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Encyclicals written by Pope Francis, Pope Benedict, and Pope John Paul II

Encyclicals written by Pope Francis


Love in the Family (Amoris Laetitia, March 2016)

On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si, May 2015) - see discussion guide below

On Faith (Lumen Fidei, June 2013)

More Writings by Pope Francis

Laudato Si

LAUDATO SI’, On Care for Our Common Home
Discussion Guide on Encyclical Laudato Si’

Download the discussion guide for use with Pope Francis’ encyclica Laudato Si’. The guide can help small groups explore and dialogue with this important teaching document. The guide includes materials for prayer, reflection and discussion, as well as ideas to help Catholics respond to Pope Francis’ message. The discussion section of the guide includes quotes and discussion questions on a variety of themes highlighted in Laudato Si’. The facilitator should decide in advance which topics will be covered during this session. Given the number of rich themes on which Pope Francis focuses in Laudato Si’, you may wish to spread the topics among several sessions.

For additional resources and information on environmentally-related stewardship efforts by some Catholic organizations, follow these links:

http://www.usccb.org/environment - Resources from the USCCB including statements and homilies.
http://www.crs.org/pope-francis-climate/ - details about the work of Catholic Relief Services around the world in areas suffering climate impacts.

Additional Resources:




Encyclicals written by Pope Benedict


On Integral Human Development in Charity & Truth (Caritas in Veritate, June 2009)

On Christian Hope (Spe Salvi, Nov 2007)

On Christian Love (Deus Caritas Est, Dec 2005)

More Writings by Pope Benedict XVI

Encyclicals written by Blessed Pope John Paul II


On the Eucharist (Ecclesia de Eucharistia, April 2003)

On the Relationship Between Faith and Reason (Fides et Ratio, September 1998)

On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life (Evangelium Vitae, March 1995)

More Writings by Pope John Paul II


Writings from previous Holy Fathers


Susan McNeil, M.Div
Director, Department for Catholic Social Responsibility




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