Fr. Denis Edwards, a professorial fellow in theology at Australian Catholic University, examined Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato si’, during a lecture Monday evening at Geddes Hall. In his talk, Edwards focused on the value the encyclical places on nonhuman creatures.In the past, Edwards said, it was largely believed that there should be “no ethical commitment to animals because they are there for human use.” Edwards said the encyclical contradicts this, since it places an inherent value on the life of an animal.“We must recognize that they have intrinsic value,” Edwards said. “They have value before God, their creator. They give glory to God by being what they are.”As a result, this makes our overconsumption of animals morally wrong, Edwards said.“Because of our human actions, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence nor convey their message to us,” he saidIn order to prevent further extinctions, Edwards said, we must stop viewing animals as solely a resource for humans to exploit.“See other creatures as having their own God-given meaning and value, and so as demanding respect, protection and love from human beings,” Edwards said.Further, Edwards said we should respect animal life because the natural world, which nonhuman creatures are a part of, can reveal God.“We are called to find God in all things, to be open to discover the divine presence in all the creatures we encounter,” Edwards said.Since every creature is a part of the natural world, every unique creature is vitally important to the appearance of God in the natural world, and must be treated as such.“The manifestation of God in the natural world requires a multitude of diverse creatures. … Divine goodness necessarily transcends the limit of any one creature, and the diversity represents the fullness of God,” Edwards said.Edwards explored the idea presented in the encyclical that both human and nonhuman creatures combine to form what the encyclical calls a “sublime communion.” In this context, Edwards said sublime refers to “what is totally beyond us, to what is full of mystery, to what is incomprehensible.”Because of this, Edwards said, the sublime communion supports the idea that “the mystery of Christ is at work in a hidden manner in the natural world.”As mysterious as this work is, it must relate to the coexistence and harmony of both humans and nonhumans in the natural world, he said.“This is the basis of our conviction that, as part of the universe, called into being by one father, all of us are linked by unseen bonds and together form a kind of universal family, a sublime communion which fills us with a sacred, affectionate and humble respect,” he said. Tags: Denis Edwards, laudato si’
Here’s everything to know about watching NHL playoff games in 2020, including a complete TV schedule with start times and channels for every series.MORE: Watch NHL playoff games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)NHL playoff games todayHere’s the full schedule of NHL playoff games for Tuesday, Aug. 11:Wednesday, Aug. 12MatchupTime/ChannelGame 1: Hurricanes vs. Bruins11 a.m. ET (NBCSN, SN, fuboTV)Game 1: Islanders vs. Capitals3 p.m. ET (NBCSN, SN, fuboTV)Game 1: Coyotes vs. Avalanche5:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, SN, fuboTV)Game 1: Canadiens vs. Flyers8 p.m. ET (NBCSN, SN, CBC, fuboTV)Game 1: Canucks vs. Blues10:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, SN, CBC, fuboTV)Tuesday, Aug. 11 resultsGameResultsGame 1: Lightning vs. Blue JacketsLightning 3, Blue Jackets 2 (5OT) (TBL lead 1-0)Game 1: Stars vs. FlamesFlames 3, Stars 2 (CGY leads 1-0)Game 1: Bruins vs. HurricanesPPDGame 1: Golden Knights vs. BlackhawksGolden Knights 4, Blackhawks 1 (VGK lead 1-0)Check out SN’s live scoreboard for stats and more.How to watch NHL playoff games in USA, CanadaAll NHL playoff games will be broadcast to national audiences in the United States and Canada. Depending on your TV provider, you’ll be able to watch games on NBC along with NBCSN, USA Network and the NHL Network.In Canada, every game through the end of final horn of the Stanley Cup final will be broadcast on Sportsnet or one of its subsidiaries, Sportsnet 1or Sportsnet 360. CBC will also carry the simulcast for games featuring Canadian franchises plus a handful of others.In addition to TV, you’ll be able to stream games on the NBC Sports app where available (cable subscription required) and the following streaming services:MORE: Everything to know about the NHL’s bubble citiesNHL live streamsFans who want to take in games for the remainder of the year and are with or without the cord have a few different options. Bear in mind that blackout restrictions in local markets do apply, and only games through Aug. 5 have been confirmed to this point, with changes coming at the start of the following round.fuboTV offers a free 7-day trial for new customers, and the streaming service carries every U.S. network that shows NHL postseason games. The montly subscription price is $54.99.Hulu + Live TV is offering a free week for those who haven’t had the service before, before a $54.99 monthly bill rings in. The package includes live sports.If you’re in a market with an NBC Sports regional network, both Sling TV and fuboTV are also viable options which carry NBC Sports RSNs.The NBC Sports app is also an option, but keep in mind out of market games will not be covered. Also, a cable subscription is required.NHL playoff bracket 2020 (SN illustration) NHL playoff bracket 2020 https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/2d/df/nhl-playoff-bracket-081020-ftr_14uxyu7m247mg1rugyj8ehiywn.jpg?t=-643580349&w=500&quality=80NHL schedule 2020The first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs starts Tuesday, Aug. 11 with series ending no later than Sunday, Aug. 23 if Game 7s are necessary. Round 2 would begin Aug. 24 followed by the conference finals, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 8 depending on the second round outcomes.The Stanley Cup Final is scheduled to begin Sept. 22 and be completed no later than Oct. 4.Round 1Tuesday, Aug. 11MatchupTimeTV channelGame 1: Blue Jackets vs. Lightning3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Flames vs. Stars5:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNWednesday, Aug. 12MatchupTimeTV channelGame 1: Hurricanes vs. Bruins11 a.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Islanders vs. Capitals3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Coyotes vs. Avalanche5:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 1: Canadiens vs. Flyers8 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCGame 1: Canucks vs. Blues10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCThursday, Aug. 13MatchupTimeTV channelGame 2: Blue Jackets vs. Lightning3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 2: Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights5:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360Game 2: Hurricanes vs. Bruins8 p.m. ETNBSCN, SN, CBCGame 2: Flames vs. Stars10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCFriday, Aug. 14MatchupTimeTV channelGame 2: Coyotes vs. Avalanche2 p.m. ETNHLN, SN, CBCGame 2: Canadiens vs. Flyers3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCGame 2: Canucks vs. Blues6:30 p.m. ETNHLN, SNGame 2: Islanders vs. Capitals8 p.m. ETNBCSN, FX-CAGame 3: Stars vs. Flames10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCSaturday, Aug. 15MatchupTimeTV channelGame 3: Bruins vs. HurricanesNoon ETNBC, SNGame 3: Avalanche vs. Coyotes3 p.m. ETCNBC, SN360Game 3: Lightning vs. Blue Jackets7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360Game 3: Golden Knights vs. Blackhawks8 p.m. ETNBC, SN, CBCSunday, Aug. 16MatchupTimeTV channelGame 3: Capitals vs. IslandersNoon ETUSA, SN360Game 4: Stars vs. Flames2 p.m. ETCNBC, SN, CBCGame 4: Golden Knights vs. Blackhawks6:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN1Game 3: Flyers vs. Canadiens8 p.m. ETNBC, SN, CBCGame 3: Blues vs. Canucks10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNMonday, Aug. 17MatchupTimeTV channelGame 4: Lightning vs. Blue Jackets3 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNGame 4: Avalanche vs. Coyotes5:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, FX-CAGame 4: Bruins vs. Hurricanes8 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCGame 4: Blues vs. Canucks10:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBCTuesday, Aug. 18MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 5: Blackhawks vs. Golden KnightsTBDTBD*Game 5: Flames vs. StarsTBDTBDGame 4: Flyers vs. Canadiens3 p.m. ETNBCSNGame 4: Capitals vs. Islanders8 p.m. ETNBCSNWednesday, Aug. 19MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 5: Canadiens vs. FlyersTBDTBD*Game 5: Blue Jackets vs. LightningTBDTBD*Game 5: Hurricanes vs. BruinsTBDTBD*Game 5: Coyotes vs. AvalancheTBDTBD*Game 5: Canucks vs. BluesTBDTBDThursday, Aug. 20MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 5: Islanders vs. CapitalsTBDTBD*Game 6: Bruins vs. HurricanesTBDTBD*Game 6: Golden Knights vs. BlackhawksTBDTBD*Game 6: Stars vs. FlamesTBDTBDFriday, Aug. 21 MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 6: Flyers vs. CanadiensTBDTBD*Game 6: Lightning vs. Blue JacketsTBDTBD*Game 6: Avalanche vs. CoyotesTBDTBD*Game 6: Blues vs. CanucksTBDTBDSaturday, Aug. 22MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 7: Bue Jackets vs. LightningTBDTBD*Game 6: Capitals vs. IslandersTBDTBD*Game 7: Blackhawks vs. Golden KnightsTBDTBD*Game 7: Flames vs. StarsTBDTBDSunday, Aug. 23MatchupTimeTV channel*Game 7: Canadiens vs. FlyersTBDTBD*Game 7: Islanders vs. CapitalsTBDTBD*Game 7: Hurricanes vs. BruinsTBDTBD*Game 7: Coyotes vs. AvalancheTBDTBD*Game 7: Canucks vs. BluesTBDTBDJoe Rivera contributed to this article. The qualifying round and round-robin games are now behind us and it’s time to get to the heart-of-the-matter: the official Stanley Cup playoffs.Aug. 11 begins an almost two-month march to the 2020 Cup champion as the first round kicks off and if it’s anything like the first nine days of the NHL’s return, it’ll be a doozy. Who will advance in 202 is anyone’s guess — because, well, anything is obviously possible. Regardless, it’ll be a wild ride.