In 2015 Pope Francis issued his encyclical - Laudato Si' - On the Care of Our Common Home. The impact of the encyclical is going to be significant even outside the Catholic church. Environmentalists and scientists have endorsed the document. Likewise, non-Catholic religious leaders are eager to discuss the encyclical, which will become a topic of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.
Fr. Thomas J. Reese is a senior analyst with National Catholic Reporter and has compiled a Readers' Guide complete with study questions to help readers study and discuss Ladauto Si.
Discussion Guide to Laudato Sí United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Laudato Sí Homily Helps Suggestions for how to tie the Sunday Gospel readings of Cycle B into specific parts of the encyclical. Includes links for preaching and for parishes, based on the work of Catholic Relief Services
Readers' Guide to Laudato Sí by Fr. Thomas J. Reese, S.J.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops prepared the following brief descriptions of the major themes found in Laudato Si'
Papal Encyclical on Ecology 2015 Ignatian Solidarity Network
Pope Francis Releases Encyclical On The Environment Society of Jesus website
The Pope and the Planet New York Times Review of Books, August 13, 2015
The Pope's Call for Ecological Action Jesuits Midwest Partners
Why Laudato Sí is the Perfect Encyclical for Millennials The National Catholic Review, June 28, 2015
World Weighs In on Laudato Sí National Catholic Reporter, June 18, 2015
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