This document highlights elements of Laudato Si, or Praised Be, Pope Francis’s encyclical letter on ecology. Citations are included for your reference.
June 18th, 2019 marks the fourth anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical, "Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home." During the past four years, parishes, schools, colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, and religious communities have responded with faith, passion, and enormous creativity to the Pope’s call to care for creation and care for the poor.
You’ve heard about the Green New Deal, an ambitious, visionary, and for some, controversial Congressional proposal to deal with the urgent climate crisis while simultaneously investing in job creation and advancing social and racial justice. Do you have questions about how we as people of faith should respond to the Green New Deal?
On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Catholic Climate Covenant hosted this educational webinar to discuss Catholic Social Teaching and The Green New Deal.
Professor Ed Maibach from George Mason University’s Center for Climate Communication will demonstrate how the faith community is vital to inspire effective climate policy and greater climate action. Dr. Maibach has been at the forefront of polling and messaging on climate change and makes a compelling case for Catholics and other people of faith to use the power of their core beliefs and public witness to change attitudes toward solving the climate crisis.
In the news we hear a lot about institutions divesting from fossil fuels including some Catholic institutions. Have you wondered what this means? Are you curious as to why this is happening or would like to know how different institutions use their portfolios to address social issues?
In this webinar we will delve into:
1) How Catholic institutions see divestment from fossil fuels and investments in clean energy companies as a way to demonstrate care for creation.
Here you will find resources for homilists, bulletins, and other materials that help to integrate the rich insights of Laudato Si' and Christian care for creation into Sunday Mass. These will include the following:
These are intended to be put in your church bulletin each week and are a good way to remind people of how their individual actions can have a huge impact for our Earth.
The Catholic Climate Declaration calls on the United States to remain a global leader in reducing emissions. Join us for a one-hour webinar discussing how the U.S. Catholic community, driven by the Catholic Climate Declaration, is taking compelling and vital steps for climate action. Learn how the U.S. Catholic community is responding to the challenge with a variety of actions to reduce emissions and ensure climate justice.
This webinar highlights how Laudato Si’ impacted the U.S. Catholic church and what still needs to be done to meet Pope Francis’ challenge as outlined in the encyclical.