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Bible Study Evangelista - Care for Creation

August 17, 2020

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“On this earth there is room for everyone: here the entire human family must find the resources to live with dignity, through the help of nature itself—God’s gift to his children—and through hard work and creativity. At the same time we must recognize our grave duty to hand the earth on to future generations in such a condition that they too can worthily inhabit it and continue to cultivate it.” —Pope Benedict XVI, Charity in Truth (Caritas in Veritate), no. 50

Topics Discussed:

Catholic social justice principle #8, Care for Creation

Creation as home-building, covenant making, and Sabbath keeping

Church documents on caring for creation

Overview:

Minutes 00:12:00 – Solidarity with creation and the poor   

Minutes 12:01-24:00 – Creation as home-building, covenant making, and Sabbath keeping

Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Transgressing the land’s Sabbaths causes slavery

Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Church documents on care for the earth: Laudato SiOn the Hundreth YearCaritas in Veritate

Additional Resources:

More on Care of Creation from the Bible and Church documents 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

Book, Amazon: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the ChurchPontifical Council for Justice and Peace and USCCB

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