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

July 12th, 2015

Eucharist Demands the Logic of Love

The Eucharist is a missionary sacrament that calls people to give all they are and have to God, seek his blessing and take his love to the world, Pope Francis said at the opening Mass for Bolivia’s national Eucharistic congress. Obeying Jesus’s command to “do this in memory of me”, he said, “demands exchange, encounter […]

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 […]

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