Laudato Si 62: The Gospel of Creation

Earth from Apollo 8The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Today we begin our examination of Chapter Two, The Gospel of Creation. We’ll take a bit more than a month to cover paragraphs 62 through 100.

As the chapter leads out, Pope Francis hopes for a conversation both “intense” and “fruitful.”

62. Why should this document, addressed to all people of good will, include a chapter dealing with the convictions of believers? I am well aware that in the areas of politics and philosophy there are those who firmly reject the idea of a Creator, or consider it irrelevant, and consequently dismiss as irrational the rich contribution which religions can make towards an integral ecology and the full development of humanity. Others view religions simply as a subculture to be tolerated. Nonetheless, science and religion, with their distinctive approaches to understanding reality, can enter into an intense dialogue fruitful for both.

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