Caring for our Common Home
Laudato si' (Medieval Central Italian for "Praise be to you") is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle "On Care For Our Common Home". In it, the Pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action"
” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]On Sunday 23rd April we had a cleanup in the parish. With 10 volunteers armed with litter pickers, 15 bags of rubbish were collected in just over an hour. At our Gospel Choir Mass we had two speakers Sr Catherine who spoke about the work of Eco-Congregation and Orla Davin Carroll […]
At St Francis Xavier’s we want to take seriously Pope Francis’s appeal to “care for our common home” so an EcoRep has joined the Parish Council. Mary Murphy has been a tireless re-cycler at tea after the Sunday night Gospel Mass (known even to take stuff that might otherwise be binned home for re-cycling!). She […]
At Gardiner Street parish a working group has begun to look at at ways the Parish can develop an eco approach. We are modelling our work on the vision of Eco-Congregation Ireland. Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home invites to value the gifts of the earth for the good […]