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Post Tagged 'Pope Francis'

Audio: Rev. Robert A. Sirico on the Free Market and Environmental Stewardship

Conference Panel for “In Dialogue With Laudato Si'”, December 3, 2015 Today at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, the Acton Institute has organized a half-day conference called “In Dialogue With Laudato Si’: Can Free Markets Help Us Care For Our Common Home?” in response to Pope Francis’ appeal in Laudato Si’ for “a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.” In advance of the conference, Acton Institute President Rev. Continue Reading...

Laudato Energy Abundance

While it has been pointed out repeatedly by your writer and others in this space that Pope Francis’ Laudato Si contains much to recommend it for the beauty, compassion and depth of spirituality contained within, there remains much that is problematic. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 10.02.15

At Boston College, Turkson maps ‘Laudato Si’’ path to Paris climate agreement Brian Roewe, National Catholic Reporter If Laudato Si’ offered a light on the path to a Paris climate agreement, the U.S. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 10.01.15

“God, or Nothing!”: Exclusive Interview with Cardinal Robert Sarah Diane Montagna, Aleteia If the Pope speaks about the economy or politics, it is not his field of expertise. He can offer his vision or opinion, but it’s not dogma. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.30.15

The Energy Election Joel Kotkin, Real Clear Politics Blessed by Pope Francis, the drive to wipe out fossil fuels, notes activist Bill McKibben, now has “the wind in its sails.” Setting aside the bizarre alliance of the Roman Catholic Church with secularists such as McKibben, who favor severe limits of family size as an environmental imperative, this is a potentially transformational moment. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.29.15

Professors dialogue about the Pope’s encyclical Courtney Becker, The Observer “At the intersection of science and religion, you can’t just jump into any modern document and think that it can be taken entirely at face value,” [David Lodge, professor of biology and director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative]said. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.28.15

Jeb Bush on Pope Francis’s Calls to Fight Climate Change: “He’s Not a Scientist” Tina Nguyen, Vanity Fair Bush dismissed the Pope’s words. “Put aside Pope Francis on the subject of any political conversation,” he said, before turning the subject back on his true nemesis, Barack Obama. Continue Reading...