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On the 7th anniversary of the promulgation of the encyclical Laudato Si’ by the Holy Father Pope Francis, the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon has launched a Laudato Si’ Reflection Series through its Human and Environmental Development Program.
View Part One on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/1C-
Dedicated to Ukraine and to Environmentalists Globally
The video series on the papal encyclical about the environment. Although our ecological challenges are usually considered in the contexts of economics, politics, and science, Pope Francis understands that the language of faith can make a considerable and essential contribution to the discussion. Papal encyclicals traditionally follow a three-part outline: first, a reflection on contemporary society, then an analysis of the deeper challenges, and finally, an exhortation to change attitudes and ethics, so that humanity can collectively ascend to a higher level of being. Laudato Si’ likewise follows this methodology of Catholic social teaching: see, judge, and act. In the first chapter of Laudato Si’, the “See” stage of the encyclical, Pope Francis offers a realistic and scientific explanation of what is happening to the planet and how that matters particularly to the poor.