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  • Realism and Renewables: ‘Laudato Si’’ and the Real Option for the Poor

    Realism and Renewables: ‘Laudato Si’’ and the Real Option for the Poor

    Pope Francis’s ‘Laudato Si’’ emphasizes responding to God’s call to care for the creation that has been given us, so that its gifts may be used by all, and particularly that we may protect the poor and vulnerable who suffer the effects of climate change first. The pope says it is the imperative moral obligation to change our modes of production and consumption in order to accelerate rapidly to renewable energy systems.

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  • Pope: Scientists must defend creation from use of biotech

    Pope: Scientists must defend creation from use of biotech

    Pope Francis warned against the dangers of biotechnology during an audience with the Italian National Committee for Biosecurity, Biotechnologies and Life Sciences. “You also are asked to foresee and prevent the negative consequences that can cause a distorted use of the knowledge and ability to manipulate life,” he said.

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  • Activist says Pope’s eco-message can’t be carried by ‘half the Church’

    Activist says Pope’s eco-message can’t be carried by ‘half the Church’

    Bill Patenaude, the co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, says that Pope Francis’s teaching on the environment is in complete continuity with that of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI and St. Pope John Paul II, but to date more conservative Catholics really haven’t gotten on board — raising the risk, he says, that the message is being carried by only half the Church.

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