Pope Francis released his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, on the day we pre-recorded this podcast. Many reviews, affirmative and critical, are already appearing online. Study guides will follow in the months ahead. In the Fall, 2015, Pope Francis will address the U.S. Congress and the U.N. General Assembly. How great will be the impacts of the encyclical? Much depends on whether users, Catholics and all others, maximize or minimize it.
This podcast does not, however, major in the Pope’s encyclical, but in a conference called “Pando Populous: Seizing the Alternative”—an int’l event on thinking that gets us to an “ecological civilization.”