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Pope Francis Laudato Si

Laudato Si

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. | March 2, 2021

By Pope FrancisPosted by Joseph Kilikevice, OP 1) The opening line, quoting St. Francis of Assisi“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a…

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So Help Me God

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. | February 10, 2021

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. — Voltaire(2-13-21, the Day of Donald trump’s acquittal by the US Senate.) To call upon God to be a witness to whatever one says and does is a matter of considerable seriousness. Whatever name one may use to call upon the power that…

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Pope Francis Social Encyclical

“Fratelli tutti”: short summary of Pope Francis’s Social Encyclical

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. | January 27, 2021

Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. With an emphatic confirmation of a ‘no’ to war and to globalized indifference.

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Earth From Apollo

The Declaration of a Global Ethic

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. | January 27, 2021

A document written in 1993 belongs in “Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality News” because it has remained an ever present matter of concern for the peoples of the world. It continues to invite the citizens of the whole world to reflect, pray and act to bring about an awareness of the interdependence of all peoples…

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