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Beliefs Environment

The unbridled exploitation of nature

By on January 19, 2021

“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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Environment

Sincere concern for the environment

By on January 17, 2021

“The mindset which leaves no room for sincere concern for the environment is the same mindset which lacks concern for the most vulnerable members of society.”
― Pope Francis


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Environment Renewal

A renewal of humanity itself

By on January 17, 2021

“There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself.”
― Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home: The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’


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Environment Faith Growth Indifference Life Responsibility

Shared responsibility for others and the world

By on January 17, 2021

“We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it. We have had enough of immorality and the mockery of ethics, goodness, faith and honesty. It is time to…


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Environment

We have no such right

By on January 16, 2021

“Each year sees the disappearance of thousands of plant and animal species which we will never know, which our children will never see, because they have been lost for ever. The great majority become extinct for reasons related to human activity. Because of us, thousands of species will no…


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Change Environment Life Responsibility

One of the greatest challenges of our time

By on January 15, 2021

“This is one of the greatest challenges of our time: to convert ourselves to a type of development that knows how to respect creation.”
― Pope Francis


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Economic Justice Environment Idolatry People

Money ruins society

By on December 28, 2020

“Time, my brothers and sisters, seems to be running out; we are not yet tearing one another apart, but we are tearing apart our common home. Today, the scientific community realizes what the poor have long told us: harm, perhaps irreversible harm, is being done to the ecosystem. The…


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Environment Life

We ourselves are dust of the earth

By on December 23, 2020

“the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she “groans in travail” (Rom 8:22). We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth (cf. Gen 2:7); our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her…


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Beliefs Environment Faith Jesus Unity

Christ embraces and illumines all things

By on December 20, 2020

“The ultimate purpose of other creatures is not to be found in us. Rather, all creatures are moving forward with us and through us towards a common point of arrival, which is God, in that transcendent fullness where the risen Christ embraces and illumines all things.”
― Pope Francis, On Care…


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Environment

The failure of global summits

By on December 15, 2020

“It is remarkable how weak international political responses have been. 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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The world’s faith depends on #ChristianUnity; in fact, the Lord asked that we be one “so the world might believe” (Jn 17:21). The world will not believe because of our convincing arguments, but because we have borne witness to that love that unites us and draws us near. #Prayer