Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Seventh Theme: More important now than ever before in our planet's history!

The last of the "Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching"  is by no means the least!   In fact, given its purview of caring for the Earth --  which sustains all life materially and nurtures the soul spiritually -- this "last" theme could indeed be considered the"first:"  

Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.  Mt 20:6

The Seventh Theme:

We show our respect for the Creator by our
stewardship of creation.
Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan,
it is a requirement of our faith.
We are called to protect people and the planet,
living our faith in relationship with all of Gods creation.
This environmental challenge has fundamental
moral and ethical dimensions
that cannot be ignored.

For news and reflection on why the Seventh Theme is more important now than ever before in the history of the Earth, visit our companion blog:  HOLY GROUND COMMON GROUND which has recently emerged from its hiatus to continue to bring prayer, reflection, wisdom, and hope to our collective call to be dedicated stewards of God's Gift of Creation. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Joy of the Gospel

A quote from CatholicOnline perfectly describes this profound and inspiring exhortation by Pope Francis:

"It will take your breath away in its evangelical fervor, spiritual insight, beauty, profound theology and depth of insight. Officially released this morning, the first Apostolic Exhortation written by Pope Francis is entitled The Joy of the Gospel and it will send shockwaves of the Holy Spirit when its impact is fully experienced."

Read the entire exhortation online HERE

Thursday, May 1, 2014

On Retreat . . . .

Psalm 85 Blog
has been on extended retreat for quite some time
due to full-time work responsibilities
but is about to re-sprout with new life!

Thank you for your continued interest!