Fr Richard Lennan, Professor of Systematic Theology at Boston College, addressed the First Assembly of the Plenary Council as one of its expert advisors. He explained that we need an ‘integral ecclesiology’ to parallel Pope Francis’ ‘integral ecology’.
A workshop for all Catholics to learn about the environmental challenges of our time and place, the biblical foundations of Laudato Si’, the theology and spirituality of Laudato Si’, and what the forthcoming Laudato Si’ Action Platform will offer you if your family, parish, school… Read More »Engaging with Laudato Si’: Caring for Our Common Home
“Today’s children and teenagers will face catastrophic consequences unless we take responsibility now.” Pope Francis, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury have released a joint statement on the protection of Creation. They cite the importance of GOP26, “We pray for our leaders who will gather in Glasgow to decide the future of our planet and its people…’To whom much is given, much is required.’ (Lk 12:48).”
The Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace is co-leading a 40-day prayer campaign based on the Laudato Si’ Goals, for communities joining the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. The prayer campaign begins on 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis, and concludes on 14 November, the World Day of Prayer for the Poor.
Professor Douglas Christie, Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles in a conversation with Dr Sandie Cornish from the ACBC Office for Justice, Peace & Ecology on a spirituality in a time of great environmental damage and loss, Friday 1 October, 10:00… Read More »Cultivating A Sense of Place: Contemplative Ecology in a Time of Loss
The Bishop’s Social Justice Statement 2021-22: Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, affirms that “we human beings need a change of heart, mind, and behaviour.’ It draws from Scripture, from the theological tradition, from Catholic Social Teaching, and from the wisdom of the world, including the insights of First Nations people.
Two international meetings in the coming months will be crucial moments in the fight against climate change and biodiversity destruction. COP-26 on climate change and COP-15 on biodiversity. Catholic groups are lobbying for action. The Conference of Parties COP26 (31 Oct – 12 Nov, 2021)… Read More »COP15 and COP26: “A Call to Action”
New resources are now available that are aimed at making the Bishops Social Justice Statement 2021-22, Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor real in our communities: Bishops Personal Reflection Videos on What Creation Means to Them & Posters and Floor Decals Posters and… Read More »New Resources Make Real Bishops Statement
The Diocese of Parramatta and the Archdiocese of Sydney have both had a busy month in August and September as they launched the Australian Bishops Social Justice Statement 2021-22, Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, ran several events for the Season of Creation… Read More »Parramatta and Sydney Dioceses gather for climate and refugees
From 2020 forward, Social Justice Sunday will be celebrated on the last Sunday of August. Previously it was celebrated on the last Sunday in September. A Long Tradition The celebration of Social Justice Sunday is a long tradition in the Catholic Church in Australia. For… Read More »Social Justice Sunday