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.
Feast of St. Francis Materials Now Ready
Our Feast of Saint Francis program, “Creating a Climate for Solidarity: From St. Francis to Pope Francis to You,” helps your parish, college, or small study group explore how climate change affects the world’s poor. Through this dynamic multi-media presentation, your group will dig in deeply on questions of Creation care and social justice. We provide all the materials you need to make your program a success, free of charge. Please register. You’ll receive an email within a few hours with links to these thought-provoking resources.
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.