The Vatican officially launched the Laudato Si’ Goals as part of the week-long celebrations of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’s landmark encyclical on 16 May.
John Leo Algo
Through his vocations and advocacies, Brother Jaazeal Estelou Jakosalem has exemplified what it means to live a life in service to humankind, to all Creation, to the truth, and to God.
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing typical operations to slow down or stop, so do opportunities to push towards sustainability.
Now more than ever, we must renew our commitment to caring for our common home by prioritizing not just the health of human beings, but the well-being of the entire planet.
The outbreak proves once again that we fail to learn from our history. This reality is not just limited to armed conflicts, political patterns, or social revolutions; it also applies to the way we treat our environment.
Pope Francis’s encyclical 'Laudato Si’' points to one undeniable fact: that human behavior is at the root of the ‘ecological crisis,’ and therefore at the heart of solving it.
The world now has less than 10 years left to prevent climate change from worsening further. Not doing so would cause irreversible damage to all life on Earth, a moral failure of unprecedented proportions.
The role of faith in solving the climate crisis is often overlooked yet should never be forgotten. This is especially true in the Philippines, home to the third-largest Catholic population in the world.