Laudato Si 198: Acknowledging Mistakes, Moving Forward

Earth from Apollo 8The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Wrapping up this section on politics and the economy …

198. Politics and the economy tend to blame each other when it comes to poverty and environmental degradation. It is to be hoped that they can acknowledge their own mistakes and find forms of interaction directed to the common good. While some are concerned only with financial gain, and others with holding on to or increasing their power, what we are left with are conflicts or spurious agreements where the last thing either party is concerned about is caring for the environment and protecting those who are most vulnerable. Here too, we see how true it is that “unity is greater than conflict”.[Evangelii Gaudium 228]

This is probably the greatest challenge laid down in this whole document, one about which I do not feel confident. Any naysayers on me?

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