," the first comprehensive response to Laudato Si and a collaborative project between Catholic Religious Australia, Catholic Earthcare Australia and Catholic Mission, was published in print and digital versions on the 4th of August.
Newly appointed CRA Justice Network Coordinator, Fr Claude Mostowik msc, was a delegate of the Australian Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) at an international mining conference which highlighted stories of communities affected by mining, a concern reiterated by Pope Francis in his recent message, writes Fr Peter Malone msc.
Small changes in attitude and behaviour towards the environment could make a big difference in our care for Creation, according to Sister Carol Zinn ssj.
The concerns and values expressed in Pope Francis’ new encyclical Laudato Si are also central to the rule of St Benedict, says Good Samaritan Sister Mary McDonald.
Laudato Si’, subtitled ‘On Care for Our Common Home’ underscores its main message: that we share a small interconnected planet which can only become a reality in ‘relationship’ with all creation, people and the Creator, writes CRA Justice Network Coordinator Fr Claude Mostowik msc.
In the wake of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, released in mid-June, three Catholic agencies–Catholic Earthcare, Catholic Religious Australia and Catholic Mission–are among the first to respond to its urgent call to action.
Ecojesuit offers a helpful map to the different parts of Laudato Si’ for readers who wish to engage with this document in terms of human development perspectives but who may not share the same faith convictions.
St Pauls Publications has published the papal encyclical Laudato Si', which has drawn huge attention to critical ecological and environmental issues facing the world today. You can order copies of the book online or visit St Pauls bookstores.