Message from Maria G. Covarrubias, President of the Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics

On June 18, 2015 the new encyclical from Pope Francis was released. This encyclical is called “Laudato Si”, which literally means “Be praised or Be praised to you.” In this encyclical Pope Francis addresses the care of our common home “the Earth.”  It talks about the risks we need to take to save our human race and our planet. One cannot separate ecology from economies, or economies from ethics, or ethics from politics, “everything is connected”, Pope Francis writes at several points in the encyclical. He also asks a main question to all of us is: What kind of a world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are growing up?

Each and every one of us need to understand and act upon the fact that creation is a common good belonging to all and meant for all. We are all equally responsible for caring for it as a whole.  Pope Francis expresses that “the careless habits of mind and heart that allow us to pollute and waste also allows us to treat other human beings as disposable.” “These problems are closely linked to a throw away culture and we should be particularly annoyed at the enormous inequality in our midst.”

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