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  • Pope: Caring for creation means caring for your brother and sister

    Pope: Caring for creation means caring for your brother and sister

    In a message to participants in an international congress about his 2015 environmental encyclical “Laudato Si” and the challenges of those dwelling in large cities, Pope Francis said these challenges need to be met with “three Rs:” Respect, responsibility and relationship.

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  • Aquila: Parishes inoculate Catholics against anti-immigrant blowback

    Aquila: Parishes inoculate Catholics against anti-immigrant blowback

    Given the mushrooming presence of undocumented immigrants in Colorado, one might think church leaders risk extra blowback when they speak out on immigrant rights. Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, however, says there’s precious little, in part because Catholics see these immigrants in their parishes and know they’re almost all “really good people.”

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  • Pope tells swimmers their sport’s anything but ‘liquid’

    Pope tells swimmers their sport’s anything but ‘liquid’

    Pope Francis, who’s an avid sports fan, told a group of swimmers on Saturday that their sport happens in the water, but it’s anything but ‘liquid,’ meaning ambivalent and lacking points of reference. He called on swimmers to learn lessons from their time in the water, including the importance of ‘making clean again everything that’s polluted, in sport and in life.’

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  • Journey to Antarctica confirms the wisdom of ‘Laudato Si”

    Journey to Antarctica confirms the wisdom of ‘Laudato Si”

    In the same way that ‘Laudato Si’’ serves as a rallying cry for humanity to work together to combat environmental destruction, the very existence of Antarctica is representative of that vision. The fact that an entire continent—one that is almost twice the size of Australia—exists as a place of international cooperation should serve as a model for global conduct.

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  • Religious and indigenous leaders seek to save rainforests

    Religious and indigenous leaders seek to save rainforests

    In the spirit of Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, ‘Laudato Si’,’ religious and indigenous leaders from dozens of countries met in Norway to discuss the dangers of deforestation and climate change. The initiative plans to find new ways to protect the planet and indigenous people with interreligious cooperation.

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  • Indian Jesuit says habits of the heart needed to help environment

    Indian Jesuit says habits of the heart needed to help environment

    A priest in India has urged people to launch a ‘Movement of Catholics’ to save the environment, joining the larger civil society action movement, and making elected representatives accountable for the formulation and implementation of ecological policies. Father Frazer Mascarenhas S.J. said this is also “our religious duty,” adding “this is the call of Pope Francis.”

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