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August 28th, 2015

GCCM Webinars Kick Off with Season of Creation

The Global Catholic Climate Movement kicked off their series of webinars on turning Laudato Si into action.  The series started with a webinar on the upcoming Season of Creation and featured Fr. Charles Rue, Australian Coordinator, Columban Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation Ms. Lou Arsenio, Coordinator of the Archdiocese of Manila Ministry on Ecology […]


August 28th, 2015

Philippine Bishops Conference: Climate change action is an issue of life and justice

In July the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines issued a statement on climate change called “Stewards, Not Owners.”  The noted that the Paris Negotiations will be a welcome attempt to reach a consensus on responsibility for the future of the Earth and the lives of many, now and in the future.  “It is not some […]


August 27th, 2015

Indonesian bishops consider call to bring encyclical to all; “We have a moral obligation to future generations. Earth must be a gift for everyone, not just for financial lobbies.”

08/19/2015  Card. Tagle to Indonesian bishops: Laudato sì is for non –Catholics too by Mathias Hariyadi The archbishop of Manila met with Representatives of the Bishops Conference in Jakarta for seminar on Pope Francis’ encyclical. The Cardinal urged the Catholic community of the archipelago to offer the contents of the text to all: “We have […]


August 27th, 2015

Asian Bishops urge action to prevent further climate change

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon urged Asian churches to take the lead in combating climate change in his address on August 18th.  Cardinal Bo made the call ahead of a two-day regional climate change seminar organized by the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences. With impetus from Pope Francis’ Laudato si’ encyclical on the environment […]


August 27th, 2015

Philippines:  Catholic action against coal.  Also church groups, environmentalists, farmers and indigenous peoples’ organizations discuss food and farming

Philippines: Catholic action against coal. Also church groups, environmentalists, farmers and indigenous peoples’ organizations discuss food and farming

For the first time since Pope Francis issued his game-changing encyclical Laudato Si, church groups, environmentalists, farmers and indigenous peoples’ organizations discussed and analyzed the papal encyclical’s significance specifically on the country’s food and agriculture in Manila this month. The groups view Laudato Si as the Pope’s commentary on the real and unfortunate state of the natural […]


August 27th, 2015

Wenski calls for those speaking to “people in the pews” to foster “ecological conversion”

Archbishop Wenski spoke to archdiocesan staff at the 2015 Bridging the Gap conference, held Aug. 5 at Msgr. Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens.  His remarks were followed by responses from Pastoral Center department heads, regarding how they were planning to implement Laudato Si’ in their respective ministries.  This is a rich and complex document — one […]


August 27th, 2015

Pope Francis’ statement on his encyclical: God gives us the gift of creation to build a “we”, with God, with others, with the earth. Care and protection are requirements.

Nineteen days after his encyclical was published the Pope made his first extensive remarks on Laudato Si’, what was taken as his definitive statement on the document. Here is the Vatican translation of the address to educators, bishops and priests, professors, students, and friends: I am very happy to be here with you this afternoon at the Pontifical Catholic […]


August 27th, 2015

French Catholics Launch a Bridge between Catholic faith and decay, radical ecology and theology

GCCM’s friends in France have a blog called:  Un Pont lancé…entre foi catholique et décroissance, écologie radicale et théologie, or in English: Launched a Bridge between Catholic faith and decay, radical ecology and theology. We will cover some highlights in future blogposts here.  In the meantime, some of the resources available at the site include the […]


August 27th, 2015

African Sisters’ Action for the Environment

From Africa, a reflection from Sr.  Agnes Wamuyu Ngure cross-posted from GlobalSistersReport.org “The rich grow richer, and the poor poorer. The desert, high temperatures and floods incomparable to that of Noah’s day all encroach us from every side; our natural habitation and all its wealth is decaying and we almost consciously see our end — but […]

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