Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Laudato Sii

The Catholic Herald reports (here) that the new Papal Encyclical will be entitled "Laudato Sii". I think it is the first time an encyclical has had a title, as opposed to the first words, and I assume that it is going to be translated into Latin.

Anyway, a fine title from a fine canticle by St Francis. I hope that there is a sustained meditation on all of St Francis' words. As I recall it ends...

Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Bodily Death,
from whose embrace no living person can escape.
Woe to those who die in mortal sin!
Happy those she finds doing Your most holy will.
The second death can do no harm to them.

Especially if the Synod tries to pervert Christ's teachings...

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