SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis I, has issued a call to action on climate change and care of the environment. But his call does not just go out to the over one billion Catholics on Earth, but to everyone on the planet.
Dr. James Donahue, president of Saint Mary's College in Moraga, takes a closer look at the Pope's 183-page encyclical where he brings together science and scripture along with economics and spirituality in delivering his message and making his case.
Dr. Donahue has a long and respected career as an expert in the public role of ethics and theology. He is the former president of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, spent 15 years at Georgetown University as professor of theology and ethics.
The pontiff's document, Laudato Si, released last week is full of insights on what he calls the most pressing issue of our time that grossly effects Earth's poorest inhabitants. He also stresses the point throughout that this is God's world.
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