Pope Francis addresses Laudato Si’ to “every person living on this planet” (§3) and outlines the encyclical. Pope Francis:
»» Places his vision in continuity with his papal predecessors (§§3-6) and in harmony with non- Catholic religions and secular thinkers (§§7-9).
This document highlights elements of Laudato Si, or Praised Be, Pope Francis’s encyclical letter on ecology. Citations are included for your reference.
A panel discussion focused on building a new economy rooted in care for creation. The panelists presented about the “Economy of Francesco”, “a global gathering of young people determined to make the economy fair, sustainable, and inclusive.”
The Vatican describes the Economy of Francesco as “a different economy, one that helps people live and does not kill, that includes and does not exclude, that humanizes rather than dehumanizes, that takes care of creation and does not plunder it.”
At a time of an ongoing global pandemic, armed conflicts, climate change, chemical pollution, rising food practices, and the ever-growing loss of land for food production, the need to build sustainable and just agricultural and food systems in the U.S. has never been more urgent. Modern food production is responsible for one-quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. The use of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides can be hugely damaging to our environment and to human health.
Season of Creation Webinar #2
The November 8th midterm elections are quickly approaching. As in every election, this opportunity for participation in public life can help Catholics express support for peace, justice, and the protection of creation. Join us to hear about theological foundations for why Catholics are called to vote to protect the environment and about exciting opportunities for everyone to get involved - especially young adults!
A Powerful Opportunity for the Faith Community: Putting Our Faith into Action Through Renewable Energy Investments and Funding
Season of Creation webinar #1: A conversation exploring the incredible new opportunities to put our faith into action that will be available thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
A PowerPoint presentation of St. Francis' Canticle of the Creatures. Special thanks to Linda Lysakowski for this prayer resource. Linda is a member of St Andrew Catholic Community in Boulder City, NV, and a graduate student at Franciscan School of Theology at University of San Diego.
A Laudato Si' study guide in PowerPoint format that is suitable for young adult groups and others. Created by Linda Lysakowski, a member of St Andrew Catholic Community in Boulder City, NV, and a graduate student at Franciscan School of Theology at University of San Diego.