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

June 29th, 2015

ACT:  Getting Off Fossil Fuels, One Conversation at a Time

One of the most effective things you can do to reduce greenhouse gas emisisons is to invite your local city or town council member out for a cup of coffee. While sipping a mug of your local brew, explain the percentage of the local utility’s electricity coming from fossil fuels, especially coal.  Then engage her or him in some […]

June 27th, 2015

The Lancet: Fossil Fuels Are Killing Us…Quitting Them Can Save Us

Comparing coal, oil, and gas addiction to the last generation’s effort to kick the tobacco habit, doctors say that quitting would be the best thing humanity can do for its long-term health Quitting fossil fuels is describe in the new report as a “medical necessity.” (Image: UNICEF) The bad news is very bad, indeed. But […]

June 26th, 2015

Laudato Si’: Reader’s Guide to the Encyclical by Fr. Thomas Reese

One of the many marvelous things about Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” is that it is written in a very accessible style. It does not read like an academic tome as did many encyclicals of the past. Anyone who can read a newspaper can read this encyclical […]

June 25th, 2015

Gatherings in DC and NYC When the Pope Comes in September

Many are already asking what is (or may be) going on when the Pope comes to the US, September 22-27.  Parishes, youth groups, and congregations are already getting ready.  Plans are in the works and an official agenda for the Pope may be released in the next week or two, according to the Diocese of […]

June 24th, 2015

Introducing Our Partners, Getting to Know the Network: Christian Life Community (CVX-CLC)

Christian Life Community CLC – Comunidad de Vida Cristiana CVX – Communaute de Vie Chretienne CVX With a history of over 450 years, CLC is an international organization consisting of small groups of lay people—and some religious, too!—in over 70 countries.  Members gather together regularly in prayer, to share where they are finding God is […]

June 24th, 2015

Pope Francis, Encyclical, Climate Change, Environment, Creation, Praised Be, Our Common Home, Laudato Si

New Series of Blogs!

Today, the Global Catholic Climate Movement is launching several new series of blogs, and we invite your participation!  Continuing on the theological and reflective pieces you have seen to date, we will take a “deep dive” into the encyclical, hear from leaders, and examine the encyclical section by section.  We will also begin introducing more […]

June 19th, 2015


New Delhi, June 19 – Caritas India welcomed the Papal Encyclical in a public gathering held in New Delhi today. A four year campaign to support Pope’s mission to care for the Planet Earth was also launched. Starting with the 17 million Catholic population in India, Caritas India hopes to build a chain of human […]

June 18th, 2015

Our Statement to Thank and Celebrate the Encyclical Laudato Si’

June 18th 2015 “God wills the interdependence of creatures. The sun and the moon, the cedar and the little flower, the eagle and the sparrow: the spectacle of their countless diversities and inequalities tells us that no creature is self-sufficient. Creatures exist only in dependence on each other, to complete each other, in the service […]

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