- Jan 17, 2020
Catholic officials are trying to reduce the environmental and social consequences of a huge oil spill that has impacted several coastal communities in the northeastern part of Brazil since the end of August.
A possible recognition of “ecological sins” in the Catholic Church’s main teaching document would help “sharpen our consciences in matters of ecological abuse,” according to Dr. Christopher Thompson, a leading moral theologian.
Decades of fruitful international cooperation on protecting the earth’s ozone layer serve as an important lesson for guiding collaboration needed today, Pope Francis said.
The global ecological crisis is just one of the effects of a distorted and diseased view people have of the world, themselves and each other, Pope Francis said in a new book.
Amid the forest of statistics, people risk losing sight of the wonder St. Francis of Assisi felt when contemplating his brothers, wind and air, and his sisters, water and Mother Earth.
There are still areas in which the Jesuits can work to protect the environment in India, according to a member of the order.