The Pope’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, has been officially released. The storm in the commentariat is about to begin. My advice: drop everything and read it. Now. Skip the summaries, the commentaries, the reactions, the ideological spinning by the left and right. I have spent the past two hours skimming through it, and it is amazing. If taken seriously this may be a game changer for the Church and for the world. But, please, do not take my word for it. Go and read it. All of it.
Below, post your reactions and your favorite quotes if you want. In the next few days I might try to gather up various posts from around the blogosphere to it, but for now, I am just going to repeat myself and say: just read it!