- Sep 19, 2020
Human beings must change their relationship with nature and view it not as an “object for unscrupulous use and abuse” but as a gift they are charged by God to care for and protect, Pope Francis said.
Representatives of several Christian churches, including the Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, and the Orthodox Church, are urging the faithful to see September as the “Season of Creation” in an effort to raise awareness about climate change.
Thanks to a recent “BioBlitz,” the 39-acre Mercy Farm in Benson learned that it is home to an incredible variety of trees, animals, flowers and insects. “We are raping the earth for comfort and profit,” said the farm director. “It’s important that we have places like this in the world where people can get away from everyday life.”
The Lord Jesus, therefore, does not teach humanity as an outsider but as a human being, as someone within the human family. In approaching Jesus Christ, therefore, humanity can see greater light and more deeply understand its own dignity.
Pope Francis asks that today be set aside for prayer for the natural world, joining with Christians on the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The case for praying to reconnect with the earth is made in a 1950 book deeply influential on Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’.
Mormon/Catholic dialogue. Say what? That’s right: Mormons and Catholics, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Roman Catholics. Talking. And listening to each other. It can be done. This summer I traveled to Salt Lake City to give a lecture at the invitation of the