Tag: Climate Change

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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Bishops sign document calling for action against climate change

Bishops sign document calling for action against climate change

| October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six bishops representing episcopal conferences on five continents issued a joint statement calling on the international community to take immediate action against climate change.

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600 Catholic institutions declare support for Paris climate agreement

600 Catholic institutions declare support for Paris climate agreement

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Caring for creation goes hand-in-hand with the mission of helping retreat-goers connect with God at the Jesuit Retreat House in Parma, Ohio.

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Quick fixes, denial won’t stop climate change, pope says

Quick fixes, denial won’t stop climate change, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

Denial or indifference when it comes to climate change will not help further honest research or facilitate finding adequate solutions, Pope Francis told government leaders attending a meeting on implementing the Paris accord.

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Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump

Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump

| Cindy Wooden | May 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

A discussion about religious persecution could open the door to Pope Francis restating his conviction of the moral obligation to welcome strangers, especially those fleeing persecution, terrorism, war and abject poverty.

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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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