- Jan 15, 2021
A large majority of Catholic voters believe climate change is a serious or somewhat serious concern and that governments at all levels as well as corporations and individuals must take stronger action to address it, according to results of a new poll released Oct. 22.
When a baby cries, parents leave everything and try to stop their baby from crying: Where is that same urgency when it comes to the cries of the earth and the poor? That was the challenge posed by Cardinal Peter Turkson to an online conference on Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’s 2015 ecological encyclical.
Participants in diocesan environmental ministries credit Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” for raising awareness and motivating Catholics and others to act in countless ways to protect creation.
Acknowledging the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted this year’s observance of Earth Day, the Washington-based Catholic Climate Covenant has revised its Earth Day 2020 program in light of universal stay-at-home orders so that it can be used by individuals, families and online groups.
Georgetown University has voted to divest from fossil fuels.
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.