Laudato Z’ine & Vati-Cats

3810_001“Bienvenidos al Laudato Z’ine,” say the Vati-Cats. Welcome!

If you are here, then you are one of a select group to have heard about the Laudato Z’ine project, a kitchen-table experiment to spread the word about Pope Francis’ circular letter to the world (or encyclical) about climate change and integral ecology.

This started as a fun weekend project and has continued to grow.

Here are the pdfs for you to make your own Laudato Z’ine at home (page 1 and page 2 on 11 x 17 inch paper).
LaudatoZine_page 1 and LaudatoZine_page2.

Click here, if you want to read the original and complete Laudato Si’: On Caring for our Common Home.

Click here, if you want to read the original article by Rose Berger (that’s me), Prescription for the Earth, that was first published in Sojourners (

In the comments section below, let me know who you are, where you heard about the Z’ine, how you answered the Z’ine questions, and what questions you would add. YOUR question might appear in a future edition!

Question: Why cats? What are Vati-Cats?
Answer: Because I could sort of draw them and because there are lots of cats in Rome. And because Pope Benedict was a cat guy (even through Pope Francis seems to go more for dogs). And because of Grumpy Cat.


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