Pope, Patriarch Issue Joint Statement on Environment

Environmental destruction is a sign of a “morally decaying scenario” in which too many people ignore or deny that, from the beginning, “God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment,” said the leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

Vatican Marks First Anniversary Of Encyclical on Environment

Marking the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace launched a new website dedicated to the document and efforts around the world to put its teaching into practice.

DiCaprio’s Talk Touched Church Themes

“Be like Leonardo DiCaprio.” Ucanews.com reported that was the call of Sister Aloha Vergara of the Handmaids of the House of God, who said DiCaprio’s speech at the Academy Awards “reflects the people and the churches’ position on the protection of the environment.”

Plan Offers Ways to Implement Encyclical

The produce raised at a parish community garden goes to needy families in Georgia. The garden is an example of how the Atlanta Archdiocese hopes Catholics and parishes can implement “Laudato Si’.”

The Incarnation and the World

(Fourth in a series) THE MEANING AND mystery of the Incarnation, the taking on of flesh by the Son of God, can be thought about, prayed about, read about and deeply embraced. Yet there is always more richness, insight and grace to take from it.