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‘Our Mother Earth’: Vatican publishes new book by Pope Francis on the environment

October 25, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who holds a primacy of honor in Eastern Orthodoxy, wrote the foreword to “Our Mother Earth: A Christian Reading of the Environmental Challenge.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 25, 2019 2:31 PM ET USA

    From the cited article: "just as in the Eucharist the bread and the wine become Christ because they are bathed by the Spirit, the personal love of the Father." I guess the same could be said about the conception by Mary when the power of the Most High overshadowed her. "Bathing" by the Holy Ghost can bring about physical transformations: in the one case, conception of the child Jesus within the womb; in another case, the change in essence, substance, and nature of the Eucharistic species at Mass