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AS236 Ask Sister - Climate change conundrum, hey you Nuns, the Word of God or of regular people

Podcast Recorded: December 3, 2021
Ask Sister Podcast with Sister Shannon and Sister Maxine

Join Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon for lively conversation in response to listener questions! Topics: climate change conundrum, hey you Nuns, the Word of God or of regular people.  

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Show Notes

01:50.  Listener question: Is it a sin if we don't do things to help reduce climate change?

03:00.  What are encyclicals, and did Pope Francis’ write in Laudato Si, about care of earth.

05:45.  “Ecological integrity” and the effect of personal choices.

07:30.   How to measure our individual carbon footprint—some surprising results!

10:27.  The nature of sin and are there sins against nature?

14:00.  Some choices that individuals can make to help reduce climate change.

19:00.  Listener question: How should I greet a nun or priest in public, without invading their privacy?

21:15.  Being a nun – not a job.

23:30. The sign of the cross and what it means.

25:00.  Avoiding awkward moments when greeting nuns and priests.

28:45. Listener question: Why do Mass readings end with “The Word of God” when the words were written by regular people, not God?

30:30.  Inspired by God vs. written by God

31:50. The synoptic Gospels: writers, stories, and consistency (or not).

33:15.  Logic and ongoing revelation: how scriptures reveal God to us.

36:00  The story of the journey of faith.

38:30. Styles of writing as a way to understand scripture.

40:40. Bible commentaries…and cubits.

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