Shared inheritance plus integral and integrating vision

“The earth is essentially a shared inheritance, whose fruits are meant to benefit everyone.”
“the post-industrial period may well be remembered as one of the most irresponsible in history”
“the economy accepts every advance in technology with a view to profit……yet by itself the market cannot guarantee integral human development and social inclusion”
“the analysis of environmental problems cannot be separated from the analysis of human, family, work-related and urban contexts”, while solutions must be based on “a preferential option for the poorest of our brothers and sisters”
“we urgently need a humanism capable of bringing together the different fields of knowledge, including economics, in the service of a more integral and integrating vision”
“The same mindset which stands in the way of making radical decisions to reverse the trend of global warming also stands in the way of achieving the goal of eliminating poverty”
“Individual states can no longer ignore their responsibility for planning, coordination, oversight and enforcement within their respective borders”
“Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain”
“There is a need to change ‘models of global development’ ”
“Social love moves us to devise larger strategies to halt environmental degradation and to encourage a ‘culture of care’ which permeates all of society.”
– Pope Francis I

“On the environment, everybody has to change their behaviour. Even the person who drives a Prius and is a vegetarian. We are living a consumptive lifestyle that isn’t sustaining. Even the greenest of us.”
“There’s plenty in the Gospel that says what the Pope just said in this encyclical. The media has already started to ignore it. We’re concerned we’re (the Church) on the road to ignoring it as well. We need the bishops to say to the priests ‘Talk about it, guys. Don’t let this opportunity slide by.’
– Brian DeRouen

Catholics have both a right and a responsibility to speak out in regard to moral issues not just in a peripheral role but a leading one, especially on divisive issues that are sharply drawn down ideological lines.  Such willingness to find a lasting solution on the topic and to stimulate discussion on an issue where there are so many strong emotions, as is one of the stated purposes of the encyclical, should not be condemned or ignored by the temporal leaders of this world but instead respected and emulated.
Little words of god

The technocratic mindset sees nature as an accident which we must repurpose on demand to satisfy our own desires. For those infected by the technocratic bug, this may mean anything from raping natural resources to get rich to reconfiguring human bodies to achieve a sexual fantasy. Because this attitude is fundamentally manipulative, it is fundamentally individualistic and selfish. It sees nature as a whole, including other people and even one’s own body, as so much raw material to be used in producing personal satisfaction.
– Dr. Jeff Mirus


Encyclical Letter  Laudato Si’ by the Roman Catholic pope Francis I, on Care for our common home

Encyclical Letter
Laudato Si’ by the Roman Catholic pope Francis I, on Care for our common home

Preceding articles:

Time to consider how to care for our common home

Paris World Summit of Conscience, International interfaith gathering #1

Paris World Summit of Conscience, International interfaith gathering #2

Paris World Summit of Conscience, International interfaith gathering #3

Vatican against Opponents of immigration

Mayors from all over the world at the Vatican to talk about climate change

Climate change guilty of doing too little


Find additional reading:

  1. The natural beauties of life
  2. Science, 2013 word of the year, and Scepticism
  3. Pope Francis Raises Hopes for an Ecological Church
  4. Inculturation today calling for a different attitude
  5. How to make sustainable, green habits second nature
  6. Vatican meeting of mayors talking about global warming, human trafficking and modern-day slavery
  7. Profitable disasters
  8. Self inflicted misery #1 The root by man
  9. Self inflicted misery #2 Weakness of human race


About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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