India’s Ganga River Facing Slow Death
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India’s Ganga River Facing Slow Death

India’s holiest river, The Ganga — also known as The Ganges — is facing a slow death due to pollution. Unplanned urban and industrial growth have led to the river system’s abuse, turning it into a toxic stream at several points during its journey to the sea, says the above video by CNA. The Indian…

White Plains, New York: Special Parish Event to Conclude Season of Creation
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White Plains, New York: Special Parish Event to Conclude Season of Creation

Last Saturday our Care of Creation Team in the Parish organized an interesting and informative workshop on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’ to help the people of God to ACT for ‘care for our common home’. (Fr Willem Klaver mhm) His introductory words: On this day that Pope Francis is signing his new encyclical in Assisi…

Season of Creation: Breathing Together
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Season of Creation: Breathing Together

A global Ignatian prayer vigil. It took place on the youtube channel of Jesuit Curia on September 25 at three different moments at 8 PM in Manila, 8 PM in Rome and 8.00 PM in New York in order to ensure greater outreach and to connect everyone in the world. There have been more than…

Fratelli Tutti: A Thought Provoking Analysis
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Fratelli Tutti: A Thought Provoking Analysis

In Fratelli tutti, the very liberal-sounding idea of universal fraternity is put into dialogue with the gospel message which points so strikingly in the direction of the brother- and sisterhood of every human being. A more triumphalistic pontiff would have insisted that the gospel was the ultimate source of all that is good in the Enlightenment,…

Austen Ivereigh on Fratelli Tutti
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Austen Ivereigh on Fratelli Tutti

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Mill Hill Formation Nairobi: Celebration to Conclude the Year of Creation
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Mill Hill Formation Nairobi: Celebration to Conclude the Year of Creation

The season of creation that was introduced by Pope Francis since 2016, came immediately a year after the publication of Laudato Si on the Care for our Common Home. The special season occurs within the ordinary time of the Church’ liturgical calendar to run from the 1st of September to the 4th of October which…

Season of Creation: Poetic Vision
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Season of Creation: Poetic Vision

GOD’S CREATION Nature means the flowersThe plants and the treesThe fish and the animalsIncluding ants at their ease. Creation is differentIt is all inclusiveIt comprises of treesAnd plants and animals of every kindAnd last of all arrived humankind. We think we are firstWhen in fact we were lastWe must forget that notionForget the past. What…

Malaysia: Missionary Stewards of Creation
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Malaysia: Missionary Stewards of Creation

Fr Oniz Kihokolo MHM is Parish Priest for St. Alphonsus’ Parish, Julau. Originally from Uganda, the missionary has created a demonstration garden, where he grows pineapples, sweet potatoes, pawpaws, tomatoes and passion fruit. He also rears rabbits and chickens and uses their natural waste for organic pesticide and fertil Fr Oniz shared: “A healthy environment…

‘When Elephants Fight, the Grass Suffers’
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‘When Elephants Fight, the Grass Suffers’

When I worked in Kenya with refugees in the early 1990s, there was a Kiswahili saying I heard often, “Wapiganapo tembo nyasi huumia,” which means, “When the elephants fight, the grass suffers.”  Usually this is a way of saying that when big powers (nations, states, leaders) fight or go to war, it is the poor…

Season of Creation: Wake Up!
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Season of Creation: Wake Up!

The song ” Africa Vuka” is meant for the Season of creation also in line with Global Climate Strike. Baba Miti is the author of the song and he is the Waka waka Band founder-leader. The Band is based at Nairobi ,formed by Franciscans Youths, students at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa. “Vuka” means…

Season of Creation:  Laudato Sì Celebration Song
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Season of Creation: Laudato Sì Celebration Song

It is difficult to match the irresistible Jerusalema of Master KG, but the Waka Waka Band from Kenya delivere a catchy anthem for the anniversary year of the encyclical of the same name: Laudato Si ‘Celebration Song. Pope Francis’s call for an environmental, social and economic turnaround cannot be confined to words. Waka waka means…

Season of Creation: Hearing Creation’s Song, Cry and Call
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Season of Creation: Hearing Creation’s Song, Cry and Call

‘Sign the Laudato Si Pledge, then live it’. That was the final message from Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila, on film at the end of the Global Catholic Climate Movement’s four-hour-long Season of Creation Laudato Si’ virtual interactive Retreat on Saturday 12 September 2020. “To sense each creature singing the hymn of existence is to…