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The Call to Catholic Environmental Stewardship

  “Praise be to you, my Lord, through all your creatures” – St. Francis Whether as a student in environmental studies or a lay Catholic trying to navigate the current social climate, there are some days that I just look at the colossus of environmentalism and doubt where to start. From the extremely political messages […]

Integrating Service, Mission, Adventure and Creation with Ricardo Simmonds and Bridge Builder Podcast

Our founder, Ricardo Simmonds, was recently featured in the “Bridge Builder Podcast,” a podcast by the Minnesota Catholic Conference which connects faith and politics. Here he talks about integral ecology and how the environment and evangelization work together. Ricardo also shares about his faith and his experience of living Pope Benedict XVI’s principle that “faith grows by […]

Laudato si’: The Catholic approach to climate change

Laudato si’ and climate change             Climate change is, not surprisingly, the most controversial and politically charged issue in Laudato si’. It has been a source of heated debate and confusion especially in the American context. In this essay I will outline everything the encyclical Laudato si’ says on climate change and then compare and […]

How to read Laudato Si: intention, structure, form and content

Catholics who do not embrace the spirit of Evangelii gaudium will likely be confused by Laudato Si             In my previous article I already pointed out the 3 salient aspects of Laudato Si: its prophetic style, invitation to conversion and Trinitarian theology. I was going to technically discuss climate change in Laudato si’ vis-à-vis the […]

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