These Advent reflections by Arthur Jones, a former editor and publisher of NCR, was originally published by his parish, St. Vincent de Paul Parish Community in Baltimore. Jones' 30-year career with NCR also included stints as Washington bureau chief, diplomatic correspondent, West Coast correspondent and health care issues correspondent. He's the author of 15 books. For this Advent series, he wishes to acknowledge the inspiration of the Celtic invocations of Alexander Carmichael's Carmina Gadelica.
EarthBeat shares reflections based on the text of "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home." This second week examines humanity's shortcomings, and considers what inward steps Pope Francis is calling us to take.
NCR is sharing Advent reflections based on the text of "Laudato Si': on Care for our Common Home." This first week offers ways to connect with God's loving plan, be mindful of integral ecology, truly see creation and uphold human dignity.