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Caring for Creation

mining conference 2015Newly appointed CRA Justice Network Coordinator, Fr Claude Mostowik msc, was a delegate of the Australian Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) at an international mining conference which highlighted stories of communities affected by mining, a concern reiterated by Pope Francis in his recent message, writes Fr Peter Malone msc.

Sr Carol Zinn Tas lectureSmall changes in attitude and behaviour towards the environment could make a big difference in our care for Creation, according to Sister Carol Zinn ssj.

Sr-Mary-McDonald sgsThe concerns and values expressed in Pope Francis’ new encyclical Laudato Si are also central to the rule of St Benedict, says Good Samaritan Sister Mary McDonald.

Fr Claude Mostowik msc 150Laudato Si’, subtitled ‘On Care for Our Common Home’ underscores its main message: that we share a small interconnected planet which can only become a reality in ‘relationship’ with all creation, people and the Creator, writes CRA Justice Network Coordinator Fr Claude Mostowik msc.

francis effect 2 cvr150In the wake of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, released in mid-June, three Catholic agencies–Catholic Earthcare, Catholic Religious Australia and Catholic Mission–are among the first to respond to its urgent call to action.

ecojesuit square logoEcojesuit offers a helpful map to the different parts of Laudato Si’ for readers who wish to engage with this document in terms of human development perspectives but who may not share the same faith convictions.

Laudato Si cover150St Pauls Publications has published the papal encyclical Laudato Si', which has drawn huge attention to critical ecological and environmental issues facing the world today. You can order copies of the book online or visit St Pauls bookstores.

LaudatoSi BlueMts150His Holiness Pope Francis has challenged ‘every person living on this planet’ to enter into a new dialogue toward building a better future in his encyclical letter Laudato Si’ – ‘Praise be to you’. In a media release, the Australian Bishops and Catholic Earthcare Australia invite the Catholic community and the wider Australian community to address the challenges and opportunities in Laudato Si’.