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Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
After the publication of "Laudato Si'," rumors circulated that Pope Francis had personally asked Leonardo Boff for his input on the writing of the encyclical. It marked an ironic turn in the theologian's long career.
Indigenous people march with a banner that reads "Indigenous Land of Brazil" as they commemorate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People in São Paulo on August 9, 2022.
Filipe Domingues
Among the main concerns they mentioned were the role of the laity, especially of women; the contribution of the church on ecology in light of the encyclical “Laudato Si’”; and “spiritual conversation,” a method of discernment that was adopted to structure discussions during the first assembly that could become a major legacy of the synod.
As COP28 kicks off, "Jesuitical" welcomes Jose Aguto, the executive director of Catholic Climate Covenant, to discuss Catholic climate advocacy at this pivotal moment.
FaithShort Take
Peter Knox
The choice by Pope Francis to release “Laudate Deum” eight years after the publication of “Laudato Si’” is an unusual one, signaling an imminent climate crisis.
Pope Francis joins others in holding a banner during an audience at the Vatican June 5, 2023, with the organizers of the Green & Blue Festival. The banner calls for financing a "loss and damage" fund that was agreed upon at the COP27 U.N. climate conference in 2022. The fund would seek to provide financial assistance to nations most vulnerable and impacted by the effects of climate change. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Stewart
With COP28 in the United Arab Emirates imminent, opinion in the developed world on climate change has become deeply polarized. Perhaps exhausted by the digital news cycle, many people have developed compassion fatigue.
Colleen Jurkiewicz
The C.E.C. demonstrates a profound, organic Catholicism that places people within "the wholeness of creation" and asks them "to look and feel and touch and know it."