NCR asked prominent media ecologist Thom Gencarelli to weigh in on a portion of Laudato Si' that warns against the use of media to "shield us from direct contact with the pain, the fears and the joys of others and the complexity of their personal experiences."
Last week, Jeb Bush joined a number of Republicans who have relativized the value of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si'.
Eco Catholic: "It's a time for the church to be bold, to speak about major issues, and to achieve a new level of relevance in people's lives."
A headline in the Washington Post Friday morning said, “A Test of Faith: Pope Francis Puts GOP Hopefuls on the Defensive.” And, well, he might. After all, Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ is an affirmation of the scientific consensus on climate change, and very strong instruction that the world needs to do something about it… and fast.
Eco-Catholic: 'We see this as an essential part of the solution, if we look for the common good."
Eco-Catholic: Online coverage of Laudato Si' could be found on both conservative and liberal websites.
Eco-Catholic: "I think one of the best parts of this encyclical is the call for ongoing dialogue, conversation of everybody to solve some of these problems."
Updated: How did the world respond to Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and human ecology? Check out our round-up of reactions from Thursday.
Peaceful. That is the only word that fully describes how I feel after reading "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home," the encyclical on the environment released by Pope Francis this morning.
For the past six years, I have worked within the Catholic church to address the pressing issue of human-forced climate change. During that time, I have experienced some hopeful glimpses of how the church might animate effective responses to this challenge.
The annual Cosmos & Creation Conference has developed into a much-anticipated gathering of men and women of science who are, for lack of a better word, believers.