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The Church and the Environment: The Moral and Ethical Dimensions of Caring for Creation

September 17, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Catholics and non-Catholics alike are welcome.  Invite your Adult Education Class to join you!  Nothing would send a clearer signal that the people of Harrisburg are serious about caring for the Earth and the poor than filling this 300+ seat auditorium!  No fee or registration is required.

Flier for sharing: The Church and the Environment (2) ( from the Diocese of Harrisburg)

Catholic social teaching has long emphasized the need to “Care for God’s Creation” as a
central aspect of stewardship and a shared responsibility for all to consider.

This theme has been highlighted and emphasized by Pope Francis in his recent
encyclical, Laudato Si, in which he provides us with a number of perspectives on our
relationship with the environment as Christians and Catholics.

To aid us in understanding our obligation to protect and maintain our environment, this
lecture and discussion will explore the foundational teachings as well as contemporary
documents that shape our common responsibility.

Rev. David Danneker, Ph.D., Presenter
Father David Danneker is Pastor of Saint John Neumann Parish, Lancaster. He
graduated from St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a B.A. in
Philosophy in 1978. He graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg,
Maryland in 1982 with both a M.A. in Theology and a M.Div. degree. In 1992 Father
Danneker received a Ph.D. from St. Louis University, with a specialization in Moral
Theology and Medical Ethics.

He has served on the Medical Ethics Committees of several hospitals and nursing
homes, as an Adjunct Professor of Applied Ethics at Elizabethtown College as well as
on several Diocesan and Interchurch committees.

Sponsored by the Commission on Catholic Social Doctrine
No fee or registration is required for this event.


Diocese of Harrisburg


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