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What Does it Mean to be a “Green” Catholic?

The Catholic Church has a rich history of being environment conscious. Blessed Pope Paul VI wrote Octogesima Adveniens, a 1971 apostolic letter that warned against the consequences of unchecked human actions. “Due to an ill-considered exploitation of nature, humanity runs the risk of destroying it and becoming in turn a victim of this degradation,” he wrote. …

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‘Laudato Si’ website opened by Vatican for Encyclical’s Anniversary

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Marking the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace launched a new website dedicated to the document and efforts around the world to put its teaching into practice. The site — www.laudatosi.va — “witnesses not only to the …

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Laudato Si’ BINGO

Haven’t read Laudato Si’ yet and need a little kick to get going? Or just want to read it again? Play Laudato Si’ BINGO as you read. See you how quick you can score a B-I-N-G-O: Or use our printer-friendly version: And while you are in an encyclical kind of mood, be sure to also …

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26 Times Pope Francis Tells It Like It Is in Laudato Si’

Pope Francis has gained a bit of a reputation for saying surprising things.  His newest encyclical Laudato Si’: On the Care For the Common Home, doesn’t pull any punches.  It’s packed full of Catholic tradition and insight and is, well, downright challenging!  The encyclical should serve as a wake-up call.  Here are 26 Times Pope Francis Tells It Like …

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10 Things in Laudato Si You Won’t Hear About From the Media

Pope Francis’ second encyclical “Laudato Si” was released this morning by the Holy See…and it’s pretty epic.  It’s on ecology, the environment, creation, and much, much more!  Despite some in the media reducing its contents to whatever is socio-politically controversial (ahem…climate change) there’s much more to this encyclical than what the media will no doubt …

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