Laudato Si 229: Mutual Need and Shared Responsibility

Earth from Apollo 8The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website.

229. We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it. We have had enough of immorality and the mockery of ethics, goodness, faith and honesty. It is time to acknowledge that light-hearted superficiality has done us no good. When the foundations of social life are corroded, what ensues are battles over conflicting interests, new forms of violence and brutality, and obstacles to the growth of a genuine culture of care for the environment.

How often does this play out on the internet, a certain caricature of personal interchange? While online exchanges are easy and accessible, they can also be quite superficial, and they work against the sharing of responsibility and commitment–not to mention virtue.

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