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Encyclical “Laudato Si” on May 24, 2015. This encyclical centers around our common responsibility for the care of creation. Paragraphs 27-31

Posted by peg reitz on 10/13/15

 

We all know that it is not possible to sustain the present level of consumption in developed countries and wealthier sectors of society, where the habit of wasting and discarding has reached unprecedented levels. The exploitation of the planet has already exceeded acceptable limits and we still have ... Read More »

Pope Francis issued the Encyclical “Laudato Si” on May 24, 2015 (paragraphs 22-23)

Posted by peg reitz on 9/25/15

WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS   

The Pope Francis issued the Encyclical “Laudato Si” on May 24, 2015.  This encyclical centers around our common responsibility for the care of creation.  Paragraphs 22-23 of the encyclical are reprinted below

The problems of pollution and waste are closely linked to a throwaway ... Read More »

Encyclical "Laudato Si" (par. 18-21)

Posted by peg reitz on 9/16/15

The continued acceleration of changes affecting humanity and the planet is coupled today with a more intensified pace of life and work which might be called “rapidification”. Although change is part of the working of complex systems, the speed with which human activity has developed contrasts with the naturally ... Read More »

Encyclical "Laudato Si" (par. 10-12)

Posted by peg reitz on 9/16/15

 

 I took as my guide and inspiration when I was elected Bishop of Rome, St. Francis of Assisi. I believe that Saint Francis is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authentically. He is the patron saint ... Read More »

Pope Francis issued the Encyclical "Laudato Si" on May 24, 2015 (par. 13-14)

Posted by peg reitz on 9/16/15

The Pope Francis issued the Encyclical “Laudato Si” on May 24, 2015.  This encyclical centers around our common responsibility for the care of creation.  Paragraphs 13-14 of the encyclical are reprinted below.

 

The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human ... Read More »

Holy Year beginning on Dec. 8, 2015 (18th installment)

Posted by peg reitz on 8/18/15

WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS   

The Pope announced a Holy Year beginning on Dec. 8, 2015.  Published here are sections of the Papal degree : “Misericordiae Vultus”  - “The Face of Mercy” - which formally announced the theme and reason for the Holy Year.  Here is the 18th installment:

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Holy Year beginning on Dec. 8, 2015 (17th installment)

Posted by peg reitz on 8/18/15

WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS   

The Pope announced a Holy Year beginning on Dec. 8, 2015.  Published here are sections of the Papal degree : “Misericordiae Vultus”  - “The Face of Mercy” - which formally announced the theme and reason for the Holy Year.  Here is the 17th installment:

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Holy Year beginning on Dec. 8, 2015 (Final installment)

Posted by peg reitz on 8/18/15

WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS   

The Pope announced a Holy Year beginning on Dec. 8, 2015.  Published here are sections of the Papal degree : “Misericordiae Vultus”  - “The Face of Mercy” - which formally announced the theme and reason for the Holy Year.  Here is the Final installment:

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Encyclical “Laudato Si” on May 24, 2015 (Paragraphs 7-9)

Posted by peg reitz on 8/18/15

WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS   

The Pope Francis issued the Encyclical “Laudato Si” on May 24, 2015.  This encyclical centers around our common responsibility for the care of creation.  Paragraphs 7-9 of the encyclical are reprinted below.

 

 The statements of Popes John Paul II & Benedict XVI echo ... Read More »

Encyclical “Laudato Si” on May 24, 2015 (paragraphs 1-4)

Posted by peg reitz on 8/18/15

WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS   

The Pope Francis issued the Encyclical “Laudato Si” on May 24, 2015.  This encyclical centers around our common responsibility for the care of creation.  Paragraphs 1-4 of the encyclical will be reprinted below.

 

“Laudato si’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my ... Read More »