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Chad Pecknold, associate professor of systematic theology, had a reaction to Laudato Si printed in an Aleteia article. See below.

What You Need to Know About the Pope's Encyclical on the Environment

From: Aleteia
Date: June 18, 2015

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Dr. Chad C. Pecknold, associate professor of theology at the Catholic University of America
Pope Francis acknowledges a scientific consensus that climate change is occuring, and that a large number of human factors are contributing to a self-destructive path. But he explains that science only gives a part of the picture, and is anti-modern enough to say that only a return to a harmony between God and creatures can save us, and that this harmony is visible in St. Francis, whose harmony with creation is unintelligible apart from his conversion to Christ, his prayers, his participation in the Eucharist as the joining of our earthly home to God the Father in heaven.

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