This upcoming Monday night, October 12th, St. Mary’s and the Oregon State Newman Center are sponsoring a panel discussion on Laudato Si, the Pope’s new encylical. In preparation for that panel I met with a group of Newman Center students last night, and I used this handout, below, to ground our discussion. It’s a series of quotes from the document.
Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Deuteronomy 4:1-8; Psalm 15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-23
I’ve been reading Pope Francis’s wonderful new encyclical, Laudato Si, “Praise be to You,” and I wanted to share a little of the opening chapter with you. It’s so rich and interesting, and it connects so well with the readings today.
This isn’t an encyclical about climate change. It’s not about global warming. It’s about the gospel, it’s about Our Lord Jesus Christ and how we are called to follow him.