Laudato Siˊ, the papal encyclical by Pope Francis, centers around the concept of integral ecology to describe the relationships of the person: with God, with oneself, with other human beings and with Earth.
Each of these relationships is interdependent with the others. Put simply, everything is connected. Laudato Siˊ calls for an integral ecology that sees the interconnectedness of
- Cultural, and
- Ethical issues.
Laudato Siˊ is an important addition to the body of modern Catholic Social Teaching (CST) which has developed over the last 130 years. CST is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society.
Passionist parishes, St. Mary's in Fairfield, and Holy Family in Birmingham, Alabama are hosting a Green Mass at St. Mary’s on October 4, 2022, the feast day of the patron saint of ecology, St. Francis of Assisi.
As Catholics and as Passionists, we have been asked by Pope Francis to seek the change of heart that is required to make the actions of the Laudato Siˊ Action Platform part of our daily lives.