Tag: Climate Change

Around world, men, women, children ‘bear burden’ of climate change, says nuncio

Around world, men, women, children ‘bear burden’ of climate change, says nuncio

| October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Protecting “our common home for present and future generations is one of the most urgent demands of our time,” Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, said Oct. 13.

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CCHD grants support climate change response, Native American credit access

CCHD grants support climate change response, Native American credit access

| July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

A pair of grants totaling $800,000 from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will boost Native American access to credit and empower low-income people in the southeastern U.S. to respond to the impact of climate change.

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‘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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Catholic climate groups vow to maintain pressure after COP25 failures

Catholic climate groups vow to maintain pressure after COP25 failures

| Jonathan Luxmoore | December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic campaigners voiced frustration over a lack of progress at U.N. climate talks in Spain, but vowed to step up demands for firmer international action.

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Pope demands action for failing fight against climate change

Pope demands action for failing fight against climate change

| Paige Hanley | December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite growing recognition of climate change as a legitimate and looming threat, current commitments to mitigate its effects and alter human behavior fall short of those needed to resolve the crisis in time, Pope Francis said.

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Mercy sisters see moral issue behind climate change protests

Mercy sisters see moral issue behind climate change protests

| Carol Zimmermann | September 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Climate change protests that took place across the country Sept. 20 had a distinctively young feel to them with throngs of teen protesters filling the streets with their handmade signs and young people giving impassioned rally speeches following the example of the Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg.

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‘Startling’ inaction on climate change must end, pope says

‘Startling’ inaction on climate change must end, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

If the world is to win the fight against climate change, its leaders must stop profiting from fossil fuels that threaten the survival and well-being of the planet and its inhabitants, Pope Francis said.

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USCCB domestic policy chair sees hope in bipartisan carbon pricing bill

USCCB domestic policy chair sees hope in bipartisan carbon pricing bill

| January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said a new carbon pricing bill introduced Jan. 24 in Congress is a “hopeful sign” that “climate change is beginning to be seen as a crucial moral issue, one that concerns all people.”

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In 2018, Catholics spearheaded efforts in response to climate change

In 2018, Catholics spearheaded efforts in response to climate change

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic organizations called for greater personal responsibility in tackling climate change and stepped up their advocacy in opposing the rollback of U.S. environmental regulations during the last year.

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Catholic groups raise concerns that climate rulebook not ambitious enough

Catholic groups raise concerns that climate rulebook not ambitious enough

| Jonathan Luxmoore | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic participants and observers criticized a “lack of ambition” by government negotiators at a U.N. conference on climate change that ended Dec. 15 with agreement on a rulebook to implement the 2015 Paris climate accord.

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Catholic groups push for strong climate deal at U.N. summit in Poland

Catholic groups push for strong climate deal at U.N. summit in Poland

| Jonathan Luxmoore | December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic representatives worked to keep negotiations on track for a comprehensive deal to address global warming as the U.N. climate change conference entered its second and final week in Katowice, Poland.

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In response to global warming, the idea of personal sacrifice resurfaces

In response to global warming, the idea of personal sacrifice resurfaces

| Dennis Sadowski | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

A major scientific report by 13 federal agencies that concludes that climate change poses dire economic consequences to the United States and already is affecting the well being of people serves as a warning that demands action to protect the earth, Catholics working on environmental concerns said.

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