By Danny Schaffer
When Pope Francis arrives in United States on September 22, he will undoubtedly convey the Catholic Church’s enduring message of peace and good will for all humankind.
But he’s also likely to bring another, more sobering message that he first presented in his Encyclical (Laudato Si), “On Care for our Common Home,” in May. The message is that we cannot count on the prevailing “techno-economic paradigm” to combat the global environmental crisis that we see manifesting around us – ranging from climate change to species loss, from deforestation to soil and water degradation.
“The earth, our home, Pope Francis ...