- Mar 6, 2021
Governments have an unprecedented “moral duty” to take urgent action to combat climate change, Catholic development agencies said.
The new congress is a mixed-bag for Catholic organizations.
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.
Dan Misleh, founding executive director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, says Catholics are “still in” the fight for action on climate change.
The Global Catholic Climate Movement joined other organizations in announcing the latest group of dozens of institutions to divest Sept. 10, ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit Sept. 12-14 in San Francisco.
Catholic parishes, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and other organizations operate an estimated 70,000 buildings, most of which use energy inefficiently, wasting about $1 billion a year. Reducing energy usage by 25 percent in those buildings could save $630 million and 8.7 billion tons of coal.
CHICAGO — With the hotly anticipated papal encyclical on ecology set to be released next week, Catholic organizations are kicking into high gear in order to help get the pope’s message out into the pews. Here in Chicago, a coalition of Catholic academics, archdiocesan employees, environmental lawyers, and parish leaders
WASHINGTON — Since his first homily in 2013, Pope Francis has preached about the need to protect the Earth and all of creation as part of a broad message on the environment. It has caused little controversy so far. But now, as Francis prepares to deliver what is likely to