Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Natural Resources: Curse or Blessing?
"The human family has received from the Creator a common gift: nature.The Christian view of creation includes a positive judgment about the legitimacy of interventions on nature if these are meant to be beneficial and are performed responsibly, by wisely using resources for the benefit of all, with respect for the beauty, finality and usefulness of every living being and its place in the ecosystem.... It [is] a gracious gift which we must care for and set at the service of our brothers and sisters, including future generations." (Pope Francis, January 1, 2014)
Find this in the April issue of Matthew 25 online or grab the April 20 Sunday bulletin.