Theologian praises Ireland’s green new deal but questions: Will it happen?

By Sarah Mac Donald
National Catholic Reporter
July 24, 2020

Fr. Dermot Lane says bishops must provide environmental leadership — in both Ireland and the US

DUBLIN — Irish theologian Fr. Dermot Lane, author of a new book on integral ecology, welcomes the environmental policies outlined by the newly formed Irish government. But he questions whether the coalition will be able to deliver on its “ambitious targets.”

Lane is the retired president of Mater Dei Institute of Education at Dublin City University. His new book, Theology and Ecology in Dialogue: The Wisdom of Laudato Si', is set to be published in the fall by Paulist Press in New York. 

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