These women were so appalled by the mutilation and killing of rhinos that they decided to fight back - they call themselves the Black Mambas.
"In the last part of the encyclical, Pope Francis invites Christians and all people of good will to ecological conversion. While it is true that we are partly responsible for many wounds inflicted on the environment, it is also true that we can be the solution to these problems once there is conversion of heart. This change involves recognizing that ecology is first of all an ethical question and humanity cannot be dominated by utilitarianism, consumerism and technological solutions."
Ricardo Simmonds, an environmental expert and founder of Creatio, talks with CNA about the Pope's new encyclical Laudato Si'.
The Redemptorists have put together an interactive digital resource kit for the recently released Papal encyclical, Laudato Si’. It includes: · Digital version of the document divided into chapters for easier reading · Insights on the encyclical from Fr Bruce Duncan CSsR · Prayers of the encyclical · Digitally laid out Q&A on the encyclical · A video top 10 Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Pope Francis' Laudato Si'
Pope Francis' highly-anticipated environmental encyclical has arrived and Fr. James Martin, S.J., presents the ten things you need to know about it.
Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" is a call for global action as well as an appeal for deep inner conversion. He points to numerous ways world organizations, nations and communities must move forward and the way individuals - believers and people of good will -- should see, think, feel and act.
Experts in theology, science, and business gathered at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall to discuss the "Laudato Si" encyclical. They addressed the controversy that has come with its release, and also discussed some of the letter's main themes from different perspectives. One of the world's leading climate scientists gave a detailed explanation of the history and effects of climate change. But he said it was more than a scientific issue.
Pope Francis' long-awaited encyclical on ecology Laudato Si' was unveiled at a news conference June 18 at the Vatican. In this video, Catholic News Service interviews some of the news conference attendees, and reflects on the encyclical's call for asceticism and reform.
Pope Francis has released his historic Encyclical Letter on the care for our common home - the enviroment. The title, Laudato Si', is taken from a hymn by St Francis of Assisi that contains strong emphasis on harmony between God and the creatures of the world.
"That is how the name came into my heart: Francis of Assisi. For me, he is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation; these days we do not have a very good relationship with creation, do we?" A name isn't the only thing that Pope Francis took from the famous saint. The title of his upcoming encyclical on ecology translates to "Be praised," words from Saint Francis of Assisi's famous poem "Canticle of the Creatures."
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