During this year’s Season of Creation 2020, Catholic Climate Covenant is pleased to host a webinar series, “On the Common Good & Our Common Home,” for U.S. Catholics to:
- Understand how Catholic social teaching (CST) and creation care are essential to the fullness of faith and the Church’s mission;
- Facilitate courageous conversations about climate change and Catholic civic participation;
- Apply Catholic Social Teaching, including creation care, to form one’s conscience ahead of the 2020 elections.
Season of Creation, celebrated annually between September 1st and October 4th, is a special time for Christians. As we are called to renew our faith in the God of all creation and join in prayer and action for the care of our common home, we hope this webinar series will help us on our journey of love in action.
Webinar #1: Held Thursday, September 10, 3:00-4:00 PM EST (Recording Now Available!)
The first webinar of the series was “Catholic Social Teaching, Politics, and the Fullness of Faith.“ This is the foundational webinar outlining the virtue of political participation and the foundations of Catholic social teaching as essential to the fullness of faith. When you register you will automatically receive a link to the recording.
- Most Reverend John E. Stowe, OFM Conv., Bishop of Lexington, KY
- Daniel R. DiLeo, PhD, Director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program at Creighton University
- Moderator: Dan Misleh, Executive Director of Catholic Climate Covenant
VIEW RECORDING HERE of Catholic Social Teaching, Politics, and the Fullness of Faith webinar.
Webinar #2: Held Monday, September 14th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST (Recording Now Available!)
The second webinar in the series, “Climate Change, Our Faith Values, and 2020”, was hosted by Interfaith Power & Light, Catholic Climate Covenant, and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. This webinar equipped attendees on how to effectively hold ‘courageous conversations’ with their faithful family, friends, and colleagues about the importance of caring for Creation and voting our values.
- Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, endowed professor of political science and director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University
- Susan Hendershot, president of Interfaith Power and Light
VIEW RECORDING HERE of Climate Change, Our Faith Values, and 2020.
Webinar #3: Held Tuesday, September 29th, 2:00-3:00 PM EST (Recording Now Available!)
The third webinar in the series was: “I’m Catholic, How Should I Discern? Conscience, Discernment, and Voting as an Act of Love."
This webinar helps Catholics understand the Church’s teaching on conscience and discernment as it relates to their vote ahead of the November 3rd U.S. general elections — and beyond, as our nation and planet face historic challenges that require Catholics to bring our values to the public square and help shape engagement for a better world. Speakers discussed not only the importance of particular issues when discerning, but also candidate character and moral values.
- Daniel R. DiLeo, PhD, Catholic moral theologian and director of Creighton University’s Justice and Peace Studies Program
- Jill Rauh, director of Education and Outreach in the Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Brenna Davis, director of Education for Justice and Environmental Initiatives at the Ignatian Solidarity Network.
VIEW RECORDING HERE of "I'm Catholic, How Should I Discern? Conscience, Discernment and Voting as an Act of Love.
Webinar #4: Feast of St. Francis Virtual Program - GUIDED RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE!
The 4th webinar in the series is a virtual guided walk-through of the 2020 Feast of St. Francis program for groups, parishes, families and individuals to follow along at your convenience. The guided recording contains prayers, readings, a short video, suggested activities, and ends by offering ways to act.
The program is framed through St. Francis’ famous prayer, the Canticle of Creatures, which he wrote while in the midst of great suffering, to help illuminate our current journey from a time of pandemic, indifference to climate change, and political partisanship to a place of healing through God, in both our relationship with each other and with Creation.
You can also download all the resources that are part of the program here to follow along with the video. Share or host a program with your family, parish, school, or religious community!