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Cardinal Turkson Addresses Laudato si'

Lead Encyclical Consultant Keynotes Statewide Ohio Dialogue

  • 3 February 2016
  • Author: Jim Tobin
  • Number of views: 1403

Tony Stieritz, Director of the Archdiocesan Office of Social Action, chairs panel discussionOn October 31, 2015, Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and lead consultant on Laudato si’, led a day of dialogue on Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter, On Care  For Our Common Home: Laudato si'. Over 150 particpants dialogued with panelists from the fields of government, agribusiness, energy and science regarding their views on the encyclical.

Categories: Environment


Prayer for an End to Human Trafficking

Oh God, we didn't see them.

But you did-

The hundreds and thousands of human beings trafficked each year to join the millions who are trapped in modern-day slavery.

Under terrible conditions, they work in factories, plow fields, harvest crops, work quarries, fill brothels, clean homes, and haul water.

Many are children with tiny fingers for weaving rugs and small shoulders for bearing rifles.

Their labor is forced, their bodies beaten, their faces hidden from those who don't really want to see them.

But you see them all, God of the poor.

You hear their cry and you answer by opening our eyes, and breaking our hearts and loosening our tongues to insist:

No mas. No more.