Laudato Si 111: Crisis Mode

Earth from Apollo 8The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Pope Francis criticizes crisis mode which, really, is far more costly in the long run.

111. Ecological culture cannot be reduced to a series of urgent and partial responses to the immediate problems of pollution, environmental decay and the depletion of natural resources. There needs to be a distinctive way of looking at things, a way of thinking, policies, an educational program, a lifestyle and a spirituality which together generate resistance to the assault of the technocratic paradigm. Otherwise, even the best ecological initiatives can find themselves caught up in the same globalized logic. To seek only a technical remedy to each environmental problem which comes up is to separate what is in reality interconnected and to mask the true and deepest problems of the global system.

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