Since the release of Pope Francis’s latest encyclical letter Laudato Si (“On the Care of Our Common Home”), I’ve been invited to speak about the document and theology of creation in a number of settings. Additionally, I have had the usual ministry of lecturing in academic and popular settings, as well as leading retreats around the country. At every event over the summer I have been asked by people if there was some way I could make available additional information on Laudato Si, Pope Francis, and other timely topics. The requests became frequent enough that I promised to begin looking into what possibilities there might be in light of such interest.
I’m happy to share with you that two things have arisen from these requests. The first is an 18-part DVD and audio series on St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis that will be released by the media company Now You Know Media early in 2016 (so keep an eye out for more information on that).
The second result is the release of the next few months of a new, free, online video series dedicated to Laudato Si hosted at my YouTube channel. The series is called “Understanding Laudato Si” and segments will focus on various topics such as the document itself, the theological and scriptural context, science and religion, global poverty, and theology of creation more broadly.
Be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel to get the latest information about the series release: YouTube.com/DanHoranOFM and check back for more information. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer!