Links for 11/04/15

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From Vatican Radio, the text of Cardinal Peter Turkson's talk at Ohio State University on Laudato Si'. 

At Catholic Moral Theology, Matthew Shadle examines the absence of the concept of "structural sin" in Laudato Si', and why its replacement with "integral ecology" actually works better in this context. This is a very important article. Here is the money quote: 

The absence of the concept of “structural sin” in Laudato Si’ is not something to be lamented, but rather a call to question our presuppositions about our connectedness with the natural world and how those presuppositions shape the social analysis that we as theologians and other concerned Catholics use to interpret our world. 

Finally, I mentioned this morning that today is the anniversary of St. Pope John XXIII's coronation. I am glad we know longer have "coronations" for popes, but we should bring back the "Sic transit." Here is the long video of the entire thing (and shorter excerpts can be googled):

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