Tag: Laudato Si

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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California bishops promote ‘ecological spirituality’ in new statement

California bishops promote ‘ecological spirituality’ in new statement

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The California Catholic Conference commemorated the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” by issuing a pastoral statement calling for heightened attention to ecological issues in the state that could affect future generations.

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Mitigate global warming, spare further injustice to poor, pope says

Mitigate global warming, spare further injustice to poor, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Faced with a climate emergency, the world must act immediately to mitigate global warming and avoid committing “a brutal act of injustice” on the poor and future generations, Pope Francis told a group of energy and oil executives and global investors.

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Pope invites young people to pledge to build a new economy

Pope invites young people to pledge to build a new economy

| Carol Glatz | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has invited young economists and entrepreneurs around the world to help create a “new and courageous culture” that finds new ways to do business, promote human dignity and protect the environment.

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MCC document: For Catholics, there’s no divide between human, environment issues

MCC document: For Catholics, there’s no divide between human, environment issues

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jason Adkins, MCC executive director, said the document, “Minnesota, Our Common Home,”  challenges the false dichotomy between “life issues” and “social justice issues” when it comes to public policy and personal decision-making, and he expects to compel every Catholic to reconsider his or her policy stances and lifestyle choices.

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Moral theologian: ‘Heroic witness’  needed to protect natural world

Moral theologian: ‘Heroic witness’ needed to protect natural world

| April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Published two years after Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’,” Thompson’s book integrates the pope’s teaching on faith, ecology and the environment with Thompson’s more than 10 years of research on the subject.

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World health depends on changing way food is made, eaten, say speakers

World health depends on changing way food is made, eaten, say speakers

| Carol Glatz | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The food people pick at the supermarket and cook in their kitchens can make a huge difference in helping address the global problems of hunger, obesity and climate change, a number of speakers said at a Vatican conference on sustainable development.

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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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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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