Friday, June 19, 2015

Another Perspective on Laudato Si

Is Pope Francis bringing the Roman Church back into open conflict with modernity? Maybe.

The author's analysis correctly observers the anti-modern sentiment that emerges at various points in the document. I'll be the first to admit, Francis' pointed criticism at the emerging technocratic order and its re-engineering of humanity scored points with me. 

Is this a call to arms against modernity, or what modernity has become? Maybe - the jury is out. Will this document have any real effect? The author hits on the document's major weakness: at 200 hundred pages, the audience that will give the document an attentive first read, let alone a detailed reading, is limited. 

If Francis manages to reframe the discussion, God bless 'em.

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