The first encyclical wholly from Francis overturns expectations

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- 'Laudato si' is not only an example of the Magisterium's social teaching: it also represents the birth of a new literary genre among papal documents. Normally in the modern epoch, Popes have included in encyclicals doctrinal themes. But 'Laudato si' is not a doctrinal text -- it is rather a pastoral letter based on the classical Latin American method: see, judge, act. Pope Francis begins his encyclical by inviting … [Read more...]

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Saint Francis and his star role in the Pope’s new encyclical

Vatican City, Jun 18, 2015 / 03:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' new encyclical is filled with references to his namesake, whom the Pope says is a model of how an integral ecology goes beyond matters of science and leads humanity to find God in creation. “I believe that Saint Francis is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authentically,” the Pope wrote. The saint, he said, “helps us to see that … [Read more...]

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Vatican: Encyclical aims to promote common good, not take sides

Vatican City, Jun 18, 2015 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican's presentation of Pope Francis' new encyclical said the intent behind the document goes beyond political debates, aiming for something more essential: the well-being of all creation. At the June 18 launch of the highly-anticipated encyclical “Laudato Si,” Cardinal Peter Turkson acknowledged a critique that the Church is taking sides on scientifically still-debatable topics such as global warming, … [Read more...]

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Vatican: Encyclical aims to promote common good, not take sides

Vatican City, Jun 18, 2015 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican's presentation of Pope Francis' new encyclical said the intent behind the document goes beyond political debates, aiming for something more essential: the well-being of all creation. At the June 18 launch of the highly-anticipated encyclical “Laudato Si,” Cardinal Peter Turkson acknowledged a critique that the Church is taking sides on scientifically still-debatable topics such as global warming, … [Read more...]

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Magisterium – not secret authors – had final say on encyclical

Vatican City, Jun 18, 2015 / 11:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite many claiming they helped to draft Pope Francis' new encyclical, the final text cannot be attributed to any 'hidden' advisors, says a former Vatican official. The proof, he says, is shown by the fact that the encyclical stands on the shoulders of previous magisterial teachings. The encyclical, “Laudato Si,” meaning “Praise be to You,” was published June 18. Its name is taken from St. Francis … [Read more...]

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Click here for the full text of the Pope’s new encyclical, Laudato Si

Vatican City, Jun 18, 2015 / 10:39 am (CNA).- Pope Francis' new encyclical, Laudato Si, was published today. The full text can be accessed at the Vatican website:http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html … [Read more...]

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The Pope’s take on transgender issues? Accept the body God gave you

Vatican City, Jun 18, 2015 / 04:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' new encyclical on the environment calls for men and women to acknowledge their bodies as a gift from God which should not be manipulated. “The acceptance of our bodies as God's gift is vital for welcoming and accepting the entire world as a gift from the Father and our common home,” the Pope wrote, “whereas thinking that we enjoy absolute power over our own bodies turns, often subtly, into thinking … [Read more...]

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