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

September 5th, 2015

Courageous response to the pressing needs of the day, bold initiatives, constant giving, patience: movements, congregations and renewal

As Catholics committed to a vision of “what the church can be and longs to be” in implementation of Laudato Si’ it is worth considering the recent remarks of Seán D. Sammon, directed toward religious congregations and renewal, in the current issue of America magazine.  Getting in touch with the charism is key, notes…“charism is a free gift […]

September 4th, 2015

Be Effective When Speaking to Others & Various Faiths, about Climate Change

George Marshall did a great public service when he wrote Don’t Even Think About It – Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change.  It is one of the best books published this past year. Marshall, founder of the Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN), has been talking about and researching climate change communications for […]

September 4th, 2015

Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, and GCCM’s Tomas Insua on Sept. 10th in NYC

After many years of talking about climate change, we’re finally at a point where the world is making our task simple. Not easy, but simple. The scientists are telling us we must, in this hottest year on record, turn off the flow of carbon. The engineers are telling us that we are ready to turn on the abundant […]

September 4th, 2015

Our Movement Again Meets Pope Francis, During World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation was instituted by Pope Francis last month to coincide with the Eastern Orthodox Church’s day of celebration for creation, which has taken place this day since since 1989.  September 1st also kicks off a Season of Creation with resources for parishes and groups. A member […]

September 4th, 2015

Vatican and GCCM Prepare Eucharistic Adoration Resources and Translations for Prayer for Care of Creation

September 1st marked the Catholic Church’s first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Following in the footsteps of the Orthodox Church, Catholics are encouraged to organize prayer and practical initiatives to combat the environmental crisis facing our planet on 1 September and throughout the Season of Creation (through 4 October).  See […]

September 3rd, 2015

Catholic climate petition to not exceed 1.5 C of global warming reaches 40,000 signatures with Bishop of South Ecuador, Caritas

As of the beginning of September, over 40,000 Catholics, including the Pope’s representative and cardinals, bishops, priests, and lay people around the world have signed the Catholic petition on the climate, to keep warming to 1.5 C. In his encyclical, the Pope called for nations to transition off fossil fuel without delay, (LS #165) starting […]

September 2nd, 2015

The Season of Creation in the Parish of Malate, Manila

Fr. John Leydon describes celebration of the Season of Creation in the parish of Malate, Manila, along with resources they have developed over the years to “celebrate the beauty and pain of our world, our connectedness to the natural world and the on-going struggle for social justice” Around 1997, the parish of Malate in Manila decided […]

September 2nd, 2015

Fr. Charles Rue, on expanding our liturgical year to encompass creation

My name is Charles Rue. To my spiritual journey as a Catholic and to my missionary service as a priest I bring three books – the environmental encyclical Laudato Si’, the Church’s liturgical Sacramentary and the Bible. Pope Francis has given us a vision of the earth as our home, common to all peoples and […]

September 1st, 2015

Young Catholics from East Pokot sign the Catholic Climate Petition

The Pokot live in Baringo County, East Pokot and West Pokot in Kenya, and they recently had the chance to join GCCM by signing the Catholic Climate Petition.   They speak a language called ‘Pokot’ which has some links with the French, and live in two distinct places: 1. The Collines Pokot  live in the […]

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