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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Ten

IV. JOY AND PEACE 222. “Christian spirituality proposes an alternative understanding of the quality of life, and encourages a prophetic and contemplative lifestyle, one capable of deep enjoyment free of the obsession with consumption…. Christian spirituality proposes a growth marked … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Nine

V. RELIGIONS IN DIALOGUE WITH SCIENCE 199. “It cannot be maintained that empirical science provides a complete explanation of life, the interplay of all creatures and the whole of reality. This would be to breach the limits imposed by its … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Eight

II. DIALOGUE FOR NEW NATIONAL AND LOCAL POLICIES In this section, the Pontiff applies the principle of subsidiarity. He balances his previous call for global efforts with national and local responsibility and authority as well. 176. “Questions related to the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Seven

IV. THE PRINCIPLE OF THE COMMON GOOD 156. “Human ecology is inseparable from the notion of the common good, a central and unifying principle of social ethics.” 157. “Underlying the principle of the common good is respect for the human … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Six

New biological technologies 130. “human intervention on plants and animals is permissible when it pertains to the necessities of human life” — the use of animals for experiments, and the use of biotech to modify plants and animals (genetically), must … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Five

CHAPTER THREE THE HUMAN ROOTS OF THE ECOLOGICAL CRISIS 101. “It would hardly be helpful to describe symptoms without acknowledging the human origins of the ecological crisis.” I. TECHNOLOGY: CREATIVITY AND POWER 102. “Technology has remedied countless evils which used … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Four

III. THE MYSTERY OF THE UNIVERSE 76. “Nature is usually seen as a system which can be studied, understood and controlled, whereas creation can only be understood as a gift from the outstretched hand of the Father of all, and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Three

51. Pope Francis decries the behavior of developed nations and large multinational corporations toward disadvantaged nations. He describes the pollution and harm to the environment caused by companies which exploit the resources of poorer nations, with no regard for harm … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Two

32. “The earth’s resources are also being plundered because of short-sighted approaches to the economy, commerce and production.” 33. “Each year sees the disappearance of thousands of plant and animal species which we will never know, which our children will … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part One

Laudato si’ is the encyclical of Pope Francis on the environment. The title is not in Latin, but in an early version of the Italian language as it was in the process of developing from Latin. It’s in-between Latin and … Continue reading

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Archbishop Vigano’s Letter to Mothers in Italy

Conclusion: Archbishop Carlo M. Vigano should be brought before a judge, ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation, and if he is found to be mentally competent (which is not at all certain), he should be excommunicated and laicized by the Church. … Continue reading

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Contra E. Christian Brugger on Intention and Intrinsically Evil Acts

E. Christian Brugger is not a faithful Catholic theologian, and his answers on any questions of faith and morals should be treated with distrust. See my previous posts explaining why this is so. In his latest article, he continues teaching … Continue reading

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