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With Pope Francis, Change Your Diet and Change the World

An Unpalatable Piece of Writing

A few weeks ago I wrote an op-ed based on the report “Why Pope Francis Wants You to Eat Veggies” and submitted it to a number of news websites, but without success. When I mentioned this to friends who knew the publishing industry, they explained that the piece might be offensive to the Jewish community and other American audiences. The last thing […]

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Why Pope Francis Wants You to Eat Veggies

Why Pope Francis Wants You to Eat Veggies: A Look at the Encyclical Laudato Si’

For a printer-friendly pdf file, click here. For an executive summary (i.e. the short version), click here. On May 24, 2015, Pope Francis published his ambitious encyclical Laudato Si’ (“Praise Be to You”).[1] It is his clarion call to save Earth from the environmental catastrophe that we, the human family, have inflicted upon it. Passionately […]

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