Invitation to the Blessing of the Animals and Season of Creation

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 in Inspiration, News, Parishes
Invitation to the Blessing of the Animals and Season of Creation

September 1st is the World Day of Prayer for Creation and begins an extended month-long Season of Creation which ends on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Ecology, October 4th. St. Francis saw the importance of all creatures. He often laid his hands on them and blessed them and talked lovingly to them about God. This is why many Churches have animal blessings on or around the feast of St Francis. He simply saw animals as having great […]

Irish Ecological Theologian, Father Sean McDonagh, speaking across Australia in November on Laudato Si’

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 in Inspiration, News, Parishes
Irish Ecological Theologian, Father Sean McDonagh, speaking across Australia in November on Laudato Si’

Father Sean McDonagh to speak in Australia about Laudato Si’ – November 2016 Australian Tour You are invited to come and hear Father Sean speak about Laudato Si’. Father Sean is one of the preeminent scholars on Laudato Si’ with a long involvement in caring for Creation. Father Sean is a Columban Missionary and Irish Ecological theologian who was one of those involved in the drafting Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home”. He recently also served […]

Newcastle Magistrate to consider the words of Pope Francis when sentencing the Break Free from Fossil Fuel Protestors

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 in Inspiration, News, Parishes
Newcastle Magistrate to consider the words of Pope Francis when sentencing the Break Free from Fossil Fuel Protestors

  Newcastle Magistrate to consider the words of Pope Francis when sentencing the Break Free from Fossil Fuel Protestors “The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.” (Pope Francis) These are the words of Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si. His teaching is prophetic and timely “We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas – needs to […]


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