Laudato Si 163: Chapter Five Begins

Earth from Apollo 8The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. This section through number 201 deal with “Lines of Approach and Action.” Up through the end of the year, we’ll look at possible suggested plans from Pope Francis.

163. So far I have attempted to take stock of our present situation, pointing to the cracks in the planet that we inhabit as well as to the profoundly human causes of environmental degradation. Although the contemplation of this reality in itself has already shown the need for a change of direction and other courses of action, now we shall try to outline the major paths of dialogue which can help us escape the spiral of self-destruction which currently engulfs us.

In typically Ignatian fashion, dialogue is prominent in what is to come.

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