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Caring for God’s Creation Through Personal and Community Gardening

Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si’), challenges all of us to turn the global issues surrounding environmental degradation into a personal call to action. The pope writes:   “Our goal is not to amass information or to satisfy curiosity, but rather to become painfully ...
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Pope’s message on ecology resonates with college students

Although classes are not in session, Pope Francis’ call for a more sustainable future, sounded in On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si’), resonates on college campuses this summer. Colleges and universities by nature tend to take the long view—both in their mission to educate citizens and in their ...
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We harm our common home in big ways and small

While I was working as a local reporter, I spent a couple of years covering a city that for decades had hosted big industries—mostly heavy metals and petroleum.   This was in the 1960s, when the nation’s great awakening regarding care of the environment had not yet occurred.   The industries located in this ...
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Statement by Archbishop Wenski on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’

We live in interesting times – this month (June) Pope Francis issues his first social encyclical, Laudato Sii, dealing with ecological questions; and, the US Supreme Court will hand down its decision on same sex marriage. At any rate, both of these happenings will give us Catholics both the ...
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