Sunday, May 24, 2020

Laudato Si': a special anniversary year

The Vatican's JPIC office is inviting Catholic communities across the world to join a grassroots movement to gradually work toward "total sustainability" in the coming decade, a path that would include carbon neutrality, simpler lifestyles and divestment from fossil fuels.

The initiative was revealed May 16 by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as part of a "special anniversary year" planned for Pope Francis' 2015 social encyclical, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home."

The news came on the first day of Laudato Si' Week, a Vatican-sponsored event running through May 24, the encyclical anniversary date. Now the week will kick off a full calendar of events through May 24, 2021.

Here a good resource to actively participate in Laudato Si´s Encyclical of Pope Francis. Listen, pray, reflect and share with family and community this material which is perfect to overcome this time of quarantine.

The series LAUDATO SI is a radio adaptation of the central idea that runs through Pope Francis' encyclical: climate change is ruining Mother Earth and its terrible consequences harm all living beings, especially men and women impoverished by a system that is no longer tolerable.



All the Chapters here:  LISTEN

More about Laudato Si, a special anniversary year:

Friday, May 22, 2020

Año Laudato Si

Para destacar la importancia de la Laudato Si’ en este período crucial, el Dicasterio para la Promoción del Desarrollo Humano Integral ha establecido que desde el 21 de mayo de 2020 hasta el 24 de mayo de 2021 se celebre un año especial de aniversario de la Laudato Si’, que se traducirá en un tiempo de “Jubileo” para la Tierra, para la humanidad y para todas las criaturas de Dios.

La CLAR - Confederación Latinoamericana de Religiosos- comunica su renovado COMPROMISO por denunciar la expoliación y explotación de la #MadreTierra a través de este vídeo realizado por su oficina de Comunicaciones.



A journey back home to the Amazon rainforest


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Coronilla de Misericordia con la Tierra

"Usemos misericordia con nuestra casa común" fue el Mensaje del Papa Francisco en el 2016 en su llamado al cuidado del planeta como una nueva obra de misericordia, junto con alimentar al hambriento, dar de beber al sediento, vestir al desnudo, y los otros actos corporales y espirituales de misericordia.  
"Como obra de misericordia espiritual, el cuidado de la casa común precisa de «la contemplación agradecida del mundo» que «nos permite descubrir a través de cada cosa alguna enseñanza que Dios nos quiere transmitir». Como obra de misericordia corporal, el cuidado de la casa común, necesita «simples gestos cotidianos donde rompemos la lógica de la violencia, del aprovechamiento, del egoísmo […] y se manifiesta en todas las acciones que procuran construir un mundo mejor» " Papa Francisco.
En esta Semana de la #LaudatoSi, te invitamos a rezar la Coronilla de Misericordia con la Tierra: http://bit.do/coronilla

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Pope’s Message for the 2020 WDMR

The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.

Every year the WDMR is the last Sunday of September; in 2020 it will be celebrated on 27 September. As the title for his annual message, the Holy Father has chosen “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee” to focus on the pastoral care of internally displaced people (IDPs).

Download the Pope’s Message for the 2020: HERE