In one particularly anguished paragraph, the pope tells us the Earth is our sister and this sister “now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of human life.” He calls Earth “among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor.”
And what does the political right say to the Pope in return: "Stay out of politics." Never heard the Conservative Candidates say that to the wacky Christian Right that support them. They embrace these nitwits and their message. Hold the politicians at every level accountable. Ask every politician what they think of what the Pope has said. Get them on record. Don't let Jeb! off the hook on this one.
So my Father's Day message is: Take care of your sister.