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Politics & SocietyFaith
Jim McDermott
On this feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we take a moment to give praise to God for some of our siblings now forever gone from this planet, and to try and deepen our union with all of God’s creation.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In an unprecedented response to the “grave threat” facing all peoples worldwide from climate change, Pope Francis and some 40 faith leaders have joined in an appeal for urgent action.
Eduardo Campos Lima
The invasion of public land by big landowners and illegal miners at the expense of Indigenous groups and small growers has led to record numbers of violent conflicts in Brazil’s rural and forest areas.
Pope Francis delivers a recorded message during a news conference to unveil a new platform for action based on his 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si'” at the Vatican on May 25. At the dais are Carolina Bianchi, who works with the Global Catholic Climate Movement, and Sister Sheila Kinsey, co-secretary of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission of the International Union of Superiors General. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
For many women religious, the Laudato Si’ Action Platform is an opportunity to be creative, writes Kathleen Bonnette, as well as a way to disprove the alarmist idea that their communities are fading into obscurity.
Lise Alves - Catholic News Service
Dubbed the Xingu screech owl, the little creature was given a scientific name of “Megascops stangiae” in honor of the late Sister Dorothy Stang, who was assassinated in 2005 in Anapu, Brazil, while fighting for the Amazon forest and its people.
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis asked everyone to join a new global grassroots movement to create a more inclusive, fraternal, peaceful and sustainable world.