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"Dear Lord,
May we always be mindful of your teaching: Love God & love your neighbour."

The Parish Environment Group welcomes discussion by all parishioners

Conversations : Why Pope Francis' new encyclical is so radical

Most of the early comment on the Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the environment, has rightly focused on its political impact. But to appreciate its reach it is helpful also to read it within the context of Catholic reflection on ethical issues.

The distinctive contribution of the Encyclical is to make respect for the environment a priority in Catholic life, and to justify that place by making it centrally in Catholic reflection on the human condition.

Encyclicals, which are addressed directly to the Catholic Bishops, always set their themes within the Catholic tradition, and particularly within the context of recent Papal teaching.

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Global Action on Climate Change

This link  provides a good summary of the climate rallies held across Australia today.  These rallies are happening across the globe over the weekend to encourage world leaders to take action on Climate Change.  

World leaders are currently assembling in New York for a Global Climate Summit.  Australia will be represented by Julie Bishop.

 

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Pope Francis's Radical Environmentalism

Pope Francis's Radical Environmentalism

(Extracts from an Article first published in The Atlantic in July)

In a talk at the Italian university of Molise in July, Francis characterized concerns about the 

environment as “one of the greatest challenges of our time”—a challenge that is theological, 

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