Tag: Laudato Si

Everyone must have affordable health care, Vatican official says

Everyone must have affordable health care, Vatican official says

| Carol Glatz | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Everyone should have access to essential health services and no one should have to fall into poverty to obtain needed care, a Vatican representative said.

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Environmental messages take shape in St. Paul art exhibit

Environmental messages take shape in St. Paul art exhibit

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Current events and Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home” have inspired five local artists to depict their environmental concerns in the exhibit “Hope. Earth. Liberation.” at Artista Bottega in St. Paul.

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Cape Town’s poor see injustice in water limits as Day Zero approaches

Cape Town’s poor see injustice in water limits as Day Zero approaches

| Bronwen Dachs | March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

With severe restrictions on water usage in drought-stricken Cape Town, poor communities feel a strong sense of injustice, which needs to be addressed, said a parish priest in one of the city’s oldest black townships.

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MCC’s 2018 legislative agenda shows relationship between issues

MCC’s 2018 legislative agenda shows relationship between issues

| February 6, 2018 | 1 Comment

Adkins identified two themes — fighting the commodification of the human person and caring for “our common home” — that will shape the crux of the MCC’s work this session.

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Pope to teachers: Help kids live with care for all of creation

Pope to teachers: Help kids live with care for all of creation

| Carol Glatz | January 5, 2018 | 1 Comment

A green lifestyle must be consistent and complete, driven by a love for God the creator and all of his creation, the pope said in a speech Jan. 5 to the Italian Association of Catholic Teachers, which held its national congress in Rome in early January.

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Overdoses, violence and God-talk

Overdoses, violence and God-talk

| October 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

Our society is failing to get to the bottom of the issues. We spend our energy trying to treat the symptoms of social crises, while either ignoring or remaining in denial about the deeper problems in today’s world, which exist first and foremost within the human heart.

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Forty Catholic institutions plan to divest from fossil fuels

Forty Catholic institutions plan to divest from fossil fuels

| October 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

Forty Catholic institutions, including the Belgian bishops’ conference and a leading church social welfare agency in South Africa, have decided to divest from fossil fuel companies.

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St. Francis statue brings new life to old tree in West St. Paul

St. Francis statue brings new life to old tree in West St. Paul

| Susan Klemond | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The statue, accompanied by a carved owl, is giving the couple, parishioners at St. Joseph in West St. Paul, the opportunity to tell neighbors, dog walkers and others passing their Smith Avenue home about the 13th-century Italian saint, whom some don’t recognize.

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Priests plant native grasses and flowers in spirit of ‘Laudato Si”

Priests plant native grasses and flowers in spirit of ‘Laudato Si”

| September 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

Father Kevin Clinton waded through a field of bluestem prairie grass that reached over his head and up into the deep summer sky Aug. 28.

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Catholics urged to contribute to state’s water quality conversation

Catholics urged to contribute to state’s water quality conversation

| Bridget Ryder | August 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

Minnesota may be the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but half in the southern part of the state are too polluted for swimming and fishing.

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Catholics bring Pope Francis’ call to protect creation to climate march

Catholics bring Pope Francis’ call to protect creation to climate march

| Dennis Sadowski | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Carrying banners and signs with quotes from Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’,” hundreds of Catholics joined the People’s Climate March to call for moral and prayerful action to protect creation.

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17 Republicans seek House commitment to environmental stewardship

17 Republicans seek House commitment to environmental stewardship

| Dennis Sadowski | March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Seventeen Republicans in the House of Representatives are calling on their colleagues to express a commitment to “conservative environmental stewardship.”

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