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TH3352 - Notes on Laudato Si

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TH3352 - Notes on Laudato Si TH 3352

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Marissa Holguin
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These are notes on the selected readings from the papal encyclical, Laudato Si by Pope Francis.
Catholic Social Ethics
Dr. James Ball
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theology, papal, encyclical, ethics, sociology, EARTH, Science




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Marissa Holguin on Thursday September 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to TH 3352 at St. Mary's University, Texas taught by Dr. James Ball in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Catholic Social Ethics in Theology at St. Mary's University, Texas.

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Date Created: 09/15/16
Notes – Laudato Si’ #1 -3, 10-26, 34-42,163-166, 176-181  Earth and mankind created through our Lord  Humans made of her air, water, and dirt o Ex. Earth is the older sister  Violence (hatred)  deterioration of the earth’s quality and elements o “groans in travail” (Rom 8:22) Nothing in this world is indifferent to us  “To address every person living on this planet… I would like to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home.” (3) Saint Francis of Assisi  Patron Saint of all who study and work in the area of ecology, concerned for God’s creations, poor, and outcast o concern for nature = justice for the poor = commitment to society = interior peace  Objective of Encyclical Letter: open eyes to impact and pressure we face Chapter 1 – What is Happening to Our Common Home  Caused by accelerated changes of humanity  Worldwide minimum access to resources and policies  Creationism (a scientific description of the events) v. Creation (recognition that it was not a literal scientific event) i.e. Genesis  Pollution, waste, and the throwaway culture o Daily experiences – fuels, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, non-biodegradable trashes o Throwaway culture: cycle of production & consumption without adapting to recycle o Need to adopt preserving resources  Climate as a common good o “Belonging to all and meant for all” (23) o Greenhouse gasses  #1 contributor to pollution / effects on carbon cycle o Impacts  environmental, social, economic, political, distribution of goods o Affects the poorer countries with under development, the animals and plants cannot adapt  Loss of Biodiversity o Approach to economy, commerce, and production  Extinction of mammals, birds, fungi, algae, worms, insects, reptiles, and microorganisms  Human intervention (business and consumerism)  less rich and beautiful earth  Amazon and the Congo basins Chapter 5 – Lines of Approach and Action The International Community  Interdependency  more conscious of negative lifestyles, models of production/ consumption, motivates to find solutions in a global perspective  “Interdependence obliges us to think of ‘one world with a common plan’” (164)  Technology of fossil fuels  find replacement and less harmful alternative National and Local Policies  “Hence different responsibilities need to be identified” (176) (poor v. rich)  Politics  immediate results = short term growth o Measures that could affect the consumer 


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