“We’re on the Brink,” Says Pope

Two weeks ago, Pope Francis released an encyclical called Fratelli Tutti. It is written using very down-to-earth language. One of our very own Canadian cardinals, Michael Czerny, who works with Pope Francis was interviewed in the Jesuit magazine, America:

In “Fratelli Tutti,” Pope Francis addresses a humanity “on the brink” and indicates a way forward to a better future for all by treating each other as brothers and sisters of the one human family, Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J., told America after the publication of the encyclical on Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

“We’re on the brink,” the cardinal said, because as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across 213 countries and territories people are suffering from “a health collapse and an economic collapse, at the same moment as the Paris Climate Agreement I.O.U.s are coming in and there is a migrant situation that is dire.” He also pointed to many “pointless wars” that lack any justification.

– Americamagazine.org

The article points out that Pope Francis’ second encyclical, “Laudato Sí,” taught that everything is connected. “Fratelli Tutti” teaches us that everyone is connected.

-Fr. Brian

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