Educational booklet takes local look at pope’s encyclical on caring for creation

Bishop Donald Kettler introduced “Minnesota: Our Common Home,” an educational booklet produced by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, during the Catholics at the Capitol event Feb. 19 in St. Paul.

The document aims to help Minnesotans understand Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’: on Care for Our Common Home” on a more local level.

The document addresses the “human roots” of the ecological crisis, the need for ecological conversion and the value of developing an “integral ecology” — one that offers “a new way to live, a flourishing and joyful stewardship, a way of seeing that considers both environmental and human concerns.”

“Please use it, particularly for your own reflection in prayer on how God has blessed us, our world and all of us so much,” Bishop Kettler said.

To download a copy the document, visit

Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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