Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pope Francis' guide to avoiding a 'throwaway culture'

From the September 1, 2013, issue of OSV Newsweekly:

It doesn't require much imagination or study to recognize that Pope Francis' definition of modern society as a "throwaway culture" is spot on.

We live in a world where everything is seen as disposable, replaceable or temporary, and overflowing landfills aren't the only obvious signs. We can look at figurative pathways strewn with broken relationships, forgotten people, abandoned beliefs and dilapidated dreams to find the far-reaching effects of the throwaway mentality.

In the quest for bigger, better, faster, flashier, we have lost sight of what really matters.

Read the entire article from Mary DeTurris Poust about Pope Francis' challenge to shun the quest for more, more, more.

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