Tag: Environment

Indonesian archbishop urges Catholics to ditch use of plastic bags

Indonesian archbishop urges Catholics to ditch use of plastic bags

| January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Months after Indonesia’s military was summoned to unclog Jakarta Bay, Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo has joined a chorus of disapproval of the nation’s growing plastic waste problem by calling parishioners to action.

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Use internet to promote tourism that respects environment, Vatican says

Use internet to promote tourism that respects environment, Vatican says

| Cindy Wooden | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

With more and more people planning their vacations online and sharing their experiences digitally, the tourism industry and tourists themselves should pay more attention to using online forums to encourage respect for the locales visited and for the communities that live there, the Vatican said.

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Environmental messages take shape in St. Paul art exhibit

Environmental messages take shape in St. Paul art exhibit

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Current events and Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home” have inspired five local artists to depict their environmental concerns in the exhibit “Hope. Earth. Liberation.” at Artista Bottega in St. Paul.

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Pope to teachers: Help kids live with care for all of creation

Pope to teachers: Help kids live with care for all of creation

| Carol Glatz | January 5, 2018 | 1 Comment

A green lifestyle must be consistent and complete, driven by a love for God the creator and all of his creation, the pope said in a speech Jan. 5 to the Italian Association of Catholic Teachers, which held its national congress in Rome in early January.

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Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

| Joe Towalski | January 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

After a contentious U.S. presidential campaign that highlighted the nation’s deep political divisions, the Minnesota Catholic Conference is hoping that state Republicans and Democrats can rise above partisan differences to pass legislation consistent with the conference’s 2017 public policy priorities.

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Pope asks Catholic farmers to preserve, respect rhythms of nature

Pope asks Catholic farmers to preserve, respect rhythms of nature

| Cindy Wooden | December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging the uncertainty faced by many farmers, Pope Francis encouraged members of the International Catholic Rural Association to maintain as much as possible their traditional rhythms of work, family life and respect for the environment.

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Agriculture and the Environment

Agriculture and the Environment

| September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Americans are more conscious than ever of their responsibility to be good stewards of the environment. Years of successful public awareness campaigns and the work of tireless advocates have ensured that protecting creation is at the forefront of public discourse. Many landmark pieces of legislation have been passed in the last 50 years, including the federal Wilderness Act, the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act. Yet, debates continue at the local, national and international levels about how to address environmental challenges such as climate change, the byproducts of hydraulic fracturing, soil and water contamination, air quality and the global competition for scarce natural resources.

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‘Laudato Si” at one year: Catholics inspired to act on climate change

‘Laudato Si” at one year: Catholics inspired to act on climate change

| Dennis Sadowski | June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dan Misleh, executive director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, told CNS that people want to act on climate change and he credits “Laudato Si'” for that willingness to step up because of their faith.

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Panel to discuss putting encyclical into practice

Panel to discuss putting encyclical into practice

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Join Minnesota bishops and other Catholic experts in a conversation about “Laudato Si’ — On care for our common home” Sept. 9 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

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Experts challenge leaders to see big picture, pursue the good for God’s creation

Experts challenge leaders to see big picture, pursue the good for God’s creation

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is it better to be good or to be cautious?

Michael Naughton, director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, addressed the question in his talk at the Faith, Food and the Environment Symposium Nov. 5 at the university.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 6, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 6, 2012

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Many Lebanese families have welcomed Syrian families into their own homes. They’re not relatives, they’re just people in need, and they’ve been welcomed. But the welcome is wearing thin.”
— Hessen Sayah, project manager for Syrian refugees for Caritas Lebanon, the local church’s charitable agency, on the flood of refugees fleeing to Lebanon to escape Syria’s civil war

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