June 18, 2015
REGARDING POPE FRANCIS' ENCYCLICAL, LAUDATO SI
"The Holy Father's new Laudato Si ("Praise be to you, Lord") encyclical is a deep and complex appeal to conscience, a challenge to all of us to reexamine our stewardship of the environment and our love for the global poor. It argues forcefully for the priority of the common good, the dignity of the marginalized and the beauty of God's creation as a gift we all need to husband and share. As Philadelphians prepare for the World Meeting of Families this fall, Pope Francis reminds us that the family is a school of love and responsibility, the seed of a 'culture of life' that includes the dignity of the earth and the needs of all its peoples."
+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia
Kenneth A. Gavin
Director of Communications