Pope Francis’ bold clarion call in Laudato Si’ is passionate but also thoughtful and undogmatic in exemplary ways. Even while summonsing the best conclusions and consensus of the scientific community, there is a tone of humility and a recognition that knowledge is always partial and emergent.
November 1, 20170/
The “eternal rest” of which some speak would, I suspect, be hard for Vern to take.
August 28, 20170/
My expectation and intention is that in this odyssey, new epiphanies will take place and that the relationships developed on the journey will bear fruit in surprising ways.
August 7, 20170/
“Abba” is an Aramaic term for something like a dear father or daddy. It’s baby talk. It’s as if Jesus recognized that the way a parent offers herself in service is warp and woof in the very fabric of the universe.
July 27, 20170/
John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker with more on Laudato Si’: On June 30, 2015 a high level discussion was held marking the publication of the encyclical Laudato Si’. The Secretary General has observed that the pope’s “moral voice is part of a growing chorus of people from all faiths and all sectors of society speaking out for climate action.” Cardinal Turkson strongly underscored a basic point of the encyclical, namely, ”We are all in this together.”
July 6, 20150/
The Laudato opens with St Francis’s prayer, “Praise be to you my Lord, through our sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.” It resonates with the Indian philosophy of Vasudhaiv Kutumkan, with the contemporary movement for the Rights of Mother Earth, with cultures and faiths across the world.
June 22, 20150/