In this reflection for the CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter, Sandie Cornish reflects on a key theme of Laudato Si’ – integral ecology One of the key themes in Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’, on care for our common home, is that everything is connected. Often it is the poorest people… Read More »Everything is Connected – Integral Ecology
Pope Francis has taken up a suggestion from the Orthodox Church and announced that the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will be celebrated in the Catholic Church on 1 September – as it has been in the Orthodox Church for some time. From 1 September 2015,… Read More »World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Announced
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… Read More »A Prayer for Our Earth
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… Read More »We are Dust of the Earth
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… Read More »Environmental Refugees
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?