Laudato si'

Cafod launches new animated resource on the climate
As part of their range of resources for secondary schools, CAFOD has produced a new, four minute animation that explores Pope Francis’ message to every person on the planet asking them to protect our common home.In his open letter, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis speaks about the devastating effects of climate change on people and the planet saying that climate change is real, urgent and it must be tackled, asking us to remember that the climate is “a common good, belonging to and meant for us all”....
Photo of animal dominoes
Faith-based discussions about ecological issues often revolve around a theme of stewardship, but Pope Francis has taken a different approach in his encyclical, says Henry Longbottom SJ. How does the ecological conversion to which Laudato si’ calls us compare with a movement in secular philosophy which advocates an environmental virtue ethics? There's a striking absence of ‘stewardship’ language in Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, Laudato si’. The term,...
God and Creation
To celebrate the recent publication of Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment, Laudato Sii, Kevin Mayhew has made a free download of the Damian Lundy hymn of the same name available. For a limited time, a pdf file of the words and sheet music, and an mp3 file of the hymn being performed, can be downoladed free of charge from www.kevinmayhew.com/hymn-of-the-week.html              
Laudato si’ has been billed by many as Pope Francis’ intervention in the climate change debate, but it is so much more than that, says Damian Howard SJ. In this detailed analysis of the Pope’s first encyclical, he sets the text in its cultural and political context, and asks how it fits into the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching. How does this ‘exciting new synthesis’ of Catholic theology and the ecological movement have the potential to change our civilisation? Pope Francis’ long-...
Pope Francis
Laudato si’ has been billed by many as Pope Francis’ intervention in the climate change debate, but it is so much more than that, says Damian Howard SJ. In this detailed analysis of the Pope’s first encyclical, he sets the text in its cultural and political context, and asks how it fits into the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching. How does this ‘exciting new synthesis’ of Catholic theology and the ecological movement have the potential to change our civilisation...

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