“They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot.”
In his new encyclical, “Laudato Si” or “Praised be” Pope Francis is following in Benedict and JPII’s footsteps and encouraging us to be better stewards of Creation. As you sit down and read it for yourself listen to the Joni Mitchell‘s “Big Yellow Taxi.” It’s after the jump:
Does the holiday season make you feel sad? If so, you’re in good company. More from Fr. Jim McDermott in America here: Being Sad at Chrismastime. And read: Pope Francis Calls on Christians to Shun Extravagance.
“Hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”
The full text of Pope Francis’ new encyclical “Laudato Si” or “Praised Be” on our duty to care for the poor and Creation is available. It is now a part of Catholic Social Teaching. Read it for yourself at The Vatican website here: “Laudato Si”. Buy the book after the jump: