VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — It took place in silence and lasted only a few minutes, but Pope Francis’ time of prayer and contemplation before the Shroud of Turin was marked with gestures of reverence and tenderness.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholic leaders lauded Pope Francis for his encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” for calling all to be good stewards, for putting “a human face” on environmental issues and for starting “a new conversation” on the urgent need to protect all of creation.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — There is a reason that the song “Solidarity Forever,” sung to the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” is an anthem of the labor movement. And it was no accident that a June 15 conference titled “Erroneous Autonomy: A Conversation on Solidarity & Faith” was…
Bishop Robert J. Cunningham released the following statement on Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’”: “Creation is not a property; creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with…
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Leaders of various faith traditions and civic leaders joined their voices with Catholics June 18 in praising Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” and its emphasis on caring for and protecting all of creation.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis and the patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch expressed their desire to work toward full communion of the two churches.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The tragic taking of nine lives at a historically black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, brought an outpouring of solidarity, compassion and sorrow from around the country.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The following are selected quotes from Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home”:
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on creation has come at an crucial time as increasing disregard for life and the environment requires immediate attention and action, said speakers at a Vatican news conference.