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Laudato si’: Science, society, ethics, and spirituality in harmony

22 June 2015
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Peter Knox, SJ Laudato si’ is a joy to read, and will be close to the heart of any Christian concerned for the future of our planet. It is packed with information, yet avoids being too technical. From an African perspective, I appreciate that it is holistic yet bounded, inclusive, concrete, prophetic and another...
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Laudato si’ moves us to conversion and action

19 June 2015
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Brother Ken Homan, SJ Here in the United States, much of the pre-encyclical news coverage has coincided with reports on upcoming presidential elections. The presidential race includes several Catholic candidates, such as Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, Marco Rubio, and Martin O’Malley. News groups ranging from National Public Radio to The New York Times have...
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A path-breaking encyclical Laudato si’

19 June 2015
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S Ignacimuthu, SJ The encyclical Laudato si’ by his Holiness Pope Francis is a welcome document at this time when environmental protection is becoming more and more important in today’s context. The effect of environmental deterioration is being felt all over the world through climate change, global warming, frequent natural calamities, loss of biodiversity,...
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Vatican’s active commitment to promote responsible dialogue between faith and science for sustainable development and humanity

31 May 2015
Le Secrétaire Général de l’ONU, Ban Ki-moon rencontre le Pape Francis au Vatican avec d’autres leaders mondiaux dans des communautés de foi et de science. Crédit photo: L’Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Jose Ignacio Garcia The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences are two Vatican institutions seeking to promote a responsible dialogue between faith and science. They do not express the official voice of the Church but their meetings are always a good indicator of the concerns of the Catholic Church....
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The Francis Effect, change, and hard work

31 January 2015
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Mariel de Jesus And so, after a whirlwind four-day visit, Shepherd One carried Pope Francis back to Rome last 19 January. Somehow, it’s very hard to see him leave. For the past few days, it’s as if the Philippines was in a nationwide recollection with the Supreme Pontiff and the encounter has been one...
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The Pope and Tacloban: Social and economic inclusion of the poor in post-disaster response and humanity’s need to reconcile with Creation

15 January 2015
Barangay Anibong, ciudad de Tacloban en Leyte, Filipinas espera la llegada del Papa Francisco. Foto de: Vincent Go for ABS-CBNnews.com

Pedro Walpole The visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines is a religious and deeply cultural occasion. Though he asked for no images of himself to be posted, the country is adorned with images of a man who inspires love, mercy and peace. The sentiment of the people and the hope he inspires combine...
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Pope Francis’ call to be eco-revolutionaries

31 January 2014
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Al Fritsch, SJ A Christian who is not a revolutionary today is not a Christian. Pope Francis Being a Christian involves obedience. It’s easier to obey a superior we like unless he makes the likeable somewhat difficult. Jesuits, with our special vow, think this affable Pope is easy to follow when he asks us...
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Pope Francis, the environment, and Indigenous Peoples

31 July 2013
Atardecer en El Morichal en Bolivar, Venezuela. Foto de: Luis Carlos Díaz

Luis Santiago Cano At the most recent World Youth Day in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, Pope Francis conveyed a number of important messages not only for the Catholic community but also for the whole of humanity. Among them, there is one with a special meaning due to the venue, which is the Amazon: Pope...
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