ecology encyclical

A thinly veiled piece of climate alarmist propaganda.  A groundbreaking exposition of Catholic ecological thinking.  Well intentioned but economically naïve.  A slippery slope towards extremist environmentalist positions.Such are the reactions to Pope Francis’s ecology encyclical — and it hasn’t even been published yet.  Nevertheless Vatican sources have confirmed that the encyclical will appear sometime this month.  It is reported that it will bear the title “Laudato...
Pope Francis' much anticipated encyclical on the environment will be titled "Laudato Sii" (Praised Be), a line from St. Francis of Assisi's "Canticle of Creatures," and will be released 16 June.This news was announced by Fr Giuseppe Costa SDB, Director of the Vatican publishing house, at an event in Naples on Saturday 30 May. The Vatican press office declined to confirm the title of the document and the release date, although it also declined to say Fr Costa was wrong."Laudato sii" is the...
Lakes in Croatia, credit Bruno Monginoux
The Word emanating from Vatican corridors is that we can expect to see the long awaited environment-themed encyclical at some point during 2015.The exact date has not been disclosed, but it could coincide with Francis’ apostolic visit to the Philippines in January, a country where the Catholic Church has been something of a trailblazer on environmental issues.  Alternative possibilities are April 22 (World Earth Day) or October 4, the Feast of St. Francis (patron saint of ecology).Another...