Care for Creation
What does it mean to be a wise steward of God’s creation and to deepen one’s commitment to practices and attitudes that promote care for creation? Most people are likely to be surprised and intrigued by the Church’s teaching on creation and the environment. It is likely to show them the beauty and wonder of the Church’s concern for all things that are genuinely human (see Gaudium et Spes, 1). It may lead faithful Catholics to a deeper appreciation of Church teaching and may lead those on the fringes and those who are indifferent to look anew at the Church.
Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home
Pope Francis’s encyclical is addressed to “every person living on this planet” for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility. Read the encyclical here.