- NEW Service-Learning Opportunity! OCSJM and OREE invite youth and their leaders to experience
Service Saturdays this fall, three events built around themes from the Corporal Works of Mercy.
Beginning September 26th.
- Join Us! Organizing for Mission in CT
Explore the vision of Pope Francis, as expressed in his new encyclical, "Laudato Si" and learn practical tools for strengthening ministry through relationship-building. Saturday, October 3, 2015
- Save the Date! 47th Annual Social Justice Dinner and Awards, Tuesday, October 27, 2015
- "Praise Be!" - The New Climate Encyclical is HERE!
Scroll down to view a brief video on the "Top Ten" points that Pope Francis addresses, and to download the entire text of the document.
Pope Francis releases "Laudato Si" (Praised Be) !
A Papal Encyclical is one of the most significant official documents the Pope can release, and it signals real concern from the Vatican. This encyclical on care for the environment comes just a few months before Pope Francis visits the US to address the US Congress and the United Nations General Assembly. In September, the UN will gather to decide the next set of sustainable development goals for 2015-2030. World leaders will be making critical decisions regarding international development.
Pope Francis is calling on all of us to discern how our social, economic and political choices protect the poorest among us. He says:
"Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a
life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience." (217)
View this short video from America Magazine to learn about the highlights of the Encyclical:
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