Here is our friend Dan Misleh's blog about the Holy See's conference on sustainability. Dan is the director of the Catholic Covenant on Climate Change and we met a few years back when he organized a conference on Benedict XVI's writings on the environment. With all the excitement about a Pope named Francis, writing an encyclical on the environment, it is good to remember that Pope Benedict, old, stodgy, German, professorial, Benedict, who really got the ball rolling on developing a theology of the environment adequate to the changes we face today.
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- Francis' encyclical an urgent call to prevent world of 'debris, desolation and filth'
- Editorial: Churches can lead the fight against racism
- New family synod document a mixture of welcome, criticism of modern life
- Special Section: Women Today [Print only]
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by Rosie Scammell, Religion News Service Eco Catholic
by Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service The Francis Chronicles