7.6
Misc: Pope Francis Arrives In Ecuador

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis is visiting some of the poorest countries in South America this week. He will be meeting with indigenous people and speaking about: the poor, the environment, and the power of the Gospel to transform the world. More from The Wall Street Journal here: Pope Francis Arrives In Ecuador

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6.19
The Terrible Problem With ‘Laudato Si’

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Beauty Will Save the World

Catholic teachings challenge everyone, both liberal and conservative. We’re all sinners. Jennifer Fitz writes for Patheos about the difficulty of the new encyclical “Laudato Si.” She writes, “Either we have to change the way live, or we have to decide we’re not going to do the Catholic thing after all.” Read it all here: The Terrible Problem With ‘Laudato Si’

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6.18
TCC Playlist: Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

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Joni MItchell

“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:

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6.4
Pope Francis, Scientist

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Pope Francis surprise visit

Before he was a priest Pope Francis worked as a chemist. How might this background impact his papacy and the reception of his forthcoming encyclical on the environment? More from Forbes here: Pope Francis, Scientist. Or read Robert Christian in Time: Pope Francis the Chemist Should Give Congress a Science Lesson

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