Statements by United States Bishops on Laudato Si’

bishopOn June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released Laudato Si’, his encyclical on ecology. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed the Holy Father’s letter through the statement of Archbishop Kurtz, USCCB president. Many other bishops added their own individual statements of support, posted resources, or conducted press events in celebration of the release.

Catholic Climate Covenant co-sponsored a National Press Club event with Archbishop Kurtz and Cardinal Donald Wuerl on the release day.

The Covenant also worked with a number of dioceses leading up to the encyclical, and are aware of statements or postings (listed below) that encompass 110 bishops in the United States.

(not intended to be comprehensive)

Alaska Catholic Conference (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau)
California Catholic Conference (Fresno, Los Angeles, Monterey, Oakland, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Stockton)
Colorado Catholic Conference (Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo)
Louisiana Catholic Conference (Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Houma-Thibodaux, Lafayette, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Shreveport) 
Leaders of the Hope Border Institute (El Paso, Juarez, Las Cruces)
Archdiocese of Atlanta
Archdiocese of Baltimore
Archdiocese of Boston
Archdiocese of Chicago
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Archdiocese of Detroit
Archdiocese of Dubuque
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Archdiocese of Hartford
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Archdiocese of Louisville
Archdiocese of Miami
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Archdiocese of Newark
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Archdiocese of Omaha
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Archdiocese of San Antonio
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Archdiocese of Seattle
Archdiocese of Washington
Diocese of Arlington
Diocese of Austin
Diocese of Beaumont
Diocese of Bismarck
Diocese of Brownsville
Diocese of Buffalo
Diocese of Burlington
Diocese of Camden
Diocese of Cheyenne
Diocese of Corpus Christi
Diocese of Dallas
Diocese of Davenport
Diocese of Des Moines
Diocese of Dodge City
Diocese of Duluth
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
Diocese of Fort Worth
Diocese of Gaylord
Diocese of Grand Rapids
Diocese of Joliet in Illinois
Diocese of Kalamazoo
Diocese of Knoxville
Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana
Diocese of Madison
Diocese of Manchester
Diocese of Memphis
Diocese of Oakland
Diocese of Ogdensburg
Diocese of Orlando
Diocese of Paterson
Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
Diocese of Pittsburgh
Diocese of Portland
Diocese of Providence
Diocese of Raleigh
Diocese of Sacramento
Diocese of Saginaw
Diocese of Providence
Diocese of Saint Cloud
Diocese of Saint Petersburg
Diocese of San Angelo
Diocese of San Bernardino
Diocese of San Jose in California
Diocese of Savannah
Diocese of Scranton
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts
Diocese of Steubenville
Diocese of Stockton
Diocese of Toledo
Diocese of Tucson
Diocese of Trenton
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
Diocese of Wilmington
Diocese of Worcester