Laudato Si Archives - Crux



  • On Earth Day Catholics prepare to show mercy for the planet

    On Earth Day Catholics prepare to show mercy for the planet

    The #Mercy2Earth Weekend is being organized by the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) to mark the fact that Earth Day (April 22) and Divine Mercy Sunday (April 23) are happening on the same weekend. The organizers say “both Catholics and non-Catholics are certainly listening to Pope Francis’s eco-message.”

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  • Is Fertility Awareness a natural alternative to the Pill?

    Is Fertility Awareness a natural alternative to the Pill?

    Catholic feminist Anna Keating says that beginning to see one’s fertility and biology, not as an enemy to be eradicated, but as an indicator of health to be understood, is a huge shift. Fertility Awareness gets people to think of themselves as fundamentally relational, and allows them to start thinking about what they want those relationships to look like.

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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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