Pope to International Association of Penal Law: Destroying the Earth — massive contamination of air, land and water resources, large-scale destruction of flora and fauna, and any action capable of producing an ecological disaster or destroying an ecosystem — should be a crime

In the Amazonian synod’s final document, bishops defined ecological sin as a sin against God and future generations that “manifests itself in acts and habits of pollution and destruction of…

The work of justice is the work of creating a new future together. Nature is oriented toward the wholeness of life–living entities work better together than apart, and it is the communal nature of life that makes wholeness foundational for life flourishing. Costly love is making a new future through mercy, forgiveness and sacrifice, a transformation that often requires death. The world of the good emerges through creative and mutual engagement.

God is doing new things; God is rising up through the emergence of new life. What we do makes a difference to God and are important to God, not just to us…