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Vicente Manansala, Prayer Before Meal (detail)

Human Ecology: Body and Home

2016 - Issue Four

It was Pope Benedict XVI who turned our attention to human ecology: “The book of nature is one and indivisible: it takes in not only the environment but also life, sexuality, marriage, the family, social relations: in a word, integral human development.” Given our general blindness to that ecology, and the toxic cost of such negligence, we turn to the environment that man is and the one in which he dwells―the body and the home―the environments in which he was first welcomed and into which he, in turn, will welcome others.

Humanum: Issues in Family, Culture & Science
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