Ecological Footprints: Climate Change from a Franciscan Perspective

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Catholics believe that "In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth ..." (Gen:1) And, at Mass they confess: "... I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth...." What are the implications of these statements of faith for who we are and for how we ought to live in today's world? What does ecology have to do with Christmas, Easter or Pentecost? Why did the Second Vatican Council insist that God is known through creation? Why is Benedict XVI known as "The Green Pope"? How can Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic environmental ethics help us find our way in the time of climate change, in an environmentally threatened world?

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