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The media resources included here describe a faithful response to climate change, calling us to care for God’s creation and to care for those most impacted, the poor and vulnerable.
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James Balog on the Catholic Climate Covenant and Feast of St. Francis Pledge — James Balog, the science photographer behind the documentary film Chasing Ice, enthusiastically endorses the Catholic Climate Covenant and commends the Pontifical Academy of Science’s Working Group (PAS) statement, Fate of Mountain Glaciers in the Anthropocene consistent with Balog’s documentation of some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.:
Catholic Climate Covenant/ St. Francis Pledge — This video produced by the Catholic TV Network, is an excellent summary of the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation.:
World Youth Day 2013 video on Water — This video produced for the World Youth Day in Rio, summer 2013, Catholics are reminded that water is the source of life:
World Youth Day 2013 video on Environment — In the first of several short videos to be posted for this year’s World Youth Day in Rio, summer 2013, Catholics are reminded that We are all connected:
Fulfilling the St. Francis Pledge — Hear Bishop Patrick J. McGrath of the Diocese of San Jose encouraging all to take the St. Francis Pledge as part of the Diocese’s Green Initiative:
Vatican –A video about Pope Benedict XVI’s Caritas in Veritate in which he calls for protection of the environment, and the safeguarding of resources and of the climate:
Pope — Speaking on “The Creator of Heaven and Earth” at his general audience February 6, Pope Benedict XVI continued his reflections for the Year of Faith.
Parish –building sustainably:
Colleges –fulfilling their mission and commitment to sustainability:
Diocese –engages in energy conservation and retrofitting:
Religious Community –a LEED certified Monastery:
Hospital –committed to “greening” their institution, singing “Every Day is an Earth Day”: