Catholic Ecology, Creation, and Humanity

On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul (June 29, 2009) Pope  Benedict XVI  published an  Encyclical entitled: "Caritas in Veritate" (Charity in Truth). Here are a few quotes that speak of our integral human relationship to Creation. “The way humanity treats the environment influences the way it treats itself, and vice versa” ……. “The Church has a responsibility towards creation and she must assert this responsibility in the public sphere.”

In 2010 in his New Year Message he said, “It should be evident that the ecological crisis cannot be viewed in isolation from other related questions, since it is closely linked to the notion of development itself and our understanding of man in his relationship to others and to the rest of creation.” I encourage reading and study of the two documents. Here is a video that might inspire….


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