- Jul 9, 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.
In many ways, the liquid gold of oil runs through an artery of death in the Amazon, killing the life it touches and bringing few benefits to the people who live here.
The oils so joyfully and solemnly to be blessed at the chrism Mass in Indianapolis were prepared by volunteers in a rather simple way at the cathedral rectory.
Rep. Francis Rooney, a former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, cautioned that offshore drilling for oil in Florida’s coastal waters would endanger the state’s tourism-based economy should a major spill occur.
A bipartisan bill that would put a price on each ton of carbon pollution and likely broaden efforts to develop forms of renewable energy is getting wide support from Catholic advocates concerned about climate change.
Nearly two dozen Catholic entities have joined other investors in urging major oil and natural gas producing companies to oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rollback of standards governing greenhouse gas emissions.