As chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton is urging the US Congress’s Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change to make a commitment to address this urgent global challenge confronting the human family and to ensure that needed climate legislation both cares for creation and protects “the least of these.” Read the entire letter here.
Posts Tagged ‘Bishops’
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the United Methodist Church (UMC) marked Earth Day 2012 with the release a joint statement on the Eucharist and the environment. The statement, Heaven and Earth are Full of Your Glory, affirms that both Methodists and Catholics believe their celebration of the Eucharist helps them to see God’s glory in all of creation and therefore leads to greater care for the environment.
Read entire statement here.
Did you know that 31 years ago this month, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Social Development and World Peace (now called the Committee for Justice Peace and Human Development) issued a statement on energy? In the midst of the energy crisis or that time, the bishops of that committee approved what continues to be a very prophetic and highly relevant statement on a variety of issues concerning the extraction, production, use of fossil fuel energy and the hope for renewable sources of energy. In an era of climate change and current ongoing debates about our energy choices, we highly recommend that you read this document and apply its teaching to these debates. To read the document online, click here.