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.