Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Our Sister Earth?

What about God our Father? Perhaps the pope is imitating his namesake and inspiration, St. Francis of Assisi, rather than embracing some sort of "creation" spirituality. We should acknowledge creation as a gift from God; still, can one find similar rhetoric in the Eastern saints? Does he sufficiently acknowledge God as origin of creation, and how one has a greater responsibility to Him than to His creation?

John Allen comments.

Crisis: Why the Church Needs a Commission on Deaconesses by A. Joseph Lynch

Update on St. Elias Church in Brampton, Ontario

NLM: The Rebuilding of St Elias Church in Brampton, Ontario

Let it Go (or Let Them Go)

CWR Blog: His Beatitude Sviatoslav on the "silent" war in Ukraine, Pope Francis, Pan Orthodox council by Catholic News Agency
"My opinion is that the borders of Ukraine are internationally established," says the head of the leader of Ukraine's Greek Catholic Church, "So it is not a discussion about the Ukrainian borders, it’s a question about an illegal annexation and occupation of the Ukrainian territory."