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Pope Francis and the Care of our Common Home - Breakfast Briefing Friday 31 July 2015

Perhaps the deepest insight of the encyclical is that the exclusion of nature and the exclusion of the marginalised, the poor and the vulnerable are one and the same thing. They are both the result of the same spirit of domination and profound indifference to the harm it brings in its train. Archbishop Hart in launching the encyclical last Friday says that it challenges us to ask ‘how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded’ (13).

Catholic Earthcare Australia has provided a list of main themes of the encyclical and some practical actions for us all.  Joseph Camilleri an emeritus professor from La Trobe University and Andrew Hamilton SJ, have written insightful local initial reviews of the encyclical for our reflection.

Please join us for a Breakfast Briefing Friday 31st July at 7.15am for a 7.30am start with Jacqui Remond, Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia, who joyfully received the Pope’s encyclical. She said, “Laudato si’ is an inspiration and a game-changer.  Download Flyer


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