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Christmas Party Dec. 17! Laudate Deum discussion Jan 7!

 

Join us Sunday December 17th for an STL Catholic Worker Community Christmas party!

Theo will be leading some Christmas sing alongs! We’ll have Christmas cocktails too!


Lindsey’s current community of Sophia House is kind enough to host us again starting at 3 PM at 4547 Gibson Ave 63110. Feel free to bring some food or other refreshments to share (Christmas cookies?!) but most importantly bring yourself!

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We were sad to have to postpone our potluck and discussion of Pope Francis’s recent Apostolic Exhortation “Laudate Deum” addressed to all people of good will on the climate crisis, but the twin forces of covid and settler-colonialism forced our hand. Thankfully, Chrissy’s feeling much better and Theo’s just back from his first round of CPT accompaniment at Oak Flat!

Join us for our rescheduled breaking of bread and discussion hosted by our friend Matt on January 7th at 6PM at the Hubbard family home 3704 St. Ann’s Ln 63121


From Pope Francis in Laudate Deum: 

Contrary to this technocratic paradigm, we say that the world that surrounds us is not an object of exploitation, unbridled use and unlimited ambition. Nor can we claim that nature is a mere “setting” in which we develop our lives and our projects. For “we are part of nature, included in it and thus in constant interaction with it”, and thus “we [do] not look at the world from without but from within”. 

This itself excludes the idea that the human being is extraneous, a foreign element capable only of harming the environment. Human beings must be recognized as a part of nature. Human life, intelligence and freedom are elements of the nature that enriches our planet, part of its internal workings and its equilibrium.

For this reason, a healthy ecology is also the result of interaction between human beings and the environment, as occurs in the indigenous cultures and has occurred for centuries in different regions of the earth. Human groupings have often “created” an environment, reshaping it in some way without destroying it or endangering it. The great present-day problem is that the technocratic paradigm has destroyed that healthy and harmonious relationship. In any event, the indispensable need to move beyond that paradigm, so damaging and destructive, will not be found in a denial of the human being, but include the interaction of natural systems “with social systems”.


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