Tag: Laudato Si

‘Laudato Si” at five: Project seeks to foster prayerful climate action

‘Laudato Si” at five: Project seeks to foster prayerful climate action

| Dennis Sadowski | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment set the path five years ago and now a new effort by the Catholic Climate Covenant seeks to shape an intergenerational movement to respond through action and prayer to the challenges posed by climate change.

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Georgetown University plans to divest from fossil fuels within a decade

Georgetown University plans to divest from fossil fuels within a decade

| Dennis Sadowski | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Georgetown University is embarking on a plan to end new investments in fossil fuels companies, gradually divest from those firms and boost its endowment portfolio in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Pope, Pence meet at the Vatican

Pope, Pence meet at the Vatican

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

After Pope Francis and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met privately for nearly an hour at the Vatican, Pence told the pope that his Roman Catholic mother will be pleased with the visit.

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Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A commitment to defending and protecting human life requires a commitment to ending wars and to promoting nuclear disarmament, Pope Francis said.

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‘Loving neighbor as yourself implies caring for earth,’ theologian says

‘Loving neighbor as yourself implies caring for earth,’ theologian says

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is calling Catholics to an ecological conversion in their personal lives and in the Church throughout the world, a theologian participating in the synod said.

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Washington Archdiocese’s solar array touted as model for Church agencies

Washington Archdiocese’s solar array touted as model for Church agencies

| Mark Zimmermann | October 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The sun shone on Catholic Charities, literally, Oct. 17 as Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory blessed a solar array installed on five acres of the agency’s land surrounding the Missionaries of Charity’s Gift of Peace home.

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Development proposals at synod raise questions about indigenous rights

Development proposals at synod raise questions about indigenous rights

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Proposals for Amazonian development made by well-known observers at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon could conflict with the expectations of indigenous people unless they are included in decision-making, some synod participants said.

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With November visit, Pope Francis to fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan

With November visit, Pope Francis to fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will finally fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan when he visits that country, as well as Thailand, Nov. 20-26, the Vatican announced.

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The quiet, urgent work of Catholic Rural Life plows ahead

The quiet, urgent work of Catholic Rural Life plows ahead

| Christina Capecchi | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is something almost sacramental about the life of the rural family.”

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Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops in the Philippines criticized “the continuing destruction of our common home” and called for “ecological conversion” amid “climate emergency.”

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Young people’s activism is sign of hope for Earth, says Cardinal Turkson

Young people’s activism is sign of hope for Earth, says Cardinal Turkson

| Fredrick Nzwili | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Young people’s intensified demand for climate action is a sign of hope during the planet’s ecological crisis, said Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

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