Laudato Si'

Protesters in El Salvador, demonstrate against mining exploitation March 9. El Salvador passed a law March 29 banning metal mining nationwide, after a long dispute between the government and a Canadian company involved in gold mining. (CNS photo/Oscar Rivera, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffAugust 15, 2017
The bishops are condemning the exploitation of land and indigenous peoples by Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America and other regions.
A dry fountains is seen in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on July 24. The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
Politics & Society News
APJuly 24, 2017
Meteorologists say spring 2017 was Italy's third-driest in some 60 years. The drought has put Rome at risk for drastic water rationing, a measure being considered later this week by authorities.
Callista Gingrich at a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on July 18. Gingrich was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Her husband is former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
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On issues that have become hallmarks of the Francis papacy, notably care of creation and the global refugee crisis, Mrs. Gingrich had difficulty explaining how she might engage the Vatican, given Mr. Trump’s views.
Faith News
Allowing the pipeline through the property would run contrary to the congregation's Land Ethic.
Faith Features
Eileen MarkeyJune 14, 2017
Activists see a moral imperative for protecting our water.
President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord on Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Politics & Society News
The EditorsJune 01, 2017
It is clear that the president either has not yet read "Laudato Si'", or he simply disagrees with what the pontiff said.