October 21.   A group of economists had discussed the relationship between the environment and economics.  Michael brought up the subject at home. “Do you think we focus enough at an ordinary every day level on global warming and environmental degradation? It seems to be only when water restrictions or drought or floods affect us personally that we take notice.  We must remember that our calling as missionaries should also include the care of our world?” “Fr Albert Nolan, wellknown Dominican theologian who died recently would have agreed 100%”

Scripture:  You hypocrites you know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky but why do you not know how to interpret the present time. Luke 12:54-59.   Pope Francis:   Pope Benedict asked us to recognise that the natural environment has been gravely damaged by our irresponsible behaviour.   The social environment has also suffered damage. Both are ultimately due to the same evil: the notion that there are no indisputable truths to guide our lives and hence human freedom is limitless.  LS 6.