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"Laudato Si'," the Environmental Encyclical: Welcome!

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Catholic Teaching on the Environment

Church Teaching

From the Compendium of the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church


Photo of Pope Francis' book "Praise Be To You"On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released his long-awaited environmental encyclical, Laudato Si'. This research guide is designed to connect users quickly to resources analyzing this document which are available through Gumberg Library electronic resources and through high-quality websites. It will point to resources that praise the ideas contained in the encyclical, as well as to responsible critiques, to give the user access the the whole rang of thinking on this newest addition to the social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

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A discussion guide on the encyclical for small groups is just one of the materials you can access on this authoritative site.

Opinion on Laudato Si'

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