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Aparecida 475: The Amazon Region

Last thoughts on Care for the Environment as we wrap up Chapter Nine. Note the special concern in this last chapter topic for the Amazon region. We will see how the upcoming synod (prep document here) addresses this matter. On … Continue reading

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Aparecida 474: Proposals For Pro-Environment Concerns

Last thoughts on Care for the Environment as we approach the end of Chapter Nine. As with other topics in this chapter, the bishops offer some advice for themselves and the rest of the Church: 474. We offer some proposals … Continue reading

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Aparecida 473: Exploitation Of Natural Resources

Criticism for “ruin” and “death” follows: 473. Today the natural wealth of Latin America and the Caribbean is being subjected to an irrational exploitation that is leaving ruin and even death in its wake, throughout our region. Exploitative economics to … Continue reading

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Aparecida 472: Linking Life And The Environment

Gratitude for a wider garment without seams: 472. The Church is grateful to all who devote themselves to defending life and the environment. Particular importance must be given to the most serious destruction under way in human ecology.(Centesimus Annus 38) … Continue reading

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Aparecida 471: A Growing Awareness

471. In Latin America and the Caribbean, awareness is growing of nature as a free legacy that we receive to protect, as a precious space for shared human life and as careful responsibility of human stewardship for the good of … Continue reading

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Aparecida 470: Care For The Environment

The eighth subsection of the Aparecida document┬átreats Care For The Environment. One might think the cause is exclusive to guilt-ridden First Worlders. But not so. The bishops begin with a reminder of human stewardship of creation: 470. As disciples of … Continue reading

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Aparecida 469hi: Pro-Life Politics

The last two pro-life initiatives from the Aparecida bishops involve lay action in the political sphere. Let’s read: h) Promote the formation and action of competent lay people, encourage them to become organized to defend life and family, and urge … Continue reading

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