Laudato Si 43: Decline in the Quality of Human Life and the Breakdown of Society

Earth from Apollo 8The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. In Section IV of Chapter One, Pope Francis turns his attention to the “Decline in the Quality of Human Life and the Breakdown of Society.” After all, we are mortal beings living in a physical world. We are affected by circumstances around us. Our own wastes return to torment us.

43. Human beings too are creatures of this world, enjoying a right to life and happiness, and endowed with unique dignity. So we cannot fail to consider the effects on people’s lives of environmental deterioration, current models of development and the throwaway culture.

Sections 43-47 will address this topic as we move into human concerns spawned in large part by environmental issues.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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