Maryknoll Sister Ann Braudis writes about the aspects of the encyclical of Pope Francis that are in harmony with evolutionary consciousness. Sister Ann holds a doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology from the Asian Social Institute, Philippines, and a Master’s degree in Creation Spirituality from Naropa University, Colorado. The following article was published in the May-June 2016 issue of NewsNotes.
Most of the commentary on Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si’
is from the standpoint of its subtitle “Care for our Common Home” and
the timeliness of its publication, just weeks before the Paris Climate
Talks. Beyond climate change, Laudato Si’ is comprehensive in
its description of the environmental breakdown facing the planet. It is
honest and transparent in its exhortations and has been hailed as a
watershed document. Moreover, it is of highest importance that one of
the world’s most significant religious figures stepped before humanity
in the exercise of moral leadership on behalf of the entire community of
life in this time of undeniable peril. Click here to read more.