Laudato si

September 1 to October4, 2017: “September 1 was proclaimed as the World Day of Prayer for Creation by the Orthodox Church in 1989, and many other Christian churches have joined since then, with Pope Francis most recently in 2015. It was then extended to be a month-long Season of Creation, ending on October 4 (Feast of St. Francis).” http://seasonofcreation.org/

June 30, 2017: “Sign the pledge to receive resources on how to live #LiveLaudatoSi and to connect to a global movement coming together to care for our common home” including praying for and with creation:  http://livelaudatosi.org/

December 3, 2016: Laudato Si: A World to Live and a Life to Love: The International Institute Laudato Si for the Care of Creation in Granada, Spain in collaboration with Saint Joseph’s College in Portland, Maine raises awareness to the importance of preserving our planet. The goal is to provide the concrete programs called for by John Paul II, and envisioned by Pope Francis. https://cruxnow.com/sponsored/2016/12/03/laudato-si-world-live-life-love/

September 28, 2016: “Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco, November 7-18, 2016, will be the first meeting of the Parties since the Paris Agreement.” The following opportunities and priorities are emphasized:  http://www.casinapioiv.va/content/accademia/en/events/2016/cop22/final_statement.html

June 12-19, 2016: Laudato Si’ Week will be a major international celebration to reflect on the Laudato Si’ message and take action to bring it to life. http://laudatosiweek.org/

November 8, 2015: ““Laudato Si’” is litmus test for climate discussions: This article outlines the vast array of influential participants at COP 21 and beyond drawing inspiration from Pope Francis’ “formidable document”. http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/world-news/detail/articolo/44542/  

August 10, 2015: “Pope Francis Institutes World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation… Pope Francis has instituted a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which will be celebrated each year on September 1st.” http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-francis-institutes-world-day-of-prayer-for-care-of-creation

June 2015: A “Bulletin Insert” from the USCCB as a suitable primer for any parish on Laudato si.  http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/upload/laudato-si-bulletin-insert.pdf

June 18, 2015: “Key quotes from the Pope’s encyclical: Read the highlights of ‘Laudato Si’, on subjects ranging from abortion to consumerism” http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/06/18/key-quotes-from-the-popes-encyclical/

June 19, 2015: From the Collaborative ministry of Creighton University, a Jesuit institution: A series of Vatican and other links providing guides, handouts, summaries and a short video on Laudato si http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Environment/

June 18, 2015:Pope Francis releases ecology encyclical ‘Laudato Si’. Below [at this website] you will find a link to the official encyclical, along with a ‘map’ of the encyclical, a summary of the encyclical and Questions and Answers. http://saltandlighttv.org/blog/featured/pope-francis-releases-ecology-encyclical-laudato-si

June 14, 2015: Pope: ‘Laudato Sii’ Encyclical Addressed to All: “This Encyclical is addressed to all: let us pray so that all may receive its message and grow in the responsibility towards the common home that God has entrusted to all.” http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-laudato-sii-encyclical-addressed-to-all

June 12, 2015: Stewardship for God’s creation: the Christian landscape behind Pope Francis’ new encyclical: “– Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on ecology will draw from decades of Catholic social thought on God’s creation in light of new perspectives on environmental problems, a prominent magazine has said ahead of the encyclical’s release.” http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/stewardship-for-gods-creation-the-christian-landscape-behind-pope-francis-new-encyclical-96798/

June 10, 2015: Bishops urged to help Catholics understand upcoming encyclical. ST. LOUIS (CNS) — A week before the anticipated release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on human ecology and the environment, the U.S. bishops were urged to help Catholics hear and understand it. http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1502518.htm


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