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Vatican to Mark 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si With Year-Long Celebration
Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/19/20 | Hannah Brockhaus

Posted on 05/19/2020 5:49:47 PM PDT by marshmallow

Vatican City, May 19, 2020 / 11:00 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican will on May 24 launch a year-long celebration of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato si’ to mark its fifth anniversary.

The “special Laudato si’ anniversary year” is an initiative of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and will include a wide range of events, starting with a global day of prayer and ending in the launch of multi-year sustainability action plans.

Five years from Pope Francis’ signing of the document, the “encyclical appears ever more relevant,” according to a statement from the dicastery.

It noted that the environmental encyclical’s anniversary also falls in the midst of the global coronavirus outbreak, saying “Laudato si’s message is just as prophetic today as it was in 2015.”

“The encyclical can indeed provide the moral and spiritual compass for the journey to create a more caring, fraternal, peaceful and sustainable world,” the Vatican department said.

The year will begin May 24, the day Laudato si’ was signed by Pope Francis, with a day of prayer for the earth and for humanity. A prayer was written for the occasion which people are being encouraged to say at noon anywhere in the world.

The integral development dicastery has also organized events in the week leading up to the anniversary, including several talks with the Global Catholic Climate Movement over the videoconferencing software Zoom, for “Laudato si’ Week.”

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1 posted on 05/19/2020 5:49:47 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow; Al Hitan; Coleus; DuncanWaring; Fedora; irishjuggler; Jaded; JoeFromSidney; kalee; ...

Barf Alert Ping


2 posted on 05/19/2020 5:51:25 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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To: marshmallow

This Pope is a Marxist and he is not fit to lead the Church. Bergoglio is the antipope as communism and the evils it has produced could only be the work of Satan.
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3 posted on 05/19/2020 5:58:23 PM PDT by wildcard_redneck ("Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither.")
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To: wildcard_redneck

Bergoglio is not pope. He has excommunicated himself.


4 posted on 05/19/2020 6:05:11 PM PDT by dsc (As for the foundations of the Catholic faith, this pontificate is an outrage to reason.)
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To: ebb tide

I think I’ll celebrate by taking a long road trip to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC, or maybe even taking a flight to Rome to visit St. Peter’s!


5 posted on 05/19/2020 6:14:15 PM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: marshmallow

So, it’s like a “Five Year Plan”? Stalin would be so proud! Lenin, too, I’m sure.


6 posted on 05/19/2020 6:19:18 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: dsc

Imagine there’s no Francis . . .


7 posted on 05/19/2020 6:20:33 PM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.)
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To: Hieronymus

It’s a good thing that God is so much smarter than I am, because I don’t have a clue what He is up to.


8 posted on 05/19/2020 6:40:50 PM PDT by dsc (As for the foundations of the Catholic faith, this pontificate is an outrage to reason.)
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To: dsc

I’ve been reading through Lamentations every day since the Churches were locked. I have some really vague idea.

I know it’s for good. I don’t like it. I have a problem. But maybe I will accept purification and vicarious suffering more appropriately in the future.


9 posted on 05/19/2020 6:51:31 PM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.)
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To: Hieronymus

I want to re-read Introduction to the Devout Life by Francis de Sales.


10 posted on 05/19/2020 7:08:58 PM PDT by dsc (As for the foundations of the Catholic faith, this pontificate is an outrage to reason.)
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To: marshmallow

Souls, Francis. Remember? That’s what you are to save, not things of this world.

You aren’t doing it right.


11 posted on 05/19/2020 7:41:16 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Just sit in your house until the food stops coming and then starve. You'll be safe.)
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To: marshmallow
Laudato Si is a good subject for writing a dramatic equivalence in blank verse and setting to music for expressive liturgical dance. That's about it.


12 posted on 05/19/2020 9:20:41 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Could it be any clearer?)
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