Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

21, Dec

Pope Francis’ message to world leaders for the World Day of Peace, observed 1 January, calls for an ‘active nonviolence’.   In the message entitled ‘Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace’,  the Pope calls to political and religious leaders, heads of international organizations, and business and media executives to “apply the Beatitudes in the exercise of […]

9, Feb

Pope Francis has implored us to prepare for Easter by practicing the works of mercy. This year’s  Lenten Carbon Fast Calendar will act as our guide to spreading mercy to both people and the planet, in order to protect and preserve God’s creation. We thank the Social Justice Committee from CLRI for this great resource. […]

26, Aug

Pope Francis has established September 1 as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, inspired by the example of the Orthodox Churches who have observed this day for a number of years. Pope Francis wishes to remind us that: “Christians are called to “an ecological conversion whereby the effects of their encounter with Jesus Christ […]

17, May

  This article by Ilia Delio appears in the Global Sisters Report on May 11th, 2015.   In the coming weeks, Pope Francis will release his new encyclical on the environment. Bloggers and pundits alike have been speculating on what exactly the pope will say, while social justice advocates are almost dancing in the streets, […]

10, May

Pope Francis plans to mark two historic milestones this year: Issuing a rare “encyclical” (a letter of guidance to the whole church) – the first to focus primarily on climate change and human responsibility for the environment. Visiting the United States and addressing a joint session of Congress – the first Pope ever to do […]