Tag: Laudato Si

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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Tending to each other and our common home

Tending to each other and our common home

| Christina Capecchi | March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The old farmers used to say you should leave a field better than you found it. Sometimes that called for heavy lifting. Other times it just meant picking up a rock as you crossed and placing it at the field’s edge.

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Trump administration urged to do all it can to ‘care for creation’

Trump administration urged to do all it can to ‘care for creation’

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Quoting Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’,” three Catholic leaders wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Feb. 17 urging the Trump administration to do all it can to care for creation both domestically and globally.

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Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

| Joe Towalski | January 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

After a contentious U.S. presidential campaign that highlighted the nation’s deep political divisions, the Minnesota Catholic Conference is hoping that state Republicans and Democrats can rise above partisan differences to pass legislation consistent with the conference’s 2017 public policy priorities.

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Global document with local ties extols farming vocation

Global document with local ties extols farming vocation

| December 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

The document “is really retrieving the idea of vocation for all those involved in agriculture,” said Jim Ennis, executive director of St. Paul-based Catholic Rural Life. “There’s a special, unique role that farmers, ranchers and all those involved in agricultural production and bringing food to our tables play in how important it is, and the Church affirms it.”

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Debt, sustainability and solidarity

Debt, sustainability and solidarity

| Jason Adkins | July 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

As we commemorate the passing of one year since Pope Francis released his encyclical “Laudato Si’” (“On the Care for Our Common Home”), it is worth reminding ourselves how the pope’s representation of Catholic social doctrine through the lens of “integral ecology” can help us address some of the most challenging socio-political problems of our day, especially as we evaluate candidates in this election season.

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