11 Jul 2015

12th July 2015 - Laudato Si: A discussion with Professor Eamonn Conway

On this weeks programme John and Shane are joined by Professor Eamonn Conway of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick to discuss the recent papal encyclical Laudato Si.

You can listen to the podcast of this weeks programme HERE.

Laudato Si - On Care for our common home 
On this weeks programme John, Ann and Shane are joined by Fr Eamonn Conway who is a Professor of Theology at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick to discuss the latest papal encyclical Laudato Si.


The discussion on the encyclical in this weeks programme is excerpted from the main programme and available HERE.

We have posted a lot of coverage on the encyclical over the last number of weeks which is available under the tag "Laudato Si" which you are invited to check out to see the various commentaries and analysis of the encyclical.
“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”. 
This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life. This is why the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she “groans in travail” (Rom 8:22). We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth (cf. Gen 2:7); our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters.
Fr Eamonn has co-authored a study to the encyclical which is available from the Irish Catholic newspaper. You can order it online HERE.



You can find a Vatican summary of the encyclical HERE.

NCR has also produced an extremely short reading guide HERE.




Gospel - Mark 6:7-13

"He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. He said to them, ‘Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.’ So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent.They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them."


Reflections on this weeks gospel:


Liturgical Odds & Ends

Liturgy of the Hours - psalter week 3; 15th week in ordinary time

July 13th - St Henry
July 15th - St Bonaventure

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