Laudato Si – Listen to Pope Francis’ Encyclical

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Laudato si

by Pope Francis

Listen to the Encyclical: In our hectic lives we usually find ourselves depending on news media, blogs, twitter and rumour to interpret what others write and say. The encyclical letter of Pope Francis deserves a full read. Roasted Elephant is providing ‘Laudato si ‘ in audio book mp3 format so you can listen to the entire document while you drive to work, exercise at the gym or relax in your home.

The recordings are ‘as written’ in the official english language version of the encyclical. Note that each paragraph is numbered from 1 to 246 in the written text and spoken in these recordings.  These numbers are being referred to in various online discussions about the content.

Click on the chapter title to listen. (If you would like to download these files see ‘Download’ section at the bottom of this page) 


 

 

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Opening  #1 to #16            length: 18:09                       Transcript (pdf file)

United by the same concern

Saint Francis of Assisi

My appeal


Chapter 1: #17 to #61            length: 47:56                       Transcript (pdf file)


WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR COMMON HOME  

I. POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Pollution, waste and the throwaway culture, Climate as a common good,

II. THE ISSUE OF WATER

III. LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY

IV. DECLINE IN THE QUALITY OF HUMAN LIFE AND THE BREAKDOWN OF SOCIETY

V. GLOBAL INEQUALITY

VI. WEAK RESPONSES

VII. A VARIETY OF OPINIONS


 Chapter 2: #62 to #100            length: 34:12                       Transcript (pdf file)


THE GOSPEL OF CREATION

I. THE LIGHT OFFERED BY FAITH

II. THE WISDOM OF THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS

III. THE MYSTERY OF THE UNIVERSE

IV. THE MESSAGE OF EACH CREATURE IN THE HARMONY OF CREATION

V. A UNIVERSAL COMMUNION

VI. THE COMMON DESTINATION OF GOODS

VII. THE GAZE OF JESUS


Chapter 3:  #101 to #136            length: 28:06                       Transcript (pdf file)


THE HUMAN ROOTS OF THE ECOLOGICAL CRISIS

I. TECHNOLOGY: CREATIVITY AND POWER

II. THE GLOBALIZATION OF THE TECHNOCRATIC PARADIGM

III. THE CRISIS AND EFFECTS OF MODERN ANTHROPOCENTRISM
Practical relativism
The need to protect employment
New biological technologies


Chapter 4:  #137 to #162            length: 28:54                       Transcript (pdf file)


INTEGRAL ECOLOGY

I. ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ECOLOGY

II. CULTURAL ECOLOGY

III. ECOLOGY OF DAILY LIFE

IV. THE PRINCIPLE OF THE COMMON GOOD

V. JUSTICE BETWEEN THE GENERATIONS


Chapter 5:  #163 to #201            length: 43:28                       Transcript (pdf file)


LINES OF APPROACH AND ACTION

I. DIALOGUE ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

II. DIALOGUE FOR NEW NATIONAL AND LOCAL POLICIES

III. DIALOGUE AND TRANSPARENCY IN DECISION-MAKING

IV. POLITICS AND ECONOMY IN DIALOGUE FOR HUMAN FULFILMENT

V. RELIGIONS IN DIALOGUE WITH SCIENCE


Chapter 6:  #202 to #245            length: 46:27                       Transcript (pdf file)


ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION AND SPIRITUALITY

I. TOWARDS A NEW LIFESTYLE

II. EDUCATING FOR THE COVENANT BETWEEN HUMANITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

III. ECOLOGICAL CONVERSION

IV. JOY AND PEACE

V. CIVIC AND POLITICAL LOVE

VI. SACRAMENTAL SIGNS AND THE CELEBRATION OF REST

VII. THE TRINITY AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CREATURES

VIII. QUEEN OF ALL CREATION

IX. BEYOND THE SUN


Closing Prayers #246             length: 3:27                       Transcript (pdf file)

A prayer for our earth

A Christian prayer in union with creation


References in transcripts (pdf file)



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