Bishop Gerard Holohan of Bunbury, Western Australia, has invited the Catholic community to reflect on Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato Si, especially in relation to issues experienced locally in the Bunbury diocese. Among the issues that the encyclical raises for the diocese Bishop Holohan cites “… the excessive use of fertilisers, the local impact of […]
At the end of his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis offered two prayers. This one can be shared with all who believe in a God who is the all-powerful creator. All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour […]
For Pope Francis, the ecological crisis is not separate from the struggle for justice, peace and quality of life for human beings. To address the crisis we must remember that we too are God’s creatures, part of God’s creation, and intimately linked to every part of it, even through the composition of our bodies – […]
Pope Francis links the ecological crisis and forced displacement, pointing out that those forcibly displaced by environmental degradation and climate change are not protected by international humanitarian law. Environmental refugees are a new category of refugees who are not effectively assisted by the international community. Who are the people in your region who […]
What does the integrity of human life mean to you? How do ‘great values’ come together in your life and commitments? Could they be more integrated?