Natural and Human Ecology: Themes from Pope Francis' Encyclical "Laudato Si'"

A panel discussion hosted by the Minnesota Catholic Conference on Themes from Pope Francis' Encyclical "Laudato Si'"

Date & Time:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM



Free and open to the Public


University of St. Thomas, Anderson Student Center, Woulfe Alumni Hall

The encyclical Laudato Si’, On care for our common home, was released earlier this summer, June 18, and continues to be a hot topic of discussion for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

Through Laudato Si’, Pope Francis is speaking as a pastor to Catholics around the world, and all people of good will, offering moral considerations rooted in foundational Catholic teachings about care for others and care for God’s creation.

What are the moral considerations? What do they look like applied to daily life? How might they change how we consider Creation, both human and natural? What sort of good could they foster good in our communities?

Join Minnesota Catholic Conference, Catholic Rural Life, and University of St. Thomas Center for Catholic Studies, along with the Catholic bishops of Minnesota and others, to shed some light (and less heat) on these questions and more!

Discussion panelists include…

  • Cecelia Calvo, Project Coordinator of the Environmental Justice Program, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Fred Callens, owner of Callens Honey Farm, St. Leo, Minn.
  • Dr. Daniel Finn, Clemens Professor in Economics & Liberal Arts and professor of theology, St. John’s University
  • Dr. Christopher Thompson, Academic Dean, The St. Paul Seminary
    With remarks from Paul Douglas, nationally respected meteorologist and entrepreneur
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