The Pope’s Encyclical: Joining the Conversation

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  1. Excellent analysis. Thanks for poring through the original doc and commentaries and for your own evaluation.
    The Pope’s positive message regarding environmental action will help raise levels of attention, concern and action. Especially encouraging is his emphasis on local action. His neglect of population-related issues is regrettable, but cannot prevail. One way or another, population issues will be resolved, either through deliberate birth control as women become more educated and empowered or through massive increases on death rates.


    1. Agreed. Also worth noting is that rates of birth control use among Catholics are entirely comparable to others–“Among women at risk of unintended pregnancy,…88% overall and 87% of Catholics use a method other than natural family planning


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