The impact of climate change falls heaviest on the world’s poor. As Catholics, our faith demands prudent action.
Our cars and power plants, more energy consumption and waste—we’re leaving a bigger carbon footprint. Scientists tell us that means more climate change. Here and around the world, it is the poor who will be hit hardest. With more droughts, floods, hunger and joblessness. As faithful Catholics, we have a moral obligation to care for both Creation and the poor. Pope Benedict XVI insists, “Before it is too late, it is necessary to make courageous decisions” to curb climate change.
Join Catholics taking action in our families, parishes, schools and communities to reduce our carbon footprint, care for “the least of
these” (Mt 25) and raise our voice on behalf of Creation and the poor.
Coalition Announces 2013 Feast of St. Francis Program
Building on the success of it’s 2012 Feast of St. Francis educational project on climate refugees with Sun Come Up film screenings at over 300 locations nationwide, the Coalition is pleased to announce this year’s theme “Melting Ice, Mending Creation: A Catholic Approach to Climate Change.” This year’s FOSF program will highlight the Pontifical Academy of Science’s Working Group (PAS) statement, Fate of Mountain Glaciers in the Anthropocene along with the photographic evidence of melting glaciers as documented by James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey. Find out more and register your interest here.
All across the country, Catholics are taking the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor. Here are a few real stories of the bold steps fellow Catholics are taking to protect God's Creation and advocate on behalf of people in poverty.