Care for creation cannot happen without an examination of our entire culture, especially consumerism and waste, which surrounds us.

This workshop is intended for all young people and Catholic leaders interested in caring for our common home – Earth. Care for creation cannot happen without an examination of our entire culture, especially consumerism and waste, which surrounds us. In this workshop, Father Roger Lopez, OFM, examines how our worship of technology clouds our vision, causing us to lose connection with God’s creation and how we are called to act to protect the earth. The workshop includes examples of how Catholic Scouting activities reinforce care for our common home and how these activities can be embraced by all young people, even if they aren’t involved in Scouting.

Reflection Questions: 

  1. What is the value of living balanced life (physically, emotionally, and spiritually)?
  2. How does technology hurt our relationships with others?
  3. What prevents us from disconnecting with technology and being present to others?
  4. Where is Christ calling me to say “yes” with technology?

Fr. Roger Lopez

Fr. Roger Lopez, OFM is currently serving on faculty and as the Director of Community Outreach at Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati, OH. He received his Masters in Divinity and M.A. in Biblical Studies from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL. Fr. Roger also serves as the chaplain advisor to the Marketing and Public Relationship committee with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. In addition to his ministerial work, Fr. Roger enjoys spending time in the outdoors camping, watching movies, reading, and eating Chic-fil-A.

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