La reciente Encíclica del Papa Francisco ‘Laudato Si’ presenta la Naturaleza como casa común donde acoger y dialogar con todos. En ella. The Papal Encyclicals ” published by Pierian Press. For several years, St. Michael’s Depot included these documents. Posts sobre Encíclica papal escritos por renzotaddei.

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In the Bible, the God who liberates and saves is the same God who created the universe, and these two divine ways of acting are intimately and inseparably connected: Otherwise, we would not be doing the creatures themselves any good either, for we would be failing to acknowledge their right and proper place.

Clearly, the Bible has no place for a tyrannical anthropocentrism unconcerned for other creatures. First, he begins revealing his main source of inspiration: Never has humanity had such power over itself, yet nothing ensures that it will be used wisely, particularly when we consider how it is currently being used.

It is essential to seek comprehensive solutions which consider the interactions within natural systems themselves and with social systems. As the Catechism teaches: In the same way, when technology disregards the great ethical principles, it ends up considering any practice whatsoever as licit. Yet this should not make us overlook the abandonment and neglect also experienced by some rural populations which lack access to essential services and where some workers are reduced to conditions of servitude, without rights or even the hope of a more dignified life.

The Huffington Post March 31, http: On many concrete questions, the Church has no reason to offer a definitive opinion; she knows that honest debate must be encouraged among experts, while respecting divergent views. The biblical accounts of creation invite us to see each human being as a subject who can never be reduced to the status of an object. In talking with his disciples, Jesus would invite them to recognize the paternal relationship God has with all his creatures.

Interventions which affect the urban or rural landscape should take into account how various elements combine to form a whole which is perceived by its inhabitants as a coherent and meaningful framework for their lives.

Each of us has his or her own personal identity and is capable of entering into dialogue with others and with God himself.

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This makes it necessary to build more roads and parking areas which spoil the urban landscape. We have the freedom needed to limit and direct technology; we can put it at the service of another type of progress, one which is healthier, more human, more social, more integral.


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This necessarily entails reflection and debate about the conditions required for the life and survival of society, and the honesty needed to question certain models of development, production and consumption. In this context, the great sages of the past run the risk of going unheard amid the noise and distractions of an information enciclicw.

If we acknowledge the value and the fragility of nature and, at the same time, our God-given abilities, we can finally leave behind the modern myth of unlimited material progress.

La última encíclica papal destaca que justicia y ecología son una misma cosa

Some less numerous species, although generally unseen, nonetheless play a critical role in maintaining the equilibrium of a particular place. The export of raw materials to satisfy markets in the industrialized north has caused harm locally, as for example in mercury pollution in gold mining or sulphur dioxide pollution in copper mining. Often a vicious circle results, as human intervention to resolve a problem further aggravates the situation.

Unless we struggle with these deeper issues, I do not believe that our concern for ecology will produce significant results. Pope Francis does not write as a Master or Doctor of faith, but as a zealous pastor who cares for the common home of all beings, not just humans, that inhabit it.

There is an urgent need to develop policies so that, in the next few years, the emission of carbon enficlica and other highly polluting gases can be drastically reduced, for example, substituting for fossil fuels and developing sources of renewable energy. This is yet another way in which we can end up working against ourselves. Es una gran llamada planetaria al amor social. Leaving an inhabitable planet to future papzl is, first and foremost, up to us.

The Catholic Church is open to dialogue with philosophical thought; this has enabled her to produce various syntheses between faith and reason. He acknowledges with sadness: The risks involved are not always due to the techniques used, but rather to their improper or excessive application.

This is a complex environmental issue; it calls for a comprehensive approach which would require, at the very enckclica, greater efforts to finance various lines of independent, interdisciplinary research capable of shedding new light on the problem. What is more, Saint Francis, faithful to Scripture, invites us to see nature as a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness.


Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us as living creatures are dependent on one another. In recent decades this warming has been accompanied by a constant rise in the sea level and, it would appear, by an increase of extreme weather events, even if eniclica scientifically determinable cause cannot be assigned to each particular phenomenon.

It becomes difficult to pause and recover depth in life. In the context of U. The best way to restore men and women to their rightful place, putting an end to their claim to absolute dominion over the earth, is to speak once more of the figure of a Father who creates and who alone owns the world.

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Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home. These achievements do not solve global problems, but they do show that men and women are still capable of intervening positively.

Particularly threatened are marine organisms which we tend to overlook, like some forms of plankton; they represent a significant element in the ocean food chain, and species used for our food ultimately depend on them. This means an illusion that things have value only insofar as they are ordered to human use, forgetting that its existence is valuable by itself n.

This compromises the very meaning of our struggle for the sake of the environment.

In the concrete situation confronting us, there are a number of symptoms which point to what is wrong, such as environmental encoclica, anxiety, a loss of the purpose of life and of community living. To seek only a technical remedy to each environmental problem which comes up is to separate what is in reality interconnected and to mask the true and deepest problems of the global system.

This has made it easy to accept the idea of infinite or unlimited growth, which proves so attractive to economists, financiers and experts in technology.

Our lack of response to these tragedies involving our brothers and sisters points to the loss of that sense of responsibility for our fellow men and women upon which all civil society is founded. Pope Francis waves to enciclicaa on April 15, upon his arrival on St.