More Resources: Laudato Si

Looking for more resources on the new encyclical, Laudato Si’?  The USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development have shared the following resources:

Some additional helpful resources include:

Additionally, Cindy Wooden of Catholic News Service has shared a helpful glossary of terms used by Pope Francis, while John Allen of Crux has published two articles analyzing the history of the Church’s teachings on the environment and the impact of the encyclical in the U.S.

In light of the encyclical, many Catholic colleges and universities have shared how their Catholic mission drives their commitment to the environment and implementation of sustainability initiatives.

  • Loyola University Chicago alumnus Zac Davis wrote a piece on how his alma mater leads the way in sustainability initiatives for America.
  • Saint Vincent College shared their sustainability initiatives, inspired by the Benedictine tradition of environmental stewardship.
  • University of Saint Francis (IN) campus ministry has shared that they, along with Our Sunday Visitor, will host a conference on campus this fall to discuss and study the encyclical.
  • A community of scholars and practitioners gathered at University of St. Thomas (MN) to discuss Human and Natural Ecology: Economic, Political and Cultural Implications, in anticipation of the encyclical.  Visit the Center for Catholic Studies website to learn more and read presentation summaries.

Visit ACCU’s webpage on the release of Laudato Si to learn more!

Happening Now: Dorothy Day conference

Dorothy Day and the Church: Past, Present, and Future

University of Saint Francis in Ft. Wayne, Indiana

May 13-15, 2015

Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was famously eulogized as “the most significant, interesting and influential person in the history of American Catholicism.” Her life embodied the recent call of Pope Francis to build “a poor Church for the poor”—and her combination of political radicalism with Catholic orthodoxy has the potential to lead the Church beyond the categories of “liberal” and “conservative” in its engagement with American culture and politics.

This conference is exploring Dorothy Day’s life, legacy and contemporary significance for the Church.

Speakers include:

MOST REVEREND JOSÉ H. GOMEZ – Archbishop of Los Angeles
(Topic to be announced)

ROBERT ELLSBERG – Publisher, Orbis Books, and Editor of Dorothy Day’s diaries and letters
“Dorothy Day: A Saint for Our Time”

MARTHA HENNESSY – Granddaughter of Dorothy Day
“Dorothy Day and the Domestic Church”

BRANDON VOGT – Catholic writer and speaker
“Daughter of the Church: Dorothy Day’s Faithful Activism”

KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ – senior fellow at the National Review Institute
“Pope Benedict, Pope Francis, and Dorothy Day: Our Opportunity and Responsibility”