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March 23rd, 2015

A global movement continues with a petition

Crossposted from CatholicEcology.net, by Bill Patenaude. Building off our successful, ongoing Lenten fast—with people from individual nations fasting every day in Lent— today we take a more active approach to getting things done: we issued a petition on our new website to offer a voice to many who wish to be heard. At first glance, the petition seems blunt […]


March 19th, 2015

The Universal Common Good: Our Common Home

While it is anyone’s prudent guess at this point, on the likely umbrella or core messages within the Eco-encyclical expected in June or July 2015; Pope Francis has spoken on various occasions about the need for a radical new financial and economic system to avoid human inequality and ecological devastation. The threats that arise from […]


March 12th, 2015

Where did the World go Wrong with regard to Climate Change?

One particular objective of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is: “to advance the Catholic relationship between faith and reason, especially as it relates to adaptive decision making in areas of climate change policy”. The topic of Faith and Reason, deals with many issues; relationship of Faith to Science, Philosophy, History and Anthropology etc. There […]


March 8th, 2015

Why do I Fast?

In preparation for the U.S. Lenten Hunger Fast for Climate Justice on March 16th which is part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) Climate Lenten Fast, I have written this blog to share my reasons for joining in the fast.


March 4th, 2015

Why People of Diverse Faith Should Support the Eco-Encyclical

What happens when a rabbi and a Roman Catholic lay ecclesial minister start talking about Pope Francis’ forthcoming ecological encyclical? Click and read to learn Why People of Diverse Faiths Should Support the Eco-Encyclical. Photo credit: Creative Commons The linked article above was featured in the Huffington Post on March 3rd 2015 and was written by […]


February 28th, 2015

NATIVE AMERICAN LAND IS DISAPPEARING BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

From Fr. Roch’s porch, one sees acres of dead trees lying limply, killed by salt water intrusion from the storm surge. Eerie forests like this one dot the bayou county of south Louisiana’s coast. Fr. Roch is an Isle de Jean Charles native, a retired Roman Catholic priest and coastal restoration advocate. Leadership runs in […]


February 25th, 2015

Catholics completed first week of Lenten Fast for Climate Justice

Today the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) announced that over 1000 Catholics in over 50 countries have committed to fast and pray for climate action as part of the Lent Fast for Climate Justice. The traditional fast on Ash Wednesday (February 18) commenced the global effort. For every subsequent day of Lent, the GCCM have […]


February 18th, 2015

TODAY, ASH WEDNESDAY, MARKS THE START OF OUR 40-DAYS LENTEN FAST IN 40 COUNTRIES

The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) announced today that more than 40 countries will take part in a 40-day Lenten fast for climate justice, from Ash Wednesday, February 18th, to April 4th. Participants in the Lenten fast are praying for unity on climate change within the Catholic church and asking world leaders to take all steps […]


January 14th, 2015

THE GCCM LAUNCHED TODAY AND WILL BE PRESENTED TO POPE FRANCIS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Today, January 14, Catholic organizations and leaders throughout the world have announced their collaboration as a movement working toward a sustainable climate future. Comprised of laity and clergy, theologians, scientists and activists, the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) released a statement containing their beliefs and mission. The statement supports Catholic environmental teachings and calls for prayer and […]

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