Tag: Laudato Si

Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A commitment to defending and protecting human life requires a commitment to ending wars and to promoting nuclear disarmament, Pope Francis said.

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‘Loving neighbor as yourself implies caring for earth,’ theologian says

‘Loving neighbor as yourself implies caring for earth,’ theologian says

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is calling Catholics to an ecological conversion in their personal lives and in the Church throughout the world, a theologian participating in the synod said.

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Washington Archdiocese’s solar array touted as model for Church agencies

Washington Archdiocese’s solar array touted as model for Church agencies

| Mark Zimmermann | October 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The sun shone on Catholic Charities, literally, Oct. 17 as Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory blessed a solar array installed on five acres of the agency’s land surrounding the Missionaries of Charity’s Gift of Peace home.

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Development proposals at synod raise questions about indigenous rights

Development proposals at synod raise questions about indigenous rights

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Proposals for Amazonian development made by well-known observers at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon could conflict with the expectations of indigenous people unless they are included in decision-making, some synod participants said.

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With November visit, Pope Francis to fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan

With November visit, Pope Francis to fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will finally fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan when he visits that country, as well as Thailand, Nov. 20-26, the Vatican announced.

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The quiet, urgent work of Catholic Rural Life plows ahead

The quiet, urgent work of Catholic Rural Life plows ahead

| Christina Capecchi | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is something almost sacramental about the life of the rural family.”

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Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops in the Philippines criticized “the continuing destruction of our common home” and called for “ecological conversion” amid “climate emergency.”

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Young people’s activism is sign of hope for Earth, says Cardinal Turkson

Young people’s activism is sign of hope for Earth, says Cardinal Turkson

| Fredrick Nzwili | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Young people’s intensified demand for climate action is a sign of hope during the planet’s ecological crisis, said Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

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California bishops promote ‘ecological spirituality’ in new statement

California bishops promote ‘ecological spirituality’ in new statement

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The California Catholic Conference commemorated the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” by issuing a pastoral statement calling for heightened attention to ecological issues in the state that could affect future generations.

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Mitigate global warming, spare further injustice to poor, pope says

Mitigate global warming, spare further injustice to poor, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Faced with a climate emergency, the world must act immediately to mitigate global warming and avoid committing “a brutal act of injustice” on the poor and future generations, Pope Francis told a group of energy and oil executives and global investors.

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Pope invites young people to pledge to build a new economy

Pope invites young people to pledge to build a new economy

| Carol Glatz | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has invited young economists and entrepreneurs around the world to help create a “new and courageous culture” that finds new ways to do business, promote human dignity and protect the environment.

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