Fr Donal Dorr on Laudato Si’

by | Jun 30, 2015 | Faith A, Faith Archive, Our Common Home, ZZ_All

Fr Donal Dorr SPS – author of Option for the Poor and for the Earth – discusses the recent encyclical from Pope Francis on the care of our common home.

Laudato Si’

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Option for the Poor and for the Earth

First published in 1983 as Option for the Poor, Fr Dorr offers a masterful review of Catholic Social Teaching going back to Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 encyclical Reum Novarum.

The latest edition was published in 2012 with the revised title – Option for the Poor and for the Earth.  This edition includes five new chapters on the equality and complementarity of women; a critical examination of two encyclicals from Pope Benedict – Deus Caritas Est and Caritas in Veritate – and the issue of ecology as it has been treated in Vatican documents for over half a century.

Fr Donal Dorr is a member of the St Patrick’s Missionary Society (Kiltegan Fathers), he has served as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and as a resource person for the Irish Missionary Union. He is the author of ten books, including the award-winning Spirituality and Justice (1985).

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