Listening to the cry of creation
Earlier than usual hurricanes, a crippling heatwave causing drought and wildfires in the Northwest, and thunderstorms with flash flooding — it sure can feel like nature’s out of balance. And a catastrophic weather phenomenon affects not only one part of the world, but all of us. We are all connected: that was one lesson that the Covid-19 pandemic showed us in so many ways. In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis emphasizes how the cry of the earth challenges us as Christians — we have an obligation to take care of the planet today, for future generations, to protect the life of the whole creation. What can we do? We can learn from First Nations how to reconnect and live in harmony with nature, instead of seeing it as a threat or a commercial commodity. And we can take individual and collective action to do our part. Let’s not miss the boat!
Listening led to unexpected help
The U.S. Catholic Church’s struggle to define “care for creation”
Focolare welcomes a Vatican decree encouraging leadership rotation for movements
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An interview with Algonquin chief Grand-Father