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Post Tagged 'Laudato Si'

Environment Encyclical Is ‘Well Intentioned, Deeply Flawed’

Samuel Gregg, Acton’s director of research, writes in The American Spectator today about Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical which addresses environmental issues. Gregg says that part of the encyclical’s intent is to add to the global discussion regarding the environment and to the climate change debate. Continue Reading...

Don’t Blame Markets, But Sin for Environmental Problems

Kishore Jayabalan, director of the Acton Insitute’s Rome office – Istituto Acton –  has issued the following statement today regarding Pope Francis’s much-awaited enviromental encyclical Laudato Si’. Among other things, Jayabalan notes: “[Francis] seems to blame markets, over-consumption and especially finance, rather than human sin, for all our environmental problems.” Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.17.15

Leak of Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change Hints at Tensions in Vatican Jim Yardley and Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times Who leaked it and why? Was this the work of frustrated conservatives in the Vatican, as some experts have speculated? Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.16.15

Themes of the Pope’s Encyclical on Climate, Equity and the Environment Emerge in Italian Leak Andrew Revkin, The New York Times The Guardian translated several noteworthy passages, including one that essentially endorses the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the conclusions that emerged a year ago at a four-day meeting on sustainable development and climate change hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Science meeting last year (which I reported on at length). Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.15.15

Italian magazine publishes leaked version of pope’s eco-encyclical Crux An Italian magazine on Monday published what it claims to be a leaked copy of Pope Francis’ highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, including papal backing for the idea that human beings are primarily responsible for climate change, but the Vatican warned the document is a draft and should not be considered official. Continue Reading...