This document highlights elements of Laudato Si, or Praised Be, Pope Francis’s encyclical letter on ecology. Citations are included for your reference.
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.
Join us to learn how you can be a part of our just-launched campaign -- Catholics Are Still In – by learning:
- Why we have created the Catholic Climate Declaration;
- How it is related to the We Are Still In campaign;
- What our next steps will be, and;
- How you can help enlist Catholic leaders to sign the declaration.
- Jose Aguto, Catholic Climate Covenant
- Marianne Comfort, Sisters of Mercy
- Anne Kelly, CERES
- Marisa Vertrees Global Catholic Climate Movement
Join us to learn how the exponential growth of plastics is threatening the survival of our planet. In this webinar, we hear from Valeria Merino, Vice President for Global Earth Day, about the Earth Day Network's "A World Without Plastic Pollution Earth Day Campaign." Ms. Merino shares the many resources available from the Earth Day network to help us reduce our consumption of plastics. We also unpack the Covenant's Earth Day Program (Beyond a Throwaway Culture: Reduce Waste--Grow Community), and explore how your faith community can celebrate our common home on Earth Day…and every day!
This short video discusses how the parish of Our Mother of Confidence in San Diego, California has taken action to reduce water and energy usage in order to be better stewards of God's creation; these changes have led parish leaders to be more mindful of their natural and financial resources.
This short video discusses the benefits those at Saint James Parish and Academy in Solana Beach, California have experienced since implementing environmentally conscious projects and initiatives in their community. These benefits include facility cost savings, increased opportunities for community building, and an overall sense of improvement in health and wellness among students, staff, and parishioners.