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.


  • Bill Patenaude, writer and speaker specializing on the intersections of environmental issues, engineering, and theology, especially the Catholic understanding of ecology. He is the author of and a frequent contributor to the Rhode Island Catholic.
  • Dr. Jame Schaeffer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Theology Department at Marquette University. Dr. Schaeffer’s work focuses on constructively relating theology, the natural sciences, and technology with special attention to religious foundations for ecological ethics.