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Chad Pecknold, associate professor, theology, published an op-ed in the ABC (Australia) on the one year anniversary of Laudato Si. He also appeared on EWTN News Nightly to discuss the topic. See below.

An Integral Ecology: Revisiting Laudato Si', One Year On

From: ABC
Date: June 20, 2016
Author: Chad Pecknold

One year ago, the Vatican released Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si'. It set off a global firestorm of media coverage unusual for papal encyclicals. Why?

The simple answer is that Pope Francis taps into many of our most fundamental crises in the world today, and connects them. It's not simply an encyclical about the environment, but one on "our common home."

Laudato Si' relates the environmental crisis to the social crises we are all experiencing in a globalized world, but he tells us what we already know: we are on a self-destructive path, and we need conversion.


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EWTN News Nightly - 2016-06-16

From: EWTN News Nightly
Date: June 16, 2016

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