Table of Contents Encyclical Letter ‘Laudato Si’ – Papa Francisco

I have begun to publish sections and segments of the Popes letter on OUR network of blogs as well as on Linkedin & Quora & Newsvine and will add my comments over time. Pappa francisco's 180 page letter is much less about religion than it is about nature and the planet earth. He proposes some fairly radical yet simple and understandable solutions for humankind. It is way past time to start paying attention to what we are all doing or allowing others to do.

This TOC provides various paths to guide you to topics of particular interest.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Laudato si’, mi’ Signore [1 - 2]

Nothing in this world is indifferent to us [3 - 6]

United by the same concern [7 - 9]

Saint Francis of Assisi [10 - 12]

My appeal [13 - 16]

Chapter one WHAT IS HAPPENING

TO OUR COMMON HOME [17-19]

I. Pollution and climate change [20-26]

Pollution, waste and the throwaway culture [20 - 22]

Climate as a common good [23 - 26]

II. The issue of water [27-31]

III. Loss of biodiversity [32 - 42]

IV. Decline in the quality of human life and the breakdown of society [43 - 47]

V. Global inequality [48 - 52]

VI. Weak responses [53 - 59]

VII. A variety of opinions [60 - 61]

Chapter two THE GOSPEL OF CREATION [62-100]

I. The light offered by faith [63 - 64] 

II. The wisdom of the biblical accounts [65-75]

III. The mystery of the universe [76 - 83]

IV. The message of each creature in the harmony of creation [84 - 88]

V. A universal communion [89 - 92]

VI. The common destination of goods [93 - 95]

VII. The gaze of Jesus [96 - 100]

Chapter three THE HUMAN ROOTS

OF THE ECOLOGICAL CRISIS [101 - 136]

I. Technology: creativity and power [102 - 105]

II. The globalization of the technocratic paradigm [106 - 114]

III. The crisis and effects of modern anthropocentrism [115 - 136]

Practical relativism [122 - 123]

The need to protect employment [124 - 129]

New biological technologies [130 - 136]

Chapter four INTEGRAL ECOLOGY [137 - 162]

I. Environmental, economic and social ecology [138 - 142]

II. Cultural ecology [143 - 146]

III. Ecology of daily life [147 - 155]

IV. The principle of the common good [156 - 158]

V. Justice between the generations [159 - 162]

Chapter five LINES OF APPROACH AND ACTION [163 - 201]

I. Dialogue on the environment in the international community [164 - 175]

II. Dialogue for new national and local policies [176 - 181]

III. Dialogue and transparency in decision- making [182 - 188]

IV. Politics and economy in dialogue for human fulfilment [189 - 198]

V. Religions in dialogue with science [199 - 201]

Chapter six ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION AND SPIRITUALITY [202 - 246]

I. Towards a new lifestyle [203 - 208]

II. Educating for the covenant between humanity and the environment [209 - 215]

III. Ecological conversion [216 - 221]

IV. Joy and peace [222 - 227]

V. Civic and political love [228 - 232]

VI. Sacramental signs and the celebration of rest [233 - 237]

VII. The Trinity and the relationship between creatures [238 - 240]

VIII. Queen of all creation [241 - 242]

IX. Beyond the sun [243 - 246]

A prayer for our earth . . . . . . . . . . A Christian prayer in union with creation . . .

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