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Care for creation, care for each other, pope says in radio interview

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Caring for all of creation includes paying particular attention to the needs of young people and the aged, Pope Francis told the audience of a Catholic radio station in Argentina.

As he did last August, Francis granted a telephone interview Saturday to a station operated by Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Campo Gallo, speaking for just under an hour with Frs. Joaquin Giangreco and Juan Ignacio Liebana.

Diocesan social action directors take time to focus on ‘Laudato Si’’

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Believers cannot sit out the effort to restore creation after years of abuse, a speaker told diocesan social action directors during their annual Social Action Summer Institute.

"To be at odds with creation is to be at odds with God," Dominican Sr. Kathleen McManus, associate professor of systematic theology at the University of Portland, said in a presentation to the institute's 275 participants. "And it's to be at odds with our neighbor and with our deepest selves."

College students bring support for Clean Power Plan to Congress

Getting the food service at St. Xavier University to change from plastic to biodegradable cups doesn't seem like it's a big deal.

But for Guadalupe Avila, a senior at the Sisters of Mercy-sponsored school in Chicago, it showed that she and her fellow members of Students for Social Justice can make a difference when it comes to the earth's environmental future.

Now she's ready to tackle Congress.

Regenerating the environmental economy, one spiritual entrepreneur at a time

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Etsy.com recently went public as a stock and corporation. On its way to even greater monetary success, it gave birth to Etsy.org, a non-profit that joins the e-commerce website for creative entrepreneurs in becoming a different kind of business. 

My congregation became involved with Etsy in November when the Schumacher Center for a New Economics held its annual lecture in our meeting room at Judson Memorial Church here in New York City. Matt Stinchcomb of Etsy.com was the speaker. He gave us a lot to think about.

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