Tag: Laudato Si

Culture of relativism harming families, individuals, society

Culture of relativism harming families, individuals, society

| Jason Adkins | September 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

As people from around the world gather in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, it is important to take stock of one of the deepest challenges to the family today: moral relativism. Relativism is a powerful challenge to nurturing healthy families because it harms the moral ecology of society. It is hard for family life to flourish in a toxic moral, cultural and political ecosystem.

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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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Seminarians gain pastoral vision at Belle Plaine farm

Seminarians gain pastoral vision at Belle Plaine farm

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The seminarians’ visit to the Glisczinski farm was one stop of a weeklong practicum on the Church and rural life led by the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and Catholic Rural Life.

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Read the whole encyclical, not just your favorite part

Read the whole encyclical, not just your favorite part

| Jason Adkins | July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’” is a great gift to the Church and the world, calling everyone to an ecological conversion that embraces an ethic of right relationships with God, our bodies, our neighbors and all of creation. Recognizing, with St. Francis of Assisi, that the sun is a “brother” and the water a “sister” requires first embracing God as father.

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At the heart of ‘Laudato Si’’: Everything is connected

At the heart of ‘Laudato Si’’: Everything is connected

| Cindy Wooden | July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”

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Holy Angels Africa trips inspire teacher’s heart for animal conservation

Holy Angels Africa trips inspire teacher’s heart for animal conservation

| Susan Budig for The Catholic Spirit | July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield begins each year with a theme to provide focus for their teachers as they design their lesson plans. In 2007, the theme was Care for God’s Creation. It was something that stayed with Dave Marshak, who was then a new social studies teacher and girls soccer coach. It was still in his mind five years later as he pointed and aimed at a tawny lioness in Tanzania. When he was sure of his shot, he pulled the shutter on his camera.

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Minnesota Catholic leaders: Pope’s encyclical a call to act

Minnesota Catholic leaders: Pope’s encyclical a call to act

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Upon the release of Pope Francis’ ecological encyclical, Catholics are describing it as a call to action.

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Stewardship of creation begins at home

Stewardship of creation begins at home

| Chiara Dowell | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the spring of 2014, my husband and I sold our 40-acre grass farm in southwest Wisconsin where we raised cheviot sheep. I still remember the moment I realized we were going to buy our current “river’s edge garden farm.” It was not exactly love at first sight of the 100-year-old farm house and overgrown six-acre lot.

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Encyclical name inspired by St. Francis’ prayer

Encyclical name inspired by St. Francis’ prayer

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The name for Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si’” means “praised be” in medieval Latin and is taken from an introductory phrase repeated in St. Francis of Assisi’s famous prayer, “The Canticle of the Creatures.”

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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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Getting ahead of the spin on the pope’s environmental encyclical

Getting ahead of the spin on the pope’s environmental encyclical

| John L. Allen Jr. - Crux/The Boston Globe | June 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

John L. Allen Jr., a well-respected Vatican journalist, spoke at the University of St. Thomas June 3 on the opening evening of a three-day conference on ecology.

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Bishops urged to help Catholics understand upcoming encyclical

Bishops urged to help Catholics understand upcoming encyclical

| Carol Zimmermann | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

A week before the anticipated release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on human ecology and the environment, the U.S. bishops were urged to help Catholics hear and understand it.

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