Posts Tagged ‘Laudato Si’’

“Nothing in this World is Indifferent to Us”

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

The weather this spring has called our attention to both the beauty and power of nature. Despite snowfall, magnolia and cherry blossoms withstood the cold temperatures and bloomed beautifully. We have marveled at the strength of the early spring flowers and the effect of the sun even on cold days.  It is all a testament […] [Read more]

Making a Positive Difference in the Care of Creation

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Laudato Si’ has become a catalyst for us all – individuals, families, the Church and communities – to join in solidarity for the protection of ecosystems and promotion of sustainable use of natural resources. In that light, I applaud the innovative green infrastructure partnership recently entered into between the archdiocese, Mount Olivet Cemetery and the […] [Read more]

Working for the Care of Creation

Friday, September 1st, 2017

When the Holy Father has something important to communicate to the Church on a particular topic, he will sometimes do so in the form of an encyclical letter. Since his election, Pope Francis has issued two encyclicals: Lumen Fidei (2013), on faith, and Laudato Si’ (2015), on the care for our common home. Encyclicals, as […] [Read more]

Celebrating the Election of Pope Francis: Four Years Later

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Four years ago today, as a result of an ancient process of prayer, silent reflection and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Bishop of Rome and thus Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, also called Servant of the Servants of God, and became […] [Read more]

Something Greater than Ourselves

Monday, February 6th, 2017

The readings for daily Mass this week and next from the Book of Genesis speak to us of origins and meaning.  “In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth . . .,” we hear today (Genesis 1:1). Here and in later blog posts, I would like to explore certain aspects of this […] [Read more]

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

“Praise be to you, my Lord.” With these prayerful words, Pope Francis begins his recent encyclical, Laudato Si’, which he concludes also with prayer. Now our Holy Father has instituted a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation to be celebrated annually on September 1 in conjunction with the custom of the Orthodox […] [Read more]

Discovering What Pope Francis Really Said in Laudato Si’

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Every year as we get close to summer and vacation time, there are published in a variety of sources things to read while either at the beach or wherever. Depending on your reading preference, different lists may be preferable to others. Previously I suggested a candidate for the “Things to be Read this Summer” list […] [Read more]

Caring for God’s Gift of Creation

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Any of us who have read a newspaper over the last decade know scientists, environmentalists, and politicians have been concerned about the world’s ecological balance. Environmental concerns are both local and world-wide, including the health of our rivers and streams and the impact of climate change. What many people do not know is that along […] [Read more]