Can the Earth be Healed? Insights from Teilhard de Chardin, SJ
Closing address to the Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church Conference
by Ilia Delio
This closing address considers Catholic spiritual and theological insights from Teilhard de Chardin, SJ that can enliven a more faithful commitment to care for our common home.
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Conference primes US church for bolder responses to Laudato Si’
by Brian Roewe for NCR EarthBeat
“We are clearly an Earth in crisis, with a reversal necessary to secure a sustainable future,” said Delio, a theologian at Villanova University. She said this moment is happening in a continually evolving and unfolding universe that is still unfinished. Delio posed a series of questions: about the relationship between religion and science; what Laudato Si’, and Christianity more broadly, can offer ecological movements; and whether the concept of kinship or creation as family might better reflect humanity’s place within nature than “care for creation.” Read more>