On June 18. 2015 Pope Francis released his encyclical on our common home. The title "Laudato Si" translated is "Praise Be To You" which is taken from the "Canticle of the Creatures", attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. Pope Francis refers to different saints such as St. Francis as well as former popes Pope Benedict and St. John Paul II and others reminding us that care for our common home is not a new idea. What is new is that while much has been written from a scientific point of view, Pope Francis is asking us to consider our home and it's creatures and their care from a spiritual perspective.
- Papal Encyclical: Laudato Si
- Top Ten Takeaways from "Laudato Si" by James Martin, S.J
- Laudato Si: A Map This text is a useful guide for an initial reading of the Encyclical. It will help you to grasp the overall development and identify the basic themes. The first two pages are an overview of Laudato si' (literally "Be praised" or better, "Praise be to you"). Then for each of the six chapters, there is a one-page summary that gives the argument or main points and some key passages. The numbers in parentheses refer to the paragraphs in the Encyclical.
- Father Robert Barron's Video on Laudato Si
- Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
- Writings and Homilies of Pope Francis
- Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium – Joy of the Gospel