Pope Francis has repeatedly challenged us to ‘make some noise’ about the serious issues of climate change, as well as about poverty and extreme inequality. He summarised his concerns in his social encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home’, which he signed on Pentecost Sunday, 24 March 2015.
Bruce Duncan CSsR Australia faces some surprisingly similar issues to the Amazon, especially the rapid impact of climate change from increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, felling vital forests, unsustainable farming and mining practices, growing inequalities between rich and poor, and the excessive influence of domestic and foreign economic interests. Yet the circumstances of Australia and[…]
This year’s Social Justice Statement, Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world, invites people to reflect on how the internet has changed the way they communicate, work, learn and do business – and how to contribute to a more just digital world.
The photo spoke volumes – Pope Francis speaking on 27 March to the completely empty square in front of St Peter’s in Rome. Isolated and alone, like so many others due to the coronavirus outbreak, he epitomised the dilemmas we face as the crisis spreads everywhere. An estimated 11 million people reportedly listened to him[…]
Join Redemptorist from around the world in celebrating Laudato Si’ Week beginning May 16 and ending on May 24th. Five years ago, Pope Francis issued Laudato Si. That encyclical, on the environment, called for an ‘ecological conversion’, meaning a deep communion with all things that surround us. In that prophetic document, we have a blueprint[…]