BLOG: Laudato Si\'
In the lead up to COP21—the landmark international climate change summit in Paris—a massive climate mobilization has started happening around the world. On Sunday, November 29 at Queen’s Park in downtown Toronto, an event called “Light the Way to Climate Action” saw thousands of people come together of all faiths and backgrounds to stand in ...read more
This photo taken in Basilica of St Denis in Paris, where the petition delivery event took place on November 28. Bernd Nilles, Secretary General of CIDSE; Yeb Saño, leader of the People’s Pilgrimage; Tomás Insua, Global Coordinator of the Global Catholic Climate Movement; Mgr Josef Sayer, Misereor (Germany); Cardinal Cláudio Hummes OFM, President of Pan-Amazonian ...read more
Many people have asked me either how we came to work on a project about the environment, or how we ended up with the format that we ended up with. My response is always that we began with one question, “why should we care for the environment?” and we tried to be honest and thorough ...read more
On Thursday, November 26, 2015, Pope Francis address the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Below you will find the full text of his prepared remarks: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Nairobi, Visit to U.N.O.N. Thursday, November 26, 2015 I would like to thank Madame Sahle-Work Zewde, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, for ...read more
  On Thursday, November 26, 2015, Pope Francis met with leaders and members of multiple faiths for the Ecumenical and Interreligious Meeting in Kenya. Read the full text of his addresses given by Mons. Peter Kairo, Rev.do Dott. Eliud Wabukala and Prof. Abdulghafur H. S. El –Busaidy below: Mons. Peter Kairo, President of the Commision ...read more
Salt + Light’s new six-part groundbreaking documentary series Creation continues on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm ET. Creation highlights stories from all over North America focused on Catholic environmental principles. Our stories draw attention to many issues – waste management, species conservation, urban and local farming, water shortages, contamination and waste water treatment– and offer the ...read more
Dr. Carolyn Woo, the CEO and President of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), was one of five presenters invited by the Vatican to speak at the June 18, 2015 press conference launching Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. Drawing on her 14 years as dean of the Mendoza School of Business at the University ...read more
The highly anticipated teaching document of Pope Francis on ecology has arrived. How does it build on the teachings of Popes John Paul II and Benedict the XVI? What does it say about climate change? What does it say about poverty and those most affected by ecological destruction around the world? Join host Sebastian Gomes ...read more
Much of the novelty surrounding the person and pontificate of Pope Francis can be attributed to his Argentine, Latin American background. His personal style, his understanding of church matters and his views on global issues are all shaped by that particular cultural experience. The significance of this cannot be overstated. So when Francis returns to ...read more
This is a reflection for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, year B. The readings are Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15 and Mark 5:21-43. God did not make death. That’s what I kept thinking last Saturday. You see, I was in Poland and last Saturday I had the chance to ...read more