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Post Tagged 'Laudato Si'

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...

EcoLinks 09.25.15

Pope Francis tells Congress: Be Courageous, Do Something about Climate Change Zoe Schlanger, Newsweek In his address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress Thursday morning, Pope Francis minced no words when it came to climate change. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.24.15

As Pope Francis Meets America, a Climate Science Scholar Offers a Fresh View of the Encyclical Andrew C. Revkin, The New York Times As Pope Francis gets into high gear on his visit to the United States, it’s worth reviewing details and contexts in the extraordinary message to Catholics and the rest of the planet in “On Care for Our Common Home,” the encyclical he issued earlier this year. Continue Reading...

As Environment Rebounds, Progressives Light A Candle

The Vatican Information Service reported on last week’s address by Pope Francis to the collected environment ministers of the European Union. In his remarks, the Pope reiterated the environmental concerns expressed in his encyclical, Laudato Si: This morning, before the Wednesday general audience, the Pope received the environment ministers of the European Union who will soon face two important events: the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the COP 21 in Paris. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.23.15

Toward a better understanding of religion and global affairs John Kerry, The National Catholic Review In June, Pope Francis’ historic encyclical “Laudato Si’” helped advocate for global measures to combat climate change. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.22.15

America Exclusive: Vice President Biden on Pope Francis, Faith and Public Life America He made it clear, it is not the papacy’s role to be the scientist-­in­-chief and/or the political arbiter. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.21.15

Pope Francis Should Stop Washing His Robes Joy Pullman, The Federalist I’m not sure who Pope Francis’s religious advisors are, but it seems they’ve forgotten the Gospel isn’t directly aimed at helping the poor or averting supposed environmental disasters. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.18.15

Pope Francis is thirsty Rev. Joel C. Hunger and Susan Barnett, The Hill Throughout Laudato Si, water runs deep. Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, a research and policy group dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing water problems, took a comprehensive look at the encyclical and the threat of what the pope calls “water poverty”: A pope for all seasons Washington Post This is the riddle of Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope and a man who has brought a dose of magical realism to the job of being pontiff. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.17.15

Francis stresses solidarity, justice, participation in address to EU environment ministers Brian Roewe, National Catholic Reporter A “cultural, spiritual and educational challenge” awaits global negotiators set to act in coming months on issues of sustainability and the environment, Pope Francis said Wednesday, as he challenged them to act for the poor, ensure industrialized nations repay their “ecological debt,” and include all voices in the discussion. Continue Reading...