Laudato Si -- On Care for Our Common Home

Laudato Si -- On Care for Our Common Home

by Pope Francis
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Laudato Si -- On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis

“Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.” — Pope Francis, Homily for the Inauguration of the Petrine Ministry, March 19, 2103

In his second encyclical, Laudato Si, On the Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis follows and expands on Catholic teaching on mankind's responsibility to care for God's creation, and protect and care for the most vulnerable. This letter builds on the teachings of previous popes including Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Saint John Paul II.

Laudato Si published by Our Sunday Visitor includes reflection questions, making it perfect for individual or group study.

“The Church is likewise conscious of the responsibility which all of us have for our world, for the whole of creation, which we must love and protect.” -- Pope Francis, Audience with Representatives of the Churches and Ecclesial Communities and of the Different Religions, March 20, 2013

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612783864
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 08/03/2015
Sales rank: 104,411
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Laudato Si', Mi' Signore [1-2] 9

Nothing in this World is Indifferent to Us [3-6]

United by the Same Concern [7-9]

Saint Francis of Assisi [10-12]

My Appeal [13-16]

Chapter 1 What is Happening to Our Common Home [17-61] 21

I Pollution and Climate Change [20-26]

Pollution, Waste and the Throwaway Culture [20-22]

Climate As A Common Good [23-26]

II The Issue Of Water [27-31]

III Loss Of Biodiversity [32-42]

IV Decline In The Quality Of Human Life And The Breakdown Of Society [43-47]

V Global Inequality [48-52]

VI Weak Responses [53-59]

VII A Variety Of Opinions [60-61]

Chapter 2 The Gospel Of Creation [62-100] 50

I The Light Offered By Faith [63-64]

II The Wisdom Of The Biblical Accounts [65-75]

III The Mystery Of The Universe [76-83]

IV The Message Of Each Creature In The Harmony Of Creation [84-88]

V A Universal Communion [89-92]

VI The Common Destination Of Goods [93-95]

VII The Gaze Of Jesus [96-100]

Chapter 3 The Human Roots Of The Ecological Crisis [101-136] 78

I Technology, Creativity And Power [102-105]

II The Globalization Of The Technocratic Paradigm [106-114]

III The Crisis And Effects Of Modern Anthropocentrism [115-136]

Practical Relativism [122-123]

The Need To Protect Employment [124-129]

New Biological Technologies [130-136]

Chapter 4 Integral Ecology [137-162] 104

I Environmental, Economic and Social Ecology [138-142]

II Cultural Ecology [143-146]

III Ecology Of Daily Life [147-155]

IV The Principle Of The Common Good [156-158]

V Justice Between The Generations [159-162]

Chapter 5 Lines Of Approach And Action [163-201] 121

I Dialogue On the Environment in the International Community [164-175]

II Dialogue For New National and Local Policies [176-181]

III Dialogue and Transparency in Decision-Making [182-188]

IV Politics and Economy in Dialogue For Human Fulfillment [189-198]

V Religions in Dialogue With Science [199-201]

Chapter 6 Ecological Education and Spirituality [202-246] 147

I Toward a New Lifestyle [203-208]

II Educating For The Covenant Between Humanity And The Environment [209-215]

III Ecological Conversion [216-221]

IV Joy And Peace [222-227]

V Civil And Political Love [228-232]

VI Sacramental Signs And The Celebration Of Rest [233-237]

VII The Trinity And The Relationship Between Creatures [238-240]

VIII Queen Of All Creation [241-242]

IX Beyond The Sun [243-246]

A Prayer For Our Earth

A Christian Prayer in Union With Creation

Study Guide 178

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Pope Francis' encyclical and it is a powerful and prophetic call to protect our environment for ourselves and for generations into the future. Rather than recommending short-term technological or political solutions, Pope Francis states that before cleaning the environment the human race must first clean its own inner house and change its own attitude to itself and others. I highly recommend it for anyone who cares about what kind of a world we are leaving to our children. This is a must read for the faithful. I'd also recommend that everyone reads When God Stopped Keeping Score by Author RA Clark, which takes an amazing look at the power of God and forgiveness. The story of the three women and the ham, the father, the son and the bible, and even the story of the echo, which resonates in Pope Francis' book as well, are remarkable. Borrow it or buy it, but please read it!