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Care for Creation: Earth Day Prayer Service

Education for Justice | Mon, Apr 19, 2010

Care for Creation: Earth Day Prayer Service

This three-page prayer service for Earth Day includes recent statements from Pope Benedict XVI on the environment along with prayers, reflections and petitions. Concern for the environment calls for a broad global vision of the world; a responsible common effort to move beyond approaches based on selfish nationalistic interests towards a vision constantly open to the needs of all peoples.
The Deserts are Growing...

Center of Concern | Mon, Apr 28, 2008

The Deserts are Growing...

"The external deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast," asserted Pope Benedict XVI in his inaugural homily. The brokenness of our relationship with the natural world, as evidenced among other concerns by global warming, the extinction of species, polluted air and waterways, and soil depletion, reflects back to us the brokenness of our relationships within the human family.