Eco Catholic: One of Pope Francis' cardinal advisors defended Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical on the environment as a new Rerum Novarum.
Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga
Eco Catholic: The Laudato Si’ U.S. road trip got underway Monday with Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras stumping for the encyclical’s importance as a call to action.
A series of college events and conferences will give attention to Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical each day next week, highlighted by two cardinals going from one campus to the next.
Yes, I agree. It is incredible that the competent and capable bishop from Spokane, Wash., diocese was named archbishop-designate of the great Chicago archdiocese. No question about it. Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich is prayerful, intellectually sharp, humble, humorous, balanced, respectful and fearless. Terrific qualities for a bishop and an authentic churchman.
A Vatican conference kicking off Friday has brought together academics and experts from across the globe to address sustainability issues related to both people and the planet.
The conference -- “Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature, Our Responsibility” -- is a joint venture of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. It runs through the weekend and concludes Tuesday.