Exploding the Myths: Pope Francis Unmasks Taboos

FAN friends at the Center for Earth Ethics have put together this inspiring introduction to the Holy Father’s ‪#‎LaudatoSi‬. Take a look then find a friend and a guide and read the encyclical.

By Victoria J. Furio

Center for Earth Ethics

Using common sense to halt our perilous drift, Pope Francis snaps us back to our senses with a stunning reality check. His pointed comments in the encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, pierce the bubbles of contemporary “wisdom” to restore our true values to their rightful place.

By simply holding a mirror to the facts —facts we can all recognize─ the Pope tackles taboo subjects head-on, exposing them as myths, and dangerous ones at that. In recent years we have been led to believe that bottom is up and wrong is right, and that questioning the new order borders on treason. But Francis resets the course, invoking a higher allegiance to the true source of life as intended by our Creator, reflected in millennial values commonly held by humanity and all religions.

Consider these passages: Read more

Published in: on July 27, 2015 at 1:02 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Thank you for your thoughtful essay. It would be great to see FAN do some additional exploration of Pope Francis’ statements in “Laudato Si” having to do with animal exploitation. The day the encyclical was released, he tweeted: “It is contrary to human dignity to cause animals to suffer and die needlessly.”

    Combined with the fact that the animal industry is the number one source of greenhouse gasses, species extinction, water depletion, deforestation, habitat destruction and ocean “dead” zones, it continues to disturb me tremendously that environmental groups (including Catholic environmental groups) are not courageously addressing this issue head-on.


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