Laudato Si: Lamentation and hope in the face of the global pandemic

By Scott Wright, Director Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach This week, Catholics around the world celebrate the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ ground-breaking encyclical letter on ecology, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home. This year the letter takes on new meaning, as we live in the midst of a global pandemic, compounded by … Continue reading Laudato Si: Lamentation and hope in the face of the global pandemic

Pope Francis Condemns Nuclear Weapons: So Why the Silence?

by Tony Magliano Two years ago, speaking before a Vatican sponsored international symposium titled “Prospects for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament,” Pope Francis said we cannot fail to be “genuinely concerned by the catastrophic humanitarian and environmental effects of any employment of nuclear devices. “If we also take into account … Continue reading Pope Francis Condemns Nuclear Weapons: So Why the Silence?