Fr Seán McDonagh speaker this Earth Week

Eco-theologian and Columban Missionary Fr. Seán McDonagh will be the speaker for the Diocese of Kerry Earth Week 2016. His talk entitled “The Prophetic Challenge of Laudato Si’” will take place in St. Brendan’s Parish Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Thursday 21 April at 7.30pm.

Fr McDonagh will also launch his new book on the evening, similarly titled ‘On Care for Our Common Home’ and published by Orbis Books. This takes the encyclical’s full text and adds McDonagh’s reflections on its various themes: among them, climate change, biodiversity, water scarcity and threats to the oceans, and the food crisis. In addition, McDonagh recaps the development of Catholic theology on creation of the past half-century, and offers ideas on how to transform Pope Francis’ vision in Laudato Si’ into meaningful action and a central piece of Catholic theology.

This event is a highlight of Earth Week in the Diocese which runs from 17th to the 24th April, and is being organised by the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC).

This year all parishes and parishioners have been invited to explore and take practical steps on biodiversity. CLICK HERE for further details on how to get involved.

Thursday 21st April promises to be an exciting evening and all are welcome.

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