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Responding to this call will be challenging however there are many opportunities for families to take up this call in very practical ways. It can be done, step by step, with dialogue and with faith. It is important that each member of the family takes action in order to protect our precious environment, so that it is sustainable for future generations. We believe the first part of this process is to experience the beauty…take time, look, listen, talk and appreciate it.

choices. Saint Francis said “start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible”. This is the best advice for each of us.

Laudato Si’ is an Encyclical that invites all families to respond to a call for ecological conversion by adopting a lifestyle that is respectful of nature and one that acknowledges the interconnections between society, nature, economics and politics. Saint Francis of Assisi is the best example of one who was concerned for creation and lived in a simple way, in harmony with all. His commitment is one which families can use as an example of how to respond to the ecological crisis by making lifestyle THE FRANCIS EFFECT II: PRAISED BE YOU – ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

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The Francis Effect II - Praised Be You - On Care for our Common Home  

Twelve prominent Catholic leaders from various sectors and ministries of the Australian Church offer their perspectives on Pope Francis’ enc...

The Francis Effect II - Praised Be You - On Care for our Common Home  

Twelve prominent Catholic leaders from various sectors and ministries of the Australian Church offer their perspectives on Pope Francis’ enc...

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