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

August 13th, 2015

Climate Change Manifested in Load Shedding and Rural Losses in Zambia

There are many speculations surrounding load shedding in Zambia. Some people associate it to leadership failure while others feel it is a natural occurrence that will pass.  This write up, however, gives a reflection on load shedding from a young, African, Catholic’s perspective in relation to climate change. The majority of Zambians depend on hydroelectric […]

August 13th, 2015

Cardinal Hummes supports Catholic Climate Petition

[Em português abaixo] August 13, 2015 – During the XVII Annual General Meeting of the Franciscan Family of Brazil (FFB), Cardinal Hummes signed and promoted the petition by the Global Catholic Climate Movement which invites political leaders from around the world to make concrete commitments to address the urgent climate crisis and commit to help poorest […]

August 13th, 2015

Catholics in Action: Diocese of Orange, Calif. USA: It’s up to all of us!

Before an audience of nearly 200 people, Sister Nadine McGuinness sat onstage Saturday at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove and said it is up to all of us to take on what she called global climate change. “The pope,” said the Sisters of St. Joseph nun, “is very concerned that every single living person is […]

August 12th, 2015

African bishops & theologians ask why sexuality is a pressing moral question but many Africans’ lack of water, food and shelter is not

African bishops, theologians, and ethicists gathered for the a third “Colloquium on Church, Religion, and Society in Africa” held since 2013.  The group’s motto is “Sustaining theological reflection and study at the service of the African and World Church.” This year discussions were to focus on questions of ecological destruction and religious fundamentalism, and how […]

August 12th, 2015

Iglesias y Mineria: Church Supports Communities, Pope Calls for Paradigm Shift in Mining

In September the Vatican will sponsor another day of reflection on changes that need to occur in the mining industry, to protect the land and human rights.  The session, entitled “Creating a New future, Reimaging the Future of Mining,” builds on the meeting that occurred last month, where Pope Francis called for radical change in the […]

August 12th, 2015

Catholics Taking Action: Mindano, Philippines – Encouraging, facilitating community conversations on the care for creation

From August 4 through 7, the various episcopal sees of Mindanao have been doing “train the trainer” style training and outreach to raise awareness of the need for climate action among the faithful, in the light of Catholic social teachings. Fray Tagoy Jakosalem, OAR, facilitated a Laudato Si’ workshop for the participants from the Archdiocese of […]

August 10th, 2015

Season of Creation Will Kick Off with World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Francis has decided to set up a “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” which will be celebrated on September 1st annually.  The Pope’s suggestion launches an interfaith celebration, in concert with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and others. A Season of Creation has been celebrated for years by the Columban Fathers, Catholic EarthCare […]

August 6th, 2015

Developed Countries Still Supporting Fossil Fuel Extraction

Subsidies for fossil fuels amount to $1,000 (£640) a year for every citizen living in the G20 group of the world’s leading economies, despite the group’s pledge in 2009 to phase out support for coal, oil and gas. New figures from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) show that the US, which hosted the G20 summit […]

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