Tag: Encyclical

‘Fratelli Tutti’: Being a good neighbor

‘Fratelli Tutti’: Being a good neighbor

| Daniel S. Mulhall | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, in his new encyclical “Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship,” explores what it means to be a good neighbor. Reflecting on the parable of the good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), the pope explains the importance of caring for others to build healthy relationships within families and communities, and then in our cities, nations and world.

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Catholic activists applaud encyclical’s stance against death penalty

Catholic activists applaud encyclical’s stance against death penalty

| Carol Zimmermann | October 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis tackled several issues in his new encyclical, but the section devoted to ending capital punishment was particularly cheered by U.S. Catholics who oppose the death penalty.

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Pope Francis’ teaching in new encyclical called ‘profound and beautiful’

Pope Francis’ teaching in new encyclical called ‘profound and beautiful’

| October 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

In his new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship,” Pope Francis reminds the faithful that “God’s plan for humanity has implications for every aspect of our lives,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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‘Laudato Si” at one year: Catholics inspired to act on climate change

‘Laudato Si” at one year: Catholics inspired to act on climate change

| Dennis Sadowski | June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dan Misleh, executive director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, told CNS that people want to act on climate change and he credits “Laudato Si'” for that willingness to step up because of their faith.

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Siena Symposium hosts well-timed workshop on family

Siena Symposium hosts well-timed workshop on family

| Bridget Ryder | August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Participants explore St. John Paul II’s ‘Letter to Families’ amid gay marriage issue, World Meeting of Families

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Panel to discuss putting encyclical into practice

Panel to discuss putting encyclical into practice

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Join Minnesota bishops and other Catholic experts in a conversation about “Laudato Si’ — On care for our common home” Sept. 9 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

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Encyclical a hoped catalyst for conversation, change

Encyclical a hoped catalyst for conversation, change

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Long overdue but a potential catalyst for change is how Christopher Thompson characterized Pope Francis’ widely anticipated encyclical on the environment, which was to be released June 18.

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Encyclical on water would be a great gift

Encyclical on water would be a great gift

| Father William Byron | May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nearly 900 million people in the world have no access to clean water.

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An introduction to ‘Lumen Fidei’

An introduction to ‘Lumen Fidei’

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Join in a discussion of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter “Lumen Fidei” at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Cathedral of St. Paul’s Hayden Hall.

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The radical vision of Jesus: How the pope lives his first encyclical

The radical vision of Jesus: How the pope lives his first encyclical

| Bishop John Webster | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the numerous surprising moments of Pope Francis’ young pontificate was the announcement that on Holy Thursday, March 28, he would celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Rome’s Casa Del Marmo Youth Detention Centre.

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‘Pacem in Terris:’ Reflections after 50 years

‘Pacem in Terris:’ Reflections after 50 years

| Elliot Huss | April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s encyclical letter, “Pacem in Terris,” it is fitting we revisit a text that has such great relevance for us in contemporary society.

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The economy and the justice owed to God

The economy and the justice owed to God

| Jason Adkin | September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

It has long been a tradition within the church on the anniversary of a noteworthy event or document to reflect on it and view its contents again with hindsight and some historical distance. This is especially true of papal social encyclicals — teaching documents that treat a specific topic or theme and apply ancient wisdom to “the signs of the times.”

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