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Beliefs Environment

The unbridled exploitation of nature

By on October 29, 2020

“We are not God. The earth was here before and it has been given to us. This allows us to respond to the charge that Judeo-Christian thinking, on the basis of the Genesis account which grants man “dominion” over the earth, has encouraged the unbridled exploitation of nature by…


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Economic Justice Environment

The cry of the earth and the cry of the poor

By on October 23, 2020

“Today, however, we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”
― Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common…


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Communication Environment

Two separate crises

By on October 15, 2020

“We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.”
― Pope Francis, Laudato Si — On Care for Our Common Home


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Environment Hope Joy

Our struggles and concern for this planet

By on October 13, 2020

“Let us sing as we go. May our struggles and our concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope.”
― Pope Francis, Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home


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Environment Faith Idolatry Life

The purpose and meaning of everything

By on October 10, 2020

“Or indeed when the desire to create and contemplate beauty manages to overcome reductionism through a kind of salvation which occurs in beauty and in those who behold it. An authentic humanity, calling for a new synthesis, seems to dwell in the midst of our technological culture, almost unnoticed,…


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Beliefs Communication Compassion Economic Justice Environment Fellowship People Unity

For the sake of protecting nature

By on October 3, 2020

“The majority of people living on our planet profess to be believers. This should spur religions to dialogue among themselves for the sake of protecting nature, defending the poor, and building networks of respect and fraternity.”
― Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home: The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’


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Economic Justice Environment

The failure of global summits on the environment

By on September 21, 2020

“The failure of global summits on the environment make it plain that our politics are subject to technology and finance.”
― Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home: The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’


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Environment Life

A complete explanation of life

By on September 16, 2020

“It cannot be maintained that empirical science provides a complete explanation of life, the interplay of all creatures and the whole of reality.”
― Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home: The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’


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Communication Environment People

A new type of contrived emotion

By on September 12, 2020

“True wisdom, as the fruit of self-examination, dialogue, and generous encounter between persons, is not acquired by a mere accumulation of data which eventually leads to overload and confusion, a sort of mental pollution. Real relationships with others, with all the challenges they entail, now tend to be replaced…


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Acceptance Compassion Disability Economic Justice Environment People

Everything is connected

By on September 8, 2020

“When we fail to acknowledge as part of reality the worth of a poor person, a human embryo, a person with disabilities – to offer just a few examples – it becomes difficult to hear the cry of nature itself; everything is connected.”
― Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common…

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We need to look at our cities with a contemplative gaze, a gaze of faith which sees God dwelling in homes, on the streets and squares. This presence must be found, discovered. God does not hide himself from those who seek him with a sincere heart. #WorldCitiesDay