Catholic perspectives on climate change and our responsibility to care for creation.

July 9th, 2015

Iowans Urged to Take Action on Environment

As caucus season nears, bishop urges Iowans to keep climate change ‘on the front burner.’   This cross-post is a shorter version of an article by Anne Marie Cox, Catholic News Service.   Cox is editor of The Catholic Mirror, newspaper of the Diocese of Des Moines.   Iowa Catholic leaders, interfaith leaders, clean energy advocates and […]

July 7th, 2015

Catholics Respond to the Encyclical: California Gov. Jerry Brown

How are Catholics discussing, living out or applying the encyclical in your parish, diocese, or country?  This cross-post is a shorter version of Jim McDermott’s interview of California Governor Jerry Brown in America, the Jesuit magazine.  Gov. Brown has spent his entire life in public service. After college he spent a few years as a […]

July 6th, 2015

Cardinal Tagle launched massive Philippine mobilization with Climate Petition

Updates:  – Cardinal Tagle wrote a circular letter to the Manila Archdiocese calling for 10 million signatures for the Catholic Climate Petition (August 20). – Cardinal Tagle mentions the GCCM petition in his United Nations speech (September 24). July 4, 2015 – The Catholic Climate Petition campaign was officially launched in the Philippines yesterday, with Cardinal Tagle and over 1000 […]

July 2nd, 2015

Vatican Embraces and Advances People and Planet First: The Imperative to Change Course

An important meeting for the Global Catholic Climate Movement and Partners is occurring in the Vatican today.  In addition to a series of talks addressing pathways for care of our common home and other topics, four working groups will focus on encyclical guidance and “challenges we want to address related to:  a) Working for transformational […]

July 2nd, 2015

Excerpts from Cardinal Turkson at the UN

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, addressed the opening of the United Nations High Level Event on Climate Change in New York. *** It is my great honour to convey Pope Francis’ greeting of affection and encouragement to this extraordinary gathering and to the nations and people whom you represent. May […]

June 29th, 2015

ACT:  Getting Off Fossil Fuels, One Conversation at a Time

One of the most effective things you can do to reduce greenhouse gas emisisons is to invite your local city or town council member out for a cup of coffee. While sipping a mug of your local brew, explain the percentage of the local utility’s electricity coming from fossil fuels, especially coal.  Then engage her or him in some […]

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