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Today’s Catholic says Following St. Francis “is a dynamic book written in an easy, interesting narrative that offers a fresh look at environmental problems through the teachings of St. John Paul.”

US Catholic explains that “Lorbiecki uses primary sources to successfully weave together the holistic ecological vision of St. John Paul II. She convincingly argues that the late pontiff’s paradigm is inspired by St. Francis of Assisi and underpins in many ways the work of Pope Francis….this book will undoubtedly benefit popular and scholarly audiences alike.”  For the full review, click here.

 Listen to the podcast of author Marybeth Lorbiecki on the radio show “Food Freedom Radio: Planting Seeds of Change” with hosts Karen Olson Johnson and Laura Hedlund. The hosts chat for a while then ask Lorbiecki to tell the fascinating story about why she wrote this book and how one sermon given to farmers in Des Moines about the vocation of caring for the earth transformed the lives of the farm family Tom and Irene Frantzen. Just click on the headline of Food Freedom Radio for March 22, 2014.


Marybeth Lorbiecki is the director of the Interfaith Ocean Ethics Campaign (IOEC) and the IOEC advocated at the United Nations February 3-4, 2014 to the committee working to formulate sustainable goals for the our shared oceans. For more information: IOEC Facebook page,   

Pope Francis offered a very in-depth interview to an Italian newspaper that was reprinted and added to in the upcoming America Magazine:

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