This is one-hour conversation (moderated by Covenant Founder, Dan Misleh) dedicated to answering the often-asked questions:

1) How do I “encounter” my diocesan or parish leadership and urge them to actively engage in creation care and integral ecology issues outlined in Laudato Si’?
2) What are the best strategies most likely to lead to success and to get our Church leadership’s attention? What are some realities, challenges, and opportunities?
3) How can we be “positive solutions centered” and lead with our faith when we are in dialogue with diocesan and parish leadership and staff?


1) Paula Gwynn Grant is Secretary for Communications for the Archdiocese of Washington (D.C.). Having worked in the same role for Cardinal Gregory when he was in Atlanta and now in Washington, Paula is a keen observer of how things operate at the diocesan level.

2) John Carr is the Founder of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University. He served for more than two decades as director of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops John was a leader in creating the Catholic Climate Covenant in 2006.