Caring for Creation
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.
His Holiness Pope Francis has challenged ‘every person living on this planet’ to enter into a new dialogue toward building a better future in his encyclical letter Laudato Si’ – ‘Praise be to you’. In a media release, the Australian Bishops and Catholic Earthcare Australia invite the Catholic community and the wider Australian community to address the challenges and opportunities in Laudato Si’.
Are you wondering how to respond to Laudato Si', the Papal encyclical on ecology? What would it take to animate the call to justice, peace and integrity of Creation, so we learn how to live and work sustainably on our planet? Catholic Earthcare Australia offers a special Ecological Encylical Formation Program in July 2015 to help those in leadership positions answer these questions.
Join a Candlelight vigil in Sydney on Thursday, 18 June organised by 350.org to welcome the Pope’s encyclical in which he is expected to speak strongly on the need for a global agreement to reduce emissions and to rapidly take up renewable energy.