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Pope Francis Releases Encyclical Letter Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home

  • 30 June 2015
  • Author: Jim Tobin
  • Number of views: 2225

Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility.

Read the encyclical

Six minute video

Buy a Copy (available in English and Spanish)

Encyclical Climate Action Kit

USCCB Resources on Environmental Stewardship
Categories: Environment, Rural Life


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.