Laudato Si'

Politics & Society Last Take
Catherine Cortez MastoNovember 30, 2017
From the Old Testament to Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si’,” Catholicism has recognized and treasured mankind’s intimate relationship with the earth and all the life that calls it home.
Giant machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany in April 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 17, 2017
“What we need to do is just continue to live out the challenge of ‘Laudato Si’,’ which is to examine our relationship with the earth, with God and with each other to see how we can become better stewards of this gift of the earth.”
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VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Global problems associated with climate change demand global cooperation, Pope Francis told a group of heads of state from the Pacific Islands.

The Ravenswood Generating Station, which uses natural gas, fuel oil and kerosene to power its boilers, is seen in 2015 in Long Island City, N.Y. Catholic environment advocates expressed concern over a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to roll back the Clean Power Plan, which would have reduced carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. (CNS photo/Justin Lane, EPA)
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The EPA has decided to roll back an Obama-era regulation to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
Clergy of many faiths from across the United States participate in a prayer circle on Nov. 3, 2016, in front of a bridge in Standing Rock, N.D., where demonstrators confront police during a protest of the Dakota Access pipeline. (CNS photo/Stephanie Keith, Reuters)
Faith Dispatches
Eileen MarkeyOctober 05, 2017
Long before Pope Francis articulated in “Laudato Si’” a comprehensive Catholic call to care for the physical environment, Agape members were focused on treading lightly on the earth and combining a contemplative lifestyle with frontline environmental and peace activism.
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Divestment from fossil fuels is one way to "look at how one applies the teachings" of "Laudato Si'."