Tag: Laudato Si

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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Theologian: Food ‘God’s love made delicious’

Theologian: Food ‘God’s love made delicious’

| October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

In order to live in the fullness of creation, humans need to participate in God’s gardening ways with the world, which is why the Book of Genesis recounts that Adam was asked to “till and keep the garden,” Wirzba said. That command occurred before the fall, and it was not an assignment to drudgery or a punishment, he said, “because it’s through gardening that we understand the world.”

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Cardinal and economist address faith’s role in modern economy

Cardinal and economist address faith’s role in modern economy

| Beth Griffin | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The role of faith in the free market is to insist that a just economy is built on a moral framework that serves the common good, according to speakers at a Sept. 5 event at Jesuit-run Fordham University.

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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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‘Laudato Si” provides motivation, framework for schools’ green projects

‘Laudato Si” provides motivation, framework for schools’ green projects

| Steve Larkin | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’,” which was promulgated June 18, 2015, has provided both a motivation and a framework for Catholic universities implementing sustainability projects.

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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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Everyone must have affordable health care, Vatican official says

Everyone must have affordable health care, Vatican official says

| Carol Glatz | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Everyone should have access to essential health services and no one should have to fall into poverty to obtain needed care, a Vatican representative 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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Cape Town’s poor see injustice in water limits as Day Zero approaches

Cape Town’s poor see injustice in water limits as Day Zero approaches

| Bronwen Dachs | March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

With severe restrictions on water usage in drought-stricken Cape Town, poor communities feel a strong sense of injustice, which needs to be addressed, said a parish priest in one of the city’s oldest black townships.

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MCC’s 2018 legislative agenda shows relationship between issues

MCC’s 2018 legislative agenda shows relationship between issues

| February 6, 2018 | 1 Comment

Adkins identified two themes — fighting the commodification of the human person and caring for “our common home” — that will shape the crux of the MCC’s work this session.

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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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