Care for the earth has become a major political issue. But care for creation is not a new issue for Catholics. Franciscan Sr. Joan Brown takes a look at how the church has understood creation through the centuries. In an online essay posted at Catholic Update, she shows how the gift of the earth is very much tied in with how Catholics celebrate the sacraments.
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In This Issue
- Talk of Latinos' potential political clout dominates La Raza gathering
- Editorial: Pope Francis' exhortation to walk on the margins makes us squirm
- Philippine church takes lead on Francis' environmental encyclical
- Special Section Preview: Social Justice
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by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service The Francis Chronicles
by Tony Magliano Making a Difference